so Why it is important to be on time in the United Sates Army? I could write a bunch of excuses on why I was late but the fact of the matter is,
there is no excuse. In life and especially in the Army you have to understand that there are consequences for every action that you take,
and no matter if there is an excuse you always have to remember that there are no excuses in life. When I am late I risk letting my battle
buddies and noncommissioned officers down. If there is important information that I need to know at a certain time and I show up late I risk
not knowing the things I need to know. For example if I was told to be up at the motorpool to get information on a last minute site calland I showed up late and
missed that information, I could be putting my battle buddies in danger. Or when I am told to be on time for extra duty and I show up late I show
that shows irresponsibility on my part because it makes it look like I do not care. I did the crime so I have to do the time that is put before me.
I have also learned that you cannot depend on anybody, to wake you up. It is my full responsibility to wake myself up and be on time.
I am the one that put myself in this situation so I am the one that has to fix it nobody can fix what I mess up. I have to learn from my own mistakes
and try my best not to make the same mistakes in the future. This is not the first time I have been late I need to either buy an alarm clock or go to
bed earlier, I do feel though me coming in at an earlier time like if I am not getting enough sleep now to perform my duties and to be on time,
making me come in half an hour earlier means I am going to get less sleep which will probably result in less off time for me because of my mistake.
in the U.S. army values, soldiers have to be accountable for their actions. Being accountable means being dependable-arriving to work and appointments
on time, meeting deadlines, being in the right place at the right time,...