Initial counseling statement

I tried to find the post where this was talked about, but no luck. So .....
Here is the initial counseling statement that I use. Feel free to change it to fit your individual needs. Note: it was written for a married soldier with children.

PVT Snuffy, this is your initial counseling statement. This counseling statement is to inform you of my expectations of you as a member of my section. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to address those to me, and I will work them out as needed.

Your areas of concern are:

1. Timeliness: Make sure you are at least 10 minutes prior to all announced formations.
2. Accountability: Be where you need to be, when you need to be there. In all events, you need to keep me, or in my absence one of the other NCOs (list other NCOs in section here) aware of your whereabouts at all times.
3. Uniform: Your uniform needs to be pressed and presentable at all times. Your boots need to be highly shined at all times. At no time should your uniform fall below the standards set forth in AR 670-1. Motor Pool duty and Field Exercises are not an excuse to wear a substandard uniform. Also, you need to make sure you are in the correct uniform for the mission. If you are unsure of the correct uniform, contact me and I will provide you with that information.
4. Duties: If you have duty, you need to ensure that you are in the proper place, at the proper time, and in the correct uniform for that duty. I will inform you of any duties you may have as soon as I am made aware of them. Be aware that things change at a moment's notice, so be prepared in case that situation arises.
5. Attitude: You need to have the proper military attitude at all times. Show the proper courtesy and respect to leaders, peers, and subordinates alike. Always be professional and never allow your personal feelings to get in the way of respecting other Soldiers.
6. Appointments: If you have an appointment, let me know the time and purpose of the appointment as soon as possible. Preferably, directly after you make the appointment. If you need to make an appointment, check with me before making the appointment so I can check the training schedule. DO NOT make any appointments without checking with me first. This includes any appointments that your wife may need that will cause you to stay at home to take care of your child.
7. Personal Issues: Any personal or family issues that arise, make sure to inform me so that I can give you whatever support you may need. Do not be afraid to approach me with any concerns you may have, I cannot help a problem if I don't know the problem exists.

Other situations may arise that are not covered in this counseling session. If you are unsure about anything, contact me and I will work to straighten out the situation. It is my duty as an NCO to help you develop into a better Soldier. However, I cannot do this alone. You must put forth the effort to make yourself a better Soldier, and in return I will help guide you in the right direction for your military career.

(back page)
<plan of action>
Ensure you are at the proper place at the proper time and in the proper uniform.
Follow the guidelines presented in this counseling.
Ensure you are following the standards set forth by this section, this company, and all ARs.

<Leader Responsibilities>
To help ensure you are keeping within the standards.
To provide you with whatever means necessary to accomplish your mission.
To guide you in the right direction to further your military career.
Original Post
no problem with you using it Sir (Ma'am? ok this is starting to bother me....) that's why I posted it here. I tried to include most every basic thing that can happen, while putting a blanket statement down for the rest.

Stalker? I don't see anyone .......................
[quote:8bedc08ba5="Bradmeister"]no problem with you using it Sir (Ma'am? ok this is starting to bother me....) that's why I posted it here. I tried to include most every basic thing that can happen, while putting a blanket statement down for the rest.

Stalker? I don't see anyone .......................[/quote:8bedc08ba5]

Thanks, and yep I am Joshua Brady, and it was a joke if you read the other forums, nascar said he must be stalking me.... hehe

*saves the example to a PDF*

-- Soms
actually, I knew it was a joke Sir, which is why you see the enormous amount of dots at the end of the sentence ...........................

Stick around a bit, you'll learn my style of humor just like everyone else has. :wink:

(stands in front of Nascar) and I still see no stalker, you sure you feeling alright Sir?
[quote:0ac4876749="Bradmeister"]actually, I knew it was a joke Sir, which is why you see the enormous amount of dots at the end of the sentence ...........................

