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What does ASAP stand for?

Army Substance Abuse Program
(AR 600-85 Mar 2006)


What is the mission of ASAP?

The ASAP’s mission is to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Army’s
total workforce and to enhance the combat readiness of its Soldiers.
(AR 600-85 Mar 2006 / 1-30 / PDF 19)


What are the objectives of ASAP?

Increase individual fitness and overall unit readiness.
Provide services, which are adequate and responsive to the needs of the total workforce and
emphasize alcohol and other drug abuse deterrence, prevention, education, and treatment.
Implement alcohol and other drug risk reduction and prevention strategies that respond to potential
problems before they jeopardize readiness, productivity, and careers.
Restore to duty those substance-impaired Soldiers who have the potential for continued military
Provide effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and education at all levels of command,
and encourage commanders to provide alcohol and drug-free leisure activities.
Ensure all military and civilian personnel assigned to ASAP staff are appropriately trained and
experienced to accomplish their mission.
Achieve maximum productivity and reduce absenteeism and attrition among DA civilian
employees by reducing the effects of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
Improve readiness by extending services to the total Army.
Ensure quality customer service.
(AR 600-85 Mar 2006 / 1-30 / PDF 19)


What is meant by deglamorization of alcohol?

Personnel will not promote any function glamorizing the use of alcohol through
drinking contests, games, initiations, or the awarding of alcoholic beverages as prizes in


What army Regulation covers ASAP?

AR 600-85


Is ASAP participation mandatory for Individuals that are command referred?

ASAP participation is mandatory for all Soldiers who are command referred. Failure to
attend a mandatory counseling session may constitute a violation of Article 86 of the
Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
(AR 600-85 Mar 2006 / 1-31 / PDF 19)


What will happen to Soldiers who fail to participate in or fail to respond successfully to

Soldiers who fail to participate adequately in, or to respond successfully to,rehabilitation
will be processed for administrative separation and not be provided another opportunity
for rehabilitation except under the most extraordinary circumstances, as determined by
the CD in consultation with the unit commander.
(AR 600-85 1-31 / Mar 2006 / PDF 19)


What are the ways that Soldiers can be identified as having a substance abuse problem?

Voluntary (self-identification)
Commander / Supervisor Identification
Biochemical Identification
Medical Identification
Investigation and or Apprehension
(AR 600-85 / Mar 2006 3-1 / PDF 24)


What are the objectives of rehabilitation with ASAP?

Return Soldiers to full duty as soon as possible.
Identify Soldiers who cannot be rehabilitated within the scope of this regulation and to
advise their unit commanders.
Assist and refer Soldiers who cannot be rehabilitated in the ASAP to a treatment
facility in the vicinity where they reside after discharge from the Army.
Help resolve alcohol and other drug abuse problems in the family, with the ultimate
goal of enabling the Soldier to perform more effectively.
(AR 600-85 Mar 2006 / 4-2 / PDF 27)


What are the objectives of bio-chemical testing (also called a urinalysis)?

The objectives of Army’sBiochemical Testing Program are to:
Deter Soldiers, including those members on initial entry on AD after enlistment or appointment,
from abusing drugs (including illegal drugs, other illicit substances, and prescribed medication).
Facilitate early identification of alcohol and/or other drug abuse.
Enable commanders to assess the security, military fitness, good order and discipline of their units,
and to use information obtained to take appropriate action (for example, UCMJ, administrative, or
other actions, including referral to the ASAP counseling center for screening, evaluation, and
possible treatment).
Monitor rehabilitation of those enrolled for alcohol and/or other drug abuse.
Collect data on the prevalence of alcohol and/or other drug abuse within the Army.
(AR 600-85 Mar 2006 / 8-1 / PDF 36)


Commanders may direct drug testing under what conditions?

