Counseling References

DA FORM 4856 Developmental Counseling Form

A blank copy of DA FORM 4856. Used to document counseling sessions. We offer this blank document below in both XFDL (Pure Edge/Lotus Forms Viewer) and PDF formats. Both versions can be edited, saved, and printed easily. The fillable PDF DA Form 4856 offers you a quick way to counsel your Soldiers if you are away from your copy of Lotus Forms Viewer.

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DA FORM 638 Recommendation for Award

Used to recommend a Soldier for an award read more»

DA IG Counseling Guide

DA IG Counseling Guide is an exceptional counseling tool designed to assist leaders in almost every counseling situation.

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Develop an Effective Team

Tasks, conditions, and standards for developing an effective team. read more»

Employee & Supervisor Guide for Performance Plans

Originally designed for the government civilian workforce, this guide contains useful information that can be used by military leaders when counseling Soldiers or civilians. read more»

Enforce the Uniform Code of Military Justice

Tasks, conditions, and standards for enforcing the UCMJ. read more»

Example Counseling Statement from FM 6-22

This reference has been superseded by ATP 6-22.1, ADP 6-22, and ADRP 6-22. We provide this because the information contain is still useful in the counseling process.

The file below is a pdf of the example counseling statements located in Appendix B of FM 6-22. read more»

Explanation of DA FORM 4856

This document reviews the DA Form 4856 in detail block by block. A good tool for reviewing how to properly fill out the counseling form. read more»