of this manual is to help leaders operating at the working
level: companies, troops, batteries, squadrons, and battalions.
Those leaders include sergeants, warrant officers, lieutenants,
captains and field grade officers. It is intended to broaden
leaders' knowledge of military counseling. This manual applies
the skills and principles of military leadership to methods
developed from professional counseling and guidance literature.
It provides ways for dealing with and improving the effectiveness
of soldiers within a unit. It is not intended to make leaders
into professional counselors.