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Who is responsible for Counseling the First Sergeant

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The 1SG is counseled by their rater and senior rater like any other leader receiving and evaluation report. Typically the Rater is the Company Commander, and the Senior Rater is either the BN XO, or BN CDR.

With that said some CSMs provide verbal or written guidance to the 1SG. If this is the case and there is a conflict between what the rater has directed and the CSMs guidance then the 1SG needs to seek clarification. HOPE THIS HELPS Respectfully, TOP aka WORF






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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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