Sensitive items are anything that is considered classified or a mission essential item. These items can include protective gear, maps, or a piece of paper designating patrol routes. The importance of securing sensitive items comes down to maintaining accountability for operation security, mission success and a soldiers over all readiness. The habits of exercising security and accountability of a soldiers items allow the soldier and their team to operate to the highest standards or have items be accessed by an opposing force creating loss of overall mission success.
Why It Is Important To Secure Sensitive Items?
Sensitive Items is a range of items which varies from those which are essential to the mission to those which contain information which is sensitive in nature (i.e. giving access to secure communication, movement of troops, their equipment, support lines or the general idea of the mission.) There are many reasons these items need to be secure and accountability maintained for them. Some of these reasons include the potential to pose a threat to mission success if fallen into the wrong hands, the ability to complete the mission if not maintained by the troops themselves, the security of those around you if not maintained, and the ease and flow with which the mission must go on to be effective.
The improper securing of a quick release snap, an adjustable d ring attaching strap, can and may very well result in the improper function of the single point release harness when activated or before on an airborne operation. This will result in the inability of the paratrooper to properly exit an aircraft with combat equipment, release his equipment and safely make it to the ground with the tools necessary to conduct a follow on mission. Securing an item means putting it in a location where it is safe from removal by the wrong person (any person not designated with where said item is located and how it is held fast in place) as well as preventative action to...