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How do I make my Soldiers part of the counseling process?



First FM 6-22, ATP 6-22.1, and ADP/ADRP 6-22 provide some great information on the subject.  Here are two methods I used to include my Soldiers in the counseling and evaluation process.

First, I always carried a notebook with me.  I dedicated one page of my notebook to each Soldier.  I would annotate daily items that occurred: What they did well, What they did wrong, Things they did to help the team, When they are recognized for something by members of the chain of command.  I then used this information to develop my monthly and quarterly counseling statements.

posted on 11/30/2016 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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