Being Unaccountable and Unprofessional

Being Unaccountable and Unprofessional

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UCMJ Article 92,
Morning Accountability,
in the United States of America's ARMY 

 Darrin Ingraham
Friday, March 06, 2009 


I. Introduction/ Background
II. Infraction
III. UCMJ Article 92
IV. The importance of morning accountability in the army
V. The importance of professionalism and army values. 

This paper is an essay that was assigned for me to do as a means of corrective training for infractions involving me being unaccountable and unprofessional.  Although essays are generally short this one is more than 1500 words; words that form sentences that convey meaning. Not typically drafted just to fulfill the request; but honestly composed to communicate what I think and feel.
An essay is a short literary composition on a particular theme or subject, usually in prose and generally analytic, speculative, or interpretative. My subject is myself.  I am using a combination of forms and styles to share my thoughts. 
I have been written up for missing PT. I was told that everyone must show up for PT for accountability purposes. At one point my argument was, "why could I not go to 0500hrs PT like everyone else in my squad for accountability purposes. Then I could be at work no later than 0930, do my job, and then later attend 1600hrs evening PT. I’m not driving right now so getting around easily is not a luxury for me. (I am also nursing a severally injured knee and can't get around to well.)
As a punishment for my infraction I was given a counseling on the basis of Article 92, “Failure to obey order or regulation.”
Failing to obey the lawful orders brings serious consequences. UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) Article 90 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) makes it a crime for a military member to disobey a...

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