Letter of (Reprimand)(Admonition)(Counseling)
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MEMORANDUM FOR (Member’s Grade, Name, SSN)
SUBJECT: Letter of (Reprimand)(Admonition)(Counseling)
Investigation has disclosed that you (include factual allegation—see sample
allegations for possible forms.)
(Second and subsequent paragraphs should be added for each additional item or
misconduct, if applicable. Begin these paragraphs with “Further investigation
has disclosed” or “Additional investigation has disclosed” and complete the
allegation using tailored language from the sample allegations.)
You are hereby (reprimanded)(admonished)(counseling). (Tailor the language to
one of the forms found in the sample reprimands/admonitions to complete the
AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. 8013. PURPOSE: To obtain any comments or documents you
desire to submit (on a voluntary basis) for consideration concerning this
action. ROUTINE USES: Provides you an opportunity to submit comments or
documents for consideration. If provided, the comments and documents you submit
become a part of the action. DISCLOSURE: Your written acknowledgment of receipt
and signature are mandatory. Any other comments or documents you provide are
You will acknowledge receipt and return this letter to me within three (3)
workdays of your receipt. Any comments or documents you wish to be considered
concerning this letter will be included with your response.
NAME, Rank, USAF
1st Ind, (Member’s Rank and Name)
TO: (Name or person who issued this letter)
I acknowledge receipt and understanding on 2001. I understand that I have three
(3) workdays from the date of this letter to provide a response, and that I must
include in my response any comments or documents I wish to be considered
concerning this letter.
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MEMBER’S NAME, Rank, USAF
2nd Ind, (Name of person who issued this letter) Date
Member (did)(did not) provide written matters in response to this letter.
NAME, Rank, USAF
Reminder, the closing line is 5 spaces below the last line of text.