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Do I have to give the Soldier a reason before they do corrective training?

I have a Soldier who cited some AR that supposedly says I have to give them a reason before they have to begin corrective training. He wanted me to explain why I was making him do lunges. Is there actually such an AR?

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There is no AR that states you must give them a reason. However the purpose of corrective training is to correct and educate, so providing an explanation would be appropriate. Corrective training must:

  1. be in line with the offense
  2. be designed to correct the substandard performance
  3. and only conducted until the substandard performance is corrected

Odds are lunges are not appropriate corrective training unless the Soldier failed to perform lunges correctly. The Soldier was probably trying to say that you must explain to him how his performance is substandard before you administer corrective training. That would be appropriate.

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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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