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Honest Mistake or Unforgivable Sin?

Property and personal damage

Anything that causes serious property damage, causes serious personal injury, host nation relations, and/or injury to our national security is an example of an unforgivable sin.

These are mistakes that fall into the unforgivable sin category due to the magnitude of damage. Even if the most well-intentioned and honest Soldier in your unit makes one of these mistakes, there is nothing he can do to reduce the magnitude of the problem. Be wary of the Soldier who tells you:

“I thought you said honest mistakes were okay. We are supposed to learn from them. I learned from this and will not allow it to happen again.”

posted on 03/20/2017 under Articles
Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training..

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