<p>If the mission is time sensitive, I expect you to move out and execute once the order is received. The "why" is part of the orders process, if you do not issue clear orders you should be expected to answer why. </p><p><br></p><p>Understanding the changing culture, the younger Soldiers want to know the why of the mission, and how their contribution supports the outcome. It all goes back to issuing clear concise orders.</p>
A soldier asked me "why" today in fact. We start flag detail tomorrow. He have practiced at the company but not at the actual site. We are meeting nearly an hour early in order to find out the fine details I found out it today and to practice at least once since this is new to all of us. So we are meeting early and this soldier asked me why so I told him. I just said we need to practice and learn what the old detail showed me. His response was roger.
I love being questioned by NCOs. There is a time and a place for rank - and that's when things have to move quickly. But with that said, you should always have a rational for your choices. I don't feel that "because I said so" is ever an appropriate response. Have logic behind your actions.
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