Accountability and Professionalism

Accountability and Professionalism


in the United States of America's ARMY

September 5, 2008

Intro, Definition of Essay,
I. Infraction
II. The affect it has on my unit and myself
II. The importance of accountability in the army
III. The importance of professionalism in the army
IV. The 7 Army Core Values


This paper is an essay that was assigned for me to do as a means of corrective training for infractions involving me being unaccountable and unprofessional. Although essays are generally short this one is more than 1500 words; words that form sentences that convey meaning. Not typically drafted just to fulfill the request; but honestly composed to communicate what I think and feel.

An essay is a short literary composition on a particular theme or subject, usually in prose and generally analytic, speculative, or interpretative. My subject is myself. I am using a combination of forms and styles to share my thoughts.


I have been written up for being late to PT or just completely missing it. I was told that everyone must show up for PT for accountability purposes. At one point my argument was, "why could I not just show up at 0900hrs for Work Call for accountability purposes. I am nursing a severally injured knee and can't get around to well. My profile prevents me from participating in PT and it limits my work days to just 5 hours a day. My request was denied. SSG. Ambriz said if she has to show up then I have to show up. I felt that was unsympathetic and senseless. But, it's still the standard, so I let that argument go.

Over the course of 7 months, I have been counseled 3 times for missing accountability formation. After the third time, I was given an assignment to write an essay about how missing accountability formation affects the unit, why accountability is important, professionalism, and the Army Core Values.


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