Article 92 - Good Order and Military Discipline

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Article 92

Good order and Military discipline:
The Disciplinary Regulations of the United States Army define military discipline as "a strict and honorable compliance by all servicemen with the order and rules prescribed by laws, military regulations and orders of commanders (superiors)."
Military discipline is a special form of military relations. Its specifics lie in coordinating the conduct and actions of military personnel and in serving to establish such relations as are required for successful joint activity. The conduct of servicemen is regulated by special rules and standards of behavior set forth in laws, military regulations and orders of commanders (superiors) and reflecting the specific features of the military
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The second group of disciplinary and psychological problems is linked with the existence of overt or covert alternative and shadow disciplinary systems, both individual and group, complete with the ways and rules of their own, which are incompatible with the army regulations, laws, and even human morality. Conscription-based military units are characterized by different forms of extra-regulation relations (barracks-room hazing, friendly societies of persons coming from same district), which are unlikely to disappear completely with the conversion to enlistment. Separate servicemen, too, may impose their own regulations within elements, something that forms part of their behavioral strategy directed at strengthening their leadership within the system of relations along with their informal power.
As is to be regretted, it is society's current disrespect for law, things legal and the authorities, its revulsion for measures aimed at maintaining law and order that are the general social source of psychological problems in the area of military discipline. This kind of negative sociological consciousness is responsible for the situation where people are not prepared to accept certain restrictions of their freedom and needs for the sake of general


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