Gear Acountability Essay

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There is a quote by Benjamin Franklin that reads, ‘time is money.’ In the United States Marine Corps, a loss of time could mean a loss of life. Having no control of your gear and gear accountability can cause a lack of faith and motivation between squads Members , you can get in trouble by the Marine Corps with Page 11 and even NJP’S and most importantly you can cost a life of a fellow Marine if you were in combat .There are many important reasons to be checking your gear constantly to keep proper issued gear accountability as an Infantryman in the United States Marine Corps or any other MOS in the Marine Corps as well. It is the Marines responsibility to always have proper issued gear accountability at all times. Whenever you have a pause through your patrols, raids, or movements the Marines always want to take a quick check to make sure that you have your issued or serialized gear as well as everything else that you or your team of Marines came on that mission with. It is your job to take responsibility and check yourself as well as your other marines to ensure nothing has gone missing. Proper issued gear accountability can range from the most important pieces of Marine Corps issued gear such as your rifle all the way down to your tourniquet. You always want to have serialized issued gear such as your night vision goggles dummy corded to your body. In doing so your issued gear that can be dummy corded is dummy corded to you, you will have a lot less chance to loose any of your gear or anything else you are carrying with you. In case that a Marine is moving or running, even if your issued gear comes absent from the pouch or pocket you are carrying them in they will not come completely off your body. Any serialized issued gear that the Marine is carrying on that Marines body needs to always be dummy corded to that Marine or even attached the Marines flak jacket.

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