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I am in the National Guard if I fail a Urineanalysis Before Reporting to My Unit will I be Separated?

If a National Guard Soldier fails a Urine analysis before reporting to there official unit will they be separated from the NG? Or will severe consequences other than a discharge take place for someone with a year of service and no civilian or military misconduct? .. Read the Answer»

What should a Leader Look for During an In-Ranks Inspection?

What should a leader look for during an in-ranks inspection?.. Read the Answer»

Does an E-5 Reduced to E-4 Get a Relief for Cause or Change of Rater?

TOP, I have an NCO that was given a Field Grade and reduced to SPC. I want to give him a Change of Rater because I believe he was and could be a good NCO again. My leadership is stating I must give him a Relief for Cause. I understand he made a mistake and his punishment was warranted and he was never "relieved' him from his position. Can I be forced to write a Relief for Cause NCOER when I don't agree with it?.. Read the Answer»

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»