Whether it is conduct unbecoming or insubordination with a superior ranking official, chances are if made public through social media, your military career is over.
The exact phrasing of insubordination is as follows: (3) treats with contempt or is disrespectful in language or deportment toward a warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, or petty officer while that officer is in the execution of his office; shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.” (d) That the accused then knew that the person struck or assaulted was a warrant, noncommissioned, or petty officer.
Furthermore, the sentencing may vary depending upon whether the said officer was executing duties essential to his or her office. No matter how long the list of witnesses or how strong the evidence is against you, we as court martial attorneys will fight to reduce your charges or acquit you completely. However, if prosecutors can prove you knew that the officer was, in fact, your superior officer, you could face harsher sentencing under Article 91.
requires prosecutors to prove beyond a reasonable doubt a handful of critical assumptions—known as elements—to convict you of a crime.
Note: If the victim was the superior noncommissioned or petty officer of the accused, add the following elements (f) That under the circumstances the accused, by such behavior or language, treated with contempt or was disrespectful to said warrant, noncommissioned, or petty officer.
Note: If the victim was the superior noncommissioned, or petty officer of the accused, add the following elements .
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 espect to their fellow soldiers.
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.