What Is the Importance of Accountability in the Military and in the Work Place?

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What is the importance of accountability in the military and in the work place? What is accountability by definition: (Department Of Defense) The obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping. Accountability is very important because it allows for your chain of command to know where you are at at the moment. Accountability in the workplace is defined as doing the right thing consistently, day in and …show more content…

As an example any live weapons range you go to part of the safety brief is “everyone here is a range safety” meaning anyone can call a cease fire if they observe dangerous behavior or a situation regardless of rank and it can be a Colonel or a brand new private, does not matter. As such in that event everyone becomes accountable not only for the operation of the range, the mission objective to have everyone qualify but do it in a safe manner as well . Soldiers are expected to be accountable for the objects issued to them from the time they enter basic training up until the time they leave the military. These things consist of: one-Duffel bag, four-combat coats, one- Disinfecting kit, two- cold weather drawers, one- cold weather drawer, one- elbow and knee pad set, two- Anti flash fire resistant hoods, one- assorted combat boots, one- shoulder signal, one- individual insert, one-advanced combat pad, one- axillary protectors, one- infrared transmitter, one- survival rescue hook, two- Eyepro, one- industrial goggle, four- cold weather jackets, one- folding multi-tool, one- individual FL


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