Do it with them and there won't be any discussions. When I was a Corporal and didn't have much experience really leading Marines I really preferred making my Marines pay physically than administratively for I believed most Marines needed to feel their mistakes and not have a piece a paper they'll toss in the trash. To avoid this whole hazing thing, I just ensured I could PT harder than my Marines and when they jacked up we PT'd to stupid fatigue. But this was me as a young leader taking after how my NCO's were.
As a SNCO now, I will push paperwork since it's a more professional approach but I push my Corporals and Sergeants to take care of things at their level, ensuring the punishment fits the crime, and that it's constructive and makes sense.
SFC Ballard,<div><br></div><div>1) If you call it a "smoke session", if you "smoke" them, etc, then yes, that is hazing.</div><div>2) If you do it by FM 7-22, then no. There are 8 recommended exercises to be conducted in cadence at five reps each. As long as you stay with FM 7-22, then you can provide Physical Corrective Training and have yourself covered if that individual goes to IG.</div><div><br></div><div>I'd be sure to double check with post regulation on the matter though. Some installations have different policies in place in regards to this issue. Again though, do not use the word "smoke" or it's variations. That is what will get you in trouble.</div><div><br></div><div>V/r</div><div>SGT Mullet</div>
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