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What you do off the job is a determining factor in how far you will go on the job.

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  The true measure of our character is not defined by how we act when times are Good but how we behave when times are tough and challenging.  

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I am sure most of us are familiar with this quote: If you are not part of the solution; mostly likely you are part of the problem

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The standard for character and integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is looking

Is a “no field duty” profile valid?

I have a Soldier who went on sick call and came back with a no field duty profile. We are getting ready to go to the field for two weeks. I need this Soldier. Is there anything I can do?.. Read the Answer»

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When in charge, take charge.  When not in charge let those in charge be in charge!

How do I handle an accidental weapons discharge?

Our unit just returned from the range and we had a leader accidentally discharge his weapon. No one was hurt, but boy did it tear up the commander's car. Any recommendation on how to handle this?.. Read the Answer»

Using corrective training to motivate substandard performers

Corrective training is a fantastic, yet underutilized, tool for growing your subordinates. Simply put, it is a method to correct a performance deficiency. There are several FMs and Regs that can help you find information regarding corrective training including AR 600-20 and AR 27-10. What is corrective training? Extra training, extra military instruction, and spot corrections are all considered corrective training. Corrective training is considered a non-punitive measure. It is not to be Read more

Can I be counseled for refusing to snitch?

Here's the deal. A buddy went out, got drunk, and got in a fight with an NCO. The next morning I got called in and was told to write a sworn statement on what I saw. I knew they were trying to hammer my buddy so I refused to write a statement. Then they pop me with a counseling statement--something about values and doing the right thing...what a bunch of crap. Can they really counsel me for taking the 5th?.. Read the Answer»

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Build Bridges not Walls

Honest Mistake or Unforgivable Sin?

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Leaders are responsible for both the good and the bad within our area of responsibility or scope of influence. We are also responsible for helping to shape, mentor, and grow the future leaders of this great nation. As part of that responsibility we must be able to recognize the difference between an honest mistake and an unforgivable sin. I will begin by putting rough definitions around these terms. What is an Honest mistake In my opinion an honest mistake is a mistake that does not result Read more

Putting a SPC in a leadership position

What should be put in a E-4's counseling prior to placing them in a leadership position?.. Read the Answer»

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