Unit inspections. (either the entire or part of a unit)
Search and seizures/probable cause.
Competence for Duty.
Mishap or Safety Inspection.
Consent (specimen may be provided voluntarily by a Soldier).
New Entrant.
(AR 600-85 Mar 2006 / 8-3 / PDF 37)


All ASAP referrals are accomplished by the Commander or 1SG using what form?

Completing and signing the DA 8003 Referral Form.
(AR 600-85 Mar 2006 / 3-7 / PDF 26)


Can Soldiers that are enrolled in an ASAP rehabilitation program reenlist?

Soldiers currently enrolled in the ASAP rehabilitation program are not allowed to
reenlist. However, Soldiers who need additional service time to complete their
enrollment may be extended for the number of months necessary to permit completion.
(AR 600-85 Mar 2006 / 5-6 / PDF 31)


Will Soldiers who are command referred to ASAP be flagged?

Yes, IAW AR600-8-2 (Suspension of Favorable Personnel Action (flags)).
(AR 600-85 Mar 2006 / 5-7 / PDF 31)


What Does ACS stand for?

Army Community Service
(AR 608-1 Dec 2004)


What does the ACS symbol represent?

The heart = giving, the cross = help, the gyroscope = stability
(AR 608-1 Dec 2004 / 3-10 / PDF 16)


What is the ACS mission statement?

The mission of the ACS center is to—
Facilitate commander’s ability to provide comprehensive, coordinated, and responsive
services that support readiness of soldiers, civilian employees and their families.
Maximize technology and resources, adapt to unique installation requirements,
eliminate duplication in service delivery, and measure service effectiveness.
(AR 608-1 Dec 2004 / 1-1 / PDF 9)


What Army regulation covers ACS?

AR 608-1


How is ACS staffed for the most part?

By volunteers


What is the motto of the ACS?

Self-help, service and stability.
(AR 608-1 Dec 2004 / 3-10 / PDF 16)


Who qualifies for ACS?

In the United States,the following personnel are eligible for ACS assistance:
All active duty and retired military personnel and their family members, if otherwise eligible for
Members of the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve when on active duty and their
family members, if otherwise eligible for services.
Army appropriated fund(APF) and non appropriated fund (NAF) employees and their family
members, if otherwise eligible for services.
Family members of prisoners of war or personnel missing in action, if otherwise eligible for
Surviving family members of military personnel who died while on active duty, if otherwise
eligible for services.
In overseas commands, the Commander will determine eligibility according to international treatise
and agreements.
(AR 608-1 Dec 2004 / 1-7 / PDF 9)


What can you do to help out ACS?

Donate Staple foodstuff to the food lockers, usable household goods, and volunteer your


What regulation covers the ACES?

AR 621-5


What regulation covers Army Learning Centers?

AR 621-6


What are the goals of ACES?

Develop confident,competent leaders.
Support the enlistment, retention, and transition of soldiers.
Provide self-development opportunities for soldiers and adult family members.
Provide self-development opportunities for DACs.
Provide self-development opportunities for DAC ACES professional and support staff.
(AR 621-5 Feb 2004 / 2-2 / PDF 12)


What does TABE stand for?

Test ofAdult Basic Education
(AR 621-5 Feb 2004 / 4-2 / PDF 17)


How much of your tuition does the tuition assistance grant pay?



Name some federal financial aid programs available to Soldiers through ACES

Pell Grant
Perkins Loans
Guaranteed Student Loans


What are some of the basic services offered by the Army Continuing Education Center?

Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST).
High School Completion Program.
English-as-a-Second Language (ESL)
Mission-related Language (Head start and Gateway).
Mission-required Language.
MOS Improvement Training (MOSIT).
(AR 621-5 Feb 2004 / 4-1 / PDF 17)


What does DANTES stand for?

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
(AR 621-5 Feb 2004 / 3-5 / PDF 16)


What does DANTES do?

DANTES provides standardized testing services free to military personnel. Family
members and civilians may take DANTES tests but must pay for each test taken.


Soldiers with a GT score of less than 110 should be referred to what?

