The Importance of Accountability

The Importance of Accountability is so my chain of command knows where everyone is so if they need a soldier for something they will know where to find them. It is also necessary to have accountability to make sure everyone in my class, platoon, or unit is safe and to make sure they are where they are supposed to be. Why my chain of command have accountability it is easier for them to track down other soldiers in case they were needed for anything.

Being accountable means being dependable, showing up to formation at the appointed time, 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 shows up to formation and or where they are supposed to be. Accountability is not only for keeping track of other soldiers it can also be for keeping track of money, gear, legal documents, and many other things.


The reason you would want to keep track of soldier is so if there is ever a time where a lot of soldiers goes missing you would be able to look in specific place rather than looking in unnecessary places. You can also make a log book so whenever anyone goes somewhere they would have to sign out of that log book. And also the buddy system is a good way to find out where someone would be. I think the whole reason for having accountability is so we get to where we are going on time, so we stay safe and if we were to get into trouble someone could come get us.

It is also helpful to have a cell phone or a phone pad with your chain of command in it so you can always be reached. When I’m accountable it makes my chain of command job easier and mines too doing what I need to do to be accountable in always a plus because being early doesn’t mean that I am early but being late is being (FTR) failure to report and unaccounted for. If my chain of command always have a hundred percent accountability they will never have any problems like wondering where someone is or wondering why someone is missing.

Discipline is vital in accountability because if I maintain my discipline as a professional soldier I will always be accountable unless told to do otherwise. Without discipline soldiers, the military and the government will be ruined because discipline means the observance of certain well-defined rules like reporting too my place of duty on time. Without such regulation it is not possible to maintain proper accountability because such regulations contribute to the glory of the United States military existence.

Discipline cannot be acquired from books but can it be learnt from teachers like my chain of command. Discipline and accountability is essential from the moment of waking up to the time of going to sleep. Discipline is essential in my everyday life without discipline and accountability there can be no military The importance of following orders in the United States military or in any organization where a task/mission has been giving to me is in very important because the United States military recognizes that respect for my superiors is what maintains order and prevents the eruption of chaos.

Orders comes from top ranks down to the lower ranks and article 90 of the Uniform Military Code of Justice states that, willfully disobeying a lawful command from my superiors or any commissioned officer is unacceptable because following orders is one of the regulations set forth to instill discipline within the ranks, following orders ensures that everyone is on the same page to get the task done in the most efficient manner possible. If I do not follow the orders given to me, the risk of failure increases and I put myself in the position of not completing my mission.

Following orders and being a professional soldier is essential to my unit and the operation of the United States military. Following orders is of the utmost importance in the United States military. Obedience is what enables the United States military to operate in an organized and effective manner which is very important during regular and challenging military situations, While I may have been able to question the notion of obedience in my daily life, this luxury is not available to me in the united states military where the grand goals and aims require smooth internal functioning and hierarchical coordination.

Many of the standards that I would have frowned upon outside the u s army are essential to the work success within the United States military. Punishment of not following orders is not deemed to be a positive occurrence in an average person’s life, whereas the United States military guide maintains that punishment strengthens my determination and discipline and enables me to learn and fully take the importance of following orders in US army seriously.

Not following orders is not an optional choice while living the standards of the United States military. If I don’t follow orders while in a combat zone this makes me combat ineffective and if I’m combat ineffective in my unit it slows down the progress of winning and also breaks my leaders concentration on the task in hand. If I executes the order quickly and to standard that tremendously help with the effectiveness of the unit, even if they don’t know it because every single soldier is vital to winning the fight.

If I’m not able to follow orders and execute them effectively and to standard that will strengthen the unit and increase the moral of the unit by making it to where the leadership doesn’t have to worry about if I am going to do that right are not, this relieves tension from the leaders and other members in the unit because then the work is evenly spread out and everyone works like a team to get the job done quickly and to standard, being disciplined is to follow orders un-questionably.

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