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representation out of uniform

November 09, 2010 | Cadet Jessica Berggren

There is a great feeling when one puts on their Army uniform. A sense of pride, honor, and respect are a few that immediately flow through me. When that uniform comes off, those feelings and the responsibilities that come with it do not disappear. A U.S. soldier is not a day job, once you leave the office there is no taking off that role. A U.S. soldier is held to a higher standard whether on or off duty. We are to be a role model for not only our soldiers, but the rest of the world that looks in on us. We should not be swayed by peer pressure or follow others lead. We are leaders ourselves and should be showing others how to act. When a soldier fails to act in a manner that represents the Army strongly, it brings us all down. We are all one and should act accordingly in and out of uniform.

1 Comment

  • Terrence Hynes
    11/9/2010 8:51 PM
    I have taken the liberty of sharing this post on my FB wall. I think this a great reminder for all of us that, no mater what our part of the big Army is, we ARE ALL SOLDIERS! It sheds light on the topic of conversation that has consumed my own blog in recent days. Its simple and poignant truth is timed perfectly. Thank you for posting it!

    1SG Hynes

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