During my time in the Navy, I’ve noticed that an over-reliance on the below counseling sheet. There seems to be the thought that unless counseling was conducted using the official “Navy Counseling Sheet” then it is not official “Counseling”
This could not be further from the truth. In fact, counseling can take many forms; oral, e-mail, written or using the NAVPERS 1616. The important thing is that counseling is documented. Therefore, even if you choose to give oral counseling, be sure that it is documented somewhere either in your “logbook” or Division Officers notebook.
If you do have examples from a recent Naval Counseling chit feel free do drop the it in the comments below