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Indeed, people confuse bad and regulation breaking orders with manifestly unlawful ones. Granted there may nuances as someone may think something is manifestly unlawful when it isn't but in general people have a hard time wrapping their brain around command prerogative.
So at a former unit I had a member request to take a C8, bolt and Mag home to practice their TOETs in preparation for CANSOFCOM try outs.
I denied this request. This member fought me all the way at to the CO, gaining support and approval for his request at every step in the CoC. Thankfully the CO denied it.
What if the CO had approved it ? What if the CO had offered a written approval accepting all responsibility ?
Regulations aren't in place so we can be picky and choosy about when and where to follow them. In fact I would argue the reason we're in the position we're in right now is because we've let people be picky and choosy about following regulations.
If our regulations aren't working let's change them and adapt them. Breaking them repeatedly as we do with procurement is helping nothing.