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Are you a Mentor and Tor-mentor?

Have you ever had an individual come up to you and state they were going to Mentor you? What did you think when they said that to you. Typically in my mind I would say “How can you mentor me, …Read More

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I have a P3 profile do I still have to do PT?

Honest Mistake or Unforgivable Sin?

Have you ever had a Soldier make a mistake, sometimes a serious mistake? What is appropriate action? Is it a slap on the wrist, corrective training, or UCMJ? How do you determine which action is appropriate? In my opinion there …Read More

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Is it mandatory that I receive a Retirement Evaluation?

AR 623-3 page 34 states: 3-2 g. Retirement OER or NCOER requirements include the following: (1) All Soldiers will receive an OER or NCOER within 12 months before the first day of transition leave. Retirement OERs or NCOERs of less …Read More

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What regulation prevents the use of foul language in the work place.

Foul language or (Indecent Language) can be charged under the Military Manual for Courts Martial. 104 Article 134, page IV148. It states in part. c. Explanation. Indecent language is that which is grossly offensive to modesty, decency, or propriety, or …Read More

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Are You Venting or Do You Want Me to Do Something?

How do you handle it when a Soldier approaches you and wants to talk? Do you listen? Are you involved with other issues and don’t have time? Do you have conflicting priorities and half way pay attention? How do you …Read More

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Following a Good Leader

During my career I was always given the worst element in the unit (Squad, Platoon, Company). The good part about assuming responsibility for what my senior leaders saw as a substandard element is that I had no place to go …Read More

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Can My Unit Refuse to Use the DA FORM 6 and not follow AR 220-45?

Based on the information you provided I could find no exception to policy for AR 220-45. The first page of the regulation contains the following information Summary. This revision requires that all locally established methods and procedures for DA Form …Read More

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Do You Know the Counseling and Rehabilitative Transfer Requirements under AR 635-200?

AR 635-200 paragraph: 1–16. Counseling and rehabilitative requirements a. General. Army leaders at all levels must be continually aware of their obligation to provide purpose, direction, and motivation to Soldiers. It is essential that Soldiers who falter, but have the …Read More

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Army verbal counseling

Verbal Counseling Guidelines Normally when we think of counseling we think in terms of a written counseling form.  Believe it or not you counsel Soldiers every day.  A formal verbal counseling could be as simple as calling a Soldier in …Read More

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A History of the Noncommissioned Officer

Attached is a History of the Noncommissioned Officer. It was written by L.R. Arms of the US Army Museum of the NCO. It provides a great perspective on the history of the NCO from the American Revolution through the Second …Read More

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Bullied by Supervisor – What Can I Do?

Don’t Get Discouraged: first do not to get discouraged. The great part about the military is someone is always rotating to a new position.  The sergeant will rotate to another unit, typical tours overseas are 3 years.  The sergeant may …Read More

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