Counseling

Five Reasons to Relieve a Subordinate Officer or NCO in the Army

Today, I want to talk about five different reasons to relieve a subordinate in the Army. You don’t hear about too many cases of people being “officially” relieved from duty. It does happen from time to time (formally), but normally people just get switched from one job to another job, and then they get a …

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Army OER Counseling: Five Tips for Success

When it comes to Army OER Counseling in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve, it is almost non-existent. In most cases, the rater never conducted a formal initial counseling and formal quarterly counseling with their direct reports. And when I mean formal, I mean counseling that is in writing. I’d bet that less than …

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Platoon Sergeant Initial Counseling

In today’s post, I’d like to educate you about the Platoon Sergeant initial counseling. Most new Second Lieutenants are recent college graduates with no experience on how to do an Army Counseling the right way. They’re greener than green! As a result, most stumble through the counseling process with their Platoon Sergeant, or even worse, …

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