Importance of following an order from an NC
Soldiers are accountable for their actions, to their fellow soldiers, to their leaders, to their unit and to the United States Army.
Non-Commissioned officers are soldiers of advanced rank and experience. Their experience and rank entitles them to duties that include taking care of soldiers, which is their priority. This is done by developing a genuine concern for their soldiers’ well-being, developing skills necessary to accomplish missions, build self esteem and confidence in their abilities to perform the necessary tasks for the mission and objectives that are passed down from command. Leaders must know and understand their soldiers well enough to train them as individuals and teams to operate proficiently. This will give them confidence in their ability to perform well under the difficult and demanding conditions of battle. Individual training is the principle duty and responsibility of Noncommissioned Officer. Well trained soldiers will likely succeed and survive on the battlefield. Well trained soldiers properly accomplish their tasks their superiors, commanders and leaders give them. Good leaders enable their subordinate soldiers to execute orders/ objectives with energy and enthusiasm.
NCOs are responsible to fulfill not only their individual duties, but also to ensure their teams and units are successful. Any duty includes a responsibility to execute that duty. Noncommissioned officers’ command authority is inherent with the job by virtue of position to direct or control soldiers.
The Army has a command structure. This structure has many categories defined by rank. The higher the rank the more responsibility the soldier has. Officers are the leaders of soldiers in the army, they ensure mission success, accountability and the survival of soldiers in combat situations. Non commissioned officers main duty is leading soldiers. This includes the authority to organize, direct and control your...