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If I Volunteered to Participate in Remedial PT with my Squad Leader Can Another Leader Force me to do PT with him all Weekend?

I failed a diagnostic APFT because I just got off profile for an injury. I volunteered to do extra pt with my NCO to get back into shape. Another NCO came to our workout session because he has a Soldier that joined our session. He then proceed to tell me that I had to meet him all this weekend to workout. I am currently on a reconditioning profile. Is he allowed to force me to come to his pt sessions outside of our workday?

Bottomline

It depends

Discussion

If you truly are a volunteer, then he would have no right to demand you perform PT on the weekend with him.  However this does not mean you should simply disobey him either.  In this case the most prudent course of action would be to discuss the issue with your leader and let your leader inform the other NCO that you will not be participating in his weekend PT.

If however you are not a pure volunteer but were directed to participate in remedial pt then he would have grounds to require your presence provided the weekend PT is approved by the commander as a remedial training program.  Again the best course of action is to take the issue up with your leader.

posted on 04/25/2018 under Q&A
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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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