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Leadership

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Can I be Forced to Attend a Board (SOQ,NCOQ, SAMC, SMC)?

I'm hearing rumors that I will be forced to attend the next NCO of the Quarter Board. I do not desire to attend. Is there any regulation out there that states I can be forced to attend?.. Read the Answer»

I (NCO) Escorted a Soldier who was Restricted to Post-to an Off Post Location; Can I Lose my Rank Over this?

I'm an NCO who took a soldier off post after being told by another NCO he was on restriction but could only go somewhere if an NCO took him. That soldier ended up getting in serious trouble , am I to blame and could I lose my rank as punishment?.. Read the Answer»

Can My Leader Take My Cell Phone During Duty Hours

My Plt Sgt is starting this new thing where he is trying to take physical custody of the entire platoons cell phones during work hours. Is he able to or have the authority to do this?.. Read the Answer»

Can I Require National Guard or Reserve Soldiers to Complete Required Tasks When They are not Drilling?

Month after month Tasks are given out to complete misc things prior to drill i.e. Evals, ssd, online surveys, etc. Every month I get excuses, and now "we can't make them do it, or discipline them for it because they are off duty". I'm just getting fed up because it's taking time away from training to get completed. What can I do? I was considering a developmental counseling statement acknowledging the importance of meeting deadlines so the tasks do not conflict with training time. But I'm not sure how to word it... Read the Answer»

How do I handle an accidental weapons discharge?

Our unit just returned from the range and we had a leader accidentally discharge his weapon. No one was hurt, but boy did it tear up the commander's car. Any recommendation on how to handle this?.. Read the Answer»

Using corrective training to motivate substandard performers

Corrective training is a fantastic, yet underutilized, tool for growing your subordinates. Simply put, it is a method to correct a performance deficiency.

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Honest Mistake or Unforgivable Sin?

Leaders are responsible for both the good and the bad within our area of responsibility or scope of influence. We are also responsible for helping to shape, mentor, and grow the future leaders of this great nation. As part of …Read More

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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 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»

How to resolve an issue.

Soldiers sometimes have issues that they believe are not being properly addressed by their chain of command. Usually this is the result of a lack of understanding or poor communication between leaders and Soldiers. So the question becomes how does …Read More

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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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Can A Commander Require A Retired Soldier Recalled To Active Duty To Participate In PT?

Can the commander dictate or mandate Retired Soldiers to do group PT? .. Read the Answer»