The Importance of Being Accountable

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The U.S. army values soldiers that are accountable for their actions. Being accountable means being dependable-arriving to work and appointments on time, meeting deadlines, being in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing at the right time. Morning formation is the most important formation of the day. It is made to get accountability of everyone and put out any information that there needs to be dealt with. Without having accountability there is not knowing of where everybody is or what's going on. As a result of me showing up late and not calling in I am pending U.C.M.J. action under article 15. know knowing the severity of the I have realized that is an important asset always showing up on time at the right place of duty. Not only does accountability matter in formation it is also imperative to have accountability of all your weapons and sensitive items. Incase of something happening spontaneously and you don't have a clue where you weapon or sensitive items are, but then you really need them.

I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values. I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself. I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat. I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.
The most important part in the Soldiers Creed more me in this moment and time is I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself. For if I didn't have those things I could put my self in danger or some other of my battle buddies. If you grew up like I did in a Christian family, or even if you didn't, I'm sure you heard about the scriptures that condemn judgment towards others. We all know that it is not our place, even though we often do, to judge other people for their actions. And this is because God is our judge and he will judge everyone on the day he returns. But as I was reading through some scripture, I came across an interesting passage. One where Paul finds out that a man, who is part of the church, is unrepentantly living a life of sin with his father's wife. Paul begins in chapter 5:1, "I can hardly believe the report about the sexual immorality going on among you." Later after pointing out the man who is sinning he exclaims, "And you are so proud of yourselves!…And why haven't you removed this man from you fellowship?" Paul goes on to pass judgment upon the man and tells the church to to "cast this man out…and into Satan's hands." Then in verses 6 and 7 he says, "How terrible that you should boast about your spirituality, and yet you let

this sort of thing go on. Don't you realize that if even one person is allowed to go on sinning, soon all will be affected? Remove this wicked person from among you so that you can stay pure." And then in verse 12, "It isn't my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your job to judge those inside the church who are sinning in these ways." In my opinion there were two things that the church hadn't done that they should have. First, they let things go too far and didn't keep the man accountable to his beliefs. And secondly, they were too proud and caught up in their own personal spirituality to even think about being pure as a church. We are called to keep one another accountable to God's Word and to seek purity as a community, that way, as a body of believers, we can stay repentant before God and not have to pass...
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