Marines can therefore not disobey an order merely because it is in conflict with their conscience. While an individual can question the notion of obedience in daily life, this luxury is often not available in the military where the grand goals and aims require smooth internal functioning and hierarchical coordination.Not following orders is not an optional choice that recruits can’t make upon joining the Marine Corps. The act of disobedience is considered to be an infractions and a person who placed himself in such a situation can find himse... ... middle of paper ... ...been trained to treat soldiers equally and promote discipline through enforcing orders. Insubordination is not tolerated as it can affect a military unit and destroy all existing discipline. Hence, the restrictions that apply to the permission of disobedience are extremely narrow in the military.
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. Morning formation is the most important formation of the day. It is made to get accountability of everyone and put out any information that there needs to be dealt with. Without having accountability there is noknowing of where everybody is or what 's going on.
Self-discipline allows Army leaders to do the right thing regardless of the consequences for them or their subordinates. Under the extreme stress of combat, you and your team might be cut off and alone, fearing for your lives, and having to act without guidance or knowledge of what’s going on around you. Still, you—the leader—must think clearly and act reasonably. Self-discipline is the key to this kind of behavior. In peacetime, self-discipline gets the unit out for the hard training.
If morals were not an aspect in this war like environment, the soldier would have chosen to not jeopardize his squad and the mission and kill the innocent people. Morals and personal principles are something that does not belong in a war like environment. People in war have a common goal and morals usually become an obstacle for people that want to reach their common goal. If people want to accomplish their goal, even though it is not in a war like environment, they would have to put aside their morals and focus on the duties that they are given. Works Cited Lone Survivor.
The second situation is when the ri... ... middle of paper ... ...apons, a person may feel that they chemical weapons are immoral. In times of war morals are put the test not only on personal levels, but for countries as a whole. Decisions have to be made that may go against what an individual believes for the better of a country as a whole. Although soldiers may believe one way, they will not be able to express that belief unless it coincides with the belief of their country. All decisions will be made without consent of the soldiers, and regardless of what the solders personally believe, the missions will be carried out and the morals of individuals will be disregarded.
The importance of being on time in the military (or anywhere at all), is simply a symptom of discipline, which was instilled in new enlisted soldiers during basic training. Being on time shows reliability. We have to show discipline, responsibility, show care through following military rules and regulations. Being on time not only pertains to accountability, but shows respect to our fellow soldiers, our unit, command and organization as a whole. Being on time also will avoid any disciplinary actions that may hinder you from reaching your goals.
As a result of this Captain Stein now needs to instill fear into his soldiers so they do not question his leadership effectively changing what is truthful to them. Captain Stein’s reasoning for this is because he does not want soldiers to undermine him. To emphasize the stress put on soldiers during battle, Fear is often used. Following the battle Jones illustrates that being fearful is beneficial because it questions your army training and replaces it with basic survival instincts give to you at birth: “When compared to the fact that he might very well be dead by this time tomorrow, whether he was courageous or not today was pointless, empty. When compared to the fact that he migh... ... middle of paper ... ...st base immediately for training.
Mental toughness, aggressiveness, and competitive spirit have led generations of soldiers to success. This fighting spirit is necessary. On the other hand, the Army has ethics that guide and frame its activities. US soldiers fight to defend the Constitution. They all have pledged an oath to do so.
The Equal Opportunity (EO) is an important program to ensure fair treatment, justice, and equity for all people. This program frames and enhances a comprehensive effort to increase human’s potentials depending only on their eligibility, ability, and efficiency. Commanders and Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) have a huge responsibility on their shoulders toward their units; they should provide a positive EO climate for their Soldiers. Because NCOs are the number one factor to create a successful positive equal opportunity environment, they should implement a positive environment and a healthy impartiality atmosphere within their unit. The Army provides fair treatment and equal opportunity for service members, their families, and the civilians who work within the Department of the Army regardless of their color, race, religion, national origin, and sex.
People tend to focus on their obedience to authority, thus disregarding their true feelings to what they’re doing. Obedience can go against morality, but people still think they are doing the right thing because they are obeying authority. Over time, people neglect to realize the actual act that they are doing. In A Few Good Men, Downey and Dawson commit murder, but because they are obeying orders they do it anyways. People are losing their minds trying to obey a higher power.