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Counseling

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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»

What regulation states a Soldier has the right to have JAG/IG present during a counseling session?

Short Answer There is no requirement for a disinterested party like JAG or the IG to be present during a counseling session Discussion There is no regulation that states JAG or the IG can or cannot be presence during a …Read More

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Does the person who wrote the counseling have to sign it?

Short Answer Yes, the person that wrote the counseling statement must sign the counseling statement. Discussion While there is nothing in counseling doctrine that specifically states this it is common sense and it is also implied when reading counseling doctrine. …Read More

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Can I get an Initial counseling (DA 4856) outlining my duties and a negative counseling (the same day) for not effectively performing my duties?

Can I get an Initial counseling (DA 4856) outlining my duties and a negative counseling (the same day) for not effectively performing my duties?.. Read the Answer»

Can my chain of command refuse to give me copies of counseling statements?

My chain of command will not let me make copies of counseling statements inside of my counseling packet because they have already given me one copy I would like to make additional copies because I am missing a few and would like to start fresh that way I know I have everything I need. Are they allowed to do this ?.. Read the Answer»

Can I received corrective training for writing a rebuttal to a counseling statement?

I wrote a rebuttal to a counseling and now have to write a paper on my rebuttal, can my leader do this?.. Read the Answer»

Do I have to allow a Soldier time to respond to a counseling statement?

I just counseled a Soldier. The Solider asked for 24 hours to prepare his statement wanted to write this in the session closing block of the counseling statement. I said no. Do I have to give him time or is that my discretion?.. Read the Answer»

Can I be counseled while on narcotics and on convelesant leave?

Can I be given a counseling statement while I am heavily medicated and not in the right state of mind? My LT called me in from CONLEAVE because I missed an appointment due to the prescription medication I was on. When I got there he asked if I was "high on my meds" and I said yes. He still followed through with the counseling and made me sign it. I dont even remember being counseled. What should I do?.. Read the Answer»

Can I backdate a counseling statement?

This is a common question. Typically, backdating counseling statements is unacceptable, especially if it puts the Soldier at a disadvantage.  There are no Field Manuals or Regulations that specifically address this matter.

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Does the Assessment Portion of the DA FORM 4856 have to be filled out?

What is the definition of a Leader as it pertains to counseling?

Army leader Anyone who by virtue of assumed role or assigned responsibility inspires and influences people to accomplish organizational goals. Army leaders motivate people both inside and outside the chain of command to pursue actions, focus thinking and shape decisions …Read More

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