Why Not to Be Late

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The main reason for this essay is because I did not follow proper orders and was not at the correct place of duty for PT/Accountability at the correct time. I want to be an excellent soldier and I want to excel in the military. The first step I need to put into action is always making sure I am at the appropriate place of duty at the correct time or with time to spare. This is a simple task that is easy to ensure, and it will be accomplished.

Punctuality shows that you are responsible, trustworthy and can follow directions. Punctuality isn't just an order that the Army requires, but also a good personal trait that is a reflection of a person’s character, it shows that you have personal integrity and self-discipline. While some of us are occasionally late due to circumstances beyond our control, repeated tardiness shows a lack of respect for other people and their time. If someone is late continually that shows that they do not care about what their NCO tells them. If you don't use your time wisely, you can never get it back. It is a very special resource in that you cannot store it or save it for later. Promptness is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness. Lack of punctuality is a theft of someone else's time and a complete lack of respect for others. You should be punctual in everything you do. Punctuality goes hand in hand with military discipline. Recruits are taught to obey, immediately and without question, orders from their superiors, right from the day one. The way you can show military discipline is by obeying all orders that are given to you and performing them all in a military manner and also to the best of your abilities. Showing up late to anything also shows a great lack in professionalism on my part. Not showing up on time makes me look unprofessional and also anyone else in my chain of command look bad because I showed up late for work. Not showing up on time makes...
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