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U.S. Army Inspections: Barracks Inspection

The third article in the inspection series covers techniques and guidelines for conducting barracks inspections. Frequent barracks inspections provide leaders the ability to monitor the health and welfare of their Soldiers. Many Soldiers feel this inspection is unfair as they are …Read More

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U.S. Army Inspections: Planning & Preparation

The second in the inspection series, this article focuses on the importance of planning your inspection and provides tips to help you achieve positive results. Have you ever stood an inspection and wondered why you were doing it? Or why …Read More

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U.S. Army Inspections: The Basics

This article is the first in a series about inspections. As I travel, Soldiers share with me the challenges they are facing. A leader recently told me that they were inundated with inspections. This began a discussion about why inspections …Read More

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Can I be demoted without Paperwork or an explanation?

Myself and two others were demoted prior to a mission without being told why and we were told we didn’t have the right to see the paperwork. Two weeks later we were given our rank back. Nothing was said about …Read More

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Am I drunk on duty if I had no reasonable expectation that I would be required 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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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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