Sfc Sharp

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SFC Sharp failed to report the security issue that the documents were lost. A lack of honesty on his part? Or was all this legit? Was it intentional or not? How should I go about handling this situation? Army Regulation 380–5 covers the safeguarding of classified materials. It states that in discovery of this type of security breach that any person, who discovers classified information out of proper control will, take custody of the information, safeguard it, and immediately report to their security manager, S2, or CO. The mishandling of secret information can cause serious damage to our national security.

At this moment I am looking at myself and where do my values take me. First is Duty, how do I do what is right though under this pressure? My loyalty is with my fellow NCO’s and also my unit, and above all my country. This guy is about move forward in his career, and of I destroy that, how does that look on me? Yes it is the hard right vs. the easy wrong situation. What I choose to do can affect my professional relationship with other in this unit in so many ways. If I report this directly to the CO, I will be in the right but what will that do to SFC Sharp? Do I go along with the response that I received from SGT Day, thus making me just as wrong and guilty of what SFC Sharp did intentionally or unintentionally? Then if this comes up later I can be charged as an accessory to the fact. I could take this issue directly to SFC Sharp first and see what he wants to do about the situation first, thus giving him a heads up. He may or may not know what exactly what wrong has been done.

Thus my decision will be that of going first to SFC Sharp. I will then know his intentions if and how he plans to fix it. If he gives me reason to believe that his moral compass is jacked up I will then report it immediately to my S-2 OIC as well as my CO. Regardless of what he…...

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