10 Gentleman Etiquettes Every Defence Aspirant Must Know

Best Impression
Try to keep your impression good whenever you meet someone or with the SSB group mates. As you know first impression is the best impression,be it the assessors in SSB or your mates, people will always remember the first time you met. So, make sure it is a good memory.

Help Others
A good man stands up for himself, a gentleman stands up for others. Offer help to people even if they don’t ask for it. That’s what makes an officer different.

Dedication towards your work
Dedication towards your work is very important. Without dedication one cannot finish his/her work. For every normal person working hours may be 8-10 hours, working in this period of time itself a normal becomes tired but a “soldier in active service” does not have a 9 to 5 job, or even a long 60- to 70-hour work week. He is a soldier 24 hours a day, every day of the year. His body, his health, his skills, his time—all that he is—belongs to the military. Even when on leave, he is subject to recall at any time, without notice and for any reason. And whenever ordered into dangerous duty, he is expected to put his very life on the line without question or hesitation. This is why the dedication is very important for a defence officer.

Stay connected
Staying Connected with people always makes you relax and brings out a good friendship.Let someone go in front of you in the grocery line. Make eye contact. Be approachable. It’s one of the best ways to open you up to new people, experiences, and professional connections. To be a gentleman while you’re out, always remember it’s all about them. Be a good listener. Ask questions.

Be clear and Bold
Not making a decision is a decision in itself, and it’s not a good one! If you want the respect of others, know what you want and what you don’t, and be clear about it. Knowing how to say no is one of the well-respected things you can do for yourself.

Be yourself
The most important thing to be in defence forces is to being you. No one is going to hire a doll or a puppet doll for the job. Always remain yourself and serve country.Our professional and personal lives are now fused together thanks to technology, so drop all that compartmentalizing and be authentic 24/7.

Table Manners and Politeness
This is something that people notice in you subconsciously. Even if you’ve never mastered the continental style of using utensils (left hand, fork; right hand, knife), it doesn’t take any training to not talk with your mouth full or chew with your mouth open. Also use the golden words “Sorry”, “Please” and “Thank You”. Be well dressed and hygienic.

Be First
Be courage to come out and speak what you feel. Be first to say what is wrong and bad.The principles are those 15 Officer Like Qualities that every aspirant should abide by. Those principles shouldn’t be governed by gender roles, societal standards, what your parents expect of you, or anything like that. Instead, they should be based on the lessons you have learned during this adventure called life.

Knowledge
Knowledge is something very important in each and every person.Be up to date with all the current affairs in and around the world.

Plan
Plan your life in which track it must move in to make your life bright. Take your own decisions. If you don’t plan for yourself, chances are that you’ll get into some other’s plan. And guess what they’ve planned for you.