When a person first enters the Army they are taught and instilled into our brain If I see an NCO or officer appointed over myself not doing the right thing, some soldiers if not I will continue my behavior thinking is it correct. Respect is neither a right nor a privilege; it is something that you earn over time through your actions, though in the army it is expected of all lower enlisted. When another person earns your respect you work harder to have that same respect returned to you.
But now the behavior has been passed on and leaders will have a harder time dealing with their soldiers. I think that respect is taught by example, as most good things are.
These roles are to be performed by individual NCO corps as well as the NCO leaders.
NCO vision The NCO vision requires that an NCO corps should be grounded in tradition, heritage and values that embody the perpetual learning of values and Warrior Ethos.
In terms of roles, the vision requires that NCOs should be capable of training, leading and motivating soldiers.
In terms of leadership, their chief role within the military organization is being a direct leader to the military officers.
Respect is one the 7 Army Values and probably one of the most important in today’s Army.
Discipline also works alongside respect even though it is not one of the Army Value’s; it falls under Self-less Service.
You can’t have respect without discipline because it creates a sense of unity among soldiers which under extreme circumstances the military cannot afford to have any causality because of one individual’s decision to disrespect one of leaders appointed over me direct orders.
Self-less Service leads to teamwork and encompasses discipline and is most effective when all soldiers can expect and give mutual respect to their fellow soldiers.