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How can I get my orders deleted? My child has a life threatening condition.

I need my orders to be Deleted due to a dependent child life threatening medical condition, and due to Covid 19 he is at high risk as well, he recent has a mental crisis and depression requiring Stabilization and continuation …Read More

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Can I receive a Counseling Statement with Corrective Training and Still get an Article 15?

I received counseling statements, one says recommend Article 15 in the plan of action (first counseling) the 2nd counseling shows what to do to correct it in the plan of action. Can I still receive the ART15 if I am already being punished and it is not in the current plan of action?.. Read the Answer»

How to Complain and be Heard

Extracted from the “Military Spouse” written by Patrician Gerecht and CSM(R) Mark Gerecht. Usually spouses or service members who are having problems just want to be heard (perhaps just to vent) and be provided a reasonable degree of comfort that …Read More

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The Board Master - Army Promotion Board Study Guide
The Mentor - A Comprehensive Guide to Army Counseling and Leadership

Failed APFT – On Permanent Profile – Can my flag be lifted?

I just received a permanent profile which prohibits me from taking all events (including alternate) on the APFT. I am currently flagged and barred for a previous APFT failure. Should my flag and bar be lifted due to the new permanent profile. Also I am not sure if this affects the situation but, I am also currently going through the MEB process. Any information would be greatly appreciated.. Read the Answer»

Planning a Major Inspection – Don’t Work Late

How to develop teamwork, build and grow your team in ways you never thought possible. One event can change how your unit operates going forward

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If I am Relieved Does My Chain of Command Have to Give Me a Relief For Cause?

Does a relief for cause have to come with an NCOER? I've been relieved of being a platoon Sergeant and I'm wondering what else is in store for me, I haven't received a relief for cause NCOER yet, but I'm wondering if there's another option to avoid tarnishing my NCOER record... Read the Answer»

The Evaluator - Army Evaluation & Counseling Guide

Why are Equipment Inspections important?

Can I Be Forced to Sign a Sworn Statement?

Can I Be Forced to Sign a Sworn Statement?.. Read the Answer»

Discouraged – NCO won’t Train me!

Discouraged:  First whatever you DO NOT GET DISCOURAGE!  Keep in mind this is only a temporary situation.  The good and bad about the military is things change.  You could be reassigned within your unit.  Your NCO or yourself may come …Read More

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How to Submit a Complaint Against your Commander

Purpose The purpose of this Article is to walk you through the Article 138 process.  This will help you understand if the Article 138 process is appropriate for your situation and explain how to construction your complaint. Reference: Army Regulation:  …Read More

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Personality Conflicts – Pick the Battles Worth Fighting

The following is an extract from the book Move Out The Insider’s Guide for Military Leaders Just as military units avoid committing their forces to diversionary attacks and feints, leaders must be alert to being drawn into minor skirmishes that …Read More

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How to Stop a Complainer

This is a great leadership question. The answer? Put the Soldier in charge. Make them responsible for the solution. One of two things could happen: They might actually do a good job, solving the problem. In this scenario, everyone wins. …Read More

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