This is a Counseling and Rehabilitation Legal SOP. General – Counseling is a Commander’s function (AR 600-20) and is one of the principal tools of leadership. Commanders and supervisors are responsible for counseling subordinates on a continuing basis concerning performance requirements, conduct, efficiency, military bearing, and promotion potential. Counseling and rehabilitation are mandatory before certain adverse actions can be taken. Commanders must consult the appropriate regulations to be certain of the extent of the requirement to counsel and/or rehabilitate. The following paragraphs discuss some of the more common situations. If the regulations are not followed, administrative actions may be overturned if challenged. This document coverd the General Counseling and more included areas are Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Bar to Reenlistment Counseling, Counseling Before Separation, Rehabilitation Before Separation, Evaluation Report Counseling, Relief for Cause Counseling, Overweight Counseling, Pregnancy and Dependent Care Counseling, APFT Failure Counseling, Corrective Training, and Transfer and Reassignment.
NOTES: Some references listed in this doc might have been superseded and/or updated and should be checked for accuracy, which can be easily done using the DA PAM 25-30 web page or downloaded and installed program for checking current and superseded DOD publications (For example purposes only: FM 3-0 was superseded by ADP 3-0, on 10 October 2011) : This document is in MS Word format
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