BSEP - Soldiers with a GT less than 100 are normally automatically eligible. Soldiers
with a GT between 100 and 110 may be command referred.


Soldiers who begin their active service after what date are eligible to receive the new GI

July 1985, but they are required to pay $100 per month for the first 12 months


What does SOC stand for?

Service members Opportunity Colleges
(AR 621-5 Feb 2004 / 2-7 / PDF 14)


What Soldier development programs does ACES provide?

Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST).
High School Completion Program.
English-as-a-Second Language (ESL)
Mission-related Language (Head start and Gateway).
Mission-required Language.
MOS Improvement Training (MOSIT).
(AR 621-5 Feb 2004 / 4-1 / PDF 17)


What does SOCAD stand for?

Service members Opportunity College Army Degrees
(AR 621-5 Feb 2004 / 2-7 / PDF 14)


AER closely coordinates with what other organization?

American Red Cross
(AR 930-4 Aug 1994 / 2-13 / PDF 11)


What is AER?

AER is a private, nonprofit organization to collect and hold funds to relieve distress of
members of the Army and their dependents. AER provides emergency financial
assistance to soldiers (active and retired) and their families in time of distress.
(AR 930-4 Aug 1994 / 1-6/ PDF 5)


What does AER stand for?

Army Emergency Relief


What is the Army Regulation that covers AER?

AR 930-4


Are you required to contribute to AER to receive help?



Who does AER help?

Soldiers on extended active duty and their dependents.
Members of the Reserve Components of the Army (Army National Guard and U.S.
Army Reserve) on continuous active duty for more than 30 days and their dependents.
(This applies to soldiers on AD for training (ADT) or serving under various sections of
title 10, United States Code).
Soldiers retired from active duty because of longevity or physical disability, or retired
upon reaching age 60 (Reserve Components) and their dependents.
Widows (ers) and orphans of soldiers who died while on active duty or after they


How are monetary contributions made to AER?

Cash,check or allotment
(AR 930-4 Aug 1994 / 5-6 / PDF 24)


When is the AER annual fund campaign held army-wide?

March 01through May 15


How does AER provide financial assistance?

AER provides financial assistance by either a loan without interest, a grant or a
combination of both
(AR 930-4 Aug 1994 /2-4 / PDF 8)


What is the purpose of AER?

AER provides emergency financial assistance to soldiers (active and retired) and their
families in time of distress.
(AR 930-4 Aug 1994 / 1-6 /PDF 5)


What is the dollar limit on AER loans?

There is no dollar limit. AER Assistance will meet your emergency need.


Failure to repay an AER loan (unless repayment would cause undo hardship) will cause
the Soldier's name to be placed on an AER restricted list which is disseminated
Army-wide. What does this mean for the Soldier?

Individuals who appear on this list will not be approved for AER assistance without the
specific prior approval of HQ AER.
(AR 930-4 Aug 1994 / 2-8 / PDF 9)


What is the AER Motto?

"Helping the Army Take Care Of its Own"
(AR 930-4 Aug 1994 / 1-6 / PDF 5)


The minimum amount that can be contributed to AER through allotment is what

1 dollar each month for 3 months


How is AER funded?

Through Voluntary Contributions from Soldiers (tax free), through unsolicited
contributions, repayments of loans, and income from investments.
(AR 930-4 Aug 1994 / 5-1 / PDF 14)


What is the purpose of the Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program?

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program reinforces the Army's
commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that
centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy,
response,reporting, and accountability.
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 8-1 / PDF 72)


The Army's policy on Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program applies
where and when?

This policy applies --
Both on and off post and during duty and non-duty hours.
To working, living, and recreational environments (including both on- and off-post
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 8-2 / PDF 72)


What are the goals of the Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program?

