“Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing”.(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) Every military on earth has some sort of chain of command in which respect is the main premise behind the entire Idea of organization and with a chain of command. Respect is important in the design of the military system itself. You have to automatically trust and do what the person appointed above you says because they are your senior. The most important thing that respect is earned through training and experiences they have gained to get to the position they have.
As a service member in the United States Army It is my duty to respect any person appointed over me. Respect in the military and in the civilian sectors is completely two different things in the aspect of the fact that as a civilian respect cannot be demanded nor expected, but as in the military it is completely the opposite. Respect is an absolute necessity because that is what separates us from being non-professionals and professionals. I have to respect everyone who is of higher rank then I because rank is earned threw respect, an individual or a group of individuals believe that you have earned the right to have that respect. So in return your have to live up to the responsibilities that come along with the rank and respect.
It is so important in the military it is one of the seven army values. And yes no soldier is perfect and lives up to all one the seven army values but it pertinent that every soldier does everything that he or she is can to live up to all of the seven army values.
Here in Iraq with the 16th sustainment brigade I currently am at the bottom of the totem pole. No matter what as the military is built anyone who asks me to do something has to be done instantly with nothing but a conformation needed, unless it is immoral or illegal. So as a junior enlisted soldier I need to work on instead of having something smart to say or asking the biggest controversial question of...