Punishment Paper

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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. …show more content…
They are also issued out to family members and their dependents, and civilian Department of Defense workers. Military ID CAC cards are required components of military uniforms in a day-to-day life of a soldier. Amongst ID cards it is important to secure all sensitive items. Sensitive items are anything that is considered classified or a mission essential item. These items can include protective gear, maps, or a piece of paper designating patrol routes. The habits of exercising security and accountability of a soldiers items allow the soldier and their team to operate to the highest standards or have items be accessed by an opposing adversary creating loss of overall mission success. Operational security is a process that denied critical information to an adversary. If one were to obtain the information presented it could be used against friendly forces. Utilizing all assets to maintain and secure sensitive items and classified information promote proper operational security and soldier readiness. All personnel should maintain accountability of all sensitive material to allow full utilization by themselves and anyone involved with the mission and still maintain operational security. Operational security can be compromised through the loss of sensitive items due to loss of equipment used for operational planning, or items used for support missions. Depending on the sensitive item that is being classified it could fall under a different level of security as it is

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