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Assistant Staff Officer

Developmental counseling statement sample covering Assistant Staff Officer

Possible topics to discuss during counseling:

  • Review/discuss job description, area(s) of special emphasis, additional duties, and Army Values.
  • Discuss leader philosophy, overall unit/section mission and taking care of soldiers
  • Review rating chain/Counselor’s support form
  • Discuss expectations in job performance and military bearing
  • Discuss section responsibilities
  • Set/discuss level of authority, specific responsibility and personal accountability
  • Review/discuss METL and Your assessment
  • Review training plan, deployments and other readiness issues
  • Discuss logistics/admin accountability
  • Discuss command policies and SOPs
  • Discuss personal, educational and organizational goals
  • Requirement to counsel and mentor subordinates

Below is a space for you to list additional topics that may apply uniquely to your situation:
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Possible Plan of Action: (Person counseled develops plan with counselor’s guidance.)

Possible Leader’s Responsibilities: (This is only an example for you to use as a guide.)

  • Provide copies of your support form, command policies and SOPs
  • Provide your interpretation of the subordinate’s job description, additional duties and required standards of conduct
  • Provide your assessment of the unit, the section, it’s training status, strengths and weaknesses and personnel assessment
  • Mentor the subordinate
  • Set time/date for next counseling
  • Based upon the agreed Plan of Action indentify and fullfill your leader responsibilities to insure the proper development of the subordinate


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