"Soldier" Essays and Research Papers


1101-18 March 18, 2010 The True Definition of an Ideal Soldier “God of our fathers, who by land and sea have ever lead us to victory, please continue your inspiring guidance in this the greatest of all conflicts. Strengthen my soul so that the weakening instinct of self-preservation, which besets all of us in battle, shall not blind me to my duty to my own manhood, to the glory of my calling, and to my responsibility to my fellow soldiers. Grant to our armed forces that disciplined valor and mutual...

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child soldiers

Child soldiers the term paper should have pictures and contains 1000 words , plus MLA citation Preface: The use of children as soldiers in armed battle is among the most honorably repugnant {1} practices in the world, as illustrated by this Los Angeles Times photo essay. Children are combatants in nearly three-quarters of the world's conflicts and have posed difficult dilemmas for the professional armies they confront, including the United States'...

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Millitary Deployment and the Effects on Its Soldiers

Michael Bancroft Carolyn Geraci ENGL 1310 TTH 7-8:20 October 20, 2009 Military Deployment and the Effects on its Soldiers Recent wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea, and other locations throughout the world have resulted in the most sustained military combat operations since the Vietnam Conflict. As a result, soldiers in the military are finding themselves subjected to longer deployments, and faster redeployment times than in any other combat operations. While these steps are necessary...

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"A Soldier" by Robert Frost

Andrew Fariello Professor Didner ENC1102 MW 3:30-5:15 "A Soldier" by Robert Frost "A Soldier" by Robert Frost Robert Frost's "A Soldier" attracted my interest to some degree. As a United States military veteran of a foreign war, I significantly related to the message that Robert Frost was sending. From my own personal experiences that I have endured while fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom conflict in Iraq, Robert Frost's words exploded imagery into my mind breaking open another dimension...

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effects of deployment on families and soldiers

Deployments on Families and Soldiers Deployments in the National Guard affect both the soldier and their families during this hard time. Nevertheless most families make it through the tour stronger then ever. Service members who have children at the time of deployment may be affected more by missing out on some of the most important times in their lives. Also, being miles apart can put a lot of tension on the soldier’s family and jobs. During these hard times both the soldier and the spouse need to...

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Child Soldiers: wrong or justifiable?

Literature 10/18/2013 Child Soldiers: Morally sickening or justifiable? The stop of the practice of recruiting child soldiers would increase the standard of morals throughout the world. It is estimated that there are as many if not more than 300,000 child soldiers around the world. Since 2001 and as of 2008, child soldiers have participated in 21 on-going or recent armed conflicts in almost every region of the world. Ranging from ages of 8 to 15, child soldiers are raped, abused, and sometimes...

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Why Soldiers Fought

understand why soldiers would choose to fight and why they kept fighting for so long. Through a series of letters written by the soldiers themselves, one can see multiple motivations for soldiers in Vietnam, such as believing in the cause, self-preservation, and comradary amongst the men. This is all brought together in Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam, an adequate volume edited by Bernard Edelman for the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission. First, there were many soldiers, at least...

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Notes on Child Soldiers

children as soldiers, popular images have too often sensationalized the issue, with counter-productive consequences. Ubiquitous media images of boys with guns as the epitome of child soldiering and girl sex slaves as 'victims' of conflict obscure the fact that many other children and young people, both male and female, play a variety of different, and often simultaneous, roles in conflict. In recognition of these multiple roles, and concerned that some of the less visible child soldiers were being...

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Discipline: United States Army and Soldier

being a responsible Specialist. Soldiers must be and act disciplined in every situation they may find themselves in, whether it’s in or out of uniform. Responsibility increases when soldiers believe that they have personal control over their mission performance, performing out of desire to do well instead of just following orders. Discipline and Duty are two of the main factors in being a successful Soldier in today’s U.S. Army.   You must be a disciplined soldier if you want to make it through deployment...

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Dulce Et Decorum Est and the Soldier

The Soldier by Rupert Brooke and Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen Which of These Poems Offers the Most Accurate Representation of War? This week we have been studying war poetry and this essay will be deciding which of the two poems offers the most accurate representation of war. The two poems represent war in completely different ways, and both have different messages. The main theme in ‘Dulce et Decorum’ is that war is horrific and not sweet and fitting to die for your country, which is...

