Good posture has many values for the Soldier. First, a Soldier is often judged by his appearance–the man with good posture looks like a good Soldier, he commands attention. Secondly, it is an accepted psychological fact that good posture is associated with good morale–a man with good posture feels better and is more positive. A man with poor posture cannot feel as positive, consequently he may develop a negative and discouraged attitude. Thirdly, good posture permits the body to function most efficiently.