According to the senior enlisted official of the U.S. Army, the service knows when command sergeant majors are in danger of losing focus or even acting out, and it has successfully employed counseling to cut down on instances of poor behavior.
At the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston stated, “We’ve identified some points where our sergeant majors look like they’re in a danger zone.” The targeted counseling technique, according to him, strives to reduce misconduct incidents while simultaneously fostering the finest command culture possible. Grinston displayed a slide with three “risk zones” for command sergeant majors’ tours: three months into their tours, one year into their tours, and two months into their tours.And the Army has achieved success, according to Grinston. Misconduct has decreased for three years due to the requirement that command sergeant majors get counseling after serving for 10 or 11 months. It’s all about making sure that we provide you the absolute best leaders we have in the United States Army,” Grinston said.