Initial Counseling - Food Service


  Purpose of Counseling:

    Initial Counseling

Complete this section during or immediately subsequent to counseling.

SPC Sullivan, this is your initial counseling as a member of the 2/2BN consolidated dining facility. We serve 8 separate units and feed approximately 1200 Soldiers a day. Our service is the foundation of this base's combat readiness and requires your wholehearted participation. Your duty description is outlined in AR 611-201 for food service personnel and general duties. TM 10-412 provides additional information. Like all Soldiers assigned here, you will be counseled monthly on your duty performance.

Safety: The main safety hazards in our facility are the ovens and the immersion heaters. Both can cause serious burns and even explosions. Follow all safety measures. Do not operate, move, or otherwise touch the immersion heaters without being trained and signed off. Do not operate the slicers or any other equipment until you've been certified on their use. First aid kits and emergency numbers are posted on the Safety Boards.

Security: We routinely store food, equipment, and funds worth over $500,000 in this facility. Security is paramount. Do not allow anyone not assigned into the facility before or after serving hours. Do not allow anyone not assigned here into the work or storage area at any time. Do not take any food home; avoid the appearance of impropriety.

Your Duties: Eventually you will rotate through all positions but for now, you will be on day shift and will be assigned to SFC Killian. You will assist him as directed. Show him and other NCOs the respect they deserve.

TA-50: It is your responsibility to be maintain all issued TA-50 in clean and serviceable condition at all times. If you lose any any of your TA-50, inform SFC Killian immediately. We must be ready to deploy at all times.

Physical Training: As a soldier you are required to maintain your weight IAW AR 600-9 and pass the APFT. Failure to do so will result in a flag that may limit your opportunities as well as passes and leaves. You will conduct PT daily, unless you are on shift for that morning, at the specified place and time.

Training: We are subject to frequent, unannounced inspections. Your first goal is to become familiar with all food service sanitation requirements. TB MED 530, Occupational and Environmental Health - Food Service Sanitation, contains vital information about prevention of food borne illness and establishes a significant number of requirements that must be observed by all Food Service workers. All food service personnel should be extremely familiar with this publication. Your training will be evaluated every 6 months. If you feel that you're not receiving enough training, let me know. We will make an effort to send you to all service schools that you're eligible for.

Appearance: A sharp, clean appearance is more important in a food service facility than anywhere else in the Army. Always present a clean, healthy image.

Supervision: Keep SFC Killian informed of all appointments, training, or other events that have an impact on your duty or capability. Complete a personal data sheet to be kept in his file. Read the Local OI binder and become familiar with unit and command policies.

Welcome to the unit. This is one of the best places to work in the Army and I'm sure you'll enjoy your assignment here. If you ever need advice, assistance, or help, SFC Killian or myself are available 24 hours a day.

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.

  DA FORM 4856-E, JUN 99                         EDITION OF JUN 85 IS OBSOLETE

Plan of Action:

____I will devote the majority of my efforts and time to becoming qualified in my position.

____I will participate in all scheduled physical conditioning activities.

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)

Individual counseled:       I agree / disagree with the information above

Individual counseled remarks:

Signature of Individual Counseled: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Date: _13 May 2011_

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

I will monitor your progress and will provide guidance and assistance whenever you request or need it.

Signature of Counselor: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Date: _13 May 2011_

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.

  DA FORM 4856-E (Reverse)                    

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