Some of our readers have requested information on Reception and Integration Counseling. Let’s take a few moments to outline the process. I hope this information is useful and provides you with a firm foundation. Remember, as leaders, you set the attitude and tone for all things. Your attitude and your tone determine the motivation level of your Soldiers.
Reception and Integration Counseling is perhaps the most important counseling you will conduct with a Soldier, as it helps develop the Soldier’s initial impression of the unit and its leadership. The purpose of this counseling is to:
- Identify any problems or issues the Soldier or their family members may have and develop a course of action to alleviate these problems.
- Familiarize new members with the organization’s mission and how they contribute to the success of that mission.
- Introduce them to the services and facilities at the new location.