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Narrative Essay - My American Soldier

security levels were elevated off the charts, which was understandable. The first time set to see the soldiers was 3:00 P.M., the bells of the clock in the tower above had started the third chime of the four o'clock hour when the sound of marching boots, a singing drill sergeant seconded by his combat team turned the crowd of over 250 family members in an about face within seconds. The soldiers came to halt by the orders of the drill sergeant and then to attention. Funny how overwhelming the feeling...

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Joesph Plum Martin Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier

Revolutionary Soldier During Joseph Martin journey in the revolution war he found himself not agreeing with many of the things the other soldiers were used to doing. The other soldiers were used to always getting what they wanted, when they wanted it. In order to do this, whenever they needed something, such as food they would just barge into nearby homes and demand for what they wanted. Most home owners knew that if they didn't do what the soldiers asked, that things would go very bad quickly...

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How does Sassoon present his views on religion in 'Christ and the Soldier'?

his views on religion in "Christ and the Soldier"? Christ's appearance in Christ and the Soldier is ambiguous. Throughout the poem we question whether his appearance is real or a hallucination caused by exhaustion, or possibly desperation. Sassoon aims to show to how much the war can affect the mental state of a soldier. This anonymous soldier is desperate for some kind of help or strength. For Sassoon, as it was for many soldiers during the First World War, religion raised...

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Model United Nations; Resolution: Demobilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Child Soldiers

Assembly QUESTION OF: Child Soldiers: demobilization, rehabilitation and reintegration SUBMITTED BY: Amnesty International CO-SUBMITTED BY: The Democratic Republic of the Philippines, Republic of South Africa and Republic of Angola THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Aware that the Coalition's estimates over 8,000 children were still fighting in 2005 in the nations of Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Fully Alarmed that there are over 300,000 child soldiers currently serving in the East...

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Analysis of War Poems - "The Soldier" by Brooke and "Beach Burial" by Slessor

during wartimes as people got to express how they felt about war through words. ‘The soldier’ by Rupert Brooke and ‘Beach Burial’ by Kenneth Slessor are both poem written during wartime and both contain contrasting ideas about war. These two poems are particularly useful to study as they show us how the attitude towards war has changes for individuals through a wide range of vivid poetry techniques. “The Soldier” by Brooke is written in 1914, before he actually participated in war, where he presents...

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Othello, Cassio and Iago Are Soldiers, How Important Are Soldiery Values to the Confiding Tragedy?

Othello, Cassio and Iago are soldiers, how important are soldiery values to the confiding tragedy? Amongst the play soldiery values deeply affect the personality traits and subsequent actions of the characters involved. Soldierly camaraderie plays a big part in affecting Othello’s irreversible loyalty towards Iago. This false trust makes Iago able to twist the truth and lie about Desdemona’s adultery with another soldier, Michael Cassio. Soldierly reputation also is an overriding theme in the story...

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How Does Owen Present the Suffering of Soldiers Effectively in Dulce Et Decorum Est

present the suffering of soldiers effectively in Dulce Et Decorum Est All of Wilfred Owen’s poems constitute a theme; the horrors of war. In Dulce et Decorum est, Owen uses imagery, language and verse form to present the death and suffering of the soldiers. He uses these techniques in other poems, too, to create an effective, conspicuous theme. In, Dulce et Decorum est, Owen, straight away, uses imagery to convey his feelings about the soldiers. He describes the soldiers as if they’re “like old...

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The Soldier

The Soldier by Rupert Brooke Versus Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen Thesis: There are several differences between Brooke and his poem and Owen and his poem. 1.) Owen vs. Brooke 2.) Owen’s Poem vs. Brooke’s Poem 3.) Owen’s opinion of the war vs. Brooke’s opinion of the war 4.) Conclusion Both of these poems took place during World War I. This was a very dark and gloomy time period. Though both of these poems are very different they are both true of the...

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Ortance Of Following Orders And The Emphasis Of How It Applies To Unit Structure Including The Specialty Of A Soldier

The importance of following orders and the emphasis of how it applies to unit structure including the specialty of a soldier On Wednesday, 28 February 2015, I was given instructions and failed to do so by taking initiative and went to talk to my Platoon Sergeant SFC Taylor. I understand my mistakes and what they can cause that is why I am writing this essay about the importance of following order, with emphasis on how it applies to our unit and our specialty. Failing to follow instructions, no...