Create a climate that minimizes sexual assault incidents, which impact Army personnel, Army
civilians, and family members, and, if an incident should occur, ensure that victims and subjects
are treated according to Army policy.
Create a climate that encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault without fear.
Establish sexual assault prevention training and awareness programs to educate Soldiers.
Ensure sensitive and comprehensive treatment to restore victims’ health and well-being.
Ensure leaders understand their roles and responsibilities regarding response to sexual assault
victims, thoroughly investigate allegations of sexual assault, and take appropriate administrative
and disciplinary action.
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 8-1 / PDF 72)


Define sexual assault.

Sexual assault is a crime defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of
force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / Glossary / PDF 125)


Sexual assault includes what acts?

Non consensual Sodomy (oral or anal sex)
Indecent Assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling)
Attempts to commit these acts
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / Glossary / PDF 125)


More than half of sexual assault offenses include what?



Prevention of sexual harassment is whose responsibility?

The Commander’s Responsibility
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 7-1 / PDF 69)


Define the following terms as they apply to the Army Sexual Assault Prevention and
Response Program: victim, alleged perpetrator, and perpetrator.

Victim - One who has been sexually assaulted.
Alleged Perpetrator - One who has been accused of committing a crime (subject).
Perpetrator - One who has committed a crime (offender).


What is the Army's policy on sexual assault?

Sexual assault is a criminal offense that has no place in the Army. It degrades mission readiness
by devastating the Army’s ability to work effectively as a team. Every Soldier who is aware of a
sexual assault should immediately (within 24 hours) report incidents. Sexual assault is
incompatible with Army values and is punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice
(UCMJ) and other federal and local civilian laws.
The Army will use training, education, and awareness to minimize sexual assault; to promote the
sensitive handling of victims of sexual assault; to offer victim assistance and counseling; to hold
those who commit sexual assault offenses accountable; to provide confidential avenues for
reporting, and to reinforce a commitment to Army values.
The Army will treat all victims of sexual assault with dignity, fairness, and respect.The Army
will treat every reported sexual assault incident seriously by following proper guidelines. The
information and circumstances of the allegations will be disclosed on a need-to-know basis only.
This policy applies—
Both on and off post and during duty and non-duty hours.
To working, living, and recreational environments (including both on- and off-post housing).
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 8-2 / PDF 72)


If someone has been sexually assaulted, to whom may they report the crime?

Their chain of command.
Medical Treatment Facility.
Military Police/Criminal Investigation Division.
Social Work Services.
Family Advocacy.
Legal Services.


Army Regulation 27-10 outlines the rights of crime victims, what are they?

The right to be treated with fairness, dignity, and a respect for privacy
The right to be protected from the accused offender
The right to be notified of court proceedings
The right to be present at all public court proceedings related to the assault unless the
court determines that testimony by the victim would be materially affected if the
victim heard other testimony at trial, or for other good cause
The right to talk to the attorney for the Government in the case
The right to seek restitution, if appropriate
The right to information regarding conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release
of the offender from custody.


What must Commanders do to implement and support the Army's Sexual Assault Prevention and
Response Program?

Ensure that assigned personnel (to include RC personnel under their jurisdiction) are familiar with
the Army policy on sexual harassment.
Publish and post written command policy statements for the prevention of sexual harassment.
Continually assess and be aware of the climate of command regarding sexual harassment. Identify
problems or potential problems. Take prompt, decisive action to investigate all complaints of
sexual harassment. Either resolve the problem at the lowest possible level or, if necessary, take
formal disciplinary or administrative action. Do not allow Soldiers to be retaliated against for
filing complaints. Continually monitor the unit and assess sexual harassment prevention policies
and programs at all levels within area of responsibility. Ensure all leaders understand that if they
witness or otherwise know of incidents of sexual harassment, they are obligated to act. If they do
not, they themselves are also engaging in sexual harassment.
Set the standard
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 7-2 / PDF 70)


What are the categories of sexual harassment and give some examples?

