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What should I do when a Soldier threatens to go to the IG?

One of my Soldiers more or less threatened me that they would take their problem to the IG. What should I do?

Company Command: The Bottom Line - Army Leadership Guide

Great Question. Let’s look at this from an IG perspective:

[Soldier calls IG office.]

Soldier: Hello I have a problem and I need help now!

IG: Have you tried to solve the problem through your NCO Support Channel?

Soldier: Eh, no.

IG: Have you spoken to the Chain of Command about the problem?

Soldier: Why? No. That’s why I am calling you.

IG: Okay. I can listen to your problem, provide you some guidance, and if you desire I can call your chain of command and ask them to try and  reslove the issue.  [Translation: I am going to go to your Chain of Command and try to solve the issue just like you should have done in the first place.]

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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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