Counseling References

A collection of official regulations and guidebooks related to counseling, as well as unofficial references developed by leaders on the ground. There are also a number of blank DA Forms in this category for your convenience.

How to Counsel Officers

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An infor­mal advice paper regard­ing tech­niques you can use when coun­sel­ing offi­cers LT through MAJ. read more»

FM 6–22 Army Leadership

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FM 6–22 (for­merly FM 22–100) Army Lead­er­ship. This FM dis­cusses the foun­da­tion and prin­ci­ples of Army Lead­er­ship and Appen­dix B dis­cusses coun­sel­ing TTPs. read more»

Explanation of DA FORM 4856

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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»

DA IG Counseling Guide

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

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Counseling Worksheet

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A work­sheet that helps the coun­selor think through the process of eval­u­at­ing a sub­or­di­nate. read more»

Counseling Policy Letter

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A pol­icy let­ter for coun­sel­ing in units which out­lines meth­ods to deal with a num­ber of sit­u­a­tions. read more»

Commander’s Handbook for Unit Leader Development

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Commander’s Hand­book is a unique ref­er­ence for all lev­els of lead­er­ship. It focuses on devel­op­ing lead­ers and improv­ing the lead­er­ship process within a unit. It includes numer­ous lead­er­ship tips and blank forms for men­tor­ing Sol­diers. read more»

DA FORM 4856 Developmental Counseling Form

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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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