Professionalism In The Army
I don't "hate" the Army but I really dislike the unprofessionalism within the ranks. The Army brags about how professional, proficient, disciplined, and knowledgeable soldiers are and how they should implement the Army values in their actions. However, in my experience, i have to say that this is not true. I have had commanders standing in front of formations saying "F this" and "F that" before and after every single sentence. This demonstrates a lack of vocabulary and, at the same time, unprofessionalism. I feel that respect should be one of the most emphasized Army values; however, where i come from, you earn that respect. In the Army, if you are a junior enlisted, you are looked down upon and belittled, not only by other enlistee soldiers, but by DoD employees, including high rank personnel. Even when a soldier is proficient and an expect in their job, they are ignored as a human being first and dismissed as ignorant simply because the symbol on their chest represents a low rank. Therefore, in people's eyes, they are unimportant, untrained, worthless, and disregarded. The Army is ran by junior enlisted. Without these poor high school graduates, who become privates, and take on jobs, the Army would not function as i dont see officers willing to pick up trash or clean bathrooms, toilets, streets, and highways around post. I wish that PVTs would receive the respect that they deserve as human beings.