22 June 2013
MEMORANDUM FOR Squad Leader, 630th Military Police Company, 1st platoon, 1st squad, Unit 27509, APO, AE 09139
SUBJECT: Importance of notifying your immediate leadership of your weekend plans and why oak tree counseling is important.
1. The importance of notifying your leadership is very important. Certain reasons why it is important is because your leadership always needs to know what you’re doing on a weekend so, they keep accountability of what your doing so keep accountability of all solders. 2. 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. 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 it lets you say that you do not come back to formation after you go out on a convoy then they know that you are missing. If you do not show up and you do not respond on the radio there is going to possibly be a search team for you. If they do send a search team for you then that puts that entire team at risk while looking for you. Point of accountability formation is to make sure all of your soldiers are there and that they are all accounted for. If one person is not accounted for then the entire formation does not leave. It is not just the fact that everyone is accounted for it is part of your military duty to be at formation and at movement. If you do not make it to formation or movement it is punishable by UCMJ. It could be the end of your career. Not only will it ruin everything that you have gone through and wasted your time but you are also letting your buddies down and if you cannot show up to formation what makes you think that they can trust you in being there in the time of need. If you cannot be there then what is your team going to think when they hear over the radio that you are on the way and you are the only one that can help them. Accountability does not end in the army life it also goes into civilian world. When you have a job in the civilian world they are looking for someone that can be on time and do the job but the second that you are not on time your accountability starts to go down the drain. 3. Accountability is defined as "A is accountable to B when A is obliged to inform B about A’s (past or future) actions and decisions, to justify them, and to suffer punishment in the case of eventual misconduct". In leadership roles, accountability is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies including the administration, governance and implementation within the scope of the role or employment position and encompassing the obligation to report, explain and be answerable for resulting consequences. Accountability refers to the obligation of an individual to report formally to his superior for the proper discharge of his responsibility. The person who accepts responsibility is accountable for the performance of the assigned duties. To be accountable is to be answerable for one's conduct in respect to obligation fulfilled or unfulfilled. For some people it is extremely hard to take accountability for their actions. They refuse to take responsibility for what they have done. Accountability is the obligation of an individual to keep his superior informed of his use of authority and accomplishment of assigned tasks. Accountability grows out of responsibility and goes hand in hand with it. A person who is responsible for results must recognize that he will be judged by the quality of his...
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