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Brigade Commander

Developmental counseling statement sample covering Brigade Commander

Possible topics to discuss during counseling:

  • Establish organizational and personal goals
  • Leadership and/or command philosophy
  • Combat Training Center, Maneuver Training Center, or other major training events
  • Role as senior mentor for officers in the brigade; mentorship of subordinates
  • Unit’s JSCP assignment(s) as well as other missions and roles
  • Unit’s Reserve Component (RC) augmentation and COMPO status
  • Fraternization policies
  • Expectations in duty performance
  • Orientation to the unit’s theater of operations
  • Interface with media and civilian community
  • Relationships with other commanders
  • Command policies, standards, and procedures
  • Implement and manage human relations programs: EO/EEO; POSH; Consideration of Others (CO2) programs
  • Pending issues of importance to the command
  • Personnel rotations, issues, and policies
  • Integration of National Security Strategy (NSS) and National Military Strategy (NMS) as guiding principles for the brigade mission

Below is a space for you to list additional topics that may apply uniquely to your situation:

Possible Plan of Action: (Person counseled develops plan with counselor’s guidance.)

  • Program for integration of brigade mission with supported and supporting command(s)
  • Develop command philosophy
  • Review of command Public Affairs guidance
  • Review standing orders, policies, and procedures for applicability and/or revision
  • Establish developmental counseling programs for appropriate subordinates
  • Develop command inspection program for the Brigade/Regiment

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

  • Provide/establish command policies and SOPs
  • Provide clear and unambiguous guidance on key command issues
  • Identify officer’s future plans re: career; family; education (professional/personal), etc.


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