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What does ASAP stand for?

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

2

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)

3

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
service.
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)

4

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
contests.

5

What army Regulation covers ASAP?

AR 600-85

6

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)

7

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

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)

8

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)

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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)

10

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)

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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.
Rehabilitation.
Mishap or Safety Inspection.
Consent (specimen may be provided voluntarily by a Soldier).
New Entrant.
Medical.
(AR 600-85 Mar 2006 / 8-3 / PDF 37)

12

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)

13

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)

14

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)

15

What Does ACS stand for?

Army Community Service
(AR 608-1 Dec 2004)

16

What does the ACS symbol represent?

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

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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)

18

What Army regulation covers ACS?

AR 608-1

19

How is ACS staffed for the most part?

By volunteers

20

What is the motto of the ACS?

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

21

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
services.
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
services.
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)

22

What can you do to help out ACS?

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

23

What regulation covers the ACES?

AR 621-5

24

What regulation covers Army Learning Centers?

AR 621-6

25

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)

26

What does TABE stand for?

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

27

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

100%

28

Name some federal financial aid programs available to Soldiers through ACES

Pell Grant
Perkins Loans
Guaranteed Student Loans

29

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)

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What does DANTES stand for?

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