Failure to Report for Formation

Event Oriented: Failure to report

AR 600-20, Army Command Policy
FM 7-22, Holistic Health and Fitness
AR 25-50, Preparing and Managing Correspondence
ATP 6-22.1, The Counseling Process
ADP 6-22, Army Leadership and the Profession
TC 7-22.7, The Noncommissioned Officer Guide
AR 635-200, Active Duty Enlisted Administrative Separations

11Oct22. SPC, you did not report to the morning 0630 formation. When asked why you were unable to make it to formation, you stated something to the effect of "because I overslept due to fishing 72 hours this weekend". Last night I texted you and reminded you and told you where formation would be held. Formation is always at 0630 on normal work days unless told otherwise. This is not the first time that you have overslept.

Being on time to work is not just a soldier skill, but a normal part of work life. Most employers would not tolerate an employee being late or absent from work consistently. Understand that the Army and your command is giving you more than enough grace to correct this behavior.

Holistic health has been something that the Army has been emphasizing and FM 7-22, chapter 11, covers sleep readiness. Balancing the demands of work and life is very important. To help meet those demands, I let you off at 1600 most work days if we are done with all of our tasks.

In addition to being counseled on the issues above, he/she received counseling on the following: (1) that behavior for which he/she has been counseled may result in punishment under Article 15, UCMJ, court-martial, or adverse action such as bar of reenlistment, suspension of favorable actions (promotion, retention, schools), or other appropriate administrative sanctions; (2) that if this behavior continues, separation under the provisions of AR 635-200 may be initiated; (3) that if separated prior to ETS, that he/she could receive an honorable, general, or other than honorable discharge for the current term of service, or the term of service would be uncharacterized if less than 180 days had been served on active duty; (4) the basis of each characterization of service, the discharge certificates received for each, and the character of service would become part of a permanent record which may be provided to any Federal agency if they were to apply for either federal employment or security clearance; (5) the possible effects that each type of discharge would have on reenlistment, civilian employment, veteran benefits, and related matters; (6) that a general discharge would cause loss of civil service retirement credit; (7) that other than honorable discharge would result in reduction to the lowest rank, loss of payment of accrued leave, and loss of all benefits administered by the Veterans Administration and other federal and state agencies; (8) that separation prior to ETS may preclude enlistment in any component of the Armed Forces; (9) that separation prior to ETS may cause loss of entitlement to education benefits and money paid into the Army College Fund; (10) that separation prior to ETS may require repayment of any unearned bonus received for enlistment or reenlistment; (11) that it is unlikely that any attempt to have the characterization of service upgraded would be successful; (12) that he/she is encouraged to make every reasonable effort to ensure his/her performance and conduct meet military standards; (13) that he/she will be given a reasonable chance to bring substandard performance and conduct to acceptable military standards.

SM will come up with a plan of action IAW FM 7-22 to better improve their sleep hygiene, within a week of the date of this counseling. Plan of action will be presented in infographic format.

SM will follow the guidance laid out in FM 7-22 and attempt to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep every night.

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