Accountability of Yourself

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Accountability of Yourself
On Wednesday the sixth day of November, I (Spc Wilson) failed to show up to formation on time, for that matter at all. This was due to my lack of time management and sub-par preparation. There was no excuse. I am an American soldier, a man, a husband, and a soon to be father. Accountability starts with me being where I’m supposed to be when I am supposed to be there. In the two and a half years I have been in this glorious army, one saying has always hit the nail directly on the head. “Excuses are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink”. If that doesn’t make sense then you can go ahead and keep the change. As Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of this amazing power house of a country we call the United States of America once stated, “ He that is good at making excuses in seldom good at anything else”.

The United States army values soldiers that ate accountable for their actions. Being accountable for your actions means to be dependable, arriving to work and any other appointed place of duty on time, meeting deadlines, being at the right place at the right time and most important of all doing the right thing at the right moment regardless of the circumstances. Morning formation is without doubt the most important formation of the day. It is a time to get accountability of soldiers and disclose important information regarding upcoming training, events, or just daily operations. When it comes to your personnel you must know where they are, why they are there, and when they will return. The importance of personnel accountability cannot be stressed enough. The whereabouts of any given soldier at any given time comes down to the noncommissioned officers. Where the rubber meets the road as some might say.

Although soldiers are the veins in which keep the blood flowing in this digital camouflage body, noncommissioned officers are responsible for all soldiers appointed to tem at all times regardless if they are in a...
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