Company Commanders

Readiness Management Period (RMP Funds): What You Should Know

RMP is an often misunderstood subject in the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. In today’s post, we are going to delve into RMP Funds: what they are and how they work. RMP stands for Readiness Management Period. The essential purpose of RMP is to make sure that each and every service member is …

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The Article 138 Process: What Every Soldier Should Know

The Article 138 Process is often misunderstood and is seldom used. It is a powerful tool to guarantee a Soldier’s rights are not violated, and that he/she is treated correctly under military codes. In today’s post, we will explain the Article 138 Process and what every Soldier should know. Please understand that we are not …

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Company Commander Initial Counseling: Tips for Battalion Commanders

If you are a Battalion Commander, you have the responsibility to sit down with your new Company Commanders and do an initial counseling with them.  A verbal counseling is not good enough either!  It should be in writing. One of the most important parts of your job is developing your direct reports!  And the best …

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Top 5 Army Retention Ideas for Company Commanders

It is pretty obvious that Army National Guard Company Commanders face different challenges than their Active Duty counterparts.  One of those is the area of Soldier retention.  Only in the National Guard are Company Commanders responsible for and rated on their ability to retain their Soldiers. It sort of makes sense when you think about …

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5 Questions Every Company Commander Should Ask Their First Sergeant

Assuming that you’re about to take command of a company and have a First Sergeant who’s been there for a while, he or she will be one of your best sources of information about the unit. You’ll certainly want to be able to hit the ground running. You also want to know that you and …

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