The first and most important reason to follow orders in the Army is that each and every person once swore an oath to do so. Every one of us made a decision to join the military to serve our country. No one made us do it. We did it for our country or ourselves. Orders are like rules. Orders are established in the military to provide organization, rather we agree with them or not. If you do not follow orders and your chain of command not only can you hurt yourself, but you can also put your battle buddies in serious danger, especially in a combat zone. I am going to try and cover as many topics as I can in the following.
Failure to follow a lawful order in the military is kind of like telling your parents when you were little that you weren’t going to clean your room. You get punished. This is a different kind of punishment. Failure to obey orders not only makes yourself look bad, but it is a huge slap in the face to your leaders. It tells them that you are not listening to them. Leaders are there to guide you, and make you successful. Usually when they tell you not to do something it is for a reason. Serious actions may be taken from disobeying a direct order. Anything from a written reprimand, uniform code of military justice, a court-martial, etc.
It is the duty for every soldier to follow orders to complete their task and mission.