On June 10, 2014, during a morning inspection, I failed to have all the necessary items on my person in my shirt breast pocket. I was therefore in violation of not maintaining all of my gear. By not maintaining all my gear, I run the risk of being ill prepared for a lecture as well as any other training event. Uniformity as a platoon and a class is very important, and not maintaining all of my gear causes me to stand out and look different than my other fellow recruits. This experience has led me to fully comprehend the vitality of maintaining my uniform, materials, and gear in accordance to code so that I can maintain my professional readiness. By ensuring I have all necessary pieces of gear, I can spend my energy and focus more effectively, such as being fully engaged in all scheduled activities. The ramifications of my forgetfulness last week have motivated me to not overlook my equipment; and I wish to not have these memory lapses affect me in my career in the future. By recognizing my mistakes now, I can correct my actions and learn the importance of maintaining my gear so when I move on to other phases of my career, I will learn to be organized and prepared for any situation that arises. By maintaining all of my necessary gear, I do not run the risk of putting myself in a situation where either my partner or I will be seriously injured from not having gear that can save our lives, or cost my Department money from losing valuable equipment. Maintaining my gear in the academy teaches me to keep track of my departmental issued gear that can cause security risks towards other Officers or stations in Los Angeles County if the gear were to become lost in the field. During the remainder of my time training in the academy, I will focus on and keep track of my gear so I am ready for what the day brings.