Counseling of Soldiers not recommended for promotion AR 600-8-19
First-line leaders will formally counsel Soldiers, in writing, who are eligible for promotion to PV2
through SSG without a waiver (fully qualified) but not recommended for promotion. Counseling
will take place initially when the Soldier attains eligibility, and at least every 3 months thereafter,
and include information as to why the Soldier was not recommended and what the Soldier can
do to correct deficiencies or qualities that reflect a lack of promotion potential.

There are no requirements to counsel Soldiers who are not selected for promotion to SFC
through SGM. CDRs and first-line leaders must comply with all counseling requirements for
Soldiers eligible for promotion consideration to SGT and/or SSG.
Army Counseling Statement Examples
Army Counseling for promotion
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