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 last criteria is suitable, and while the other two criteria may be ok, the suitable is the standard in which we judge the solution as appropriate to a given situation.
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. By modeling the quality as a success/failure process, Project Reliability becomes an index of measurement to evaluate the probability of project completion within the time and cost target and passes the entire QC requirements.
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