I found this term in the March 6, 2009 issue of The Wall Street Journal. Peggy Noonan covers the crash of a Marine F/A 18 Hornet into a San Diego neighborhood in:
"Wall Street Could Learn From the Marines About Accepting Responsibility"
Our proud and now grief-stricken Marines take it upon themselves to get to the bottom of the crash and the civilian deaths it caused. The investigation laid bare each involved person's role, decisions, and outcome of those decisions. So thorough was the Marine investigation, a rapidly-formed group intent on obtaining an investigation disbanded nearly immediately once the investigation's results were aired with it's leader stating "I think we're out of business.
The article's link to our firm is the thoroughness Ms. Noonan calls "honest responsibility". At Shoffner & Associates, this quality is included for every client and every project.
Honest responsibility is a perfect description of what you will receive when you entrust us with your project.
Glenn Biggs, Paralegal