Army Pride Research Paper

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The Army instills pride in its organization because of its history, mission, capabilities, and the respect it has earned in t service of the Nation. The pride is reflected in the customs, courtesies, and traditions the Army holds today. The Army's customs, courtesies and traditions are all enforced by Army Regulation 600-20 and Army Command Policy from AR 600-25. Customs and Courtesies date back to the inception of the military service, and are one of the defining features of a professional within that service. The idea that at any point in time they can be lapsed, forgotten about or dispensed with is ludicrous and undermines the Esprit de Corps. These customs govern Soldiers not only in their professional life but in their social life as well,…show more content…
The customs of the Army are its common law, governing uniformed and civilian Army professionals. some customs are established by regulation, and you can even be punished for disregarding them, while others are unwritten, but obeyed just the same. The Army's customs, both official and social, have been passed down from history or have recently been put into effect. The Army was established as a social organization, it observes a number of customs that add interests, pleasures and graciousness of life in the Army. Many army customs compliment the procedures required by military courtesy, while others add to the graciousness or garrison life. A few customs that are practiced within the Army are: Never criticize the Army or leader in public, never offer excuses, never turn and walk away to avoid giving a hand salute and never appear in uniform while under the influence of alcohol. It may be the motto or greeting that identifies you as a member of a specific organization. Our customs are important to the winning spirit, morale and cohesion of Army…show more content…
Military courtesy means good manners and politeness in dealing with other people. Courteous behavior provides a basis for developing good human relations. The distinction between civilian and military courtesy is that military courtesy was developed in a military atmosphere and has become an integral part of serving in the military. Military courtesy is not a one-way street enlisted personnel are expected to be courteous to officers and officers are expected to be courteous towards enlisted personnel. Mutual respect is a vital part of military courtesy. Most forms of military courtesy have some counterpart in civilian life. For example, we train soldiers to say sir or ma'am when talking to a high ranking officer. Some of the Army's more common courtesies include rendering the hand salute, standing at attention or parade rest, or even addressing others by their

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