- Part 51

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My leader asked me to lie, how do I dig myself out?

My Squad Leader and I were in the field driving around in our vehicle. The Squad Leader was driving and lost control of the vehicle. We hit a tree and damaged the vehicle. He looked at me and said, "Look, you need to say you were driving because I don't have my license yet. The 1SG and Commander will give me an Article 15 if they find out I was driving. Don't worry about it, I am the Squad Leader. I can protect you. I will just give you a counseling statement and corrective training and it will be over... no worries, I promise." I felt very uneasy about the whole situation but was worried about what he would do if I said no. When we got back to the unit he told the Platoon Sergeant I had an accident. Now I have to fill out an accident report and I don't want to get in trouble but I am stuck in the middle. What do I do?.. Read the Answer»

Is it legal for an NCOER to include incidents that happened during another rating period?

I just received my NCOER, and it cites me for events that happened in the previous rating period? Isn't that illegal?.. Read the Answer»

Do I get a copy of my NCOER counseling?

My rater is conducting counseling sessions like the reg says but I don't have a copy of the counseling sessions. Can I get them?.. Read the Answer»

Can my rater counsel me by phone & email?

My rater wants to conduct counseling sessions by phone and email. Is this appropriate?.. Read the Answer»

What does an initial NCOER counseling cover?

I am a new rater and will begin counseling my subordinates next week. Do you have any guidance on what my initial counseling should look like?.. Read the Answer»

Is there an NCOER counseling outline available?

I have looked all over and cannot find what is supposed to be covered and how a counseling session for an NCOER is suppose to work. Do you have an outline or something?.. Read the Answer»

How does the NCOER counseling process work?

Can you please explain exactly how the NCOER counseling process works?.. Read the Answer»

How do I write a Plan of Action for a counseling statement?

I am writing a counseling and want to make sure I have a good plan of action. Do you have any guidance on how to develop a POA?.. Read the Answer»

When do I fill out the assessment portion of the DA Form 4856?

Nobody seems to have any information on when and how to fill out the assessment block of the 4856. TOP, what's the answer?.. Read the Answer»

What are the duty limitations for a pregnant Soldier?

Got a Soldier who is going to have a baby. I am new to working with women. All I hear is what she can't do. Surely there are some rules on this right? Help!.. Read the Answer»

Are Soldiers required to weigh in prior to or after the PT test?

We just took our PT Test and all completed the test. One Soldier however, did not, participate in the weigh-in. The 1SG let him go without weighing in, and I do not agree because I know the regulation says we have to weigh-in before or after the PT Test. What can I do to stop this special treatment?.. Read the Answer»

How often do I have to be weighed?

We usually weigh-in when we take a PT test, but we have been deployed and my commander is making us weigh-in. Don't we only have to do this during PT test?.. Read the Answer»

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