There is no regulation specific to this issue. It would most likely fall under an illegal order. Forcing a Soldier to sign a counseling statement basically comes down to the leader using intimation. This is not a good leadership trait. When the Soldier states he/she was forced to sign you lose creditability and in some situation could possibly face legal action. The Soldier has the option to agree, disagree, or not sign at all. If the Soldier refuses to sign see this post for more information: Can I force a Soldier to sign a counseling statement? Why should you care if the Soldier refuses to sign? The intent of the counseling statement is to document the issue, develop a plan of action, and assess the plan of action, not force the Soldier to sign.