Army Accountability Essay

2583 Words May 15th, 2013 11 Pages
Dictionary.com gives the following definition of reporting: an account or statement describing in detail an event, situation, or the like, usually as the result of observation, inquiry, etc..In the United States Army Reporting is one of the most important actions a soldier can display. Reporting is used to keep track of a soldiers location and or activities. Without some form of reporting, it would be impossible to monitor the actions or location of any given soldier. In a garrison environment, there are many reasons and situations, in which someone in a soldiers team would need to know where or what a soldier is doing. For instance, with our unit we dispatch trucks every Thursday for the following week. The order to dispatch a truck …show more content…
Accountability is described in dictionary.com as being a noun with the following definition: (noun) Being responsible or liable for someone or something at the state of event and or situation. A leader takes charge and takes accountability for all those who fall under his or her leadership. 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. When most people hear the word "accountability," they immediately become uncomfortable. The thought of making oneself totally open, honest, and vulnerable with another person doesn't sound appealing to most of us. It's easy for people to stay in their comfort zone and avoid confronting difficult issues and weaknesses in their lives. The key to creating a successful culture of change

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