Soldiers do not realize is that when they miss an appointment it does not just affect them; it affects the entire chain of command from the Squad Leader all the way to the First Sgt. When a Soldier misses an appointment the squad leader must answer for the Soldier, the Squad leader must answer to the platoon Sgt., the Platoon Sgt. Must answer to the First Sgt., and the First Sgt., must answer to the Battalion now everyone has to use their time that could be used for other things instead of a missed appointment. I found out that the recent rate of no-show appointments in military treatment facilities are at an average of 5.78 percent, and they have reached as high as 9.01 percent. A medical appointment allows providers to maintain a continuity of care for soldiers.

"Accountability" stems from late Latin accomptare (to account), a prefixed form of computare (to calculate), which in turn derived from putare (to reckon). While the word itself does not appear in English until its use in 13th century Norman England, the concept of account-giving has ancient roots in record keeping activities related to governance and money-lending systems that first developed in Ancient Israel, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and later, Rome

What is accountability and the definition: (DOD) 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.

Why is accountability important to the Army? Accountability is a very important part of an enlisted and a non-commissioned officer’s job. The enlisted soldier is responsible for all items issued to issued to him whether it be a weapon, clothes, a vehicle, or some TA-50, a field manual, medication, etc. The...

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