If there was no accountability for our actions, then we could do anything with no regret of what may result because of our actions. The world would be total anarchy!!! To give you a few examples, if the government did not step in and regulate costs of certain essential items such as gasoline, produce, water, electricity, then these companies could charge whatever they wanted, and we would have to buy them, because the are necessities. If courts did not punish criminals for their actions, we could all commit murder, burglary, drinking while driving, and nothing would happen. Also, say there was no accountability for our daily actions. Say a person was a criminal, never paid taxes, had horrendous personal hygiene, was disrespectful to everyone including his family...with no accountability for his actions, he could say be friends or even have a relationship with a person whose intentions are mostly noble. Without accountability, we have no standards to live by. Think of it as a basic rule that has to be followed, it's a necessity.

Personnel accountability is critical in the event of a disaster or national emergency. Ensuring strict accountability for our military members is relatively easy because they are required to provide supervisors with contact information when they depart on leave even on there off time they are required to be accounted for. Civilians are not required to provide contact information while in a non-duty status, and "The Privacy Act precludes us from making it a mandatory requirement. Provide emergency contact information to supervisors voluntarily." So, in the spirit of safety and wellness, and out of concern for each and every member of our great command.

One who takes responsibility for those who works under his or her authority needs to have accountability at all times.

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