G-1, Human Resources Policy Directorate
Supporting Soldiers, Families & Civilians – Active, Guard, Reserve and Retired
3 September 2008
The Army accepts a number of younger individuals who vary in their maturity, intellect, and social skills. As senior leadership, what more, if anything, can we do to create an environment wherein all Soldiers feel safe. Is this even a practical goal? After all, the civilian streets are dangerous places too.
We want Soldiers to be appropriately aggressive. What do you feel is the best way for the organization to respond to hazing, harassment, and assaults? Is the JAG the best office to deal with such events? Should there be some sort of incident reporting, or surveillance system, for Soldier on Soldier aggression?
How do we help Soldiers distinguish appropriate from inappropriate aggression?
Does the battle buddy system work? Why or why not? Are there solid data to support the battle buddy system?
Is there some practical way to identify “at-risk” individuals before they enlist? Would doing so reduce the suicide risk? Could such a system have secondary benefits?
Scenario #12 – Deployed PFC