I am required to maintain 100% accountability for you at all times. You are required to ensure that I know where you are at all times by contacting me regularly. Below are the times for the five formations we will have each duty day. You must be present for each of them. If, for any reason, you cannot attend any of these formations, you must call me immediately, as soon as possible and as far in advance as possible so that I can account for your absence. My contact information is provided below.
Missing formations or being late to formation will not be tolerated and will result in a negative counseling and corrective training. Continued failure to attend formations after being counseled will result in more serious actions which can result in separation from the Army.
You must be accounted for and formed up in your appointed squad 15 minutes prior to each time given below. If you have duties such as CQ, Staff Duty, or any other special task given, be at those appointed places of duty on time. Be where you are supposed to be at the proper time and in the proper uniform.
First Call/Accountability/ Physical Training Formation: 0630hrs
Work Call Formation: 0900hrs
Lunch Time Formation: 1130hrs (Lunch is from 1130hrs-1300hrs Unless stated otherwise)
Return from Lunch Formation: 1300hrs
End of Day Formation: 1630hrs
*THESE ARE THE NORMAL DUTY TIMES/HOURS; OTHER FORMATION TIMES AND LOCATIONS WILL BE ADDRESSED AS REQUIRED.*
* SUPERVISORY CHAIN
Below is your immediate chain of command. If you have a problem that needs to be addressed, use the chain of command. Ensure the first person you contact is me. I am your squad leader and I will ensure that any questions you have are answered and any issues you have WILL be taken care of in a timely manner. Please allow me the opportunity to assist you before you take any issues any higher than me. Although 1SG and SFC Platoon SGT have an open door policy, do not abuse it. I am more than motivated to work with you to ensure that your issues and concerns are taken care of immediately with quality results. Do not hesitate to come to me! Do not hesitate to use your battle buddies as a means of support when needed. Look out for your battle buddies as well. We are a great team and we are all here for each other.
A. Commander- CPT Snuffy, Donna
B. 1st Sergeant- 1SG Austin, Texas
C. Team Leader- 2LT Oakland, California
D. Platoon Sergeant- SFC Platoon, Sergeant
E. Squad Leader- ____________________ Phone Number- _____________
*USE YOUR SUPERVISORY CHAIN/CHAIN OF COMMAND; ENSURE YOU KEEP YOUR SQUAD LEADER INFORMED OF APPOINTMENTS OR ANY PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE. LEADERSHIP IS THERE TO HELP YOU, DON'T BE AFRAID TO USE THEM.*
PT is routinely conducted each day during duty hours using the Army's Physical Readiness Training (PRT) which can be referenced in TC 3-22.20; however, PT is highly encouraged to be conducted on your own in addition to our daily PT sessions. You are required to maintain your body in accordance with AR 670-9, thus I expect you to give 100% each day at PT. Do not cheat your body. Push yourself past your limits further and further each day and strive to exceed the standard! As part of your PT routine, include cardiovascular and strength training. The standard uniform will vary by season/weather thus ensure that you have all sets of issued PT uniforms. During the cold seasons, long sleeve PT shirt, pants, jacket, gloves with fleece cap and Army PT shorts worn under your pants is the standard (be prepared to downgrade your uniform at any time). During the Warm seasons, Army PT shorts and short sleeve shirts is the standard. (At all times while in PTs, conducting PT outdoors including in civilian attire, you are required to wear the reflective PT belt)
If you do not pass any given APFT or if you are not in tolerance with the Army's height and weight standard, it WILL result in you being flagged which can lead to adverse actions, denial of promotions, denial of re-enlistment, denial of leave/passes, denial of military schools and/or can lead to being separated from the Army. Even though I will be monitoring your physical fitness, if you feel that you are lacking in any event on the APFT, do not hesitate to ask me for help. I WILL set a time with you each day so that we can go and do PT on our own time until you and I feel that you are comfortable with the PT standards you meet. Moreover, our company is required to have a current APFT record on file which will be updated at least every 6 months. It is expected that you give 100% on your APFT and attempt to achieve a score of 300 or above.
*YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN PT EACH DAY; TO INCLUDE DAYS THAT YOU HAVE STAFF DUTY, CQ, APPOINTMENTS, AND OR SICK CALL ATTEMPTS*
*SICK CALL, EMERGENCIES AND APPOINTMENT PROCEDURES
Sick Call begins at 1300 at the Lloyd Cortez Hawks Troop Medical Clinic (TMC) in BLDG 412 ((912) XXX-XXXX or 1-800-XXX-XXXX). You need to show up to PT/accountability formation and let me know if you need to go to sick call. You and I will then go to the training room for a sick call slip signed by 1SG Houston before you are authorized to go to sick call. Upon your release from sick call, you must ensure that you contact me and provide me with a copy of any profile if given and also provide a slip showing the time of your release from sick call. Also ensure that you maintain a copy of your profile on you at all times.
If you are having an emergency, ensure that you contact the Emergency Room at Winn Army Community Hospital (WACH). They operate 24-hours a day, seven days a week for emergencies. Emergency ambulance service at Fort Stewart can be obtained by calling 911 or (912) XXX-XXXX. If you live off post in the Hinesville or Savannah area and you or your family members have an emergency, dial 911 and ask for a Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Air Field Ambulance. If it is not necessary that you need to call 911 or the WACH for an emergency ambulance but need immediate attention and you cannot wait for sick call or an appointment, you must report to the emergency room at the Winn Army Community Hospital in building 1061 Harmon Ave on Fort Stewart. You can also contact me for a ride to the emergency room at any time of the day or night. Most importantly, insure that I know of any emergency issues you may have. Not only do I need to know about it to maintain 100% accountability of you, I will make a point to ensure that I am there to give you my assistance if needed.
It is required of you that your Medical Protection System (MEDPROS), which is accessed through your AKO account, is up to date and green to green. In case you are amber or red on any section in your MEDPROS, you need to make an appointment at the TMC ASAP to ensure that your MEDPROS is updated at all times. If you need to make an appointment for any health issues including updating your MEDPROS, insure that you provide me with your appointment slip well in advance of the date of your appointment. Making appointments to sham or get out of any training will not be tolerated. (Malingering WILL be handled accordingly and negative actions will be taken). Once you are released from your appointment, ensure that you contact me and provide me with a slip from the health care provider stating the time upon your release from your appointment. Moreover, it is highly required that you do not miss ANY of your appointments. If you miss any appointments, 1SG will be contacted by the health care providers and negative action can be taken upon you. Please do not miss them, I will ensure that you are released in ample amounts of time so that you make your appointments.
*NO APPOINTMENTS FOR ANY REASON WILL BE MADE ON ANY GIVEN THURSDAY WHEN SERGEANTS TIME TRAINING IS BEING CONDUCTED*
1. You will give no less than 100% of feedback, participation and efforts in each and every one of our mission and trainings that we conduct on a daily basis.
2. Always put your best foot forward each day and be motivated to execute any task given and accomplish any mission to your fullest potential.
3. Do not second guess superior officers or NCO s in our platoon. Always maintain a positive representation of yourself as a Soldier and hold your head high. Hold yourself to your highest standards and to the standards of the unit. When passing or greeting an officer, properly render your salutes and sound off with the greeting of the day. Also ensure that you are providing the NCO s in our unit with the proper customs and courtesies by standing at parade rest, executing a task given, and approaching them in a professional manner as they will return their professionalism towards you as an outstanding Soldier.
4. Exceed the standards in all that you do! Ensure that your weapon is clean and ready to qualify 40 out of 40 at all times. Ensure that your military appearances; such as hair, clean shave, nails, clean uniforms, and clean boots are IAW with AR 670-1. Ensure that your barracks/homes are ready for inspections at any given time. Ensure that you are maintaining all of your issued equipment so that it is clean, serviceable and accounted for at all times. Periodically, I will inspect all of your TA-50 to ensure that it is being maintained by you.
5. Ensure that you possess your dog tags, ID/CAC Card, and Marne Standard Book at all times.
6. TEAM WORK, TEAM WORK, TEAM WORK is a key essential. Get along with your battle buddies and look out for each other. Do not bring any grudges, gossip, hatred, discrimination, fighting, bickering or anything else to the effect that can destroy our team/family. That will not be tolerated. We are a team and we will function as a team each and every day on and off duty. We are a great group of Soldiers and I have no doubt that we will all function greatly together and stay a close family/platoon!
