I am writing this essay as a plan of action because I managed to miss a scheduled appointment. Missing a scheduled appointment may seem like a rather minute infraction but if you think about it and trace it back far enough it has a negative impact on all parties involved it effects the army as a whole, the government, tax dollars, every American and possible most of the population of the planet even if they don’t know it or feel an impact from it on some level even if insignificant it effects civilization as a whole. I had an appointment with the Army Substance Abuse Program scheduled for Tuesday the 13 of November at 13:00 in the afternoon. On this particular Tuesday I was also scheduled for an appointment with my son off-post. These two things were an obvious scheduling conflict and would had require my wife to call off from work to be able to take my son to his appointment, in order for me to attend the scheduled appointment that was with the Army Substance Abuse Program. Regardless of whether this actually happened or not it was my responsibility to make it happen, both for me, my kid and the army to attend my appointment. I ultimately failed to attend my appointment and as a result I was negatively counseled for my actions and lack of reasonability. In this counseling I was instructed that my plan of action would be for me to write a one thousand word essay due to the fact that I missed the scheduled appointment and I was instructed that it would be due to be turned in no later than Monday the twenty sixth of November.
It is always important to be where you are supposed to be. In the Army, every leader stresses the fact on being on time or being at the right place or being in the right uniform. So if you have to ask yourself is it important to be where you are told to be? I think most Soldiers and Leaders will tell you that is very important. It is my responsibility to be where I am supposed to be, it is