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The Counseling Enhancement Tool (piloted as the Soldier and Leader Development Tool) was designed to assist NCOs in having quality conversations with Soldiers that promote the professional development of junior NCOs during their performance counseling process.

The CET provides guidance for interactive, collaborative, two-way conversations about Soldier development for the purpose of improved performance.

  • Part 1:

    • Preparation: The leader provides GTA 22-01-002, CET-Solder to the counselee along with a time-frame for completion. The Soldier completes each section by marking each item as a Sustain or Improve along with any remarks in the identified areas. The leader completes GTA 22-01-003 CET-Leader in the same fashion.

  • Part 2:

    • Conversation with Soldier: The leader and Soldier set aside time to review the CET. The CET guides the conversation using the information provided by the Soldier. The main purpose of the CET is to drive meaningful conversations between Soldiers and leaders by enabling two-way conversations. The leader should ask open-ended and clarifying questions balancing what they are observing as a leader and understanding the Soldier's perspective.