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Is It appropriate to receive a negative counseling statement before you receive your initial counseling?

Can I receive a negative counseling before receiving your initial counseling?

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There is nothing that prevents a Soldier from receiving a negative or event oriented counseling if they have not received their initial counseling


According to ATP 6-22.1 effective counseling takes place as close as possible to the event.  So it would be appropriate to counsel the Soldier as soon as possible.

Let’s say a Soldier was late for formation received a verbal counseling.  Then was late again to formation and this time they received a formal counseling.  This would be appropriate.  There is no requirement or need to wait until the Soldier has received their initial counseling.

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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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