The Importance Of Military ID Cards

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Register to read the introduction… The possibilities of peril are endless. It is also important because with items like ID cards it also controls access to sensitive areas such as, getting on and off post. If a lost ID falls into the wrong hands that gives endless possibilities to someone who shouldn't be on post, which can put other soldiers, contractors, and military families in danger. Along with putting them at risk, the fact of government property at risk of thief and/or vandalism can distort ones basic position in the military. There are also very important documents and equipment that if fallen into the wrong hands can be problematic to the government. Accountability is very important and crucial for success in the army. But in the military we utilize specific kinds of identification cards. These cards are for any people that are in or related to the armed forces, whether it is marines, navy, and in my case the army. They are also issued out to family members and their dependents, and civilian Department of Defense workers. Military ID CAC cards are required components of military uniforms in a day-to-day life of a …show more content…
Being responsible refers to our ability to make decisions that serve our own interests and the interests of others. We first need to be responsible for ourselves before we can be responsible for others. In learning to be more responsible it is important that we know our limitations. It does not matter how smart we are, there is only so much responsibility that a person can handle. The word responsibility is also defined as a burden. My definition of responsibility is trust. When someone holds you responsible for something, they trust you to do what you are supposed to. Responsibility is something that is easily lost, when you lose some ones trust, they do not see you as a responsible individual. I would like to quote a few references whose information seems to fit very well with this essay:
“We must be effective members of the Joint team. We need to think of our Army as an expeditionary force. We need to encourage innovation and increase resiliency. And most important, we need to reinforce the Warrior Ethos in every Soldier." Being responsible in the US Army has got to be of the utmost importance in my opinion. Throughout the past few months I have been dealing with many problems physically and mentally, and I strongly believe that this has, in part, to blame for my lack of responsibility. Even
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Responsibility increases when soldiers believe that they have personal control over their mission performance, performing out of desire to do well instead of just following orders. There have been many studies that have suggested that when a Soldier feels that they have personal control over work performance the result is that the Soldier has a better task performance, better problem solving, a higher persistence in accomplishing the task, more positive emotions and even better psychological and physical health. Responsibility and accountability are two of the main factors in being a successful Soldier in today’s U.S. Army. You must be a responsible soldier if you want to make it through deployment alive. Or even worse, if you fail to be responsible you could risk someone else’s life or your entire squad’s

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