Name (Last, First, MI)
Rank/Grade Date of Counseling
Organization Name and Title of Counselor
Purpose of Counseling: (Leader states the reason for the counseling, e.g. Performance/Professional or Event-Oriented counseling, and includes the
leader's facts and observations prior to the counseling.)
Key Points of Discussion:
DEVELOPMENTAL COUNSELING FORM
For use of this form, see ATP 6-22.1; the proponent agency is TRADOC.
DATA REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
5 USC 301, Departmental Regulations; 10 USC 3013, Secretary of the Army.
To assist leaders in conducting and recording counseling data pertaining to subordinates.
The DoD Blanket Routine Uses set forth at the beginning of the Army's compilation of systems or records notices also
apply to this system.
Disclosure is voluntary.
PART I - ADMINISTRATIVE DATA
PART II - BACKGROUND INFORMATION
PART III - SUMMARY OF COUNSELING
Complete this section during or immediately subsequent to counseling.
This form will be destroyed upon: reassignment (other than rehabilitative transfers), separation at ETS, or upon retirement. For separation requirements
and notification of loss of benefits/consequences see local directives and AR 635-200.
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
DA FORM 4856, JUL 2014
APD LC v1.04ES
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