Remember that you must set the example first and your soldiers will follow in your footsteps.
Individual responsibility as a noncommissioned officer means you are accountable for your personal conduct.
Commanders set the overall standards, but all leaders must provide the guidance, resources, assistance and supervision necessary for soldiers to perform their duties.
Mission accomplishment demands that officers and NCOs work together to advise, assist and learn from each other.
I’ve learned that a good leader should always have accountability of their soldiers, but it starts with self.
Being accountable is also knowing that your soldier(s) physical, mental, and spiritual needs are accounted for and taken into consideration; so that they can be functional as a unit, team, and ensuring that they are mission ready. No matter who you are or where you are your number one responsibility is accountability whether it is for yourself, comrades, and/or equipment. Responsibility is being accountable for what you do or fail to do.
Failing to be accounted imposes actions to be taken not only upon yourself but on your chain of command as well.
As a NCO, I know that I must lead from the front and set an example for the junior enlisted soldiers as well as my peers, and subordinates.
Soldiers in the Army have their own responsibilities.
For example, if you write a check at the commissary, it is your responsibility to have sufficient funds in the bank account to cover the check.