A sample wall-to-wall counseling
The following is a true story. Only the names have been changed
to protect the guilty.
SGT Joe Snuffy was out with his friends across from a small Army
base in a foreign country. After having a few beers, but not enough
to cloud his judgment, he observed a soldier in the small
restaurant he was in acting like a fool. The soldier was being
obnoxious, yelling at the top of his lungs, embarrassing the women
in the restaurant, and generally degrading the image of the Army.
SGT Snuff decided to take action.
SGT Snuffy had SPC John Holmes summon the obnoxious soldier to
come outside the restaurant for a simple talk. The soldier, SPC
Jack Meoff, came outside in a very belligerent manner. SPC Meoff
took off his jacket in a threatening manner and unprofessionally
swore at SGT Snuffy. SPC Meoff was rip roaring drunk. He hit and
pushed SGT Snuffy, SPC Holmes, and several of their friends. He
even hit two of them with a plastic chair. SGT Snuffy took action.
He wall-to-wall counseled SPC Meoff striking him with two punches.
SPC Meoff fell to the ground. The MPs came and took the
unrestrained SGT Snuff to the MP station in a squad car. SPC Meoff
had to be cast into irons for his trip to the MP station.
Lessons learned by this wall-to-wall counseling session:
- Never conduct a wall-to-wall counseling session when you are
drunk, unless you have to.
- Never conduct one in plain sight of the front gate of a
- And, most importantly, when wall-to-wall counseling is called
for, DO IT.
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