Maintaining an atmosphere of good order isessentially a matter of how your people perceive theirsurroundings. If they are happy, lead with authority, arerecognized for their achievements, and are treated fairly,they will respond by performing their assigned duties tothe best of their ability. You may recall from your daysas a recruit or young petty officer that the seniors youwere most willing to follow were those who were themost consistent in their decisions and treatment ofsubordinates.Insubordination has no respect for rank; if tolerated,it will infect a military unit and destroy all existingdiscipline. If you sanction sloppy work habits andmilitary appearance, all uniformity and the quality ofoneness will decay. You undoubtly recall the line fromthe chief petty officer’s creed that says, “The exaltedposition you have now received, and I use the wordexalted advisedly, exists because of the attitude,example and the performance of the chiefs before you.It shall exist only so long as you and your compatriotsmaintain these standards.” Once you have shown thestandards of conduct and performance you expect fromthe men and women in your charge, most will obey andfollow your example.
Discipline is one of America’s core Army Values. Every soldier be it officer or enlisted, is evaluated on discipline, mental discipline to make good sound decision, physical discipline to endure the strain of long hours of hard work, and social discipline to live and behave within a community of strict standards. Each person comes into this world with some capacity to think and reason. Making tough decisions takes a disciplined mind. Being willing and able to make tough decisions is built upon maturity and sound judgment. Discipline of the body to score 300 on a PT test is a similar discipline requ
Definition of Military Discipline
Military Discipline is a state of order and obedience existing within a command. It...