The importance of keeping positive control of my military i. d and how it Hinders the army’s OPSEC I won’t sit here and say losing my i. d card was completely out of my reach but things happen I’m only human. But I can assure you that it won’t happen again. But Losing a Military Identification Card has a lot of downside. There is no good in losing a Military Identification Card regardless of the situation and detail. Accountability in the military is extremely important, more so, Accountability of government property is very important.
Losing government property leads to wasteful spending along with your chain of command's time. It is also important because with items like ID cards it also controls access to sensitive areas such as, getting on and off post. If your lost ID falls into the wrong hands you are therefore giving that power to someone who shouldn't be on post, which can put other soldiers, contractors, and military families in danger. Along with putting them at risk, you are leaving government property at risk of thief and/or vandalism.
There are also very important documents and equipment that if fallen into the wrong hands can be problematic to OPSEC. Lack of accountability shows a lack of responsibility, and there is no room in the military for irresponsibility, we are all responsible for eachother's lives and well being down range and it all starts with our gear . Accountability is very important and crucial for success in the army. But when you join the military they utilize a specific kinds of identification cards. These cards are for any people that are in or related to the armed forces, whether it is marines ,navy ,and in my case the army.
They are also issued out to family members and their dependants, and civilian Department of Defense workers. Military I d cac cards are required components of military uniforms in a day to day life of a soldier. In the Army regulation 670-1 it requires that soldiers must at all times carry a military-issued identification card, whether in acu’s or in civilian clothes. Your Military ID card is required to travel on and off military installations such as , access commissaries, Post Exchanges and dinning Facilities.
Your military id also serves as an indication of a service member's rank and branch of service . On their military id card along with the rank and branch of service, is the persons ETS date, their full name, date of birth. It is essential that is always maintained on person and kept well track off. Without your militidea yo are also not able to purchase necessities from the px, without being able to buy thmo the px, I would not be able to buy required items for packing lists and deploment.