Essay The Importance of Accountability in the Army

1539 Words Aug 9th, 2011 7 Pages
The Importance of Accountability Is so you know where everyone is so if you need a person for something you will know where to find them. It is also necessary to have accountability to make sure everyone in your unit is safe and so you make sure they are where they are supposed to be. You also want your unit to be on standby so they are ready for anything that may happen. It is also needed so nobody goes UA. When you have accountability it is easier to track down people if you were to need them for anything. Being accountable means being dependable, showing up to work and to appointments on time, meeting deadlines, being at the right place and at the right time and doing the right thing at the right time. It is also to see if everyone …show more content…
If there is a problem when mustering at the usual muster spot you must always have a secondary muster spot. It would also be helpful if you had a couple of people to help you keep accountability so you do not stress about finding every single person. Ways you can make sure everyone knows when to muster is by calling, putting up a schedule, passing word the previous day, or by text message. When you are mustering it is best if you have everyone in a formation or in any organized way. It is also necessary that everyone remain quiet so you and the person being called hear it. It is also helpful that you have everyone in a organized manner so you can see the persons face so if anyone was to cover for someone else you would be able to catch them and deal with them accordingly. When you are about to let everyone leave you should always tell them anything that comes up so they always know where and when they are supposed to be the next day. Organizations like the Marine Corps, The Navy, The Army, And the air force need to keep good accountability because it is necessary to know where their tools, weapons gear, and troops are at all times so they can react to anything quickly and efficiently. The better accountability an organization has the better the organization can operate. Throughout my experience in my career in the United States Army I have learned the importance that accountability has in my professional and personal life. I understand that accountability

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