The importance of accountability
Accountability: the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accountability)
Why is accountability important so you know where your soldiers are at all times and what they are doing. In case if something where to happen and someone needs to know where a soldier is accountability will come into play. Accountability is the obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on another person (commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer, enlisted) for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily on a person or thing. Accountability goes along with responsibility which by definition: The quality or state of being responsible: as a: moral, legal, or mental accountability b: reliability, trustworthiness 2: something for which one is responsible: burden (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/responsibility )
The Army values soldiers that are accountable for their actions. Being accountable also means being dependable arriving to work and appointments on time, meeting deadlines, and as I wrote earlier being in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing at the right time. Accountability is a very important part of a soldier’s job. The enlisted soldier is responsible for all items issued to them whether it is an item or self. The non-commissioned officer's responsibility is to make sure that the soldier is accountable for the items or self and has eyes on items when needed, so that they can report it to their higher command.
Discipline: control gained by enforcing obedience or order a : orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior b : self-control c : a rule or system of rules governing conduct or activity
Disipline an Army value goes along with responsibility and to be accounted for is a part of disciplinary...