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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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Does a Specialist Have to Obey the Orders of Another Specialist in a Leadership Position?

I am a specialist that has been placed as a team chief in a 20 level slot. I am having problems with one of my Soldiers bringing up my rank and failing to execute the taskings I put out. I have heard of position over rank but I am not sure where exactly I can find this on digits... Read the Answer»

Finalizing Your Command or Leadership Philosophy

Developing Your Command/Leadership Philosophy You should begin building or developing your Command Philosophy before you ever arrive at the unit.  In fact it would be a good idea to begin developing it before you are selected for command. This allows …Read More

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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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