3/C Midship Reflection

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I chose to counsel a 3/C midshipmen who is in my squad this semester. As a fire team leader I have been fortunate to have been given many opportunities to counsel numerous midshipmen in my fire team. After my initial counseling session with the 3/C, I was able to figure out the basics such as, CQPR, ECA, aptitude, conduct grade. When this assignment presented itself to me I realized that I could use this to make significant strides on this particular 3/C midshipmen. I had decided to peruse this 3/C because her conduct and aptitude grade had fallen significantly since last semester. It was apparent that she had been struggling, so I decided to counsel her to help her get back on a successful track. Since the beginning of plebe year this midshipmen was not only loved by her classmates, but she excelled in sports and stayed out of trouble; however, this semester was quite the opposite. I chose to rectify or rather help the 3/C guide herself…show more content…
She was able to realize that everyone goes through the tough transition of being a plebe to a free youngster and that with freedom comes responsibilities. She realized in the end that one conduct mishap does not define her character, but it can and will be a problem should she stay on that trajectory. At the final counseling session she even thanked me for being “down to earth” and open with her. She appreciated the time I invested in her and she was able to grow in a moral sense from this experience. Personally for me, I didn’t realize how effectively I was able to handle the counseling session. I surprised at the fact that running a counseling session seemed to be second nature to me. This experience validated the fact that the academy secretly prepares you for tasks you never knew you were qualified to

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