Accountability and Permission

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ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERMISSION

In the following essay I will explain the importance of proper accountability and permission. First I will talk a little about proper accountability. What exactly is accountability and why is it important? Accountability is the obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate records of property, documents, or funds. With his said, proper accountability puts someone in my case, soldiers in charge of all items issued to him or her. Things such as TA-50, equipment, vehicles, weapons, night vision goggles, etc.. Even as a 92Y I have to keep such things as pencils, pens and a lot of other items you wouldn't think you would have to keep a record of accountable. Accountability is not just about being accountable for items and equipment, it is also about being accountable for yourself and others depending on the position you hold and who is over and under you. This is why the military has things such as formations, arriving to places ten minutes prior, being in the right place at the right time, and simply doing the right thing at all times. Without having accountability higher ups have no idea of where everyone is and what everyone is doing. In short, accountability keeps soldiers responsible for everything they are accountable for. Secondly i will the subject permission. What is permission and why is it important? Permission is the right to do something that is given to you by someone in authority. Asking permission is very essential today as it has been always depending on what it is you want to do. Asking permission for things you want to do is a way of doing what I wrote about previously which is being accountable. When you ask for permission and permission is granted, you are at the same time letting your soldiers and superiors know where you want to go, what you want to do, and in turn their racking where you are at all times. Just a simple thing as asking permission can...
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