Custom Courtesies in the Military

explanatory Essay
1183 words
1183 words

Throughout the military and the Army there many different regulations and rules to live by also known as custom courtesies that every soldier must follow in order to show the proper respect order and discipline as they then move on with their daily lives. Custom courtesies are put into place to give the proper respect for noncommissioned officers and the officers placed above them.AR 600 – 25 customs and courtesies is considered to many to be the foundation pillars of military life and major fundamentals to the methods that the Army conducts its business. Some of these fundamentals being as old as the Army itself with many of them coming from past traditions such as the Army values that we base most of what we do on. Many of these traditions having been established due to past military history and regulations that are being formed today in different ways to help soldiers to better understand how the way Army wants them to be acting in a particular manner over a long period of time. These custom and courtesies not only form the way a soldier acts upon his or her professional life but also his or her social life as a way of maintaining discipline. Customs is a means of doing something that has been done over a long period of time by select few for a large group of many. As a courtesy is a form of polite behavior and excellent manners given from one person to another session is saluting or even holding a door for someone. Even when our custom and courtesies are seemed to be strange by civilians is what sets a soldier and a civilian a part on more levels than one. As most of these means of acting are not found in civilian life as it does not require special behavior and maintain a certain level respect and professionalism. Most woul... ... middle of paper ... ...sies in different forms of respect that are still being used today throughout the Army. As the Army uses these to instill pride and discipline and soldiers both enlisted and commissioned officers because of the history of these customs they are pushed even today to be used by the newer soldiers and leaders. There are many other things that AAR 600 – 25 goes into such as ceremonies like parades, honor guard ceremonies and even the playing Army song and went to salute the flag. So in a nutshell this would be the custom courtesies in the United States Army and how they affect our daily life our work life and also our social life in the different ways and the things that we do on how we communicate to each other. The people that work with us and those that are subordinate to us and superior to us by rank and/or position it just goes to show how we respect to each other.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that custom courtesies are the foundation pillars of military life and major fundamentals to the methods that the army conducts its business.
  • Explains that custom courtesies have to do with the army as a way of maintaining discipline, forms of polite behavior and excellence in all that we do.
  • Explains the meaning of customs and courtesies as small but important expressions of politeness and mutual respect.
  • Explains that saluting is a privilege of respect and trust among soldiers, almost as recognition to the commitment and professionalism that the two parties put forward to meet the same goals.
  • Explains how the roman military used standing at attention and parade rest to maintain proper formations on and off the line. later on, the english took it and used it as the commanding officer.
  • Explains that standing at parade rest is a form of respect given to ncos by those junior and right.

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