Within the first 30 days you must receive an initial counseling which is documented on the DA Form 2166-8-1 from your rater. The use of the support form is mandatory. Your rater and senior will provide a copy of his/her support form.
Once the initial counseling is complete, the support forms is forwarded to the senior rater. The senior rater conducts a review to ensure the counseling meets the standard. Once this is done the forms are returned to the rater. The rated Soldier receives a copy of the original support form
After the initial counseling you will be counseled quarterly for the remainder of the rating period.