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How to Submit a Complaint Against your Commander

Purpose The purpose of this Article is to walk you through the Article 138 process.  This will help you understand if the Article 138 process is appropriate for your situation and explain how to construction your complaint. Reference: Army Regulation:  …Read More

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Personality Conflicts – Pick the Battles Worth Fighting

The following is an extract from the book Move Out The Insider’s Guide for Military Leaders Just as military units avoid committing their forces to diversionary attacks and feints, leaders must be alert to being drawn into minor skirmishes that …Read More

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How to Stop a Complainer

This is a great leadership question. The answer? Put the Soldier in charge. Make them responsible for the solution. One of two things could happen: They might actually do a good job, solving the problem. In this scenario, everyone wins. …Read More

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ME and MY LT!

Note From CSM (R) Gerecht: CSM Woodyard was my battalion CSM when he wrote this article.  He was an incredible leader, exceptional mentor, and role model.  Unfortunately his life was cut short as a result of a traffic accident while …Read More

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Revoking Privileges and Corrective Training

The following article is an extract from the book:  The Mentor -Everything you need to know about leadership and counseling by CSM retired Mark Gerecht Some times you can make corrective training more effective by recommending revocation of privileges. The …Read More

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Solider does not have a driver’s license and is late to work

The response is provided based on the information you shared. It is not legal advice nor should this information be used to make a decision. It is highly recommended you speak with your chain of command, IG, and/or JAG before …Read More

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Spouse causing problems for a Soldier in AIT

Situation: My child’s spouse called the commander because they cannot get their ID card. My daughter’s has done everything they are supposed to do. She filled out the proper paperwork and the spouse did not go get their ID in …Read More

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Am I required to write my own evaluation report?

This response is based on information you provided and is not to be used when making a decision. Read the regulations, consult with your chain of command, JAG and/or IG before making any decisions. AR 623-3 is clear on this …Read More

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What Type of Font Should I Use When Preparing Military Correspondence?

AR 25-50 paragraph 17 states: Type fonts and sizes When creating official correspondence, use type fonts and sizes that make the correspondence easy to read and understand. The following guidelines will provide the best results: a. A font with a …Read More

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Is 1500 Push-Ups Considered Corrective Training?

Based solely on the information you provided this could be considered a smoke session, hazing, and/or excessive and outside of reasonable corrective training. Here is an extract of an AR and FM for your review. AR 600-20 4-19b (3) What …Read More

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How to prevent a Soldier from going around the Chain of Command

The response is provided based on the information you shared. It is not legal advice nor should this information be used to make a decision. It is highly recommended you speak with your chain of command, IG, and/or JAG before …Read More

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What Army Manual Covers How to Write A TACSOP?

To my knowledge there is no Army Manual or Regulation that governs how to write a TACSOP. You can find information on how to write a TACSOPs in our Arms Room at: Guide to Writing a Platoon Tactical SOP The …Read More

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