Unfortunately AR 600-8-22 also states that awards involve a subjective process. If you really feel that you are not being treated fairly. You should consider going to see your 1SG/CDR on open door policy. If you are not comfortable dong that consider going to the IG and asking them for their opinion.You can contact the IG anonymously.
The IG is a good source of information and a disinterested party. The IG cannot force the Commander to do anything, but they can help you get the facts together to build your argument and if your chain of command is doing something illegal they can report it to the General who in turn can direct the inappropriate action to stop or be investigated as appropriate.
Let’s say the IG supports your agreement. Then you have to decide how to approach your chain of command. You could consider using the open door policy, etc. Whatever action you choose to take make sure you remain professional, clam, unemotional, and absolutely factual.
You might find the following ASKTOP.net post useful. Link: Solving Army Leadership Problems Professionally!
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