The Importance Of Accountability In The Army

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This essay is about Accountability I did make formation so my NCO has given me a plam of action on the importance of Accountability. I was not at the correct place of duty for PT/Accountability formation at the correct time which is 0630 and each SM should arrive 10 minutes prior 0620. I had a Flat tire and I still arrived there was a miscommunication, granted on my half, there is still no excuse for me to miss a formation. To be accountable shows responsibility and I want to take responsiblity for my actions. The first plan of action I need to take is always making sure I am at the right place of duty at the right time or atleast 10 min prior which is practiced in the Military. This is basic soldiering that is too easy to ensure, and it will …show more content…

Being on time is and always will be, an extremely vital aspect of military bearing and discipline. The slightest degree of hesitation or procrastination can possibly result in severely hindering mission capability and readiness, but also can without a doubt cost unnecessary loss of life even if you are only late by a few minutes. This is one of the big reasons why the military stresses being prompt with everything we do. It is why we have drills to disassemble our weapons and then put them back together. Being prompt does not mean to go unnecessarily fast as to cause the opposite of what is intended like breaking or losing something, or getting yourself or someone else hurt. You just need to be aware of the time you have to work with. Under the rigid and disciplined way of military life there is no room for error. There are many circumstances where a failure to be prompt could have consequences. Under certain circumstances, such as those in a combat zone, not arriving for guard duty at the designated time could allow a breach of security that could ultimately end in the murder of your fellow soldiers at the hands of an insurgent. Punctuality in the military cannot be overstated. It is one of the most important things as it relates to the military, yet it is really only a part of what people would call a work

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