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Revoking Privileges and Corrective Training

The following article is an extract from the book:  The Mentor -Everything you need to know about leadership and counseling by CSM retired Mark Gerecht Some times you can make corrective training more effective by recommending revocation of privileges. The …Read More

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Solider does not have a driver’s license and is late to work

The response is provided based on the information you shared. It is not legal advice nor should this information be used to make a decision. It is highly recommended you speak with your chain of command, IG, and/or JAG before …Read More

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Spouse causing problems for a Soldier in AIT

Situation: My child’s spouse called the commander because they cannot get their ID card. My daughter’s has done everything they are supposed to do. She filled out the proper paperwork and the spouse did not go get their ID in …Read More

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Am I required to write my own evaluation report?

This response is based on information you provided and is not to be used when making a decision. Read the regulations, consult with your chain of command, JAG and/or IG before making any decisions. AR 623-3 is clear on this …Read More

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What Type of Font Should I Use When Preparing Military Correspondence?

AR 25-50 paragraph 17 states: Type fonts and sizes When creating official correspondence, use type fonts and sizes that make the correspondence easy to read and understand. The following guidelines will provide the best results: a. A font with a …Read More

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Is 1500 Push-Ups Considered Corrective Training?

Based solely on the information you provided this could be considered a smoke session, hazing, and/or excessive and outside of reasonable corrective training. Here is an extract of an AR and FM for your review. AR 600-20 4-19b (3) What …Read More

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How to prevent a Soldier from going around the Chain of Command

The response is provided based on the information you shared. It is not legal advice nor should this information be used to make a decision. It is highly recommended you speak with your chain of command, IG, and/or JAG before …Read More

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What Army Manual Covers How to Write A TACSOP?

To my knowledge there is no Army Manual or Regulation that governs how to write a TACSOP. You can find information on how to write a TACSOPs in our Arms Room at: Guide to Writing a Platoon Tactical SOP The …Read More

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How do I prepare a letter to the president of a promotion board?

Where can I find information on writing the president of the board?.. Read the Answer»

Myth or Fact: Should I receive 3 Counseling Statements Before I get an Article 15?

A young member recently asked this question. Unfortunately this is most likely the result of a barracks lawyer. There is no requirement to counsel a Soldier as it relates to receiving an Article 15. Therefore you can receive an Article …Read More

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U.S. Army Inspections: Barracks Inspection

The third article in the inspection series covers techniques and guidelines for conducting barracks inspections. Frequent barracks inspections provide leaders the ability to monitor the health and welfare of their Soldiers. Many Soldiers feel this inspection is unfair as they are …Read More

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U.S. Army Inspections: Planning & Preparation

The second in the inspection series, this article focuses on the importance of planning your inspection and provides tips to help you achieve positive results. Have you ever stood an inspection and wondered why you were doing it? Or why …Read More

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