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Solider does not have a driver’s license and is late to work

The response is provided based on the information you shared. It is not legal advice nor should this information be used to make a decision. It is highly recommended you speak with your chain of command, IG, and/or JAG before …Read More

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What regulation prevents the use of foul language in the work place.

Foul language or (Indecent Language) can be charged under the Military Manual for Courts Martial. 104 Article 134, page IV148. It states in part. c. Explanation. Indecent language is that which is grossly offensive to modesty, decency, or propriety, or …Read More

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Can I be counseled in Jan (verbally) and then receive a counseling in March that is backdated to Jan?

Can you receive a counseling for over weight that's been giving in January but have to still sign it March and the date be changed back to the 29th of january? .. Read the Answer»

The Mentor - A Comprehensive Guide to Army Counseling and Leadership
The Mentor - A Comprehensive Guide to Army Counseling and Leadership

Army verbal counseling

Verbal Counseling Guidelines Normally when we think of counseling we think in terms of a written counseling form.  Believe it or not you counsel Soldiers every day.  A formal verbal counseling could be as simple as calling a Soldier in …Read More

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Can a Soldier be Counseled for Failing to Cancel an Appointment for the Next Day if the Chain of Command Kept them on Mission Unable to Cancel the Appointment?

Can a soldier be counseled for not canceling an appointment for the following day? One of my soldiers had surgery on her knee and is in physical therapy to bring it back to strength. Our chain of command asked her to cancel her appointment for the following day so she can go to the gas chamber, she was on mission all day from one place to the next and did t have time to call. Can she be counseled for not canceling??.. Read the Answer»

Is It appropriate to receive a negative counseling statement before you receive your initial counseling?

Can I receive a negative counseling before receiving your initial counseling?.. Read the Answer»

The Mentor - A Comprehensive Guide to Army Counseling and Leadership
Counsel Quick - Army Counseling Software

How Commander’s Can Conduct an Initial 1SG Counseling?

The following is an extract from the Book Company Command the Bottomline Day One with Your 1SG—Initial Counseling The most important meeting with your 1SG is the one that takes place immediately after you assume command. This is the ideal …Read More

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My Soldier says I can’t counsel her by email- Is this correct?

Top, does e-mail couseling count in terms of valid and official professional counseling, despite that it is not hand written or typed on a DA 4856 AUG 2010? I have an E-6 disputing that an e-mail to her with detailed counseling is not counseling because the regulation states that a 4856 is used. Please advise... Read the Answer»

What form should I use if my counseling is too long?

Is there a specific memo format to use if my counseling bullets are too long to fit in the counseling form?.. Read the Answer»

Developmental Counseling Class/Briefing

This class/briefing is to teach how to Counsel. Slides include: definition of counseling, leader skills, leader as a counselor, event counseling, performance, professional growth, counseling cycle, counseling process, identifying the need, preparing, conducting, follow up, explanation of the blocks on …Read More

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Can an NCO Make me Counsel Another Soldier for an Incident in Which I was not Present and Therefore Do Not Know the Facts of the Situation?

Can an NCO make me counsel another Soldier for an incident in which I was not present and therefore do not know the facts of the situation?.. Read the Answer»

Is it true the Counselor only has 48 hours to Obtain the Counselee’s Signature?