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Revoking Privileges and Corrective Training

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The following article is an extract from the book:  The Mentor -Everything you need to know about leadership and counseling by CSM retired Mark Gerecht

Some times you can make corrective training more effective by recommending revocation of privileges. The following article provides information of when and how privileges are revoked.

Revocation of Privileges

Commanders have the ability to revoke privileges within their scope of authority. Before initiating or recommending revocation of privileges, Commanders should first establish who has the authority to revoke that particular privilege.


A company Commander may have authority over a Soldier’s pass privileges, but the approval of the garrison Commander may be required to revoke the PX privileges of a spouse.

If there is any confusion concerning who has the proper authority in a given situation, contact your local JAG or IG office for assistance.

When properly utilized in coordination with corrective training, revoking privileges is a useful tool that empowers a leader to correct substandard performance at the appropriate command level without damaging the Soldier’s official record.

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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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