Fair challenge, done correctly at the right time is important.Great, an argumentative recruit or Pte. What could possibly go wrong?
Insubordination is not.
Knowing the difference between a discussion and an order is a vital skill learned through experience. We must get away from assuming that Crow bags know nothing. Sometimes the tiniest voice has the answer.
The Army is changing. Empowering subordinates is a so much better than the old way of "Shut up Crow".
But also, knowing when to do, rather than think is needed.
Hopefully life experience will bring this to the table for an older recruit.