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The military establishment is a unique structure existing solely for the purpose of defending the United States. As such, it stands completely apart from other organizations, supply its members with uniforms, equipment, food, housing and so on.
It also has its own system of laws, codified in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), which is part of the United States Code (USC). Its provisions cover all members of the military, both active and reserve, under certain specific conditions. It does not apply to civilians except in rare cases. Integrity Obeying Orders and doing the Right thingIntegrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the quality of having an intuitive sense of honesty and truthfulness in regard to the motivations for one’s actions. The word “integrity” stems from the Latin adjective integer (whole, complete).
In this context, integrity is the inner sense of “wholeness” deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. As such, one may judge that others “have integrity” to the extent that one judges whether they behave according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold.Integrity is a primary element of military professionalism and the hallmark of the professional officer. Without it, the profession loses the trust of the society it serves, and lack of public trust ultimately threatens the nation’s ability to maintain the force levels necessary for peace and security. There are a great many things that can come from the willful act of disobedience. When we are little the punishment could range anywhere from a stern reprimand to going to bed without dinner. But as we age and assume new responsibilities, life begins to get much more complex.
We find that we start losing money, time, and in some unfortunate instances; our willful disobedience can sometimes put other lives in grave danger. When someone disobeys a direct order (in most cases) the individual is likely stating through his or her actions that there is a better way to do a task. The problem with this is perspective; when we are given a task by someone in authority over us, that person most likely is equipped with a much more broad perspective on the “big picture”. Such perspective is important in determining the best route to go in order to ccomplish the mission.
It is because of this fact that the UCMJ places such a significant penalty upon the persons willfully, and negligently disobeying such lawful orders. Disobeying a warrant, noncommissioned, or petty officer. That the accused was a warrant officer or enlisted member. That the accused received a certain lawful order from a certain warrant, noncommissioned, or petty officer. That the accused then knew that the person giving the order was a warrant, noncommissioned, or petty officer.
That the accused had a duty to obey the order.That the accused willfully disobeyed the order. Treating with contempt or being disrespectful in language or deportment toward a warrant, non-commissioned, or petty officer. That the accused was a warrant officer or enlisted member. That the accused did or omitted certain acts, or used certain language. That such behavior or language was used toward and within sight or hearing of a certain warrant, noncommissioned, or petty officer.
That the accused then knew that the person toward whom the behavior or language was directed was a warrant, noncommissioned, or petty officer.When one seeks to explain something, first they must define what they are explaining. In the case of a document or other media, the definition is usually the thing itself. But, sometimes, the ‘by the book’ definition doesn’t do a thing full justice. So, in order to insure full justice, as far as the author is able to provide it, UCMJ Article 92 is defined as the following: Any person serving in the Armed Forces of America, is guilty of violating this article if they, through any means that can be prevented, disobey any order given by a superior, as long as that order is not itself illegal.Any person in the Armed Forces. That means, anyone who is currently (currently being at the time of the infraction) serving in any component of the Armed Forces.
That means active duty, ready reserve, inactive reserve, training, DEP, shipboard, shore, infantry, deployed, on notification for deployment, or even when attached to a civilian job and not wearing a uniform. Any person who fits those critera is eligible, regardless of rank, duties, time in the service, time remaining until retirement, or history of conduct (either good or bad).Through any means that can be prevented. If the servicemember has any reasonable way to prevent the disobeyal of that order, and failed to, they are guilty.
Unpreventable lapses are generally excusable, unless the reason it was unpreventable was the fault of the servicemember. Example: Order is given to belay a line and you go to your bunk instead: Culpable. Order is given to belay a line and the pylon breaks: Not culpable, unless something you did led to the pylon breaking.
As long as the order itself is not illegal.Any order that, if carried out, would result in a disobeyal of any of the other UCMJ articles, is illegal. Any order that the superior does not have the authority to give, is illegal. Example: Telling a servicemember to commit hazing: illegal. this is why it is very important to follow Orders, beacause, because it can lead to some on e getting killed the army looks at it, as a pattern if you show apatern now then when you are charged to do some thing over seas you may disobey and put peoples lives in danger.