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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?

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No not usually.  Leadership can be present during the counseling session.  In some situations it is appropriate to have someone else present.

If the individual present in your counseling session was a peer (not in a leadership position) or a subordinate, then this would be inappropriate.

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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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