Gear Accountability

1013 WordsMar 25, 20095 Pages
GEAR ACCOUNTABILITY 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…show more content…
This process takes up time we did not need to waste in the first place. Mostly because you have to be accompanied by a corporal to do half of these tasks and that takes his time that he could be using to train his marines instead of just helping you take care of your lost gear problem that you created whether you meant to or not. What matters if something like this happens I think is the fact of if you own up to the mistake you made and handle it appropriately in the right way and not just steal someone else’s gear to hide the fact that you lost yours in the first place, because if you do that then you have lost what makes us as marines who we are and that is integrity. If you lose your gear that is one thing but if you steal to hide it then you have no gear accountability and no honesty which make you many thing and none of them are any good a thief, and a liar to name a few. If you become a habitual liar or thief then you become no use to your fellow men because you will be labeled as less than a man for you can not handle your own problems but instead just create them for others. That is the lowest thing you can do in this situation. What you should do you know and if you chose to ignore that then you are as useless as the other men in your battalion, company, platoon, or just your section label

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