*BE POSITIVE: DISRESPECT AND BAD ATTITUDES WILL NOT BE TOLERATED*
1. You are responsible for your own actions on and off duty hours and on and off post. Ensure that you are doing the right thing at all times and conducting yourself appropriately by constantly applying your seven Army Values each day. You are an ambassador of the United States, carry yourself as such. Excessive drinking, drug use, drinking and driving, un-authorized violence, reckless driving, shoplifting, sexual harassment, fraud waste and abuse, assaulting a fellow Soldier, sexually assaulting a fellow Soldier ect. will not be tolerated. With any offence to the above mentioned, the punishment process will be out of my hands. My self and our chain of command will do everything in their power to ensure that maximum punishment is enforced. So please stay out of trouble!!
2. You are responsible for ensuring that your family members are taken care of. If you happen to deploy, go to the field, or go TDY for training, ensure that your family has enough money and food to live comfortably and all special arrangements are made so they are taken care of ahead of time. Ensure they know of your whereabouts at all times. Ensure your family members are receiving the medical care they need, ensure they are staying healthy and ensure they are not missing their appointments. If you are having any issues at all when it comes to your family, do not hesitate to let me know and I will assist you so that you can square the issue away or I will point you in the right direction of someone who will square the issues away.
3. You are responsible for budgeting your money properly. Ensure that you are monitoring your Leave and Earnings Statements (LES) regularly and that your LES is reflecting what is being entered in your banking account. Ensure that you are budgeting your credit cards and checks properly. Also, ensure that your bills aren t exceeding what you bring home each month. Live within the means of your budget. Moreover, ensure that you are paying your bills by the time specified. Do not be late on your bills. If you notice any issues at all in your pay, DO NOT hesitate to bring it to me. I will ensure that it gets taken care of immediately.
4. You are responsible for ensuring that your vehicle is maintained and serviceable. You are responsible for ensuring that your vehicle has valid vehicle registration, has valid insurance, is currently registered on post and has the current Department of the Army decals on the windshield. You can get the decals from Building 226, 757 East Bultman Avenue; Hours: Monday through Friday; CLOSED Federal Holidays from 0800 to 1630; Phone: (912) XXX-XXXX. It is also your responsibility in insuring that you have a valid driver s license and that you maintain updated copies of each of these things mentioned in your possession at all times while operating your vehicle. I will regularly inspect your vehicle to ensure that it is serviceable and all requirements to operate your vehicle are being updated.
*BE RESPONSIBLE AND PROFESSIONAL AT ALL TIMES; YOU ARE A SOLDIER 24 HOURS PER DAY, 7 DAYS PER WEEK*
It is never too early to prepare for the next level in your Army career. Even with the accomplishment of the rank you're at now, strive to make it to many ranks above your own. Strive to earn a creditable reputation for yourself and be proactive in each and every task you are given without hesitation or complaint. I challenge you to be all that you can be; starting by taking civilian education, knocking out corresponding courses, and showing that you are able and motivated to work hard and execute difficult tasks.
Civilian education will do nothing less than benefit you in any career path you choose, whether in the Army or personally. It reflects on you as a Soldier that you are able and disciplined enough to complete a hard earned goal. I highly encourage you to set up a GoArmyED account at https://www.goarmyed.com/login.aspx. I will help you set up this account as soon as you feel you are ready to begin classes. I will also assist you in choosing a civilian school to attend and also point you in the direction of a school counselor who will sit with you to choose the appropriate classes for your chosen degree.
I also HIGHLY encourage you to begin knocking out your Army Correspondence Courses as soon as possible. You can register and complete your correspondence courses at http://www.atsc.army.mil/ACCP/AIPDNEW.ASP. These courses are implemented to broaden your military knowledge and also shows that you are disciplined enough to complete these tasks.
*STEADILY ASK QUESTIONS, TAKE NOTES AND EXECUTE!*
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