Counseled by: 1st line leader
When: corrective training is appropriate to correct substandard performance
Other Notes / Actions Notes: •
appointed place of duty for the 3rd time in 1 week) The standard derogatory counseling referred to in this counseling is also known as the "Magic
Statement" counseling. There is an example of this in Counsel Quick Volume 1 titled "Standard
Actions: • Read Extracts of: AR 600-20 and AR 27-10
Corrective Training is a Non punitive measure
Extract of AR 600-20
4–6. Exercising military authority
corrective measures before deciding to impose nonjudicial punishment. Trial by court-martial is ordinarily inappropriate
for minor offenses unless lesser forms of administering discipline would be ineffective (see MCM, Part V, and chap 3,
correction). For example, if Soldiers appear in an improper uniform, they are required to correct it immediately; if they
do not maintain their housing area properly, they must correct the deficiency in a timely manner. If Soldiers have training deficiencies, they will be required to take extra training or instruction in subjects directly related to the shortcoming. Extract of AR 27-10
3–3. Relationship of nonjudicial punishment to nonpunitive measures (para 1g, part V, MCM)
may administratively reduce enlisted personnel for inefficiency and other reasons. This authority exists apart from any authority to punish misconduct under Article 15. These two separate and distinct kinds of authority should not be confused. Nonjudicial punishment is imposed to correct misconduct in violation of the UCMJ. Such conduct may result from intentional disregard of or failure to comply with prescribed standards of military conduct. Nonpunitive measures usually deal with misconduct resulting from simple neglect, forgetfulness, laziness, inattention to instructions, sloppy habits, immaturity, difficulty in adjusting to disciplined military life, and similar deficiencies. These measures are primarily tools for teaching proper standards of conduct and performance and do not constitute punishment. Included among non-punitive measures are denial of pass or other privileges, counseling, administrative reduction in grade, administrative reprimands and admonitions, extra training (see Army Regulation (AR 600–20), bar to reenlistment, and military occupational specialty (MOS) reclassification. Certain commanders
b. Reprimands and admonitions.
(1) Commanding officers have authority to give admonitions or reprimands either as an administrative measure or as Nonjudicial punishment. If imposed as a punitive measure under Article 15, the procedure set forth in paragraph 4, part V, MCM, and in section III of this chapter must be followed.
(2) A written administrative admonition or reprimand will contain a statement that it has been imposed as an administrative measure and not as punishment under Article 15 (see AR 600–37). Admonitions and reprimands imposed as punishment under Article 15, whether administered orally or in writing (see para 5c (1), part V, MCM), should state clearly that they were imposed as punishment under that Article.
c. Extra training or instruction. One of the most effective non-punitive measures available to a commander is extra training or instruction (see AR 600–20). It is used when a Soldier’s duty performance has been substandard or deficient; for example, a Soldier who fails to maintain proper attire may be required to attend classes on the wearing of the uniform and stand inspection until the deficiency is corrected. The training or instruction must relate directly to the deficiency observed and must be oriented to correct that particular deficiency. Extra training or instruction may be conducted after duty hours.
(1) The training, instruction, or correction given to a Soldier to correct deficiencies must be directly related to the deficiency. It must be oriented to improving the Soldier’s performance in his or her problem area. Corrective measures may be taken after normal duty hours. Such measures assume the nature of training or instruction, not punishment. Corrective training should continue only until the training deficiency is overcome. Authority to use it is part of the inherent powers of command.
(2) Care should be taken at all levels of command to ensure that training and instruction are not used in an oppressive manner to evade the procedural safeguards applying to imposing nonjudicial punishment. Deficiencies satisfactorily corrected by means of training and instruction will not be noted in the official records of the Soldiers concerned. One of the most effective administrative corrective measures is extra training or instruction (including on-the-spot Military authority is exercised promptly, firmly, courteously and fairly. Commanders should consider administrative Insert Specifics of Violation: (for example: you failed to be presence at your