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The Importance of Following the NCOA Guidelines and Rules

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As a soldier in the United States military I am to be held to a higher standard at all times. Noncommissioned Officers are held to an even higher standard because of the fact that we lead and mentor our subordinates so that they do follow the standard. I failed the standard when I brought my phone to PT when it is clearly against the rules to. These rules that we have to follow while at WLC are to keep us focused on training and to make sure we are following the standard. Not being able to follow the rules shows I was lacking integrity that day. The seven army values is the foundation of our standards, and without them there would not be a standard to follow.

The Army Values:


Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit and other Soldiers. Bearing true faith and allegiance is a matter of believing in and devoting yourself to something or someone. A loyal Soldier is one who supports the leadership and stands up for fellow Soldiers. By wearing the uniform of the U.S. Army you are expressing your loyalty. And by doing your share, you show your loyalty to your unit.


Fulfill your obligations. Doing your duty means more than carrying out your assigned tasks. Duty means being able to accomplish tasks as part of a team. The work of the U.S. Army is a complex combination of missions, tasks and responsibilities — all in constant motion. Our work entails building one assignment onto another. You fulfill your obligations as a part of your unit every time you resist the temptation to take “shortcuts” that might undermine the integrity of the final product.


Treat people as they should be treated. In the Soldier’s Code, we pledge to “treat others with dignity and respect while expecting others to do the same.” Respect is what allows us to appreciate the best in other people. Respect is trusting that all people have done their jobs and fulfilled their...