It’s absolutely important for us to maintain full accountability in the Marine Corps because not only are we under-funded, which makes replacing lost gear a huge hassle, but it instills discipline in our Marines and helps them build a stronger character by maintaining full gear retention at all times. When a Marine keeps full accountability of issued gear, it illustrates to that Marine’s peers that the Marine is squared away. The more squared away the Marine is, the better off he/she will be in garrison and in country. When a Marine shows that he can take care of himself and keep full accountability of his issued gear then that Marine demonstrates the ability to take care of his other Marines as well look out for their well-being. When a Marine keeps full accountability of issued gear, then he/she will have fewer things to worry about and will be able to concentrate more on the mission that needs to be completed.
Leadership to me, means the ability to attain four things: social intelligence, initiative, setting a good example, and inspiration. These do not come naturally, but are acquired through continual work and study. A truly great leader is continually working and studying to improve their leadership skills. To be an effective leader, the Marines have provided a number of principles. Again, in their basic manual they say, "… if we expect Marines to lead and if we expect Marines to follow, we must provide the education of the heart and mind to win on the battlefield and in the barracks, in war and peace."
Another big takeaway was that despite the brutality and emotions of combat, a leader must remain calm, see the big picture, and anticipate the “next steps” for his unit and the enemy. Tom Hiebert: We Were Soldiers was published just as I was getting ready to take command. The timeless value of the book then, as it remains to me to this day, is in demonstrating to young leaders the value of setting and maintaining standards and discipline in training as these translate directly to success in combat. Also, LTG Moore compares and contrasts the effects in combat of good solid leadership (and, again, standards and discipline) with the lack thereof in the second part of his book concerning the exploits of McDade and 2-7 Cavalry at LZ [landing zone] Albany. I tried to carry these lessons with me everywhere as a company commander.
This caused a ripple effect in the army as we promoted inexperienced Soldiers to Sergeant, these leaders were now training new Soldiers, this led to Soldiers not getting the proper leadership and not conducting inspections and other basic soldiering skills like haircuts, cleanliness & serviceability of the uniform and ensuring that good basic discipline was being upheld at all levels. As long as the combat mission was completed many times the leaders weren’t worried about how it got
It can have a very costly outcome The first lesson of leadership is learning how to follow orders. That is also providing that the leader you are following knows what they are doing, and in the military, that can be a tricky question. If you do not learn how to follow orders, you will never be trusted to give them. It's something called character-based leadership. It is also taught at all of our military academies (i.e.
• Role Model: Setting a living example of the values, ethics and standards of the Navy; taking an active interest in the personal and professional development of personnel. Mentorship is an extremely beneficial career development tool, that when effectively implemented results in better job performance from employees, higher advancement rates, higher morale, and overall job satisfaction. The two types of mentoring relationships recognized by the Command are “Informal” and “Formal”. Informal Mentorship: Informal Mentoring is a mentoring relationship that occurs naturally when a person seeks professional advice and guidance from a more experienced person, outside the context of command prescribed instructions and guideline requirements. There are no written expectations for personnel in informal
Having a uniform ready at all times will teach us discipline. Discipline is systematic instruction intended to train a person, or to follow a particular code of conduct or “order”. Often, the phrase "to discipline" carries a negative connotation. This is because enforcement of order -that is, ensuring instructions are often carried out -is regulated through punishment. Discipline is a course of actions leading to a goal greater than the satisfaction of the immediate.
The Importance Of Accountability In The United States Marine Corps Today is very crucial.There are a number of different kinds of accountability in the Marine Corps today.The different forms of accountability range from the accountability of the marines in your squad or platoon. I will touch a little bit on this subject and hopefully be able to successfully explain to you why each form is important in its own way.First of all ill start with the accountability of your Marines and then eventually make my way through to the other forms of accountability. Having proper accountability of your Marines is very important and crucial in many different ways. Most importantly when you have the proper accountability of your marines, you succesfully know that the said name Marine is safe and not in trouble or in harms way,and more importantly you know exactly where the said name Marine is and you know if they are in the proper place that they are supposed to be and if they are there on time. Knowing where the said name marine is at all times eliminates the wasting of important time looking for them or wondering where they are,and can keep you from sacrificing mission accomplishment.
Military training teaches a trainee to cope with two of the most dangerous obstacles in a survival situation. The desire for comfort, and the passive outlook. The desire for comfort is strong in humans, but trainees are taught to look at the bigger picture. No matter the discomfort that they may be feeling it is nothing compared to the discomfort they will endure if they are captured by an opposing force. The other danger, the passive outlook, can be severely detrimental to an individual’s survival
Another way that I show loyalty is by wearing the uniform of the U.S. Army. Not only am I a Cadet but a Student Athlete as well. I will come to practice and training to better my performance as well as score points for the team to participate in big events; which fall under duty. "Treating others with dignity and respect while expecting others to do the same," is what I live by. Respect is trusting that all people have done their jobs and fulfilled their duty.