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The Buffalo Soldiers

The Buffalo Soldiers On July 28, 1866, the U.S. Congress, as part of a broad reorganization of the army, authorized creation of six “colored” army regiments. Largely in acknowledgment of the outstanding service of the more than 180,000 African-American volunteers who fought for the Union during the Civil War, black soldiers were allowed to enjoy the status of army “regulars” for the first time.[1] WHO WERE THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS? The first men to serve in all-black army units did so in...

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Buffalo Soldiers

BUFFALO SOLDIERS Page 1 of 4 Skip Navigation Table of Contents Search All Entries Home BUFFALO SOLDIERS Plains Indians named the black cavalry stationed on the Great Plains after the Civil War the "Buffalo Soldiers," which eventually referred to both the black cavalry and infantry in the West. Following the Civil War, in 1866 Congress authorized six regiments of the regular U.S. Army to be staffed by blacks two cavalry and four infantry. By 1869, in an overall troop reduction...

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Buffalo Soldiers

The Buffalo Soldiers were African American soldiers who served in the United States Army after the Civil War. They were the first African Americans to serve in a peacetime army. They mostly served in the Western territories of the United States where they escorted settlers and worked to protect and help railroad crews and cattle herders. They were organized into all-black regiments with white commanding officers. These men were eager to sign up because the Army offered them a chance to better themselves...

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Ghost Soldiers

Hampton Sides. Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission. New York. Doubleday. 2001 The Ghosts of Bataan Hampton Sides succeeded in representing the missing, forgotten, unheard, and often misinterpreted stories of some of World War II”s most dramatic missions. The goal of Ghost Soldiers was to bring together the scattered tales both horrific and heroic aspects of the conflict from a historically factual and unbiased point of view. The situation of the...

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The 7 Army Values and Malingering

allegiance to the U.S. constitution, the Army, and other soldiers.” Duty, “Fulfill your obligations.” Respect, “Treat people as they should be treated.” Selfless Service, “Put the welfare of the nation, the Army and your subordinates above your own.” Honor, “Live up to the army values.” Integrity, “Do what’s right legally and morally.” and Personal Courage “Face fear, danger or adversity (physical or moral).” These seven Army values are taught to Soldiers in basic training and are reinforced through out...

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Army Value Loyalty

Loyalty How is Loyalty defined in the modern military today? Loyalty is a characteristic and trait that cannot be forced upon a soldier nor feared into them. Loyalty is rather created and developed on the basis of trust from others around you including your superiors. Instilling and creating a trusting bond will allow the soldier to develop loyalty to oneself, their unit, and their chain of command. Per Dictionary.com Loyalty is defined as, “Characterized by or showing faithfulness to commitments...

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Ethics and Sexual Harassment

harassment cases. The incidents of sexual assaults have become a pressing issue not only in the Army but also in other military branches of service, though they have a zero tolerance policy. Army values, Warrior Ethos, Soldiers Creed, NCO Creed are some of the main guidelines that soldiers are expected to follow. Is the Army still experiencing sexual harassment incidents' in the new millennium? The answer is yes, which begs the following questions: Does sexual harassment impact unit readiness? Why...

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ELA Mini PBAT 1 Newaz Sharif

the  viewpoint  of  a soldier who had killed a man in battle. He describes that if  he  were  in  different  circumstances  with  the  man  he  had  killed,  outside  of  war,  things  could  have  been  different.  Although  written  in  1902,  this  poem  relates  to  soldiers  fighting  in  wars  all  throughout  time.  War  is  more  than  just  a   battle  between  opposing  sides  —  it  can  be  a  psychological  breakdown for those who fight it. In war, many times a soldier is forced to fight an...

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Case Study: Developing an Overweight Program

fitness and appearance of its soldiers. Every soldier is individually responsible for his or her overall fitness and body fat percentage. In addition to this, every unit appoints a Weight Control Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) to ensure that established weight and body fat standards are adhered to and followed. It is the sole responsibility of the Weight Control NCO to identify soldiers not meeting the standards and develop a program in order to assists those soldiers in meeting the standards. If...

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Right Place Time & Uniform

hinder, and remove other soldiers from a mission when one fails to uphold their responsibilities. The responsibility of attendance and proper attire is not difficult nor complicated. Communication is also a key part that supports the efficiency of the two. It is the responsibility of a soldier to ensure they are adhering to their leaders guidance. Being in the right place, time, and uniform displays multiple things. It shows that the communication between the soldiers are clear and precise. It...

