It has direct correlation to soldierly appearance, combat readiness, mission effectiveness, and essentially every facet of Military life and responsibility.
One cannot place enough emphasis on how important it is to be consistently on time.
Punctuality is the characteristic of being able to complete a required task or fulfil a moral duty before or at a previously-designated time.
There is often an understanding that a small amount of lateness is acceptable; commonly ten or fifteen minutes in Western cultures.
In such cases, punctuality may be enforced by social penalties, for example by excluding low-status latecomers from meetings entirely.
Punctuality, time value and queuing theory In many situations the requirement for punctuality is asymmetric.
For example, it may be understood in a particular culture that people will turn up an hour later than advertised.
I never needed anyone to do my homework for me until I got a part-time job in college.
Consequently the guard post could be compromised and the security of the area or Forward Operating Base could be breached.
These things do occur, however, they can undoubtedly be avoided by merely, once again, being on time.