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.
For the Army as an organization to be a successful organization and move forward, they must be willing and able to change. I as a leader, I must be willing to adapt to constantly changing circumstances. For me, as a leader, I must be prepared and able to adapt to the changes that I would encounter on my daily basis. I believe, to understand what adaptive leadership is, it is very imperative that we understand the characteristics and attributes of adaptive leaders. I believe an essential attribute an adaptive leader is a self-awareness.
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
Upon receipt of his mission, he immediately began to plan, prepare, and execute defensive operations and issued an order for his forces to build a fortified position on Breed's Hill. Prescott knew that his mission was to hold the position until relieved by friendly forces. He also understood the important mission his unit was given and the vital geographical position the hill had on Boston. Planning and preparation accomplish nothing if the command does not execute effectively. Perhaps the most important aspect of mission analysis is determining the combat potential of one’s own
His overall tactical assessment of the situation allowed him to make decisions, which framed his commander’s intent. As a commander, General Harrison actively became involved in the operations process in which he was able to understand, visualize, assess, and lead his men to victory.23 During the Battle of Tippecanoe, General Harrison displayed situational understanding and used mission variables in combination with operation variables to shape the battlefield.24 General Harrison understood that land attainment was critical for the U.S and enforcing the land treaties became the main objective. In order for the U.S to acquire the land they wanted and to push the British away, he developed a plan to brief to the Secretary of War to receive approval for his
Success on The Battlefield Success will only be given to the person who creates it on his or her own. Michael Shaara put this theme in the frontlines of his book The Killer Angels a historical novel about the battle of Gettysburg. Shaara uses the battle to prove not just how people earn success but also perceive it. What each commander does and how it affects the battle overall show just how much somebody’s action affects the outcome. The Killer Angels also shows the consequences of one’s decisions and how this can lead them down or off the path of success.
Planners as they develop strategies for achieving military objectives will war-game their strategies according to three separate criteria- feasible, acceptable and suitable. Each distinct in its criteria. First applying the test of feasibility to your strategy is to validate whether the plan you’ve developed is something that actually “can be done.” In other words, with the forces and resources available could the mission be successful. Secondly, you must look at the acceptable criteria, even though a plan may be feasible, if you were to lose 80% of your forces achieving the mission it may not be acceptable based on how important the objectives you are trying to achieve.
The successful execution of the concepts found in Expeditionary Force 21 (EF21) reside in the ability of the Marine Corps to candidly assess the current state of the operating forces and operational needs while planning to future requirements. Shifting our focus towards the next fight will require, not an overhaul, but the refinement of how the service organizes to fight and operate with joint, and multinational, partners. This is rooted in the understanding that the Marine Corps must adjust its forward deployed posture in order to support the ability to respond across the range of military operations. Deciding where and when to deploy and how to organize in preparation for future challenges, while critical, will solely exist as an intellectual
By being fully aware of its function and implications is an important aspect of the project manager’s role and responsibility. The triple constraint is meant to be an asset to the project manager’s arsenal and should not be viewed as a hindrance. This assignment has shown about how and the importance of comprehensive evaluation on the Triple Constraint (Time, Cost, Scope) in a project under uncertainty situation. We introduce an index called as Project Reliability.
Bruce and Vernakis mentioned that decisiveness especially in high-risk situations were also the result of discipline . Speaking of such situations, this is one of the main difference between military and non-military leadership- being better trained to be calm and composed in stressful, dangerous situations and understanding strategic actions
Effective air and ground integration are required to be successful on the modern battlefield. This requires a great amount of coordination and understanding. There are certain fundamentals needed to increase the effectiveness between aviation and ground assets: Understanding of the capabilities and limitations of each force, use of standard operating procedures, regular training events, employment methods, maximizing effects of available assets and synchronization (Headquarters Department of the Army Field Manual (FM) 3-04.111, 2007). Honing these skills will occur very early on in the unit by involving the BAE in the planning and preparation process. Prior to any mission the BAE will provide critical guidance on a multitude of tasks, such as close air support (CAS) request procedures, coordination with the aviation task force, and employment advice and planning for attack elements, assault elements, heavy helicopters, medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) helicopters, and unmanned aerial systems(UAS).
These specific values embody responsibility, putting others before self and taking the hard right over the easy wrong. These are just a few attributes needed to be a profession of arms. Working for the Army is not just a job; it is an understanding that we are here to serve the people of the United States. Through trial, error and time, we will see what we are doing right and where we can improve so that we are better in the future. It is only by living each of these responsibilities that I can begin to answer the call my country has placed upon me.
Mission command orders allow Warfighters to carry out the commander’s intent as the mission or environment changes. This allows leaders to use disciplined initiative in order to continue to exploit the objective. Trust and a common understanding of the commander’s intent and end state are critical supporting elements of mission command. General Dwight Eisenhower was the Allied Commander in Chief for Operation Husky. Therefore, it was General Eisenhower’s responsibility to develop and coordinate his intent.
It is important for commander of each level to be able to precisely describe visualization of accomplishments and end state to be achieved during combat actions. It is especially efficient to Joint Force Commanders to define clear purpose of phases, understanding of facts and risks to be taken to consideration and later on to find the ways how to avoid or mitigate the risks. These all is commander’s consideration so called commander’s intent. Commander’s intent is part of operational order and is included in execution section. Commander’s intent can be released verbally or in written format.
Policy makers and law enforcement will always expect to receive the very best intelligence information available at a moment’s notice. This is very important for the right decisions to be made by the right people. As we know, all intelligence isn’t reliable, but it is expected to be so. So what happened to all the intelligence that was being gather prior to 9/11?