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As a Battalion CSM on mine use to say (Leo Arsenalt) If you can’t be on time be early  

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What regulation states a Soldier has the right to have JAG/IG present during a counseling session?

Short Answer There is no requirement for a disinterested party like JAG or the IG to be present during a counseling session Discussion There is no regulation that states JAG or the IG can or cannot be presence during a …Read More

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Does the person who wrote the counseling have to sign it?

Short Answer Yes, the person that wrote the counseling statement must sign the counseling statement. Discussion While there is nothing in counseling doctrine that specifically states this it is common sense and it is also implied when reading counseling doctrine. …Read More

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Will lifting weight help me on my PT test?

Will lifting weight help me on my PT test? Yes and no. If you are lifting heavy weights in low reps, it won’t help you at all. In fact, if that is the only way you are lifting weights, you …Read More

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Can I backdate a counseling statement?

This is a common question. Typically, backdating counseling statements is unacceptable, especially if it puts the Soldier at a disadvantage.  There are no Field Manuals or Regulations that specifically address this matter.

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Should I invest in a good pair of running shoes?

Should I invest in a good pair of running shoes? Yes! Don’t purchase just any old shoes. Shoes make a difference. Invest in a good pair if for no other reason than to protect your knees and ankles from arthritis …Read More

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I Was Discovered On a Boat In the Bering Sea

“Hide not your talents.  They for use were made.  What’s a sundial in the shade?” -Benjamin Franklin We all have a talent, something we enjoy doing so much that it rarely, if ever, feels like work.  Matter of fact, you …Read More

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I have been exercising and now I have a painful bump in my arm pit. What is it, how did I get it, and what do I stop exercising?

At some time or another, the majority of people get that painful, red mass in one or both of their arm pits. This is called an abscess and it came about because a sweat gland got blocked or it is …Read More

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How to reslove an issue

Soldiers sometimes have issues that they believe are not being properly addressed by their chain of command. Usually this is the result of a lack of understanding or poor communication between leaders and Soldiers. So the question becomes how does …Read More

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What is the definition of a Leader as it pertains to counseling?

Army leader Anyone who by virtue of assumed role or assigned responsibility inspires and influences people to accomplish organizational goals. Army leaders motivate people both inside and outside the chain of command to pursue actions, focus thinking and shape decisions …Read More

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Counseling in the Digitial Age

Recording Devices and Counseling This is the first in a series of articles concerning the use of recording devices as they relate to counseling and other situations within today’s military. Discussion Over the past year I have been asked numerous …Read More

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Army overweight counseling

We’ve all heard it before: staying fit is simple math. The equation in question is calories in versus calories out. As military professionals, staying in shape is not a cosmetic choice. It is a career decision and all too often, …Read More

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