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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»

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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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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How to Build a Company Training Calendar (taken from Mechanics of Company Command)

Introduction In this article we will explore a quick and easy way to built a unit training calendar.  The following information is an extract from the book Mechanics of Company Command by CPT Bryan Langley.  It is a great book that is …Read More

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Corrective Training Article 4- References for Corrective Training

AR 600-20 Army Command Policy 4–6. Exercising military authority a.  Military authority is exercised promptly, firmly, courteously and fairly. Commanders should consider administrative corrective measures before deciding to impose non-judicial punishment. Trial by court-martial is ordinarily inappropriate for minor offenses …Read More

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The Story Of Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.  There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  Somebody …Read More

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Corrective Training Article 3- Physical Training Used as Corrective Training

AR 600-20 and FM 7-22 spell out the specifics of using physical fitness as a means of corrective training. AR 600-20 paragraph 4-20, states the following with regard to using physical fitness training as corrective training: When authorized by the …Read More

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Separations and Chapters Provide Soldiers a Second Chance at Staying in the Army

Did you know that a chapter or separation action is not necessarily the end of the line for a Soldier’s military career? If you are surprised, don’t worry most people are unaware of the second chance AR 635-200 provides.  Heck, …Read More

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Corrective Training Article 2- Rules for Administering Corrective Training

Are There Any Rules for Administering Corrective Training? The corrective training must be directly related to the deficiency. The corrective training must be oriented to improve the Soldier’s substandard performance. The corrective training may take place during normal duty hours …Read More

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Corrective Training Article 1- What is Corrective Training?

Introduction We have numerous tools at our disposal to correct substandard performance. Soldiers who are immature, lack discipline, or simply fail to follow instructions need your help. Two methods are explained in this chapter; Corrective Training and Revocation of Privileges. …Read More

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