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How to make a sexual harassment complaint in the Army

Recently we received a request regarding a case of alleged sexual harassment. The Soldier wanted to know what was the best way to report the issue. Unfortunately there is no cut and dry, right or wrong approach. Each issue is a little …Read More

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New Semi-Centralized Promotions System

Did you know that the Army is converting to a new Semi-Centralized Promotions System? All promotable and future promotable Specialists, Corporals and Sergeants are affected. On 17 May 2010, the Army G1 approved the changes to the process for calculating promotion points for …Read More

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Proposed changes for the new NCOER system

Recently I was made aware the Army is considering changes to the NCOER system. The new system is scheduled for implementation by June 2012. I understand the following changes are being considered

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Check your retirement points every year (ARNG/USAR)

As a member of the Army Reserve/National Guard, you must have 20 years of service to be eligible for retired pay when you reach the age of 60.  A qualifying year is one in which you earn a minimum of …Read More

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The continuous security evaluation process

Many soldiers have security clearances based on MOS or job performance requirements. The security clearance is granted only after a lengthy background investigation is performed by qualified persons. Your security clearance investigation may have been initiated before you even entered …Read More

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How to survive a Weasel Boss

The most obvious sign of the weasel boss is that he is untrustworthy, especially with the people who work for him. The weasel is looking out for himself and cares little about anyone else, unless he thinks they can help …Read More

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Is it flirting or sexual harassment?

Flirting is part of human nature and is not in and of itself sexual harassment. Men flirt and women flirt. If someone flirts with you and you respond by flirting back, it is a two-way street and not sexual harassment. …Read More

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Never let them see you cry

Perhaps the most difficult skill to learn as a woman soldier is not to cry when angry or frustrated. Men see crying as weakness or lack of emotional stability. From a woman’s perspective, it is neither.

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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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