Verbal – Examples of verbal sexual harassment may include telling sexual jokes;
using sexually explicit profanity, threats, sexually oriented cadences, or sexual
Nonverbal – Examples of nonverbal sexual harassment may include staring at
someone (that is, “undressing someone with one’s eyes"), blowing kisses, winking, or
licking one’s lips in a suggestive manner.
Physical Contact - Examples of physical sexual harassment may include touching,
patting, pinching, bumping, grabbing, cornering, or blocking a passageway; kissing;
and providing unsolicited back or neck rubs.
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 7-5 / PDF 70)


What does EO stand for?

Equal Opportunity
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 6-1 / PDF 56)


What is an EOR?

EqualOpportunity Representative
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 6-3 / PDF – 61)


What rank should an EOR normally be?

SGT (P)through 1LT
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 6-3 / PDF 61)


What are some of the special commemorations / ethnic observances listed in AR 600-20?

January – 3rd Monday – Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
February – 1-28/29 - African-American/Black History Month
March – 1-31 - Women’s History Month
April/May - Sunday to Sunday for Week Incorporating Yom Hashoah - "Days of
Remembrance" for Victims of the Holocaust
May – 1-31 - Asian Pacific Heritage Month
August – 26 - Women’s Equality Day
September/October - 15 Sep.-15 Oct. - Hispanic Heritage Month
November – 1-30 - National Native American Indian Heritage Month
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 6-3 / PDF 54)


What Army Regulation covers the EO program?

AR 600-20 chapter 6


What are the goals of the EO program?

Provide EO for military personnel and family members, both on and off post and
within the limits of the laws of localities, states, and host nations.
Create and sustain effective units by eliminating discriminatory behaviors or practices
that undermine teamwork, mutual respect, loyalty, and shared sacrifice of the men and
women of America's Army.
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 6-1 / PDF 56)


What are the three policies each commander is required to publish and post on equal

Written command policy statements for EO
Prevention of Sexual Harassment
Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedures
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 6-3 / PDF 58)


Soldiers are required to have how many periods of EO training per year?

4 (1 each quarter)


Define the term ethnic group.

A segment of the population that possesses common characteristics and a cultural
heritage based to some degree on: faith or faiths; shared traditions, values or
symbols;literature, folklore, or music; an internal sense of distinctiveness; and/or an
external perception of distinctiveness.
(AR 600-20 June 2006 /Terms / PDF 126)


Define the term racism.

Any attitude or action of a person or institutional structure that subordinates aperson or
group because of skin color or race.
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 6-2 / PDF 57)


Describe minority group

Any groupdistinguished from the general population in terms of race, religion,
color,gender, or national origin.
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / Terms / PDF 124)


What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances,
requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature between the
same or opposite genders when—
Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or
condition of a person’s job, pay, career, or
Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by a person is used as a basis for career or
employment decisions affecting that person, or
Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work
performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
Any person in a supervisory or command position who uses or condones implicit or explicit sexual
behavior to control, influence, or affect the career, pay, or job of a Soldier or civilian employee is
engaging in sexual harassment. Similarly, any Soldier or civilian employee who makes deliberate
or repeated unwelcome verbal comments, gestures, or physical contact of a sexual nature is
engaging in sexual harassment.
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 7-4 / PDF 70)


What is an Affirmative Actions Plan (AAP)?

A management document that consists of statements of attainable goals and timetables.
This document is required of all Army organizations, commands,agencies, and activities
down to brigade (or equivalent) level. It is designed to achieve EO for all military
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / Terms / PDF 119)


What action does the Army take against off-post activities, including housing and public
accommodations, which arbitrarily discriminate against members of the Army and their

Off limits or off limits sanctions may be applied.
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 6-8 / PDF 65)


Who is the primary source for solving EO complaints?

Your Unit Chain of Command
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / D-1 / PDF 97)


What is the Army's written policy on EO?

The U.S. Army will provide EO and fair treatment for military personnel and family
members without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, and provide an
environment free of unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior. This policy—
Applies both on and off post, during duty and non-duty hours.
Applies to working, living, and recreational environments (including both on and
off-post housing).
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 6-2 / PDF 56)


What is the primary channel for correcting discriminatory practices and for
communications on equal opportunity matters?

