Article 92 of the uniform code of military justice is when a solider fails to obey an order or regulation given to them by an NCO, officer, or someone pointed above them in section or squad. Article 92 is perhaps the most important article in the entirety of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Any military member, whether in the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, or Coast Guard who fail to obey a lawful order of their superiors risk serious consequences. Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice makes it a crime to disobey any lawful order. It lays down the ground law, the absolute line which may not be crossed.
Everything else in the uniform code of military justice is explanation of the various forms that disobeying an order can take. Without the support given by Article 92, service members would be free to do whatever they want, whenever they want, and there wouldn’t be any discipline in the United States armed service an order is a tasking given to a soldier of something that needs to be done in a timely and efficient manner. An order given by someone who is a higher rank or position then you is a lawful order and can be punished by uniform code of military justice or court martial.
It is crucial to always follow orders given because it could lead to an unwanted accident. The only way that an order by an NCO, officer, or someone pointed above them is not a lawful order if it contrary to the Constitution of the United States. Failing to fallow a lawful order from some who is not a higher rank then you is still punishable by article 92 of the uniform code of military justice. The three main reasons why it is important for a soldier to follow the orders they are given is to be combat effective, disciplined, and to just be a good soldier. In my own words, Article 92 is not doing something that you have been told to do.
It is a lot like doing what your parents told you to do as a child. Any article should not be taken lightly and is always a serious matter. when a person enlists in the United States Military, active duty or reserve, they take the following oath; “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
When u take that oath you are making a promise to the military to be a solider and that means to obey all military orders. Greater orders mean bigger consequences. Military members who fail to obey the lawful orders of their superiors risk serious consequences. To obey someone means to comply with or fulfill the commands, restrictions, wishes, or instructions of that specific person. We are taught as children to obey our higher-ups. Starting from our parents, teachers, managers, police officers.
When a soldier doesn’t follow the orders they are given in not only hurts themselves but it hurts the team and the goals of the mission. When the mission objectives are hurt by not following orders this weakens everything that is necessary to win the war. Actual knowledge does to need to be shown if the individual reasonably should have known of the duties. it is important to obey the orders given are to be combat effective, disciplined, and just to be a good member of the military.
Everything you do not only reflects on you, but your superiors in your section, Company, Brigade, Division, and the branch of service you are in A person is derelict in the performance of duties when that person does an act knowingly and purposely, specifically intending the natural and probable consequences of the act or negligently fails to perform that person’s duties or when that person performs them in a culpably inefficient manner will be punished under article 92 of the uniform code of military justice.
If you fail to obey or a lawful, general order or regulation you could receive the fallowing punishments Dishonorable discharge article 15 or get confined for two yrs. General orders or regulations are those orders or regulations generally applicable to an armed force which are properly published by the President or the Secretary of Defense, of Transportation, or of a military department, and those orders or regulations generally applicable to the command of the officer issuing them throughout the command or a particular subdivision. The military can only function if orders, when given, are obeyed.
And, as much as we would like to trust in the honesty and integrity of the human spirit, of the men and women who made that oath, put their lives on the line for their country, and fight to keep our brothers and sisters free, the sad truth is that there are many out there that, if not given a clear set of rules, a clear set of punishments for transgressions, will not follow the rules, will not care about the punishments, will not be productive, efficient members of the military machine. Knowledge of a general order or regulation need not be alleged or proved, as knowledge is ot an element of this offense and a lack of knowledge does not constitute a defense. Getting a dishonorable discharge is when you get kicked out of the armed forces and it will make it hard for you to get a job to take care of family. Getting an article 15 will make you lose some money, rank, or time where you will do extra duty. If you get confined you will spend up to two yrs in jail and lose all money. Military members are held to a higher standard. We are the line that protects this country, family, friends and our battle buddies to our left and right.
The are many reasons to complete the mission to standard and not time. One reason is if you do your mission to standard you will only do it once and get better results. Reason two is if you do it rights then u have less chance to hurt yourself or your battle buddy. Thirdly if you do the standard the results will be shown and will help you move along with your military career. On the 19 I didn’t want to box with SGT Mallory and SPC Waller I didn’t here SGT Mallory call me back but I failed to obey and order given to me by my section leader SPC Waller.
I now know that I was wrong and I will keep working out until I get released by my section leader even if I didn’t want to box I still should have did something else. SGT Mallory and SPC were just trying to help me with my weight because I am not to military standard with my weight and they are trying to get me there. I know better now to listen and do things to help myself. In conclusion I now know better how important it is to listen to my NCO’S to better myself and my military career.