Recording Devices and Counseling
This is the first in a series of articles concerning the use of recording devices as they relate to counseling and other situations within today’s military.
Over the past year I have been asked numerous times to discuss the likelihood and legality of recording a counseling session between a supervisor and a Soldier. I have had numerous situations and variety of scenarios presented to me through ASKTOP.net and during my travels to conduct book signings and professional development sessions throughout the nation.
I have been hesitant to address the issue for a variety of reasons; specifically I did not want the topic to become a point of discussion that allowed Soldiers to undermine their chain of command. However, after careful consideration and repeated requests, I feel it appropriate to discuss the issue as it appears to be becoming an unspoken issue within our military ranks.