The DA Form 4856 is a form used by the Department of the Army. It is a Developmental Counseling Form. This form is used to document counseling sessions given from counselors to soldiers in the Army. This form is required for any counseling sessions given to military personnel, although the information included in the form is not publicly disclosed.
A variety of information is needed to accurately fill out this form. The counselor will need the patient's personal information, including name, rank, and organization. The counselor will also need to include their own information on this form. Finally, the counselor will need to include information about the counseling session, including the reason for counseling, what was discussed, and a plan of action for the person receiving counseling services.
Both the counseled and the counselor will need to sign this form. A copy of the DA Form 4856 should be kept by both parties.
To fill out a DA Form 4856 form, you will need to provide the following information:
Part I - Administrative Data
Part II - Background Information
Part III - Summary of Counseling (This section should be filled out during or immediately after the counseling)
Part IV - Assessment of the Plan of Action
A Form 4856 will be destroyed upon: reassignment (other than rehabilitative transfers), separations at ETS, or upon retirement.