Military bearing is to conduct you with dignity and is such a manner to reflect credit upon the armed services. Military bearing exists when this individual is proud of their military service. When you exhibit military bearing you are showing lower enlisted soldiers how to act and giving them an example to follow. Military bearing is the root in which every service member practices in order to carry out good discipline and ethics throughout ones military careers. Dependability is a major aspect of military bearing.
Without dependability, one can neither perform properly in the workspace nor be depended upon by their coworkers, or chain of command to carry out their military duties adequately. A military member is required to be punctual, and reliable. Lack of this in a service member not only hinders the mission of the command but of the entire Army. Knowing how to properly march, stand at attention, parade rest, as well as all other facing movements establishes one’s ability to follow orders precisely. Respecting senior officers is imperative in order to maintain good military order up and down the chain of command.
If a service member were lacking in their military bearing, a form of documenting and correcting the deficiency would be a negative counseling statement. A negative counseling statement will thoroughly detail the deficiency and provide guidance to correct the problem. Counseling statements are often accompanied by Extra Military Instruction. Extra military instruction is the corrective actions taken against a service member who has not performed military bearing to the best of one’s ability. Discipline is the glue that holds a combat team together. Without it there is no unit cohesion, no espirit de corps.
Military bearing is the root in which every soldier practices in order to carry out good discipline and ethics throughout ones military career. Army regulations and soldiers on our own creed illustrate how a military service member should conduct themselves on a daily basis, on and off duty. Loyalty, duty, respect, commitment, honor, punctuality, reliable, integrity, and personal courage are Army core values. Courage is the ability to stand up for ones beliefs and ethics that the Army has been bestowed on them, despite the danger they may face on duty.
Courage which is the result of training and discipline is the kind upon which the control of men in battle is based. With such courage, the man when facing danger obeys the voice of command rather than the dictates of his own will. Every soldier is forced through discipline and pride to a noticeable display of courage, and for the enlisted man and the subordinate officer, this courage will be adequate if it carries him through the proper performance of the duty with which he is charged. His responsibility ends with proper obedience to orders.
A proper observance of the restraints of discipline is always together from the military habit and, again, it is the manner in which the requirements of discipline are observed that distinguishes the trained soldier. Duty requires a willingness to accept full responsibility for your actions and for your subordinate’s performance. It also requires a leader to take the initiative and anticipate requirements based on the situation. Duty means accomplishing all assigned tasks to the best of your ability. The proper and faithful performance of duty is the standard.
The value and efficiency of the soldier is measured, and the measure of his efficiency and value is not determined by the prominence of the duty which he performs. In the United States NAVY, military bearing is the root in which every service member practices in order to carry out good discipline and ethics throughout ones military careers. The Eleven General Orders of a Sentry, The Articles of the UCMJ, as well as our own Sailors Creed illustrates how a military service member should conduct himself or herself on a daily basis, on and off duty.
Dependability is a major aspect of military bearing. Without dependability, one can neither perform properly in the workspace nor be depended upon by their coworkers, or chain of command to carry out their military duties adequately. A military member is required to be punctual, and reliable. Lack of this in a service member not only hinders the mission of the command but of the entire NAVY. Honor, Courage, and Commitment, are NAVY core values that are instilled in each personnel’s life the instant that the oath of enlistment is pledged.
Honor is the integrity that one takes upon oneself in order to responsibly carry out the orders of the officers appointed over the service member. Courage is the ability to stand up for ones beliefs and ethics that the NAVY has instilled in them. Commitment is the dedication that is illustrated in the performance of each and every individual carrying out their orders. Without one of these NAVY core values, the others do not exist. These core values form the cornerstone of military bearing.
As services members, military bearing is a vast assortment of rules and ethics that govern our everyday life. For instance, a clean and presentable uniform, knowing ones facing movements, how to respectively address a senior officer, as well as being prompt for either General Quarters, quarters, or watch. Keeping a clean uniform shows to other members the pride that you take in the obligations you hold in serving your country. Personnel inspections as well as award ceremonies demonstrate to ones chain of command how the effectiveness military bearing is.