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It’s that time again

Though we have been posting new articles and Q&A according to schedule, the front page has been neglected for a couple weeks. That just doesn’t sit well with me, so I thought I would throw together an impromptu Wednesday update. …Read More

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How do I help a private who may be pregnant?

I have a PVT on her first duty assignment, first time away from home. She just came to me thinking she is pregnant. She is really upset and the guy wants nothing to do with her. How do you handle this... there is so much going on in this situation!.. Read the Answer»

Counseling and Article 15: Leader Responsibilities

Receiving an Article 15 is a significant emotional event in a Soldier’s life. Leaders sometimes forget how difficult these times can be for Soldiers and their families. While correcting substandard performance is important, it is equally important to plan for …Read More

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How do I counsel a sleeping sentry?

I have a Soldier who was found asleep on gate guard on a night fire range. Should I counsel him under article 92 or is there something else this would fall under?.. Read the Answer»

Can my rater falsify counseling dates on my NCOER?

My rater called me in to sign my NCOER. It contained counseling dates that never happened. He presented me with counseling statements that were back dated to match the NCOER. What does my signature on the NCOER mean? Is this legal? Can he force me to sign?.. Read the Answer»

NCO Business and Officer Business v. Leader Business

Have you ever heard an NCO or officer make the statement “That’s NCO business”? What exactly does that mean? NCOs and officers have their own respective areas of authority. This article is about the difference between NCO business, officer business, …Read More

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Memorial Day update

Hello friends! In case you haven’t checked out a calendar lately, Summer is charging towards us with reckless abandon. We are all chomping at the bit to get home and relax, but this isn’t just any Friday. As you run off …Read More

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How often should I conduct performance counseling?

I have been told different things by different people. What does Army regulation say about when we have to conduct performance counseling? Quarterly? Monthly? I'm lost... Read the Answer»

Do I have to counsel when a Soldier declines promotion?

One of my Soldiers just declined promotion. I don't know how to handle this. Do I have to counsel him?.. Read the Answer»

Can my old unit forward counselings to my new unit?

Can my old unit forward counselings to my new unit?.. Read the Answer»

Do NCOs deserve more pay?

The argument is as old as the service itself. NCOs are requesting their pay be raised to a rate comparable to officers. There are several factors to weigh when considering this issue: responsibilities, experience, and education just to name a …Read More

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It’s a very Mackie Monday

I was greeted by a polite nudge from Mackie this morning when I fired up my computer. Due to an oversight on my part, some excellent Q&A posts sat in the editing queue half of last week and this past weekend. …Read More

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