Chain of Command
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / D-1 / PDF 97)


Does every unit have an EO representative?

Yes, each Commander is required to appoint an EOR in the rank of SGT (P) through
(AR 600-20 June 2006 / 6-3 / PDF 61)


What does AFAP stand for?

Army Family Action Plan


What Army Regulation covers the Army Family Action Plan?

AR 608-47


When was the AFAP program established?

The AFAP program was established in 1983 as a result of the Chief of Staff, Army
(CSA),1983 White Paper, “The Army Family.”
(AR 608-47 Dec 2004 / 1-4 / PDF 7)


The AFAP program creates an information loop between whom?

The Global Army Family and Leadership. The AFAP provides a means for Army
constituents to address and report issues of well-being concern to leadership at regular
(AR 608-47 Dec 2004 / 3-1 / PDF 12)


The AFAP program's process of improvement begins where?

At the local level, where an annual symposium is held to examine issues of concern that
delegates believe need to be fixed.
(AR 608-47 Dec 2004 / 3-1 / PDF 12)


The Army family has been symbolized by the Secretary of the Army as an equilateral
triangle. How is each side of the triangle expressed?

Base: "Family of Components" (Total Force)
Second Leg: "Family of Units"
Third Leg: "Family of People"


The philosophy toward the family, based on the Army Family White Paper, consists of
three critical elements. What are they?

Sense of community


What are some things that the AFAP does?

Gives commanders a gauge to validate concerns and measure satisfaction
Enhances Army's corporate image
Helps retain the best and brightest
Results in legislation, policies, programs and services that strengthen readiness and
Safeguards well-being


What types of programs are focused on in the "Family of Components"?

Programs relating to the Active Army, National Guard, Army Reserve and civilian


What type of programs are focused on in the "Family of Units"?

Programs relating to the unique relationship of soldiers to their units and unit ties to
other components of the command, such as squad to its platoon or the platoon to its
company (battery)


What is the basis for the Army theme, "The Army family"?

A joint announcement signed by the Secretary and the Chief of Staff of the Army. This
announcement was based on the C/S white paper 1983


What types of programs are focused on in the Family of People?

Programs relating to all areas of concern to the service members and their families,
including the military and civilian retiree


What are some activities that the American Red Cross offers?

CPR instruction, Blood drives, Swimming lessons, Communication services (by wire),
Financial assistance, Counseling and referral services, Transplantation services, AIDS
education, Health and safety services.


How is the ARC staffed for the most part?

By volunteers


What is the major service that Red Cross offers?

Communication between soldiers and their families for both problem solving and
emergency (especially the notification or "red cross message")


What Army Regulation covers Red Cross?

AR 930-5


What Army Regulation covers the Army Retention Program?

AR 601-280


What are some reasons that a soldier may be ineligible for reenlistment?

If the soldier is barred or flagged and if the soldier is enrolled in ASAP


What is an SRB?

Selective Reenlistment Bonus
(AR 601-280 Jan 2006 / 5-1 / PDF 33)


What is the minimum number of years that a soldier must reenlist for to be eligible for an

Three years
(AR 601-280 Jan 2006 / 5-5 / PDF 34)


Can a Soldier request separation if a bar to reenlistment is imposed?



Describe a Bar to Reenlistment.

Administrative action initiated by the commander to prevent a substandard soldier from
reenlisting or reentering the service


A Bar to Reenlistment is reviewed how often?

Every three months or 30 days prior to PCS / ETS


Who can initiate a Bar to Reenlistment?

Any commander in the soldier’s chain of command


Who is the final approving authority for a Bar to Reenlistment?

A Commander who is one approval level higher than the commanding authority


Soldiers SGM and below who have not reenlisted under the indefinite reenlistment
program are required to receive Retention Interviews. When are they done?

