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Can an NCO Make me Counsel Another Soldier for an Incident in Which I was not Present and Therefore Do Not Know the Facts of the Situation?

Can an NCO make me counsel another Soldier for an incident in which I was not present and therefore do not know the facts of the situation?.. Read the Answer»

What Type of Questions Should I ask My Soldiers During an In-Ranks Inspection?

Introduction Become the Uniform Subject Matter Expert in your Unit. Get your copy of Wear It Right Army Quick Reference Uniform Book Today–Answer all your uniform questions This will vary depending on the specifics of the inspection. You should establish a …Read More

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Is it true the Counselor only has 48 hours to Obtain the Counselee’s Signature?

Can I be Forced to Cancel a Scheduled Surgery to Attend ACAP?

I have surgery next week for my knee and they want me to cancel the surgery for ACAP for my chapter. Can they do that?.. Read the Answer»

Leadership Quote of the Day

A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers

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What is the Proper Method to Conduct an In-Ranks Inspection? (Taken from Wear It Right Army Uniform Book)

Form the Element Once the element has been properly prepared for inspection as outlined in TC 3-21.5, the inspector should proceed to the first person for inspection. The inspector should position himself fifteen inches in front of the Soldier to be inspected. …Read More

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Award Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Part of the ASKTOP mission is to get tools to Soldiers and leaders so they can be more effective and efficient. I have attached a copy of an Awards SOP for those of you that might be in need of …Read More

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My Spouse has PCS’d and I am Scheduled to PCS to Another Location..How can we be Stationed Together?

My Unit Deferred my School Slot against my will and Now they Want me to Sign a 4187- Do I have to Sign it

My unit deferred my mandatory school slot against my will. Now they need me to sign the 4187. Am I obligated to sign.. Read the Answer»

Leadership Quote of the Day

A good commander is someone who can step on your boots and still leave a shine.

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How to Build a Company Training Calendar (taken from Mechanics of Company Command)

Introduction In this article we will explore a quick and easy way to built a unit training calendar.  The following information is an extract from the book Mechanics of Company Command by CPT Bryan Langley.  It is a great book that is …Read More

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Is my Article 15 Punishment Excessive?

Recently I received an Article 15 for being late. My punishment was, reduction, 1/2 pay for 2 months, restricted to base 30 days, extra duty 30 days. Does this seem excessive to you?.. Read the Answer»