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Can my chain of command make me change my rebuttal to a counseling statement?

If I write a memo as a rebuttal to a counseling, can I be forced to change it or remove statements? Can anyone dictate what I put in a counseling or the response to a counseling?

No. How you rebut a counseling statement is your decision. This is your chance to tell your side of the story. Ensure your comments are unemotional, professional, and factual.

posted on 01/04/2012 under Q&A
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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