Career Counselor: 30 days from arrival to unit
Unit Commander 90 days from arrival
Unit Commander 15-16 months prior to ETS
Career Counselor 13-14 months prior to ETS
Career Counselor 4 months prior to ETS
Reserve Component Career counselor 90-120 days prior to ETS


Who may lift a Bar?

The same authority that approved the Bar may lift it with a written recommendation by
the unit Commander


What type of fire extinguisher must not be used on electrical fires?

A water fire Extinguisher


Who is responsible for the Army Safety Program?

It is the responsibility of each soldier


The word SAFETY is often associated with what term?

Risk Management


What accounts for the majority of accidents?



Accidents are reported in accordance with what regulation?

AR 385-40


3 safety features commonly found in any barracks.

Lights in stairwells
Fire lights (emergency lighting)
Fire extinguisher and alarms
Arms room safety procedures
First aid kits
Safety posters
Storage of dangerous tools and chemicals


What safety features are stressed in the motor pool?

Reduced speed, no smoking except in designated areas, fire extinguishers in buildings
and vehicles, proper utilization of tool safety equipment (goggles, safety toe shoes, etc.)


How often are fire extinguishers in the barracks required to be checked for serviceability,
and how can this be determined?

Once a month, a tag on the fire extinguisher indicating the date and initials of authorized
unit safety personnel


What AR covers safety?

AR 385-10


Where on post can you find out how many privately owned vehicle accidents that were
fatal have occurred this year?

A sign in the vicinity of the outbound gate on post


Should there be a sponsorship program for a soldier departing a unit?



What Army Regulation covers the Total Army Sponsorship Program?

AR 600-8-8


What is S-Gate?

S-Gate provides information for incoming soldiers entering the USAREUR Theater of
command. An incoming soldier can find out who their sponsor is and how to contact
them. S-Gate includes their pinpoint assignment, sponsor information, a welcome letter,
a needs assessment checklist and links to other useful USAREUR web sites and
regulatory information.


What DA Form is used to transmit sponsorship requirements to gaining commands?

DA Form 5434 or the Electronically Generated DA Form 5434-E


How soon after the DA Form 5434 is received should a sponsor be assigned?

10 days unless the sponsorship is declined


What are the general rules for appointing a sponsor?

The Soldier should be in a grade equal to or higher ranking than the incoming soldier.
The sponsor should be the same sex (gender) as the sponsor. The sponsor should be
familiar with the unit or activity and community


What are the six elements of the sponsorship program?

DA Form 5434.M
Welcome letter.
ACS Relocation Readiness Services.


The primary goal of the Army's QOLP is to promote the development of military group
commitment and cohesiveness, is essential to what?

Readiness (combat effectiveness).


What are some examples of the QOLP?

Postal services
PX / commissary privileges
AFN radio and television
MWR, education services
Community sports programs
Recreational facilities
Banking services
Gyms (physical fitness centers)


What does QOLP stand for?

Quality Of Life Program


The Army's Quality of Life program is dedicated to the precept that the Army's number
one operational resource must be taken care of. What is this resource?

The soldier


Quality of Life needs and the programs and actions to address them, are categorized
under two general headings. What are they?

Living conditions
Duty environment.


Who is the senior enlisted advisor to the BOSS council, and approves members selected
to serve on BOSS committees?

The Installation Command Sergeant Major


According to AR 215-1, what does the BOSS program provide?

It provides opportunities for active duty soldiers, with an emphasis on single and
unaccompanied soldiers, to participate in physical, self-development, leisure, and
educational related services.


What type of program is BOSS?

BOSS is categorized as a category B Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) program.


How many officers are on the BOSS council?

Three: President, Vice-President, and Secretary and Treasurer


What is the lowest level unit that has a BOSS council representative?

The battery/company level


What are the 3 pillars of BOSS?

