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Accountability of Equipment

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Not only is accountability of equipment highly important but making sure all the equipment works how it is designed and intended to be used. Accountability of ammunition is important as well, if you are on a mission and not all of your soldiers have ammunition then it could cost the mission and lives. Keeping accountability of your soldiers, your soldiers equipment status, and ammunition status are very important to completing a mission successfully without any problems. Also keeping track of soldiers equipment as well as ammunition can help save the army funds to put to better use to help soldiers with retirement, their benefits, various programs and classes. Another thing in the army to keep accountability on is food, it is the most important thing to accomplishing a mission successfully. Dangers can come if you are not responsible of your things. If there was a security breach into a secret building could be catastrophic to the security of the united states. If you do forget your equipment you should tell someone as soon as possible so you don't put your crew or anyone in danger. As a junior enlisted soldier you have very minimal responsibility such as taking care of yourself and your equipment such as all items issued to him whether it be a weapon, NVG’s, clothes, a vehicle, or some pro mask. If you don't take  care of these items you can be subject to punishment. The NCO’s responsibility is to make sure that the soldier is accountable for the items and has eyes on these items when needed, so that he can report it to his higher command. Accountability also includes the most important piece of equipment the soldier him or herself. Anything can and will happen especially in combat, that’s why the team member should make sure that the team or squad leader know where the soldier and his or her equipment is at all times.The Army spends a lot of money on equipment and belongings for the soldiers, so the Army expects to know where its equipment is. No matter what someone is always responsible for equipment in the Army. It goes to the highest officer to the lowest enlisted personnel in the chain of command and back up again. Responsibility and accountability are two of the main factors in being a successful soldier in today’s Army.There are many good examples of responsibility in a normal workday. Soldiers need to be responsible for their actions. It is very important to be responsible when working in the united states army .If you were to find something damaged or wrong with a weapon you are accountable

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