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Responsibility and Leadership of a Non-Commissioned Officer

Noncommissioned Officer are a leader of Soldiers. It is your responsibility to accomplish the mission and take care of the welfare of your soldiers. Whatever mission we are given whether on the battlefield or in garrison we must make sure we finish every task to the best of our ability and to standard. This also entails making sure that the Soldier is taking care of as well, because if the Soldier is not doing well or it’s family isn’t doing good. Then the Soldier will not do the full potential that...

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Missed Appointment ART 86

given and a lack of respect to those who are appointed over me as a leader. I failed to be at my place of duty, which costs the Army money for another Soldier who could’ve been at that appointment and been on time. The military can only function if orders, when given, are obeyed. We would like to trust in the honesty and integrity of the Soldiers who made that oath and put their lives on the line for their country. The truth is that there are many out there that, if not given a clear set of rules...

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Importance of Accountabilty in the Military

futures. In the Army it is extremely important to be accountable for one’s self and their soldiers. From the purposes of a squad leader it is always important to know where and what your soldiers are doing. Prime case is if you notice that your soldier is not at accountability formation and they never have missed that formation before it would probably behoove you to try and get in contact with the soldier. Granted their tardiness most likely may be due to something as trivial as oversleeping, forgetting...

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Importance of Maintaining Your Room and Obeying Orders

reasons. One of the reasons is that it is a threat to public health in the barracks if even just one of the soldiers is living in unsanitary conditions, then through frequent contact throughout the day with other soldiers that one soldier, if he or she becomes sick, could cause other soldiers to become sick. When one soldier becomes the source of other soldiers being sick then that soldier could be face possible punishment under Article 134 of the Universal Code of Military Justice for Article 134...

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Pat Tillman Hero or Asshole Who Got Murdered for Good Cause

The second group began moving with the humvee on a flat bed truck. 15-20 minutes after the group split up the second group was brought under attack by al Qaeda insurgents. "Pat Tillman, according to testimony, climbed a hill with another soldier and an Afghan militiaman, intending to attack the enemy. He offered to remove his 28-pound body armor so he could move more quickly, but was ordered not to. Meanwhile, the lead vehicle in the platoon's second group arrived near Tillman's position...

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Non-commissioned Officer and Army

 Military Duties, Responsibility and Integrity Military duties, responsibilities and integrity is important to the Army. An NCO duties includes taking care of his or her Soldiers and accomplishing the mission. A Soldier’s duty includes obeying orders. Duty and Responsibility is part of the Army values for a reason. I’m accordance with Army regulation Field Manual 7-22.7 covers the duties,responsibilities and authorities of a Non Commissioned...

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Army 1

being a soldier that is accountable for his actions at all times. The reason for this essay is, I did not follow proper orders and was not at my correct place of duty for work call or medical appointment on time, due to miscommunication through higher, but there is still no excuse for me to be undisciplined and not informing my chain of command to let them know where I had to be . A soldier should be at right place and right time as soldier. There are many reasons why myself and other soldiers to include...

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The Things They Carried- Character Analysis

deal with the weight of responsibility. All the other soldiers experience death and horror, but they also all seem to take solace in the senselessness of war. Because he is in charge of the platoon, however, Jimmy Cross blames himself for every soldier's death. Mitchell Sanders - Sanders is one of the most likeable soldiers in the platoon, and the one who makes the greatest impression on the narrator. Sanders is kind, devoted to his fellow soldiers, and possesses a keen sense of justice. He makes his...

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The Importance of Not Lying

allegiance to the U.S. constitution, the Army, and other soldiers. Be loyal to the nation and its heritage." I define loyalty as the willingness of a person to sacrifice at their own personal expense in order to protect, uphold, defend and edify those persons, ideals and/or things which they cherish most. The amount of loyalty a person feels towards someone or something determines how much they are willing to sacrifice for them. As a soldier, we are called upon to sacrifice every aspect of our lives...

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Should Homosexuals Be Allowed to Serve in the Military?

do not accept them to be served in the military same as other soldiers who does not want gays to work with them also, so some of the soldiers in the army are treating homosexual soldier badly such as making fun of them and being disrespected to those homosexual soldiers. (“Homosexuals in the Armed” ,1992) Consequently, almost every homosexuals in the military have to hide themselves from what they are and they can not let other soldiers know that they are gay because they might be discharged from...

