The Importance of Accountability in the U.S. Army Every living thing on Earth demands discipline and accountability, but when it comes to U.S. Army, soldiers are trained specifically in these subjects. There are extreme costs at risk if these principles are not held high by the Armed Forces. Most organized Armies focus on the importance of accountability and teach it in the very beginning stages of readiness. Accountability includes things such as showing up on time to safeguarding sensitive records, keeping account of resources to watching out for fellow soldiers. Almost everything can be tied back to the importance of accountability.
The soldier shows loyalty by standing by their team leader and shows respect by approaching both their team leader and the higher ranking NCO with tact to explain the situation from their understanding and what they witnessed. When a soldier and leader applies integrity into their day to day operation, they trust each other to do the right thing at all times. Honor plays also plays a major part in a soldier’s and leader’s work environment as well, that is just living up to the Army Values. Once they develop that habit they’re showing that they are honorable. An individual shows selfless service simply by put others before yourself.
“We Take Our Responsibility Seriously “ Responsibility and integrity are very closely linked. Integrity must be present for a person to be able to accept failure in being accountable. Responsibility is not stagnant in higher levels of command. Every soldier whether Officer or enlisted is responsible for sustaining the essential military capabilities he possess. Specifically to the officer over a platoon or unit, who might not be in control, but is directly responsible for these troops.
ADRP 1 defines Stewardship of the Profession as, “Stewardship is the responsibility of Army professionals to ensure the profession maintains its five essential characteristics now and into the future”. Essentially, being a steward of the profession means that as leaders in the Army, it is our duty to oversee training and ensure that tasks are being completed, as well as maintaining a high level of esprit de corps within the organization, followed by enforcing standards while building cohesion and pride in our nation’s
A code of ethics can be thought of as a moral compass that helps one decide how to act in critical moments. Ethics is particularly important for those who are in a position of power in corrections, as these individuals have the greatest influence over their employees. Officers in correctional facilities make extremely critical decisions every day and their choices have a profound effect on lives. It is therefore imperative that these men and women do what is right and are free of biases. Corrections professionals must have character and exemplify good ethical conduct.
As a Human Resources Sergeant, we are looked at by all aspects of a professional as well as how we perform in our profession. The importance of our role is vital to ensuring Soldiers, Civilians and their families are paid, housed, fed, physically and mentally fit during wartime as well as peacetime. We do this all behind the curtain and without hesitation because our job is to ensure our warfighters and operators don’t have to worry about anything except their mission. As a Professional Soldier, Human Resources Sergeant and wife to a fellow Soldier who works day-in and day-out alongside Operators at war, they deserve the best and we are trained to be the best at our
In the words of Thomas Ricks’ in his war-time novel Making a Corps, this phenomenon is described as “Discipline […] the instant willing obedience to all orders, respect for authority, self-reliance and teamwork,” (Ricks 71). That is, only when soldiers are indoctrinated or disciplined into a particular “military ethos” can they conduct themselves in this uncomfortable, unusual, and at times inhumane manner. According to this assumption, that military ethos is applied to each soldier; however, I’d argue that although individualism is prominent in war, individuals tend to act out of collective motivation more so than individual motivation. Based on that premise, we can see that it is in fact more accurate to apply the concepts of a military ethos to a collective, rather than to individuals. In this paper, I will provide examples to demonstrate the validity of this
“Most police organizations have adopted the quasi-military command structure, which is characterized by a rigid rank hierarchy of authority, impersonality, and an authoritarian command system (Jermier, 2)”. The similarities between the police and military structures are that they both consist of command structure that are hierarchical, meaning that it starts from the top down. Their organizational styles are authoritarian and requires strict adherence to established rules, practices and policies from subordinates to their superiors, and have punishment in place for those who do not comply with those policies. The military and officers have the legal authority to carry weapons and can use physical force, deadly force, or deprive people of their liberty in the interests of enforcing laws. Other functions that military and police share is the requirements that those in the organization are prepared whenever the mission requires.
Not only am I an example of my country but I am an example to those who come after me and I need to set a high standard for them to keep our military superior to those who come against us. Being punctual many times is the very first impression that you make when meeting someone for the first time. Not only does it make you look professional, trustworthy, and diligent but it is a good reflection on those who are in command above you. It is very important for each of us to maintain a superior level of
With this change can facilitate the public to follow the rules made by government. Government will take the risk of any regulation applied but there are still the responsibility of the cone overlap so that makes this programs complicated. One of the things that United State proud of is their military capabilities that unmatched. Democratic Party is well understand the role of each element in the American military ranging from marine, soldier, pilot, navy and lifeguard who have devoted themselves to the state. Attempts to always supplement and improve weapons or equipment within the military as well as care for troops and their families to keep them safe and secure.
I am loyal to my nation, my unit, and the Soldiers I serve. I will understand my unit 's mission and my commander 's intent. I will anticipate manpower needs and maintain the fighting strength of my commander 's force. I will strive to integrate personnel services that best support my commander 's operation at every stage of execution. I will provide continuous personnel service support operations during build-up, surge, and combat operations.
A Commander sustains an ethical command climate in war by establishing clear intent and purpose for their organization, accentuated through his vision. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and the Law of War are the military guidelines and penalties for soldiers to act accordingly. Distinctively, the majority of people know the difference between right and wrong. Command team (i.e. Commander and NCOs) are role models for the organization and set the example for their subordinates, which led to sustaining an ethical climate.
In this research and discussions with Officers I realized how narrow my views had been, and I learned how vital and closely connected all the branches are. It was in this moment of clarity, I understood, I can commit myself completely to any branch of the Army as an Officer and truly love my job. I still have my preference and know the Physical Therapist program would be my first choice, but I would strive to be the best Officer for my Soldiers in any position which I am assigned. In short, I want to be an Army Officer because of the amazing impact they have on Soldiers lives. No matter the branch, the level of professionalism and formal education placed upon Army Officers makes them the best men and women in the world.
The United States Army is a profession that is built on trust. All military personnel, both Civilian and Soldiers, are tasked upholding the military professionalism of the Army. Professions develop members in their organizations over years in order to cultivate their expertise. A profession’s ethic shapes the values of the organization. These principals are the beliefs and rules the profession abides.
There is no doubt that every single Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) in the United States Army is very essential and plays an enormous role in today’s Army. The Army must maintain readiness and operational capabilities at its best and to achieve it, it must train and educate its Soldiers on a daily basis. A Soldier is not just another employee of the Armed Forces but a professional warrior ready to answer the country’s call. The Soldier relies heavily in one Army Branch to stay focused on the mission and be able to perform when necessary. That branch is the Adjutant General (AG).