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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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