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How the Russians Managed to Defeat Napoleon's Grand Army

discuss what they argue are the chief reasons for the defeat of Napoleon. This essay will also present the viewpoints of a Napoleonic foot soldier and compare and contrast the viewpoints of the Napoleonic foot soldier to that of the historians. After examining the three different historians viewpoints and comparing them to the viewpoint of the Napoleonic foot soldier, I argue that the Russians managed to defeat Napoleon's grand army during the Russian campaign of 1812 because the Russians repeatedly...

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Barracks Maintenance Barrack maintenance is a key part to any and all soldiers in today’s military. It plays a great importance to the physical and mental health of the soldiers who reside in the barracks. They are also key purposes in organization, preparation, and confidence of the soldier. These are very important, especially here in South Korea where our motto says “Fight, Tonight” it means that we need to be able to get our stuff and go within minutes of something bad happening somewhere...

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Proper Pci /Pcc

long experience, the Army has found that some soldiers, if allowed to, will become careless and lax in the performance of minor barrack duties in their unit. They become accustomed to conditions in their immediate surroundings and overlook minor deficiencies. Should a soldier fall below the Army standard of performance, you can be assured that someone will notice those deficiencies immediately. Your superiors will order inspections to see that soldiers have all the equipment and clothing issued to...

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Critique and Analysis of "Goodbye Saigon" by Billy Joel

Song: "We met as soul mates" The soldiers were enthusiastic, buddies, and hopeful for a better life. "We left as inmates, from an asylum" The soldiers dreams/ideas of heroism, and valour were completely wrong "And we were so gung ho to lay down our lives" The soldiers thought they'd be heroes, that when they came back, they would be revered as fighters for freedom. "And WE were sharp; as sharp as knives" "And THEY were sharp; As sharp as knives" Equalizes America and Vietnam. Both were as...

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Job Redesign and Workplace Rewards Assessment

protect the freedom of the United States of America. To accomplish this goal Soldiers have to be trained by Noncommissioned Officers (NCO). NCOs have different techniques to motivate Soldiers to help better their interest in the training. These techniques can include rewards, praise, and pride. The job of the NCO is never over always changing so NCOs have to stay motivated in order to accomplish the goal of training Soldiers. Job satisfaction is how content an individual is in going to work every...

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Appropriate Place of Duty

Pride myself on being a soldier that is accountable for his actions at all times. The reason for this essay is, I did not follow proper orders and was not at my correct place of duty for work call, due to miscommunication through higher, but there is still no excuse for me to be undisciplined and not informing my chain. A soldier should be at right place and right time as soldier. There are many reasons why you should be at your place of duty at the right time as a soldier. The most important reason...

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cause for joining military

branch of service a person joins, determines the level of fitness you must maintain. Most military organizations participate in physical fitness activities as a group for morale purposes.   Generally this takes place two to three times a week. Having soldiers run together cheering each other on is an excellent support system for staying healthy. Fitness standards are established to make sure that the military members are holding up their end of the bargain. All branches of the military have annual physical...

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Duty, Responsibility, and Authority

legal obligation. Such as having a legal duty to obey lawful orders of those appointed over a soldier. According to the Army field manual noted above, junior enlisted soldiers perform all their duties to standard as well as to the best if their ability. Every operation is successful as a result of individual tasks being performed to standard. Likewise, NCO’s also have a duty to take care of their soldiers. We, as professionals, do not simply perform at the bare minimum. We strive daily to accomplish...

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Shaving Profile Essay

in order to make its soldiers look more presentable. In the military’s view every soldier must be clean shaven with the exception of moustaches, profiles, or in the Special Forces. The military thinks shaving is important because it makes soldiers look more professional. In the military’s view full beards and moustaches are unprofessional and undisciplined because it makes soldiers look like they don’t care about their personal hygiene. However the army allows its soldiers to keep moustaches as...

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Respect in the Military

Essay The purpose of this essay is to further my knowledge of the Army NCO support channel, chain of command and why we as Soldiers use them. It is also to inform the parties that may be what I feel loyalty, dedicated service and also my interpretation of Military bearing and Discipline. I am explaining the importance of obeying a lawful order from an NCO and performing that order in a timely manner. The NCO support channel is designed to be subordinate to and supportive of the chain of command...

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Accountability and Responsibility in the Army

that most seek in soldiers is accountability. Accountability (in this case) means that you can be relied upon to arrive to work and appointments on time, meet deadlines, be in the right place at the right time, and do what needs to be done to complete the mission at hand. Failing to be accounted imposes actions to be taken not only upon yourself but on your chain of command as well. As a NCO, I know that I must lead from the front and set an example for the junior enlisted soldiers as well as my peers...

