Why is it important to respect your Chain of Command? This is a common question asked by a lot of new soldiers and experienced ones but the answer is simple and for many reasons. Being disrespectful is a sign that the soldier has a lack of military discipline, and extending respect to seniors is something a soldier must do at all times no matter what their personal opinion is. In the history of the Army respect is stated very Respect is an important value in any professional organization, especially in the military.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Pope The United States Army is one of the most powerful militaries on the planet. Respect for the non-commissioned officers is integral for any Army mission. Throughout this paper I will first define and describe respect in the United States Army, then outline the role of respect in a military environment, how respect empowers non-commissioned officers to lead soldiers and how showing respect to superiors and subordinates builds habits that will save lives in a deployed environment. Finally I will outline the role and responsibilities of a non commissioned officer in the United States Army. These subjects are part of the reason that I and other soldiers respect non-commissioned officers in the United States Army. According to Merriam-Webster, respect is a relation or reference to a particular thing or situation, an act of giving particular attention or consideration to, giving high or special regard or esteem to, the quality or state of being esteemed and the expressions of high or special regard or deference.
Commissioned officers are direct representatives of the President. The President uses commissions as legal instruments to appoint and exercise direct control over qualified people who act as his legal agents and help him carry out duties. The Army retains this direct-agent relationship with the President through its commissioned officers. Commissioned officers command, establish policy, and manage Army resources.