Disrespect is defined by The Free Online dictionary as : Lack of respect, esteem, or courteous regard and To show a lack of respect for
Disrespecting a noncommissioned officer is not tolerated in the United States Army. The act itself goes against all that we are taught to believe as soldiers. A form of disrespect can be as simple as a gesture, eye rolling, forms of words and lack of communication. As a United States Soldier we fall under the Uniform Code of Military Justice which is, a federal law, enacted by Congress. Its provisions are contained in United States Code, Title 10, Chapter 47. Article 36 of the UCMJ allows the President to prescribe rules and procedures to implement the provisions of the UCMJ. The President does this via the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM) which is an executive order that contains detailed instructions for implementing military law for the United States Armed Forces. Falling under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, we are to abide by all the articles, including Article 91. Article 91 is insubordinate conduct toward warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, or petty officer; meaning:
Any warrant officer or enlisted member who--
(1) strikes or assaults a warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, or petty officer, while that officer is in the execution of his office;
(2) willfully disobeys the lawful order of a warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, or petty officer; or
(3) treats with contempt or is disrespectful in language or deportment toward a warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, or petty officer while that officer is in the execution of his office;
shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
Disrespect can be defined as many things. It can be words, actions or even a simple glance will do these days. For some reason these days you do not even have to direct it towards the person. Certain gestures can be misconstrued as disrespect also, such as, sounds, body language, and the force in which you use to...