Recreation and Leisure: Activities may be planned by the BOSS committee or by the BOSS
committee working in conjunction with other MWR activities. Service members will assume a
lead role in planning BOSS events. Events should be planned that meet the needs and desires of
the single service member.
Community Service: The BOSS committee may elect to participate in community programs or
projects that make a difference in the lives of others, in the community, and ultimately, in
themselves. The service will be voluntary in nature and in accordance with the installation
volunteer program. The program can be implemented in support of existing or established
volunteer programs or programs developed by the BOSS committee.
Well Being: For single service members, Well being includes those things that single service
members can directly or indirectly influence to enhance their morale, living environment, or
personal growth and development. The well being issue identified or raised during the BOSS
meetings will be directed to the appropriated command or staff agency for resolution on the


What is CHAMPUS?

Civilian Health And Medical Program for the Uniformed Services. It is a cost-sharing
program that is used to provide in-patient and outpatient care for dependents from
civilian sources.


What Army regulation covers CHAMPUS?

AR 40-121


Who is Eligible for CHAMPUS?

Family members of active duty military personnel, Family members of either deceased
or retired personnel, and retired military personnel and their family members under the
age of 65


What Does DEERS stand for?

Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.


What is DEERS used for?

To obtain dependent ID cards for eligible spouse and children


What does NCODP stand for?

Non commissioned Officer Development Program
(AR 350-1 Jan 2006 / 4-10 / PDF 86)


What is the goal of NCODP?

overarching Army Non commissioned Officer Professional Development Program.
(AR 350-1 Jan 2006 / 4-10 / PDF 87)


As with all leader training and leader development, who is responsible for NCODP?

The command.
(AR 350-1 Jan 2006 / 4-10 / PDF 86)


NCODP is typically managed by whom?

The CSMor Senior NCO in the organization.
(AR 350-1 Jan 2006 / 4-10 / PDF 87)


What are some objectives of NCODP?

Develop and strengthen the skills, knowledge, and abilities to train, deploy, and lead
soldiers in combat through battle focused training.
Develop NCOs who are self–aware, adaptive, competent, and confident.
Realize the full potential of the NCO support channel.
Foster a unit environment that enhances continued NCO leader development and
encourages self–development as part of a lifelong learning process.
(AR 350-1 Jan 2006 / 4-10 / PDF 87)


What Army Regulation covers NCODP?

AR 350-1 Chap 4


What is the purpose of AR 350-1?

This regulation prescribes policies, procedures, and responsibilities for developing,
managing, and conducting Army training and leader development.
(AR 350-1 Jan 2006 / 1-1 / PDF 13)


In order to accomplish battle-focused NCO development, commanders and unit NCOs
should follow what procedures?

Link NCO development to the current skill level and duty assignments
Establish a viable unit level NCODP using unit METL as the vehicle to incorporate
the following into each NCO's daily activities.
Synchronize battle-focused NCODP as a component of operational assignments
(experience) with the other two pillars of leader development (institutional training
and self-development)
Establish a systematic and continuous program
Integrate the use of leader books (FM 25-l01, app B) to track individual NCO
Emphasize coaching to achieve commitment to excellence in performance


A successful NCODP will result in NCOs who can what?

Demonstrate the skills of current skill level and duty position per AR 611–21 and DA Pam 600–25.
Accept the duties and responsibilities of current rank and duty position per AR 600–20, AR
611–21, and FM 7–22.7.
Enhance combat performance for the current and next higher rank and duty position per AR
600–20 and FM 22–100 (being revised as FM 6–22).
Enhance combat leadership competencies for the current and next higher rank per FM 22–100
(being revised as FM 6–22).
Train themselves and subordinates to be proficient in METL tasks and associated critical tasks per
FM 7–0, FM 7–1, and FM 7–22.7.
Coach subordinates to be totally committed to U.S. Army professional ethics, Warrior Ethos, and
the Soldier’s Creed per FM 22–100 (being revised as FM 6–22).
(AR 350-1 Jan 2006 / 4-10 / PDF 87)