Orders. Also i was not at the correct place of duty for accountability of myself. Regardless of my reasons for tardiness, there is no excuse big enough or serious enough to not make it to formation on time and thus resulting in my untimely tardiness. I should have atleast or at the minumum given a courtesy call to my chain of command. I want to be an poignant soldier and I want to excel in my military career. Tardiness is pure laziness, irresponsibility, un-leadership like qualities that of which don't have have neither the right place a claim of existence within nor to continue residing in my work ethic. As I have mentioned before I'd like to continue my tough journey up the road of leadership and this type of action will not get me there. First step I need to put into action is making sure I'm always accounted for which in turn means you are in time for the place of duty. If not fifteen or more minutes prior to the specified time. It's a simple task that is easy and painless to follow through on, and it will be accomplished. On a seperate chord but the same note, the word punctuality comes to my mind. It's definition in the dictionary is "acting or arriving exactly at the time appointed". Punctuality shows that you are responsible , trustworthy , and can follow orders. Punctuality isn't just a hidden value that the army requires but also a good personal trait that is a reflection of a persons character. It shows that you have the personal integrity and self
-discipline. Under the military life there is no margin of error. The slightest messup can result in the loss of lives. There are many circumstances that not being on time can effect these variables. Not arriving for guard duty at the designated time could allow a breach of security that could allow the enemy to ultimately end in the brutal murder of my unsuspecting battle buddies and myself at the hand of our enemies.
Punctuality being the