Current operational environments are defined by uncertainty and chaos. To create adaptable leaders with a foundation in Army Values and Warrior Ethos, leader development must include modern counseling methods aligned with organizational and institutional goals. According to Army Doctrine Publication: Army Leadership and the Profession, “Counseling is central to leader development. Counseling is the process used by leaders to guide subordinates to improve performance and develop their potential” (Department of the Army, 2019b, p. 8 3).
The counseling process is one of the most important aspects of an NCO’s responsibilities to their subordinates and is central to their career and leader development.