Category Archives: Discipline

Army KP Duty: What It is and How it Works

Before I enlisted in the United States Army, I was mentored and prepared for the hell I was about to face by my Father In Law. John Rumley was one of the best cooks the Army had ever seen. At the time of my enlisting, John was now a member of the National Guard unit […]

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Times When Disobeying A Direct Order Is The Right Thing To Do

By Greg Boudonck Are there any times when a military soldier or officer should disobey a direct order? Yes, but there are very few. Some people assume that our military must follow along blindly and just do whatever their superiors order. I am stepping into another highly controversial subject, so please understand that any views […]

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Surviving Ethical Dilemmas In The Military

Life is full of decisions. Many of those decisions are made in reflection of our moral and ethical values. And then, we are faced with those circumstances when we feel as if we are in a corner. It is an ethical dilemma, and we must choose the proper path. As a freelance writer, I consistently […]

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How to Be More Productive During the Day: 22 Winning Ideas

How many times have you said to yourself, “I wish there were more hours in this day. I have so much to do.”? I know I have many times, but I have discovered some winning ideas to be more productive during the day. This has helped keep me from using that statement about needing more […]

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The Army Officer Oath of Office: What You Should Know

There are many types of jobs and responsibilities that require the person committed to them takes an oath. The military is included in that. In the Army, both enlisted personnel and officers are required to take an oath before they are inducted into the United States Army. We are going to talk about that in […]

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Rules for Saluting Army Officers: What Every Soldier Should Know

No one knows for sure how, why or where the salute originated from. Many historians go back to the days of the Romans, and claim that whenever someone would approach a Roman officer, they would have to raise their hands to show that they did not carry a weapon. Others claim that it generated in […]

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Top 17 Army Customs and Courtesies Every Soldier Should Know

When a person joins the Army, they also agree to abide by customs and courtesies, as well as rules and regulations. Some of these customs and courtesies may seem crazy to civilians, but when you really consider them, it is what gives a good reputation the Army needs to have. Some of these customs and […]

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Infantryman’s Creed: What You Should Know

When I joined the United States Army back in 1981, my military occupational specialty (MOS) was 11 Bravo. Known to many as Grunts, I was proud, as were my fellow soldiers to be the front fight in combat. The Infantryman engages enemies up close and personal. The Infantryman trains hard for any and all battles, […]

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Army Tattoo Policy: What You Should Know

It just seems natural that when you meet an Army Soldier that you expect to see at least one tattoo if not more when they are wearing a t-shirt, but odds were they were not an officer…not even a non-commissioned officer. Well, the times are changing. It seems they should because when you walk down […]

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Army General Orders: The Complete List

I doubt that I will ever forget the majority of what I learned during the weeks of basic training I endured in the early 1980s at Fort Benning, Georgia. Here we are several decades later and it has come to my attention that one item that I learned has been cut down from 11 to […]

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