In conclusion, the building of accountability in an organization is crucial. Accountability Is one word that could mean a million different things for example accountability creates trust, it creates ownership, provides leadership a knowledge that a soldier will be accountable for every thing they 're accountable for A leader does so by eliminating fear, developing trust among the soldiers, being open to their responses, ideas and rewarding them for their choice to be answerable to their responsibilities. Overall accountability is very important in the Army without accountability the Army would not
(Intro) Trust, military expertise, honorable service, esprit de corps, and stewardship; all vital components that establish the legitimacy of the Army Profession and formulate the basic values that leaders must strive to uphold. Of these five, I argue that Trust is the most important and is the essential characteristic that allows our profession to form the foundation from which the others are built upon. We will examine Trust’s three certifying criteria (competence, character, and commitment) Trust’s framework (Army Ethic) and how it applies to trust. Finally, we will highlight the importance of Trust through exploration of the consequences. (3 C’s) Why Trust?
When soldiers are processed into the military they must begin to learn and live the Army values. Those values are loyalty, duty, honor, respect, selfless service, integrity, and personal courage ("Army Values," n.d.). These are drilled in to the hearts and minds of every soldier even though at times some of these soldiers end up in ethical dilemmas. The reflective observation of the different examples of ethical problems can occur as a young soldier, a leader, or simply because of environmental influence. As a young soldier, many are nervous and scared of management and not meeting expectations.
All Army Professionals have an obligation to gain knowledge and skills, then pass it on to their comrades. Trust is a key aspect of the Army Profession. The soldiers must have trust in faith in one another, knowing that they will be there when you need them. Soldiers also must have trust with their leaders because if they cannot trust their leaders why would they want to go to war with them? Families of the soldiers too must have trust in the Army to protect their father, brother, son etc.
The experience of warfare generates a beneficial impact on the proficiency with which Soldiers apply their training and expertise. The past 14 years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have produced skilled, versatile, and capable professionals in today’s Army. The American public views the military as a cherished profession that is trusted and relied upon to guarantee America’s security and freedom. Typically, professional organizations possess certain characteristics found within their employees and culture that are inherent to make effective institutions. Within the military organization, trust is the most important characteristic that must exist throughout internal military relationships and “civil-military relations.”1 The Army must continually and clearly distinguish what makes the Army a profession and how we see our professional Soldiers while maintaining the trust relationship.
Officers intellectual potential is better exploited. The Army Problem Solving Process has seven steps and it helps leaders a lot, because the problem solving is a daily activity for leaders . However, it has a strict structure which automatically pushes officers into certain frames. Leaders must obey the rules and follow certain steps. They are not able to share with colleagues all sensible ideas they have, because colleagues usually already went through this step and nobody wants to come back.
The Army is addressing this so that we can focus on generating top professionals in our line of work. There are hundreds of Military Occupational Specialties in the Army, not one is greater than the other. They all fit to a particular piece of the puzzle. The one common factor is being Professional in Arms; this needs to be the goal to keep the structure and esteem of the military. Human Resource Professionals are no exceptions, due to the high visibility from the locations we work in, it is imperative that we too train and become Professionals in Arms.
To the Army respect is trusting that all people have done their jobs and completed their duty. When soldiers are serving our country they do it without thought of recognition or gain. Honor in the Army is living up to the Army values. Integrity is when you're doing what's right legally or morally. Creating personal change requires, standing up and acting upon things we know are honorable daily.
As a total force, there is a need for all Army and Army Civilians to be trained and educated at all levels regardless of position. This ensures that the total force will be able to keep up with the forever changes that the Nation faces every day. Soldiers and Army Civilians will remain technically and tactically proficient to be able to work as the total force, which is how the Army completes the mission. With competence, it is true that having the ability to become a subject matter expert with everything you say and do, will ensure that the total force will always have support from the American people. TC 7-22.7 NCO Guide (2015) states that all Soldiers and leaders must master the fundamental warrior skills supporting tactical and technical competence to execute full-spectrum operations among diverse cultures, with joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational partners, at the level appropriate for each cohort and echelon.