Insubordination Counseling

SGT L, as the Alpha Company Operations NCO, it is your job to prepare, assist and review Soldiers with Personnel actions, including but not limited to, awards, flags, passes, leave, etc. and to review the administrative data associated with those actions for errors. You have been verbally counseled by me in the past regarding making corrections to actions submitted by me that you are not qualified to make. I have also spoken to you about you telling my Soldiers to come directly to you to submit their Personnel actions and accepting actions from Soldiers who have not had the action reviewed by me. However, on 30 June 2022 my request for leave was placed on my desk and you had written to the First Sergeant and Company Commander that I had misspelled my own name. You continue to step out of your lane and blatantly disregard the instructions given to you by me. It is unclear to me why you would assume that I am not intelligent enough to spell my own name and then indicate that in writing to our Chain of Command, but I find this conduct to be disrespectful in nature and it will not be tolerated.

This conduct is a violation of Article 91 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice which covers Insubordinate Conduct. Disrespect toward a Senior Noncommissioned Officer is a crime under the UCMJ and will not be tolerated. If you continue to demonstrate this kind of behavior, I can only assume that you and military service are incompatible and I will take the actions necessary to either correct your behavior or separate you from the military.

I am counseling you for the conduct noted above. If this conduct continues, action may be initiated to separate you from the Army IAW AR 635-200. If you are involuntarily separated, you could receive an Honorable Discharge, a General (Under Honorable Conditions) Discharge, or an Under Other Than Honorable Conditions Discharge.

An Honorable Discharge is a separation with honor based on the quality of service, which meets the standards of acceptable conduct and performance of duty. A General Discharge is a separation under honorable conditions, based on a military record being satisfactory but not sufficiently meritorious to warrant an Honorable Discharge. A discharge Under Other Than Honorable Conditions is based upon a pattern of behavior of one or more acts or omissions that constitutes a significant departure from the conduct expected of a soldier. A General Discharge may be awarded for separation under Chapter 5, Chapter 9, Chapter 13 and Chapter 14. An Under Other Than Honorable Conditions Discharge may be awarded for separation under Chapter 14 for misconduct. If you receive an Honorable Discharge, you will be qualified for most benefits resulting from military service. An involuntary honorable Discharge, however, will disqualify you from reenlistment for some period of time and may disqualify you from receiving transitional benefits (e.g., commissary, housing, health benefits) and the Montgomery GI Bill if you have not met other program requirements. If you receive a General Discharge, you will be disqualified from reenlisting in the service for some period of time and you will be ineligible for some military and VA administered benefits, including the Montgomery GI Bill. If you receive a discharge Under Other Than Honorable Conditions, you will be ineligible for reenlistment and for most benefits, including payments of accrued leave, transitional benefits, the Montgomery GI Bill, and possibly transportation of dependents and household goods to home. You may also face difficulty in obtaining civilian employment as employers have a low regard for General and Under Other Than Honorable conditions discharges. Although there are agencies to which you may apply to have your characterization of service changed, it is unlikely that such application will be successful. _______ (Soldier's initial)


SM will research what the roles and responsibilities of a Unit Operations NCO are and type a 500 word essay on that research. (words with 2 or less letters do not count in the 500 words).

o The essay must be in a MS Word document, Arial 12pt font, single spaced and must be in SM's own words.

o The conclusion of the essay will include the SM's reflection of how A Co. Operations can improve and what steps he will take to make those improvements.

o SM will submit the essay via email to SFC A and SFC J NLT 8 JUNE 2022 at 1700.

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