You have a Leader who has deployed several times and has always performed well in action. She normally carries herself with leader presence but recently, she begins to show up to work late, her stamina during physical training is less than desirable, and she has questioned herself on her ability to make appropriate decisions which is currently going on for the last few days. As a squad leader, what assistance/guidance can you describe to help this Soldier get through this situation and who would you notify about this situation?
Since this leader has demonstrated previously that she has the skills, knowledge, and abilities to carry out her duties in the necessary manner, it is fairly apparent that something has changed in her current situation. As her supervisor, it is your responsibility to find out what has changed. If I were in this position, I would inquire as to a possible change in her health, possibly recommend she have a complete physical. There are many medical conditions that could cause the fatigue and apparent lack of mental clarity she seems to be experiencing.
If there are no medical problems, the next possible avenue to explore would be mental fatigue caused by stress. I would remind this leader that there are ...
As a squad leader, what assistance/guidance can you describe to help a Soldier get through a particular situation and who would you notify about this situation?