The Importance of Being on Time Essay

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I have showed up for weapons draw late. As a result of my actions I am serving my punishment in the form of this RBI.
In the United States Military, tardiness is unacceptable. I could write a bunch of excuses on why I was late but the fact of the matter is, there is no excuse. In life and especially in the Army you have to understand that there are consequences for every action that you take, and no matter if there is an excuse you always have to remember that there are no excuses in life. When I am late I risk letting my battle buddies and noncommissioned officer s down. I have also learned that you cannot depend on anybody, to wake you up. It is my full responsibility to wake myself up and be on time. I am the one that put myself in
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Being on time shows that as a soldier you do have these values. Being late or not following direction can show that there is a certain lack of these values in your life. These seven Army values are taught to Soldiers in basic training and are reinforced throughout a Soldier's military career. First we commit them to memory. Then we learn to live by them. All 7 values have an impact on each other, and are an integral part of one's moral standing. These 7 "Army Values" however reach far beyond the military. Too many people fail to realize the importance these values have on the way that one is perceived.
Being at the appropriate place of duty at the correct time is a vital element of being a respectable soldier. Being at the right place at the right time is particularly important; reason being is to make certain orders are carried out and to ensure a steady up-tempo. A soldier can not exceed in the United States army if he or she is constantly late and at the wrong place. A soldier who truly wants to succeed in the military must go out of his or her way to get squared away