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Can I Require my Soldiers to Answer the Phone or Respond to Text Messages

Can i counsel my Soldiers to answer their phone? What I want is to setup a counseling that is just about communication and how important it is to make sure they at least respond to there leader when I have questions Please Help. What do I do?.. Read the Answer»

Promotion Points for Driver and Mechanic Badge

I have a Driver and Mechanic Badge with Wheeled Vehicles and Tracked Vehicles component bars. Do I get promotions points for both?.. Read the Answer»

Is Receiving a Counseling Statement and an Article 15 for the Same thing Double Jeopardy?

I got a negative counseling statement and flagged for lying on a document. Now I am facing a Field Grade Article 15. I just received my first reading. Isn't this double jeopardy It's the exact same reason and the exact same incident.. Read the Answer»

What Punishment Can I Expect for Lying to an NCO?

Does an SOP have to be posted or easily accessible for Soldiers to Read

Can I deny Someone from being Present During my Counseling Session?

My NCO does my counseling's but our temporary Platoon SGT, who is an E-6 wants to sit in when we do our sessions. Can I deny his presence during the counseling?.. Read the Answer»

Can a Soldier Pull back to Back Duty?

Can a soldier pull duty back to back? Duty on Monday and then again on Wednesday that same week?.. Read the Answer»

If I am QMP’d can the unit retain me past my QMP ETS date?

If a soldier's ETS date is in 2021 but the QMP board changed their separation date to May 1 2016, can the soldier be retained beyond this new separation date or can the army hold them to their "contractual ETS" in order to process an administrative separation?I know that AR 635-200 para 1-26 says "Retention beyond a Soldier's ETS to process administrative separation proceedings pursuant to this regulation is not authorized. If it is desirable to retain a Soldier beyond the ETS for any reason other than those covered by paragraphs 1-21 through 1-24, request for approval of such action must be submitted". Well, what if the unit actually submits this request? Is the soldier entitled to the request paperwork? Has this ever happened? Under what circumstances does HRC approve these requests?.. Read the Answer»

When Should I Expect to Take a FOR RECORD APFT Upon Return from Deployment

I am Deployed and overdue for a PT test. When I return to the states I will only have been deployed for 2 months. When should I expect my next record PT test?.. Read the Answer»

My Unit is Chaptering me but they Should be Sending me to a Medical Board; What Can I do?

I joined the Army and then developed bulimia. They tried to med board me 2 years ago but I told them no! I love the Army and will beat this thing. Well I didn't... my metabolism slowed down and I put on alot of weight. Since then I PCS'ed and my unit is chaptering me for height and weight. At the same time behavior health is saying my only treatment is a live in program for 30 days. Is there any way for me to get the treatmentl? .. Read the Answer»

Can I receive a Negative Counseling that was Based on an Unverified Observation that I was Drinking Alcohol?

I received a negative counseling after being told we were not allowed to drink while in a deployed location. One of our unit leaders saw myself and others at a local bar with a mug drinking a beverage that appeared to be alcohol. However they did not come inside and verify it was an alcohol drink. Can I receive a negative counseling statement for this?.. Read the Answer»

Should I Attend SLC Even Though I am ETSing?

I made the decision to ETS in 14 months. I got an SLC class date 6 months from now. Should I ask for a cancellation or suck it up? SLC slots for my MOS is really rare and I dont want to screw over another Soldier. I'm fine with not going to SLC, but does it put me at an disadvantage when the unit know any resource they use on me will not give a return?.. Read the Answer»