Stick around a bit, you'll learn my style of humor just like everyone else has. :wink:

(stands in front of Nascar) and I still see no stalker, you sure you feeling alright Sir?[/quote:0ac4876749]


haha, yep feeling fine, however could you please shine your boots and put one sideways up Spc. Olinger's ass? *hands Sgt. Bradley to KIWI shoe wax*


-- Soms
Glad you like my choice of language and you actually start to call me Sir, I will be more than happy to come to the desert. Now about professionalism, where do you get off telling me whats professional and whats not? You just told us to get a room, and this isn't a dating board, what exactly are you trying to imply Spc. Olinger?
Weird question, i've had commands that state to me to put the "bad soldier" blurp on every counseling, have any of you ran into this, and do you really think it is necessary as it is just an initial counseling and if the soldier doesn't live up to standards, you negativly counsel them anyway?

ras
here's what i use for initial counseling..It's what I use for all my Soldiers as initials when I first get them. You are more than welcome to use it if you like what you see.. =) It's how I got ahold of it. Was originally a Memorandom for Record as Initial reception for NCOs/Soldiers to my unit a LONG time ago back in 1st Cav... lol

Purpose:
To:
• Welcome <SM rank&name> as a member of the team.
• Conduct initial counseling.
• Encourage open communications.
• Provide the solder the opportunity to surface any issues that have arisen since his/her reception counseling.
• Review the reception/integration process (search for ways to improve the process/identify sustain areas).


Key points of Discussion:
1. Job Description: As a Sentinel Team member, you will be trained and expected to be technically and tactically proficient with the Sentinel radar and FAAD C4I systems. You will be tested often to ensure battle readiness and qualification.<change this to fit specific job descriptions for soldiers under you>

2. Discipline and Respect: is the cornerstone. Disrespect or insubordination to any of your superior will not be tolerated. Any Soldiers assigned to this unit will honor the courtesy given to his seniors, when talking to a senior in rank (NCO's) you will be at the position of "At Ease".

3. Personal Appearance: It contributes to building better pride and esprit de corps. You will be responsible for complying with AR 670-1 and AR 600-9. I expect you to be the best-dressed soldier in the battery. Remember, first impressions can at times be lasting impressions.

4. Physical Fitness: Everybody will participate in PT. I expect you to maintain your physical conditioning. You will ensure that you are capable of passing the APFT and maintaining the standards set forth in AR 600-9.

5. Maintenance: Everybody will participate in PMCS, motorpool maintenance, and closeouts. You are also responsible for maintaining your TA-50 and ensuring that it is in serviceable condition. If there is a deficiency, notify your first line supervisor.

6. Promotion: Based on your performance and overall Soldiering.

7. Training: is a continuous effort. Don't wait until a "REAL WORLD" situation to wish you had taken training more serious. Let's do it right the first time.

8. Standards: There is a published standard for almost everything we do, I.E.: Formation, Sickcall, Barracks and work areas. I want everyone to enforce the standards. Excellent units are not made up of Soldiers who only meet the standards, I expect you to demonstrate excellence in every matter. Never walk past a deficiency. If you do, you just lowered the standard and gave less than 100%. Also, you just set a new negative standard.

9. Equal Opportunity: Every Soldier in this unit will be treated with dignity and respect. Treat your fellow Soldiers as you would like your spouse, parent, sister, brother, daughter, son, etc. to be treated. Absolutely NO Sexual harassment, extremist activity, racism, etc. will be tolerated.

10. Drugs, DWI, and under age drinking: Zero Tolerance! No matter how good of a Soldier you have been, if found guilty, I will recommend maximum punishment when you are involved in any drug, or alcohol related incident.

11. Appointments: You will not make any appointments that you, or with your spouse/dependent, on Mondays and Fridays. If for some reason you don't have an appointment slip, I will verify your appointment prior to being released.

PLAN OF ACTION:
During this counseling session we have discussed your basic duties and responsibilities, your short term and long term goals, your expectation of a leader, my expectations of you, and other related areas.

During our next counseling session we will go over the following:
• Overall progress
• Short-term and Long-term goals
• Attitude
• Personal Appearance
• Personal Issues
• and anything else that may arise...

Leader Responsibilities:
• Supervisor will ensure that the soldier receives proper training in all areas of job performance and that the training is properly documented.
• Supervisor will provide additional training should it be required.
• Provide an environment to learn and grow.

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