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Am I required to write my own evaluation report?

This response is based on information you provided and is not to be used when making a decision. Read the regulations, consult with your chain of command, JAG and/or IG before making any decisions. AR 623-3 is clear on this …Read More

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What Type of Font Should I Use When Preparing Military Correspondence?

AR 25-50 paragraph 17 states: Type fonts and sizes When creating official correspondence, use type fonts and sizes that make the correspondence easy to read and understand. The following guidelines will provide the best results: a. A font with a …Read More

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Is 1500 Push-Ups Considered Corrective Training?

Based solely on the information you provided this could be considered a smoke session, hazing, and/or excessive and outside of reasonable corrective training. Here is an extract of an AR and FM for your review. AR 600-20 4-19b (3) What …Read More

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How to prevent a Soldier from going around the Chain of Command

The response is provided based on the information you shared. It is not legal advice nor should this information be used to make a decision. It is highly recommended you speak with your chain of command, IG, and/or JAG before …Read More

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What Army Manual Covers How to Write A TACSOP?

To my knowledge there is no Army Manual or Regulation that governs how to write a TACSOP. You can find information on how to write a TACSOPs in our Arms Room at: Guide to Writing a Platoon Tactical SOP The …Read More

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Leader’s guide to post-Article 15 action

The focus is on Soldiers. But the same principles apply to Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen. 1. Basics. A Soldier has two choices (assuming not embarked in a vessel): accept or not accept Article 15 as a way to …Read More

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Myth or Fact: Should I receive 3 Counseling Statements Before I get an Article 15?

A young member recently asked this question. Unfortunately this is most likely the result of a barracks lawyer. There is no requirement to counsel a Soldier as it relates to receiving an Article 15. Therefore you can receive an Article …Read More

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U.S. Army Inspections: Barracks Inspection

The third article in the inspection series covers techniques and guidelines for conducting barracks inspections. Frequent barracks inspections provide leaders the ability to monitor the health and welfare of their Soldiers. Many Soldiers feel this inspection is unfair as they are …Read More

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U.S. Army Inspections: Planning & Preparation

The second in the inspection series, this article focuses on the importance of planning your inspection and provides tips to help you achieve positive results. Have you ever stood an inspection and wondered why you were doing it? Or why …Read More

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U.S. Army Inspections: The Basics

This article is the first in a series about inspections. As I travel, Soldiers share with me the challenges they are facing. A leader recently told me that they were inundated with inspections. This began a discussion about why inspections …Read More

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Can I be demoted without Paperwork or an explanation?

Myself and two others were demoted prior to a mission without being told why and we were told we didn’t have the right to see the paperwork. Two weeks later we were given our rank back. Nothing was said about …Read More

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Am I drunk on duty if I had no reasonable expectation that I would be required to work?

The response is provided based on the information you shared. It is not legal advice nor should this information be used to make a decision. It is highly recommended you speak with your chain of command, IG, and/or JAG before …Read More

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