Personal Values, Beliefs and Attitudes Essay

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The United States Army is structured on several values and principles that it upholds, among these are military bearing, discipline and respect. These principles represents what the organization strongly believes in and governs the most basic customs and courtesies that all its members should abide by, otherwise legal repercussion and punishment is enforced that could ultimately result in separation from the organization. According to FM 6-22, “Military Bearing is defined as having or projecting a commanding presence and a professional image of authority”. One is to observe a sense of calmness even in the most stressful situations, leaders of the United States Army should maintain their military bearing even in situations where it seems chaotic, out of control or a civilian would respond in panic. One may ask why so? The reason for this goes back to situations in where leaders, Non-Commisioned officers and officers would have to make swift decisions in the battlefield that may affect the lives of their soldiers. In a world of chaos, their subordinates are relying on their leaders to make the right decision and trusting that those big decisions made is the best out of all the options given. Leaders should be able to make these big decisions with all his confidence projecting out with his military bearing. A leader should look like a leader, disciplined, confident, and has the skills and abilities to persuade and provide their subordinates with the motivation, direction and purpose so as to accomplish a mission without being easily rattled by problems that arises. Troubleshooting in any given situation, may it be life threatening or not, should be handled professionally in a military manner in where even if you are not sure, you will act accordingly as if you are sure of your decisinon because if your subordinates senses the slightest fear or uncertainty with your decisions. It means valuing each others points of views. It means being open to being wrong. It means accepting people as they are. It means not dumping on someone because you're having a bad day. It means being polite and kind always, because being kind to people is not negotiable. It means not dissing people because they're different to you. If you respect the right people they will help you become a better person but to achieve this you have to boost whoever you respect's self esteem to make them feel awesome, which is no problem in the first place because you respect them. There are lots of easy ways to show respect. You show respect when you are polite, saying things like “please” and “thank you.” You show respect by appreciating people’s differences, like seeing someone as unique for the outfits they wear, rather than thinking they’re weird for dressing differently. You also show respect by not making people feel uncomfortable, like not pressuring another kid to play on the big slide if they say they’re scared of being so high up. You even show respect when you lend a helping hand. Respect is a positive feeling of esteem or deference for a person or other entity and also specific actions and conduct representative…