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Can I be punished for failing to meet a unit standard if I am meeting all Army requirements?

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A unit can establish their own standards that exceed Army standards but they cannot take action against a Soldier that fails to meet the unit standard but passes the Army standard. With that said the unit can require you to take corrective training and practice those events until you achieve the standard but this action must be reasonable and cannot be punishment. I would encourage you to read AR 600-8-2 as it applies to the application of flags. Then read AR 601-280 as it applies to bars to reenlistment. Then consider seeking guidance from the IG.

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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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