Why you should not lie to your leadership
By SPC Ammar-Thiel
To lie means to make an untrue statement with the intent to deceive, according to the Webster's dictionary. At no point in my army career have I ever lied to my leadership. Lying to your leadership, or anyone else, makes zero sense because that makes you distrustful and I have never wanted that for myself. It can also make whatever situation you are in worse then it really needs to be. Lying is looked upon in society as one of the most deceiving and unforgiving acts. I can see how lying to your leadership can be bad and I’ve seen it at my workplace before. But, again, I have never lied to my leadership. I’ve seen people lie about going to appointments or what time they came into work, and I have seen them get yelled and be told to not let it happen again. But it's happened again and again, and they finally get counseled or another form of corrective training that does not fit the crime. I have also seen my peers lie about little things, like who had keys last or who drove the humvee last. Small lies can lead to bigger lies and bigger problems in the future. I can see where lying about big things like appointments, being late to work, or not being in the right place at the right time in the right uniform could be a big problem and could possibly be a problem if it continues.
Lying to your leadership shows that you have no integrity and you can not be trusted. It shows that you have no integrity because the definition of integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, and if you lie, that is obviously showing your leadership and your peers that you cannot be honest and you lack in having strong morals. Even though lying is morally wrong people continue to lie in their everyday lives. I do not have weak morals. And I believe lying is disgusting and distasteful. It also shows your leadership you cannot be trusted because if you lie about little things, when it comes...