Drove POV to the Range


Purpose of Counseling

    Yesterday you drove your POV to a scheduled range activity. Although you were verbally counseled yesterday, this written counseling is to formally document that counseling.

Complete this section during or immediately subsequent to counseling.

Key Points of Discussion:

Army Regulation 385-63, Range Safety

You drove your POV to the range. Driving a POV to the range is not authorized. For obvious reasons, the range is one of the most dangerous places where we train and operate. Because of the danger, every aspect of activity at the range must be planned and controlled.

The Range NCO and other cadre may drive their POVs to the range but their actions have been preapproved and have been taken into account in the overall planning. Everyone else must use whatever transportation has been arranged (Deuce and a half, van, bus, etc).

Every facet of activity at the range has been carefully planned in advance by senior NCOs based on their experience and the accumulated knowledge of generations of combat arms specialists. Although qualifying is the main goal of attending the range, safety is equally as important. The range NCO has thoroughly choreographed the timing and method of entry and exit of personnel, the issue of ammo, the instruction, and the actions of everyone on the range at all times to ensure safety. Any deviation from that plan requires immediate attention by the Range NCO, reduces range oversight in other areas, and jeopardizes safety for everyone at the range.

I know you were not specifically instructed not to drive your POV to the range and I accept responsibility for that lack of supervison. Your actions and my lack of supervision and attention to detail risked the safety and the lives of everyone at the range.

This action constitutes a formal counseling session concerning the inappropriate behavior described above. You will be given a reasonable period of time to correct these deficiencies and to rehabilitate yourself into a productive satisfactory Soldier. Your conduct will be monitored during this time and you will be given an opportunity to prove yourself. If your performance and conduct continues to be unsatisfactory, you could be processed for separation under Chapter 5-13 or 5-17 AR 635-200.

This form will be destroyed upon: reassignment (other than rehabilitative transfers), separation at ETS, or upon retirement. For separation requirements and notification of loss of benefits/consequences see local directives and AR 635-200.

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Plan of Action:

This plan of action is self-explanatory: do not drive your POV to the range in the future. If in doubt as to the proper procedures to follow for any activity, don't hesitate to ask.

Session Closing: (The leader summarizes the key points of the session and checks to ensure the subordinate understands the plan of action. The subordinate agrees/disagrees and provides remarks if appropriate)

You drove your POV to the range without authorization.

No further action is required. Do not drive your POV to the range in the future. Follow OI guidance.

Individual counseled:       I agree / disagree with the information above

Individual counseled remarks:

Signature of Individual Counseled: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Date: _6 Dec 2013_

Leader Responsibilities: (Leader's responsibilities in implementing the plan of action)

I will speak to everyone in my section and make sure they are aware of proper range procedures.

Signature of Counselor: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Date: _6 Dec 2013_

Assessment: (Did the plan of action achieve the desired results? This section is completed by both the leader and the individual counseled and provides useful information for follow-up counseling)

Counselor: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Individual Counseled: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Note: Both the counselor and the individual counseled should retain a record of the counseling.

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