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Disabled Wilfred Owen

the life after war and the memories a soldier is left with and how it affects his life. This essay will explore the themes and methods Wilfred Owen uses to show his pity for war and how a naive mistake can lead to a life of hopelessness. In the first stanza Owen displays the appearance of the soldier and what war has caused his physical appearance to be like. “He sat in a wheeled chair” and “Legless, sewn short at elbow”, shows how Owen expresses the soldiers’ disabilities. The tense of the first...

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NCO Authority

and where it comes from. When exercising your authority you are expected to use good judgement. The Army defines authority as this ( found in FM 7-22.7 ) Authority is the right to direct soldiers to do certain things, Authority is the legitimate power of leaders to direct soldiers or to take action within the scope of their position. Military authority begins with the Constitution, which divides it between Congress and the President. The president as commander in chief, commands the...

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Comparison of Dulce Et Decorum Est and This Is the Dark Time My Love

images of war, the torture to which soldiers are subjected, reflect the theme: - “the haunting flares”, “gas shells dropping” - “froth corrupted lungs” are evidence of the atrocities of war. Intention of the poet: (What does the poet hope to achieve?) The poet here wishes to convey a universal message to the reader that one should not believe that it is noble to die for one’s country, because of the untold miseries which soldiers experience. To the poet, neither fame...

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Module A - Joyeux Noel + Christmas Truce

Modify Topic sentence to answer question. Through visual and textual techniques, Carrion has conveyed the camaraderie between the soldiers and has proposed the idea that music can unite enemies. This is evident in the ‘Interaction’ scene on Christmas Eve. German Tenor Sprink, sings a well known Christmas carol Silent Night, and is responded by the Scottish soldiers’ bagpipes. This suggests that music can descend the barriers of war. Long shots are used to display the sanitizing mise-en-scene of...

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The Importance of Following Orders

Sounds cool right? Now imagine if your subordinates didn’t follow the orders you put out to them. You just imagined chaos right? In my opinion there is no limit to the chaos that could happen if just one soldier didn’t follow the orders given to him/her. It doesn’t matter what the rank of the soldier is. Following orders in the armed services is a very important thing especially in a time of war. Following orders is necessary of everyone in the armed forces; it affects the team, as well as reflecting...

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obeying orders

over you. Military discipline and effectiveness is built on the foundation of obedience to orders. Brand new privates are taught to obey, immediately and without question, orders from their superiors, right from day one of boot camp. Almost every soldier can tell you that obedience was drilled into their heads at one point in Basic Training. For example, no talking in the chow line, don’t talk with your hands, head and eyes forward, no smiling, stand a parade rest, and of course the famous “Yes Drill...

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Analyctial Essay Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is a very descriptive story about a group of soldiers and their experiences during and after the Vietnam War. Included in this story of their experiences , is the physical weight of the objects they had to carry during the war. O’Brien not only tells the reader about the physical weight of war material , but also of the mental and emotional weight the war had on the soldiers. He goes into depth about the burdens of guilt, love, memory and terror the war had...

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Lost Military Id

greatful and fully blessed that I didn’t get a uninformed code of military justice article 15. Corrective training is just that, TRAINING. Mistakes are okay, so long as people don't repeat the same ones and they learn from them. The U.S. army values soldiers that are accountable for their actions. Being accountable means being dependable-arriving to work and appointments on time, meeting deadlines, being in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing at the right time, and making sure you...

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movies. The lives of soldiers will always be a strong story line. Now, there is one more film to add to my favourite movie collection, TAMA TU directed by Taika Waititi. We all know how war movies go: Guns, bombs, planes, tanks, medical teams and refugees. Blood, pain and death are essential. But this film is different from other war movies I have seen. Does it have better sound effects? A special twisting plot? I don't think so. The story begins in 1943. Six patrol soldiers from the 28th Maori...

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respect in the army

A Noncommissioned Officer's duties are numerous and must be taken seriously. An NCO's duty includes taking care of soldiers, which is your priority. Leaders must know and understand their soldiers well enough to train them as individuals and teams to operate proficiently. This will give them confidence in their ability to perform well under the difficult and demanding conditions of battle. Individual training is the principle duty and responsibility of NCOs. NCOs are responsible to fulfill not only...

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