Military readiness and the 21st century Army can be defined by its
own organizational ability to project firepower and defend and preserve.
Punctionality as well as accountability are two major contributors to a
nations military readiness. Punctionality is the unerring, timely placement of
smaller units and individuals and their ability to be on time. Accountability,
an essential army core quality, is what allows those in leadership and upper
management to be aware of the disposition and condition of each individual
unit under their control. When every single unit and individual soldier is at
the right place, at the right time, leaders can say that their people and
equipment are "accounted for". Therefore, one can perceive the importance
of timeliness, and its relation to accountability.
In ancient times, there was a time honored tradition of honor and
respect to the leaders of the different warrior clans of that day. These hardy
fighters paid fealty to their patriarchal leader, also know as the "warrior-
father" There was a strong fraternal sense of belonging during these times of
old simply because their very survival of each man was in the hands of the
other. If one of the individual warriors, or "sons", failed to appear on the
battlefield for even at a daily meeting or meal there was cause for alarm
because one person missing could mean the difference between life and
death. Even if the soldier had a legitimate reason, such as, sickness or injury
then it would be that soldiers responsibility to tell a clan brother or even
another subordinate to relay this information to their respective commander.
At the very least, informing his superiors would prevent a concerned leader
from sending out a needless search party or disparring for a lost comrade or
In the ages leading up to the creation of the Roman Empire, military
units were devoid of modern...