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Shin Splints Cure

Ever suffer from painful shin splints? Here is the cure for them, reverse toe raises. Perform 3 sets of exercises that consist of 15 reverse toe raises each set everyday and your problem will be solved in a few weeks. …Read More

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Can my leader recommend an Article 15 because he did not like the essay I turned in for corrective training?

The requirements for Corrective Training are outlined in:AR 600-20, AR 27-10, FM 27-1, and FM 7-22.7. Doctrine Tells us Corrective Training must not be used as punishment or appear to be punishment must relate directly to the observed deficiency

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My Chain of Command is Out to Get Me!

I frequently hear from Soldiers who believe their Chain of Command is out to get them, either through use of an Article 15 or separation from service.  While these events can and occasionally do occur, it is my professional opinion …Read More

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I came up positive on a UA but it was a false positive what happens next?

This is a sticky situation and will basically come down to the Soldier’s integrity/credibility with the chain of command and how flexible the chain of command is in these situations.  Keep in mind most Soldiers in this situation will state …Read More

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Writing a Letter Home to a Soldier’s Parents- Motivation that Changes Lives

As a young 1SG I encountered a high speed Captain in our Battalion Commo.  She was always finding ways to motivate Soldiers and get more out of her Soldiers. I was extremely impressed with her.  Eventually we struck up a …Read More

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Pick your battles

Just as military units avoid committing their forces to diversionary attacks and feints, leaders must be alert to being drawn into minor skirmishes that sap their strength and divert valuable assets from the mission. On an individual level, personality conflicts …Read More

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The Unintended Consequences of Social Media, Career Ender

Fox News recently released an article about social media and the Army. See Full Article Here. It’s a Long Weekend at Fort Anyplace You and a few friends decide to get together and kick back, enjoy the PlayStation and the …Read More

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Senate passes bill allowing VA to disinter criminals

The Senate passed a bill Monday that would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to unbury military service members in national cemeteries if they committed a capital crime. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) introduced the Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National …Read More

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Recent Change to AR 600-8-2- Am I required to counsel a Soldier that is flagged?

On 23 November 2012, AR 600-8-2 was modified making it mandatory to counsel Soldiers within 2 working days when they are flagged.  For specifics see the extract below. 2–5. Authentication Unless otherwise specified in this regulation, only commanding officers, commandants, …Read More

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If a Soldier gets a DUI how come he de not get an Article 15?

Usually this means one of two things. 1. There is a legal problem with the way the police force handled the incident and he cannot be charged. or 2. A Soldier cannot receive double jeopardy with regard to DUI.  Meaning …Read More

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Bringing disgruntled Soldiers back into the team

When you are confronted by a soldier determined to butt heads with you and resist your efforts to get him or her to do their job and meet the standards, it is extremely frustrating. While you might have enough to …Read More

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New AR 600-9 hits the Street- What Changed?

Just a quick note to let you know of the changes in AR 600-9.    There are numerous changes.  The following is an extract of the Regulation Summary page.  Notice scales must now be calibrated.

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