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Failure to Maintain Unit PT Standards

Tips, techniques, and professional advice for preparing a Developmental Counseling Form (DA Form 4856) for Soldiers failing to maintain unit PT standards.

Possible topics to discuss during counseling:

  • Plans to improve level of physical fitness
  • Individual fitness plan
  • Assessment plan
  • Consequences of continued substandard performance
    • Soldier's perceptions
    • Career implications i.e. recommendation for promotion and schooling
  • Goal timeline to achieve and maintain unit standards
  • Tips to reach your goals
  • Recommended facilities

Possible Plan of Action:

  • Enroll SGT Doe in the unit's Extra Conditioning Physical Fitness Program monitored by the unit MFT.
  • Have SGT Doe develop an individual fitness plan IAW FM 21-20
  • Submit physical fitness to the Platoon Sergeant for review and approval
  • Have SGT Doe develop a dietary and proper sleep plan IAW FM 21-20
  • Solicit peers for encouragement and support

Possible Leader Responsibilities:

  • Enroll SPC Doe in the unit's Extra Conditioning Physical Fitness Program monitored by the unit MFT.
  • Review individual fitness plan to verify it meets and supports SGT Doe's goals/objectives
  • Protect after duty hours so plan can be implemented
  • Encourage peers to provide moral and physical support
  • Conduct diagnostic APFT to verify progress/benefits of individual supplemental fitness program

 

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