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What do I do when a Soldier checks the disagree box on a counseling?

What is the course of action when a soldier checks "Disagree with the information above" in the "Session Closing" box and does not write why? Also, is the "Plan of Action" box still valid and the written action enforceable?

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The Soldier has the option to check the disagree box. Although it is to their advantage to state why they disagree and present evidence supporting their position, they are under no requirement to write anything. The plan of action and counseling are still enforceable.

In this situation, I suggest writing the following text in the Leader Responsibilities box:

  • Soldier disagreed with the counseling and refused the opportunity to prepare a written statement.
  • Soldier was informed that his disagreement will not prevent the execution of the plan of action and the information discussed during this counseling session.

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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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