The Importance of Accountability in The Us Army
The following essay is a compilation of my personal experiences, definitions, and examples of how responsibility and accountability are important to surviving in today’s Army. One of the values the United States Army most seeks in its soldiers is accountability.
Responsibility is increased when Soldier’s have a single, clear set of rules that apply to a specific event. When the guidelines are unclear, or when more than one set of rules seems to apply to an event, responsibility is decreased. Being responsible in the United States Army has got to be utmost importance in my opinion. I being a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army is held responsible for my Soldiers and it is part of my job. I make the decision right or wrong that can lead to great actions or bad mistakes. I have to be responsible for mentorship and development growth for my Soldiers. They are tomorrow’s United States Army. I have been show how to be responsible by faults and great orders that were given by previous supervisors. I will use their mistakes and learn from them and great achievements to mimic what I need to strive to be like.
The most important formation of a soldier’s day is morning formation. The Army uses morning formation to account for everyone and announce any information that soldiers need to know. If not everyone is accountable for morning formation, the Army will not know where everyone is and will not be able to ensure that everyone knows what he or she needs to know to do his or her job. Accountability is one of the founding instruments used in the military to maintain order and account for all the Soldiers, determine whether they are alive, dead, or missing. It starts with the first formation that accounts for Soldiers. When the unit is called to attention and the Command “fall in” and “receive to report”, In turn the Platoon Sergeant makes an about face and Commands “report” to the Squad leaders and...