Tuesday, May 22, 2012

essay on military orders and kit

Importance of following orders and bringing all my kit to training

I was ordered to write this essay on 20 may 2012 by Master Corporal Butterworth because I failed to follow orders and bring all of my kit to training. At the very beginning of our training , we were told to bring every piece of kit issued to us by the queen. I decided that I was only going to bring what was necessary for that weekend. I didn't think that I was going to be able to fit all of my kit in 2 duffle bags and a ruck sack so I did what I thought was practical. I understand that I cannot do that . 

What is an order?
An order is a command given by a superior military member requiring obedience, as in the execution of a task.

Following orders is mandatory in the military and failure to do so is a chargeable offence. No matter the importance of the order it must be followed. Following orders also instills discipline within the chain of command. The canadian military does not accept individuals who cannot follow orders. When you are told to do something by anyone of superior command you must do so and keep your mouth shut. Disobeying orders is not only a chargeable offence but it also shows great disrespect to your superiors. Obeying commands is crucial throughout every aspect of the forces and must be learnt at the start (BMQ). The CF must keep a good reputation in the publics eyes. If members are disobeying orders it shows signs of disorganization and                            non- professionalism. I must learn from my mistake and insure that I shall comply with all orders. I understand that failure to do so could result in much worst then a 1000 word essay , such as a fine. I am in no financial state to be paying fines when all I have to do is  obey orders and keep my mouth shut.

I also realize the importance in bringing all of my kit to training. You never know when an instructor might tell you to take out any piece of kit at any given time. You can't predict the weather and never know where you could be sent. 

I understand the importance of following orders and bringing all of my kit to training. 

(Only the start of the real essay)

Yours truly,


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