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Can I be restricted to the barrack without formal counseling and recommended for an Article 15?

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Odds are your leader is using the wrong term. Your pass privileges were probably revoked by the commander. This is an administrative action and not restriction and is totally legal. Please check out our YouTube video on privileges at:

There is no official requirement to be counseled however it would be a good idea to do so. Keep in mind only a commander can revoke your pass privileges NCOs cannot. They can only recommend. Finally they do not need a counseling statement to recommend an Article 15.

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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