As a member of the united states army, there are many traditions, courtesies, values and principles to live by.
One of the main courtesies is to never jump the chain of command. Jumping the chain of command is a major disrespect to
all those invloved. It is a breach of trust and and disrupts the flow of work. When subjects are brought up to squad leaders
first, it thens flows up the chain of command so that everyone is tracking what is going on with each individual. I breached
the chain of command by bringing up a question to the platoon sgt in stead going to my squad leader first. If i were to go to my squad leader first, then it
could possibly have been handled at a low level and aslo handled very quickly. Each member of the chain of command has a
certain job to take care of at their level and by skipping them, it takes away their opportunity to learn how to do their
job or do it effeciently. Soldiers constantly come up with their individual questions and issues that maybe new to the squad
leaders and that gives the squad leaders an opportunity to(2) learn how to fix those issues for those individuals and any future
soldiers that may come along with the same issue. By taking away that opportunity from the squad leaders, you not only take
away their learning experience and their job, you could be taking away the help that those squad leaders would use on future
soldiers with the same issues. Each memeber of the chain of command; whether it be squad leader, section sgt, platoon sgt,
or 1st sgt; has their own indivudual job to do. By skipping over one of them and going to the next level, you are hindering
that soldiers work effeciency. The higher the soldier on the chain of command, the more soldiers there are under him or her
and thats why the work load was delegated. the 1st sgts deal(3) with the platoon sgts, the platoon sgts deal with the section
sgts, sections sgts deal with squad leaders, the squad leaders deal with the team leaders,...