Unfortunately I made a common mistake in loosing my ID card. As a result I have to write this essay showing that I feel bad...or something along those lines. The technical subject of this essay: "The importance of maintaining security of sensitive items and responsibility". To get a better understanding, this is how it all went down. I was working in the office and as I recall I grabbed my ID card and put it in my pocket. I left for lunch and when I reached my destination I realized it was gone. After freaking out, I retraced my steps and tried to figure out where it could have dropped. With no success and a realization of utter failure I gave up; and retreated to my superior for help. I heeded the information needed to get a new card.
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Lack of accountability shows a lack of responsibility, and though I am a responsible person i still failed and securing my ID, and there is no room in the military for irresponsibility. Being responsible refers to our ability to make decisions that serve our own interests and the interests of others. We first need to be responsible for ourselves before we can be responsible for others. In learning to be more responsible it is important that we know our limitations. It does not matter how smart we are, there is only so much responsibility that a person can handle. The word responsibility is also defined as a burden. My definition of responsibility is trust. When someone holds you responsible for something, they trust you to do what you are supposed to. Responsibility is something that is easily lost, when you lose some ones trust, they do not see you as a responsible individual. I would like to quote a few references whose information seems to fit very well with this essay:
“We must be effective members of the Joint team. We need to think of our Army as an expeditionary force. We need to encourage innovation and increase resiliency. And most important, we need to reinforce the Warrior Ethos in every Soldier." Being responsible in the US Army has got to be of the utmost importance in my opinion. Throughout the past few months I have been dealing with