Accountability - The importance of obligation with the Army.

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Accountability Accountability can be described as the process of being held liable or responsible for an action or given task. Accountability goes hand in hand with being successful in any place of work. To be accountable would mean being willing to accept responsibility for ones actions. Being accountable shows moral discipline and portrays maturity. Accountability also correlates with knowing where a certain person resides currently or in the future. In the Army accountability represents organization, discipline, and control. Accountability becomes an obligation when you join the Army, it benefits every party involved. The importance of obligation with the Army. Your obligations given to you as a soldier are there to help you …show more content…

Responsibility goes along with accountability because it takes responsibility for myself to make sure that I am at formations on time, in the proper uniform, and at the right place. Another example of being held responsible or accountable would be when during a deployment units may be held responsible for filling out or keeping track of patrol times, locations, engagements made, or by keeping notes on anything that may look out of place or significant. This specific responsibility could prevent others who go on patrols from making mistakes the past patrol made, possibly helping them to prevent contact from enemy units by utilizing the notes made about enemy locations. Being held responsible is a serious thing, if someone doesn’t think you’re responsible they won’t trust or respect you. Thus leaving them uneasy when in times of need. The decision I made was irresponsible because I chose to ignore specific directions I was given, which were to inform my team leader of where I was at all times, and to let him know if I was leaving, where I would be going and why I would be going there. Being respected within your workplace will make it easier to communicate with your peers. A lack of respect might provide your peers to doubt what you say or question information you could provide. If you can be held accountable for your actions and people respect you they are more likely to listen to you when you speak, which creates a positive work environment and build


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