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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?

Can I reduce a new Soldier for inefficiency?

A Soldier recently joined the unit a couple of months ago. In that brief time, she has managed to mess up or break just about everything she has touched. We've implemented corrective training again and again. Unfortunately it appears that she is flatly unable to perform her job. How do I go about reducing this Soldier for inefficiency?.. Read the Answer»

Can I be counseled for refusing to snitch?

Here's the deal. A buddy went out, got drunk, and got in a fight with an NCO. The next morning I got called in and was told to write a sworn statement on what I saw. I knew they were trying to hammer my buddy so I refused to write a statement. Then they pop me with a counseling statement--something about values and doing the right thing...what a bunch of crap. Can they really counsel me for taking the 5th?.. Read the Answer»

Putting a SPC in a leadership position

What should be put in a E-4's counseling prior to placing them in a leadership position?.. Read the Answer»

I Was Ordered To Sign A Counseling Statement- Is This Legal?

I was given a counseling statement today and was given an order to sign it when I said I rather not. Then I was told if I did not sign it, I would be punished to the full extent possible. I then was order to sign it or I would be violating a lawful order. Can They Order me to sign a Counseling Statement.. Read the Answer»

Can a leader write “Soldier Refused to Sign” on a counseling statement the Soldier never knew existed?

Can an NCO can write "service member refused to sign" if Soldier never received the counseling nor ever knew about it until today. The Soldier never refused the counseling but is getting punished... Read the Answer»

Can They Counsel Me Because My Wife Called the Commander?

My wife called my CO about several issue she had with the unit. Now I am getting a counseling statement. They say I need to control my spouse. They also instructed me to tell her she cannot call the CO anymore. Is this Legal... Read the Answer»