Three Steps Of Being A Good Soldier
Being in the military isn’t a hard job! Most of your career is based on how you look at your job choice.
Every step you take and every place you go is a new journey and a new chapter in your life. Not many people can do the things we do and say they been to the places we’ve been.
It doesn’t matter what job you have in the military, these 3 simple steps will help you out and help you stand out above your peers.
What makes a good soldier is three simple steps and that’s being at the right place, at the right time, in the right uniform. As a private in the Army my main goal was to stay under the radar from my leader.
The way I did that was always being on time at least 15 minutes prior to when he wanted me there and I always double checked I was at the right place and that I was in the same uniform as my battle buddies.
You follow these three steps it will help you stay off their bad sad. To be honest some leaders don’t have a good side but you follow these three steps and it will save you some trouble.
Being At The Right Place
So being at the right place is a big thing because if you aren’t at the right place then you sure aren’t going to be on time. I’ve tried going to the place that I thought was the right location but I was off by a mile or two.
I got down and walked all around thinking I was at the right place because everyone was wearing the same uniform as me.
Don’t ever assume, know that you are at the right place by calling someone or following someone that is familiar with the place.
When I figured I was lost I called a battle buddy but it was already to late because they called my name out in formation and I wasn’t there. So automatically I was in trouble.
I did some extra cleaning and a lot of push- ups but I learned my lesson. I learned to call or inform my leader right away if I don’t know something.
Being On Time
Being on time is one of the biggest responsibilities in the military. You don’t ever want to be late to any formations or meetings.
The rule you have to understand is that if you are told a certain time that you are there 15 minutes prior to that. Your leaders want you there and formed up before they get there.
By showing that you can be on time especially as a private in the military shows your leaders that you can be accountable and trusted to do tasks.
For me the hardest part of being in the military is waking up very early in the morning to do Physical Training (PT). This part of the day is when you see the soldiers coming late because no one wants to wake up.
The way I get myself up every morning is setting at least 3-4 alarm clocks so it keeps going off and it eventually annoys me. Do what you have to do to get up!
You don’t ever want to be late because then you get extra tasks and sometimes that requires you to work a little later and then it takes away family time or any personal time.
Being In The Right Uniform
Being in the right uniform benefits you because if your not then you stick out like a sore thumb and you just steal the show. That will show your leader that you don’t know how to pay attention or ask questions if your unsure.
Leaders dislike it when soldiers don’t ask questions especially if they are lost. No question is a dumb question if it pertains to the topic being talked about.
Another big thing about your uniform is when they put out the uniform to be worn that you have everything that goes with it.
For example if they put out to wear the Army Combat Uniform your have all your patches and that they are in the right places and you have your boot, patrol cap, tan shirt and belt to go along with it.
I followed all these simple rules and it got me to be promoted a lot more quick then I expected. Follow these 3 steps and you will start your day off right.
Thinking Outside The Box
If you ever get tired of being bossed around and you want freedom to do what ever you want when you want to do it, check out my #1 Recommended Program to learn how to be your own boss and make money working from home.
Thank You for reading and I hoped this article has helped you in some way. For any questions or comments please leave them below and I will get back to you in a timely manner.