Military bearing is to conduct you with dignity and is such a manner to reflect credit upon the armed services. Military bearing exists when this individual is proud of their military service. When you exhibit military bearing you are showing lower enlisted soldiers how to act and giving them an example to follow. Military bearing is the root in which every service member practices in order to carry out good discipline and ethics throughout ones military careers. Dependability is a major aspect of military bearing. Without dependability, one can neither perform properly in the workspace nor be depended upon by their coworkers, or chain of command to carry out their military duties adequately. A military member is required to be punctual, and reliable. Lack of this in a service member not only hinders the mission of the command but of the entire Army. Knowing how to properly march, stand at attention, parade rest, as well as all other facing movements establishes one’s ability to follow orders precisely. Respecting senior officers is imperative in order to maintain good military order up and down the chain of command. If a service member were lacking in their military bearing, a form of documenting and correcting the deficiency would be a negative counseling statement. A negative counseling statement will thoroughly detail the deficiency and provide guidance to correct the problem. Counseling statements are often accompanied by Extra Military Instruction. Extra military instruction is the corrective actions taken against a service member who has not performed military bearing to the best of one’s ability. Discipline is the glue that holds a combat team together. Without it there is no unit cohesion, no espirit de corps. Military bearing is the root in which every soldier practices in order to carry out good discipline and ethics throughout ones military career. Army regulations and soldiers on our own creed illustrate how a...
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