Accountability in the military is important because marines as well as equipment, ammunition, food, water and other various supplies are vital to the operation and proper function of the Marine Corps as a whole. To start with, marines must be accounted for because they are the responsibility of their team leader, squad leader, platoon sergeant, and so on.
If you don’t have accountability of marines then when you attempt to conduct a mission you may not have all the man power you should have and that could cost you not only failing your mission but your life and the lives of the marines with you. Having accountability of each and every marine at all times lets the leadership know how many marines they can spare for various details and still continue with the mission at hand. Another thing that is very important to keep accountability on is equipment.
If your men don’t have the equipment they need or the equipment they were issued then it could cause a major problem in the mission possibly causing you to fail the mission and lose lives of your marine for not having proper equipment. Not only is accountability of equipment highly important but making sure all the equipment works how it is designed and intended to be used. Accountability of ammunition is important as well, if you are on a mission and not all of your marines have ammunition then it could cost the mission and lives.
Keeping accountability of your men, your marines equipment status, and ammunition status are very important to completing a mission successfully without any problems. Also keeping track of their equipment as well as ammunition can help save the Marine Corps fund to put to better use to help marines with retirement, their benefits, various programs and classes. Another thing in the Marine Corps to keep accountability on is food; it is the most important thing to accomplishing a mission successfully.