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Can a Commander deny off post privileges while allowing MWR privileges for Soldiers in a Training (AIT) Status?

Can the commander prevent Soldiers in a training status from leaving the installation but allow them the privilege of using on post MWR facilities? Is this an unfair practice? Some AIT units are never allowed “off-post” while others are allowed off post... Read the Answer»

I’m worried about a fmaily member. He seems very depressed. His sergeant doesn’t seem to be professional. He states the sergeant is very rude. He was doing at his previous duty station and seemed to like it alot. I’m really worried about his state of mind. Is there anything that can be done?.. Read the Answer»

Can my Chain of Command make me go to the field on a dead man’s profile and crutches?

I recently had a hip Arthoscopy and a Labrum reconstruction surgery. Today is my final day of Convalescent Leave. My company command told my NCO that as soon as I sign in today, I have to come to the company and sleep in the Motorpool with the other rear D personnel while they are out in the field. I’m still recovering and on crutches and my medical profile pretty much all No’s down my profile. What I want to know is if they can make do this? Or should I do it and face the risk of hindering my recovery?.. Read the Answer»

MY LT and Me By CSM John D. Woodyard

Note From CSM (R) Gerecht: CSM Woodyard was my battalion CSM when he wrote this article.  He was an incredible leader, exceptional mentor, and role model.  Unfortunately his life was cut short as a result of a traffic accident while …Read More

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Is it appropriate for a SSG(P) to be placed on the SSG duty roster…shouldn’t they be placed on the SFC duty roster?

If you are SSG (P) is it within regulation to pull Staff Duty and no other SSG (P)'s pulls Staff Duty they pull Brigade Staff Duty.. Read the Answer»

If I Volunteered to Participate in Remedial PT with my Squad Leader Can Another Leader Force me to do PT with him all Weekend?

I failed a diagnostic APFT because I just got off profile for an injury. I volunteered to do extra pt with my NCO to get back into shape. Another NCO came to our workout session because he has a Soldier that joined our session. He then proceed to tell me that I had to meet him all this weekend to workout. I am currently on a reconditioning profile. Is he allowed to force me to come to his pt sessions outside of our workday?.. Read the Answer»

Is it inappropriate to have A CW3 as a nieghbor if I am enlisted?

I have a CW3 as my neighbor I was just curious as to if this is supposed authorized. I am a junior enlisted Soldier and he is a commissed officer. Is this considered fraternization?.. Read the Answer»

What do I do when a Senior Leader is Verbally abusive?

At a minimum it is unprofessional behavior. Discussion I apologize for the delay. Got knocked down with Pneumonia. You have a few options: 1. Blow it off 2. Report him for abuse of subordinates 3. Report him for hazing 4. …Read More

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Can My Chain of Command Order Me to Clean the Inside of My Car?

Does my CoC have the right to tell me to clean the inside of my car? It is my personal property... Read the Answer»

How to Relate to Your Platoon Sergeant

This following is an Extract from the Book Guidebook for the Young Officer How do I relate to my platoon sergeant? This question also begets a few comments of philosophy before directly addressing the issue. Leader-subordinate relationships have been endlessly …Read More

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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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The Ideal Company Commander – First Sergeant (1SG) Relationship

A productive company commander-1SG relationship is your goal because such a relationship begets a successful unit. Mutual respect is essential. Think about the following areas in building an excellent relationship: COMMUNICATION: Communication must be open, direct, and two-way. The commander and …Read More

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