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What does AR 600-20 cover?

Army Command Policy


What AR covers Army Command Policy?

AR 600-20


Para 1 What does AR 600-20 cover?

Prescribes the policies and responsibilities of command, which include the Well-being of the force, military discipline, and conduct, the Army Equal Opportunity (EO) Program, and the Army Sexual Assault Victim Program


Para 1-5 What is Command?

Command is exercised by virtue of office and the special assignment of members of the United States Armed Forces holding military grade who are eligible to exercise command


Para 1-5 What is a Commander?

A commissioned or WO who, by virtue of grade and assignment, exercises primary command authority over a military organization or prescribed territorial area that under pertinent official directives is recognized as a "command”


Para 1-5 Can a Civilian exercise Command?

No; Only the President can exercise Command


.Para 1-5 What is the extent that a Civilian can exercise Supervision?

A civilian may be designated to exercise general supervision over an Army installation or activity


Para 1-5 What are the key elements of command?

Authority and Responsibility


Para 1-5 Where is Formal authority for command derived?

From the Policies, Procedures, and Precedents


Para 1-5 Who is responsible for establishing leadership climate of the unit and developing disciplined and cohesive units?

The Commander


Para 1-5 How do Leaders earn the loyalty of their Soldiers?

leaders must show loyalty to their Soldiers, the Army, and the nation


Para 1-5 How do Leaders develop a positive Command Climate?

If leaders consider their Soldiers’ needs and care for their Well-being, and if they demonstrate genuine concern for their Soldiers, they will build a positive Command Climate


Para 1-5 What is Duty?

obedient and disciplined performance


Para 1-5 How will Soldiers with a sense of duty perform?

Soldiers with a sense of duty accomplish tasks given them, seize opportunities for self-improvement, and accept responsibility from their superiors


Para 1-5 What is Demonstrated integrity the basis of?

Demonstrated integrity is the basis for dependable, consistent information, decision making, and delegation of authority


Para 1-5 How will Professionally competent leaders will develop respect for their authority?

1. Striving to develop, maintain, and use the full range of human potential in their organization
2. Giving troops constructive information on the need for and purpose of military discipline
3. Properly training their Soldiers and ensuring that both Soldiers and equipment are in the proper state of readiness at all times
4. Requirement of Exemplary Conduct


Para 1-5 What are All commanding officers and others in authority in the Army are required to display?

1. To show in themselves a good example of virtue, honor, patriotism, and subordination.
2. To be vigilant in inspecting the conduct of all persons who are placed under their command.
3. To guard against and suppress all dissolute and immoral practices, and to correct, according to the laws and regulations of the Army, all persons who are guilty of them.
4. To take all necessary and proper measures, under the laws, regulations, and customs of the Army.
5. To promote and safeguard the morale, the physical Well-being, and the general welfare of the officers and enlisted persons under their command or charge


para 1-6 How is Military rank among officers of the same grade or of equivalent grade determined?

by comparing dates of rank, whose date of rank (DOR) is earlier than the DOR of another is Senior to that Soldier


Para 1-6 What confers eligibility to exercise command or authority in the U.S. military?

Grade and precedence of rank


Para 1-6 What is an example of a Leader exercising Authority by precedence of rank?

a SGT making an on the spot correction of a Soldier that is not in their unit. They have that Authority by the governing regulatory guidance


Para 1-6 How is Grade is generally held?

by virtue of office or position in the Army


Para 1-6 What is pay grade?

an abbreviated numerical device with useful applications in pay management, personnel accounting, automated data organization, and other administrative fields


.Para 1-6 Is the numerical pay grade used as a form of address or title in place of the proper title of address of grade?

No; the numerical pay grade will not be used to address Soldiers


.Para 1-6 Will a Chaplain be addressed by their Grade or Rank?

No; All chaplains are addressed as "Chaplain," regardless of military grade or professional title


Para 1-6 Are Civilians authorized “honorary grades”?

No; Conferring honorary titles of military grade upon civilians is prohibited


Para 1-6 What is the Title to address Brigadier General through Generals?

The proper title to address all generals is General


Para 1-6 What is the proper Title of Address for a Lieutenant Colonel?

Colonel is the proper address for a Lieutenant Colonel


Para 1-6 What is the proper Title of Address for all Warrant Officers?

Mister (Mrs./Miss/Ms.)


Para 1-6 What is the proper Title of Address for SFC-MSG?



Para 1-6 What is the Proper Title of Address for PVT-PFC?