1. Readiness or preparedness to give an explanation or justification to relevant others (stakeholders) for one’s judgments, intentions, acts and omissions when appropriately called upon to do so; being answerable; a state of responsiveness being entailed by responsibility. (PAM 1- Army Basic Doctrine) 2. The obligation imposed by law, lawful order, or regulation on a person who is keeping an accurate record of property or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with custody, care and safekeeping. (PAM 4-01 - Quarter Master Service)

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