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How Long Does the Commander Have to Counsel a Soldier for Failing the APFT Before Going to School?

How long does the commander have to council a Soldier for failing the APFT before going to schools.. Read the Answer»


Everything can be taken from man but one thing: the last of human freedoms–to choose one’s own attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s way.

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DA Senior Enlisted Selection Board Myths and Facts

The following is a list of some very common Myths concerning the Centralized Selection Board Myth: It is recommended that you personally visit HRC to review your Army Military Human Resource Record (AMHRR) because board members are told who came …Read More

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Can I Require my Soldiers to Answer the Phone or Respond to Text Messages

Can i counsel my Soldiers to answer their phone? What I want is to setup a counseling that is just about communication and how important it is to make sure they at least respond to there leader when I have questions Please Help. What do I do?.. Read the Answer»

Leadership Quote of the Day

A leader is best when people barely know he exists—not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. But of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done—his aim fulfilled, they will …Read More

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Preparing Correspondence to the President of the Promotion Board (SFC, MSG, SGM)

A letter to the president of the selection board is seen by voting members of the board. You may write to the board president to call attention to any matter that you feel is important and/ relevant to your selection …Read More

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Is Receiving a Counseling Statement and an Article 15 for the Same thing Double Jeopardy?

I got a negative counseling statement and flagged for lying on a document. Now I am facing a Field Grade Article 15. I just received my first reading. Isn't this double jeopardy It's the exact same reason and the exact same incident.. Read the Answer»

What Punishment Can I Expect for Lying to an NCO?

Leadership Quote of the Day

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.- Colin Powell

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Unauthorized Documents for the AMHRR

The following are examples of documents that are routinely sent to HRC but are NOT AUTHORIZED for filing in the AMHRR: Certificates of training not listed in DA Pam 351-4 ITC Training and German Headstart Time Management Course Stress Management …Read More

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Does an SOP have to be posted or easily accessible for Soldiers to Read

Can I deny Someone from being Present During my Counseling Session?

My NCO does my counseling's but our temporary Platoon SGT, who is an E-6 wants to sit in when we do our sessions. Can I deny his presence during the counseling?.. Read the Answer»