Disrespect to a Senior Noncommissioned Officer
Tips, techniques, and professional advice for preparing a Developmental Counseling Form (DA Form 4856) for disrespect to a senior NCO.
Possible topics to discuss during counseling:
- Soldier’s responsibility to maintain standards/good order and discipline.
- Date of incident.
- Brief summary of events.
- Article of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that was violated
- Differences between lawful and unlawful orders
- Appropriate action to take when disagreeing with an order
- Appropriate way to address and show respect to Noncommissioned Officers
- Possible consequences of continued misbehavior
- Soldier’s and counselor’s signatures.
Possible Plan of Action:
- Provide class to Platoon/Section on Proper Military and Professional Bearing, Order Discipline, and Respect
- Provide class outline for review prior to execution
- Class is not punishment, but corrective training aimed at gaining a greater understanding of military leadership attributes
- Importance of Respect
- Military and Professional bearing
- Emotional attributes and self-control
Possible Leader Responsibilities:
- Provide applicable Field Manuals and Army Regulations for research and study
- Review and approved class outline prior to class execution
- Condcut Assessments and mentorship on a weekly basis until problem is corrected.
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