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My Soldier lied to me and then failed to complete corrective training. What now?

My Soldier lied to me and I wrote him up for it. The corrective training was for that Soldier to write a 1,000 word essay. He didn't complete the essay. What do i do next? Where do I go from here?

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Soldier lied and then failed to complete corrective training

The last thing you want your chain of command to see this as a power struggle or to think that you are acting in an unprofessional or inexperienced manner.

First I would find out why the Soldier failed to complete the corrective training. If the Soldier blew you off I would suggest that you counsel him again for failure to follow an order.  I encourage you to make sure you have your facts together and that you are executing from an unemotional and professional position. By doing this you ensure you are doing the right thing and when your chain of command looks at your actions and recommendation they will be more likely to support you. The last thing you want your chain of command to see this as a power struggle or to think that you are acting in an unprofessional or inexperienced manner.

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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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