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Do I have to allow a Soldier time to respond to a counseling statement?

I just counseled a Soldier. The Solider asked for 24 hours to prepare his statement wanted to write this in the session closing block of the counseling statement. I said no. Do I have to give him time or is that my discretion?.. Read the Answer»

Does chewing tobacco or using snuff detract from a professional image when saluting

I got chewed out for using chewing tobacco when I saluted an officer. Does this detract from a professional image?.. Read the Answer»

My NCO is Lying and my Chain of Command is Pushing an Article 15- What Can I Do?

Question: Top, I really need some wisdom here. I will take responsibility for my actions but I cannot be blamed for something I did not do. My chain of command is trying to frag me with a company grade AR15 for (Lying to an NCO). The platoon Sgt admitted offline that he was guilty of miscommunication, but in front of top he wont admit it and plays a different type of role. He back-dated 3 counselings roughly 2 months but he did write the current date on the date block, is ther any hope for me top i am a fast tracker in m MOS and i am one the way to a successful path in the army i need help this can really screw me and i am honeslty in the right and do not deserve this please assist Thanks .. Read the Answer»

Can I get in trouble for complaining about one of my leaders on social media?

I was complaining to my family about the actions of one of my NCO's over social media can I get in trouble?.. Read the Answer»

Can I be counseled while on narcotics and on convelesant leave?

Can I be given a counseling statement while I am heavily medicated and not in the right state of mind? My LT called me in from CONLEAVE because I missed an appointment due to the prescription medication I was on. When I got there he asked if I was "high on my meds" and I said yes. He still followed through with the counseling and made me sign it. I dont even remember being counseled. What should I do?.. Read the Answer»

Can I be separated from the Army because of an alcohol related incident downtown?

I received an field grade article 15 for underage drinking (art 92) in November. Got command refereed to asap and they decided that I didn't fit into their program so they never enrolled me. In March I received a citation for consumption from a civilian police officer. I hired a lawyer and they told me to do a drug and alcohol class and 8hrs community service. I completed that and its on the way of being dismissed. I never got counseled on the event off-post and my company sent me to asap which I passed. Well, my command sent me to my phase 1, 2 evaluation, mental evaluation and education briefing. Then they handed me a backdated counseling statement from Apr 23rd saying I'm getting recommended for chapter 9 (failure to rehabilitate) which I signed with today's date. I went to rehab graduated, learned form my mistake and haven't drank since march. WHAT SHOULD I DO? CAN THEY DO THIS TO ME?.. Read the Answer»

Can I rewrite a counseling statement and have a Soldier sign it again and use it to push UCMJ action?

I submitted a for UCMJ action for repeated FTR's. the packet was rejected by Brigade Legal because I didn't have the location of the formation annotated. I had the who, what, when, and why. My PSG told me to rewrite the counselings and have the SM sign. Can I rewrite closed counselings and have SM resign for this or what would be the correct course of action?.. Read the Answer»

How do I conduct a monthly counseling on a Soldier that was on leave for the entire month?

Top, I have a Soldier that was no leave for the entire month. My chain of command wants me to do a monthly counseling on the Soldier. How is this even possible...it makes no sense to me? .. Read the Answer»