GEAR ACCOUNTABILITY By PFC BARNEY In our United States Marine Corps today, there seems to be one problem amongst our Marines that can have very light and also very severe consequences. This problem is losing issued gear and/or not having full accountability of all of our issued gear. Losing a small piece of issued gear or some small pieces of equipment doesn’t seem like it would have a big effect on the Marine or his peers, but actually it can have a huge effect. There are many important reasons to be checking your gear constantly to keep proper Marine Corps issued gear accountability as a Marine in the United States Marine Corps. It is the Marine’s responsibility to always have proper Marine Corps issued gear accountability
Accountability of Military Weapons and Gear It is very important at all times for a soldier to know where their weapon ,headset or any equipment are. Especially when at war. A soldier without his/her equipment is handicapped, he she can not defend him or herself from enemy fire without having their weapon ready ,nor communicate with people in their convoy without their headset. Having your weapon and headset secure is also a matter of safety. Going out on any mission in the military without necessary equipment is dangerous.
Tool control is important to help keep the work running smoothly and make it more eficent for marine aircrafts and other equipment to operate without any damaged. Keeping accountablity of your tools can keep the flight line running without interruptions for sucess to aricraft meintence. If a tool or piece of equipment was missplaced on the flightline or any where else you would first have to thoroughly look for it. If you cannot find it, he must report it to the proper quaified personnel. If the tool or piece of equipment is not found, the flight line must be shut down until it can be located.
One must be able to protect what he is guarding at all times. It is important for his own protection as well as everybody else’s. If one Marine falls asleep on post then it leaves a gap for the enemy to infiltrate. It not only leaves Marines in close proximity to that particular post vulnerable, it creates a base wide security breach. There once was a marine on post outside of the gate of a U.S. embassy in Germany.
Every person has the right to refuse treatment/food even if it is in their best interests. Talk to the individual about any problems they may have with carrying out the procedure and explain the benefits 5.4 It is important to check the equipment to be used is for the individual and procedure to be carried out and has no sign of damage. Failure to do so could cause infection and/or illness. 5.5 The individual should be made comfortable and settled into a safe place usually at an angle of 30 degrees or more to prevent reflux. Refer to agreed way of working and ask the individual where they would like to settle during this time, they may have already agreed on a preferred place.
Working in an area that has nothing but oil, grease, and other hazardous materials in it is a guarantee stain on a uniform. No matter what you do you have to be in a uniform that is correct and presentable to you chain of command. It is important that you look the best you can because you never know who will becoming to see you while you are working or even in a
Orders are called orders because that is exactly what they are, not suggestions. In the heat of battle, following orders saves lives. There is no time to think it through or suggest other options. Your sergeant gives an order and he expects it to be followed as well as when you might give an order to your subordinates. That is one reason why basic/boot seems so scary to some people because they know they will have a power struggle with the drill sergeants.
Many Soldiers and leaders believe they have no responsibility or culpability for Army property unless they have accepted it on a hand receipt, but property accountability is the core of military equipment stewardship. The Army standard for maintaining and tracking supplies is for Soldiers to treat the property as if it was their own. The Army Command Supply Discipline Program, implemented by Army Regulation 710-2, “Supply Policy Below the National Level,” is the embodiment of that standard. The CSDP provides Soldiers and leaders alike a common set of rules for safeguarding scarce resources. Every Soldier has some level of responsibility for property in his unit.
“Taking the Blackhawk Out for Lunch” The moral dilemma in this case study is that the soldiers created the “appearance of impropriety.” The big issue is that to civilians and probably other service members, the situation looked like an abuse of time, equipment, power, and taxpayer’s contributions. When planning a mission, even a training mission, it is your responsibility and duty to follow your commander’s intent and be a trusted professional at all times. By using a precious resource designated for work, those soldiers damaged the trust of civilians and other soldiers that they placed in them to train diligently and be prepared for whatever their country calls on them for. This case study is a clear breakdown of virtues ethics and deontological. If the soldiers
The Historical Importance of Being On Time In The Military The main reason for this essay is because I did not follow out proper orders and was not at the correct place of duty for accountability of my person on two consecutive occasions. Regardless of my reasons for absence, there is no excuse big enough or serious not to make it on time to formation or at minimum give a courtesy call to my chain of command. I want to be an excellent soldier and I want to excel in the military. 1st sergeant would no doubt call this repeated action laziness, irresponsibility, and un-leadership like qualities that of which have neither the right to stake a claim of existence within nor to continue residing in the army. However, as I may or may not have said before I'd like to stay and continue my rigorous journey up the treacherous road of leadership.