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2021-10-19 Afghanistan
Gen. Keith Kellogg: Our military and the alarming disappearance of accountability
[FOX] Accountability remains one of the most important tenets in leadership and, until recently, was a crucial component to success in the military. Accountability develops trust, demonstrates stewardship, and influences decision-making. By virtue of its necessity, it is interwoven into nearly every aspect of life in uniform. Troop formations, combat success, physical fitness tests, individual performance reports, financial liability investigations for property loss -- all are mechanisms and tools of accountability.

Dangerously, accountability in decision making at the highest levels of the military appears to have all but disappeared. Over the past decade, stars on shoulders became Afghan participation trophies and we all but celebrated mediocrity in our leaders.

As Kabul fell so did our trust and faith in our military senior leaders. The chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and the ’just-for-show’ hearings in Congress that followed indicate the weakness and inability of our uniformed and elected leaders to accept the most fundamental aspect of their job...accountability.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-10-19 08:37|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [214 views ]  Top

#1 It predates Kabul by a long run. How many failed programs have they recycled through senior officers all the time giving each departee one of them 'happy - glad' tour medals? That's been going on for decades.

How many officers violated regulations and the result was amending the regulations with another paragraph or paragraphs of instruction rather than hold the miscreant responsible and as an example to others? That has been going on for decades.
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-10-19 13:58||   2021-10-19 13:58|| Front Page Top

#2 American military should display on their chests only medals given for valor. The rest is just salad dressing and ego tripping.
Posted by Bertie Crains2651 2021-10-19 18:59||   2021-10-19 18:59|| Front Page Top

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