Accountability and Responsibility As an American soldier it is imperative to be accountable, whether it be for yourself, equipment, or your battle buddies. Lack of accountability can cause detrimental effects to the binds that hold the team together. For example, if you are not accountable of your equipment in combat, then you are a burden to the other soldiers, thus putting the lives of our fellow soldiers at risk. If you are not accountable, people will observe this and not have competency that you can complete your job in the mission. The Department of Defense defines accountability as the obligation imposed by law or an lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate records of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. What I perceive from this definition is that the Army and Department of Defense in general expects you to maintain all issued equipment and anything that you have signed for. As a medic, it is a must that you be accountable for all your gear. If you lose your aid bag while in combat, How will you provide emergency care to the soldiers? If you “lose track” of morphine, What can you do for a soldier that is in severe pain suffering from an amputation or other common causes of pain in country? The answer is simple you are not able. This is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the Army. With the Army dealing with fiscal restraints, losing your equipment is taking away from much needed programs. Soldiers should not be a burden to the Army or their fellow comrades. As the soldiers creed clearly states: “I always maintain my arms, equipment, and myself.” This is not only an obligation but an expectation from the Army. Another reason to be accountable is that it will cost the person who was not accountable in the end. Whether its you paying for the equipment, getting an Article 15 with UCMJ action, or being
NCOâ€™s. I did not lead by example. As a non commissioned officer I should have used better judgement. I canâ€™t expect my chain of command to entrust Soldierâ€™s to me if I cannot be accountiable for my actions. I truly regret not having better accountability of myself. I have caused work to be late due to the fact that I let my personal issues cloud my judgement. It will not happen again. I need to ensure that I always strive to do better and achieve all of the goals in which I have set forth.….
soldier? Every service member has been charged to maintain their arms, equipment and self at all times. If they don’t, they could easily take themselves out of the fight, putting themselves and their battle buddies in harm’s way. This is called accountability. No matter if you are a Private First Class with an M-4, a Non-Commissioned Officer with a squad, or a Brigadier General in charge of a post, everyone is accountable for whatever is assigned to them. One of the things that makes our military strong….
Dictionary.com gives the following definition of reporting: an account or statement describing in detail an event, situation, or the like, usually as the result of observation, inquiry, etc..In the United States Army Reporting is one of the most important actions a soldier can display. Reporting is used to keep track of a soldiers location and or activities. Without some form of reporting, it would be impossible to monitor the actions or location of any given soldier. In a garrison environment….
A Soldier’s Accountability
A soldier of the United States Army has many values that are set forth in the “Soldier’s Creed.” The Soldier’s Creed states:
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….
Spc Cartwright, David A 17 Sep 2012 RBI On Accountability
The definition of accountability comes from the state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; the obligation to bear the consequences for failure to perform as expected; accountableness. The importance of being on time accounted for is because lets say that you do not come back to….
over the past seven years that I have been in the Army is that accountability and responsibility are the two
most important things that the organization focuses on. In this essay, I will be discussing the importance of accountability and the responsibilities as a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping.
Accountability is defined as, the obligation imposed by law or….
The US 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 and doing the right thing at the right time. Morning formation is the most imprtant formation of the day. It is made to get accountability of everyone and to put out any information that needs to be addressed. Without having accountability there is no way of knowing where soldiers are….
The Importance of Accountability Is so you know where everyone is so if you need a person for something you will know where to find them. It is also necessary to have accountability to make sure everyone in your unit is safe and so you make sure they are where they are supposed to be. You also want your unit to be on standby so they are ready for anything that may happen. It is also needed so nobody goes UA.
When you have accountability it is easier to track down people if you were to need them….
the US Army, accountability is a key factor that everyone should be aware of. To be accountable means to be dependable. In order to be accountable, you must arrive on time to PT, formation, work, appointments, etc. It is mainly concentrated on three things: custody, care, and safekeeping. If you make it a point to be accountable 100 percent of the time, then there should be no worries of where you are, if you are in trouble, or if anything is wrong. Accountability is something that the Army does….
What is accountability and the definition: (DOD) The obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping.
Why is accountability important to the Army? Accountability….