AR 4856- Initial Counseling US ARMY

AR 4856- Initial Counseling US ARMY

When a new Soldier arrives at your unit, if you are that Soldier's first line leader you will have to give that Soldier an initial counseling. The Following is an example of how you can accomplish that.

Purpose of counseling:

Initial Counseling (performance/professional growth) This is your initial counseling. I will outline what I expect of you as a member of this squad.

Key Points of Discussion:

Daily Duties: You are expected to show up to first formation well rested, with a positive attitude and ready to tackle the day's work. Breakfast is eaten at home and not at work. Timeliness is of the utmost importance. You must be present fifteen minutes before any scheduled formations. Make sure you are there PRIOR to the fifteen minutes and not just walking up. Make sure you brief your Sergeant as soon as you make any appointments. The day of your appointment remind your Sergeant of your appointment time. It is your responsibility to be where you are told to be; on time, and in the proper uniform, to include appointments. Do not get caught playing games on your cellphone during work hours. When working in the motor pool I don't want to see you on your cellphone at all unless you are told to by an NCO or receive a phone call/text from an NCO.

Job Knowledge: I expect you to know your job. Study, read regulations and never feel like any question is dumb, ask questions. Any time we have study sessions I expect you to be actively engaged in the discussion and taking notes. Remember that we can't do our job alone. We are here to assist the Commander and to provide early warning to the ECS. We are all one team, (one team, one fight). I also expect you to seek out knowledge about the 14E job as well. The more you know about their job the more you will understand Any job you are asked to do is expected to be executed with motivation, expediency, and without complaining.

Physical Training: PT participation is not optional. You are expected...

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