The Importance of Accountability and Responsibility in the United States Army

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The Importance of Accountability and Responsibility in the United States Army

The following essay is definitions, and examples of how responsibility, accountability and time management are important to succeeding in today’s Army. Responsibility is increased when soldiers have a single, clear set of rules that apply to a specific event. When the guidelines are unclear, or when more than one set of rules seems to apply to an event, responsibility is decreased. Responsibility is: the obligation for the proper, custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. Being responsible in the United States Army has got to be of the utmost importance in my opinion. Soldiers must be and act responsibly in every situation they may find themselves in, whether it’s in or out of uniform. Responsibility increases when soldiers believe that they have personal control over their mission performance, performing out of desire to do well instead of just following orders. There has been many studies that have suggested that when a soldier feels that they have personal control over work performance the result is that the soldier has a better task performance, better problem solving, a higher persistence in accomplishing the task, more positive emotions and even better psychological and physical health. Responsibility and accountability are two of the main factors in being a successful soldier in today’s Army. Responsibility is a huge factor when or if you are deployed to either Iraq, Afghanistan, or wherever the Army sends you. You must be a responsible soldier if you want to make it through deployment alive. Or even worse, if you fail to be responsible you could risk other soldier's lives. There are many good examples of responsibility in a normal workday. Soldiers need to be responsible for their actions. It is very important to be responsible when working in the aviation field of the United States army. As said...
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