Accountability means the state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness. It’s important to be accounted for no matter if you’re part of a formation or some type of business. Being accounted for let’s that subjects accountee know that he/she is at his point of place and time. To be accounted for allows the subject to be somewhere else other than his point of duty, knowing that his command knows of his whereabouts and his status. One likes to believe that being on time is being late, but being early is being on time. The importance of being on time when getting accounted for shows how responsible you are instead of showing up late an getting in trouble.
Punc-tu-al, adj. 1. Acting or arriving exactly at the time appointed; prompt. 2.Paid or ac-complished at or by the appointed time. 3.Precise; exact. As defined by The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. In United States Army terms, it is basically described as being at one’s appointed place of duty at any given time. All in all, the word punc- tual is one way to describe the concept of being on time. This idea of being on time does not just apply to the Army, but life in general. As do many, if not all of our Army Values and Leadership Principles, which are instilled in us from the day we(Soldiers)set foot on those steps of basic training. And I can go back even farther than that. There’s our parents and teachers of course.
As anybody who’s gone to school or holds a job knows, punctuality is strictly enforced. Even in our personal lives, there’s commitments and personal deadlines we have to meet. But for the purposes of this article, we’ll concentrate on the importance of being on time as it pertains to the United States Army and in general, the armed forces of America.
Punctuality falls in with the individual actions performed by Army, and is an essential part in military life as well as safety measures.
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