Importance Of Accountability In The Military

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I could give a generic paper about what accountability is and what it means to be accountable in the military and in part I will, but I would like to take this opportunity to share what accountability is to me. To go ahead and say it as layman as possible, being accountable is doing what you know is right, and when the time comes, you have to be able to accept that you can't please everyone. The most important thing to me in my life is staying true to my morals and being able to make a difference. I know what the Army thing to do is and I know what the right thing to do is. It's a battle that I have to juggle everyday. The world is so backwards trying to be politically correct and not offend anyone that it does the exact opposite to those that…show more content…
A team such as the army needs to be intrinsically accountable to maximize efficiency. Accountability comes from within and under this definition if you do not uphold an expected result, then you are not considered accountable. Accountable for yourself is a personal battle were you know everything about the guidelines you set yourself up for. Different people hold different understanding of consciousness about the world. Some base it off of public opinion and beliefs that are not understood yet are carried by generations of dogma, some keep loyalties to a set of peers to dodge ridicule and reprisal, and some have a cultured and educated puzzle of set belief that they hold themselves accountable to. This comes with the struggle of the moral compass that you hold, against the concept you know is right. It's up to you to uphold either. Sometimes you can withhold both, but on occasion you will only be able to keep one set in accordance with it's respective parties. It is up to you which is more important. It is a question that means more for others because some just don't have personal accountability and have to base there standards off of what others have set as guidelines. But there are the few that

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