The importance of bringing all equipment to WLC is based solely on being accountable and as a leader that in tells a lot. If you you are not accountable as a leader, it hurts not only yourself, but the platoon, company or unit as a whole. Being accountable by Army standards, 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, IN THE RIGHT UNIFORM. The Army depends and runs on the discipline and the ability to be accountable for your actions and equipment. By forgetting my I.D card, I showed a lack of discipline. Regardless of personal problems, as a Soldier, it is my responsibility to insure that I uphold the standard. And with me striving to become a Noncommissioned Officer soon, this is unacceptable! If I can’t do the right thing, how can I make my Soldiers do it also. Without my equipment, I become a handicap for the rest of the class and my SGL, in this situation. By not having my I.D., I had to have my SGL, SSG H, walk me to my car, which took her away from the class and her job. It also removed SPC B, being that he had to be my battle buddy. If he had to take care of something, it wouldn’t have been able to because of my lack of responsibilty and accountability. Responsibilty and accountability are two important factors in being a successful NCO and Soldier.
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