Army Programs

  1. What does ASAP stand for?
    Army Substance Abuse Program
  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.
  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 progvide 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.
  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).
  7. What will happen to Soldiers who fail to participate in or fail torespond 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.
  8. What are the ways the Soldiers can be identified as having a substance abuse problem?
    • -Voluntary (self-identification)
    • -Commander / Supervisor Identification
    • -Biochemical identification
    • -Medical Identification
    • -Investigation and or Apprehension
  9. 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.
  10. What are the objectives of bio-chemical testing (also called a urinalysis)?
    • The objectives of Army's Biochemical 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 access 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
  11. 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
  12. All ASAP referrals are accomplished by the Commander or 1SG using what form?
    Completing and signing the DA 8003 Referral Form.
  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.
  14. Will Soldiers who are command referred to ASAP be flagged?
    Yes, IAW AR600-8-2 (Suspension of Favorable Personnel Action (flags)).
  15. What does ACS stand for?
    Army Community Service.
  16. What does the ACS symbol represent?
    • The heart = giving
    • The cross = help
    • The gyroscope = stability
  17. 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 deliver, and measure service effectiveness.
  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
  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 US 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.
  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.
  26. What does TABE stand for?
    Test of Adult Basic Education
  27. How much of your tuition does the tuition assistance grant pay?
  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?
    • 1. Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP)
    • 2. Advanced Skills Education Program (ASEP)
    • 3. High School Completion Program
    • 4. Service Members Opportunity Colleges Associates Degree Program (SOCAD)
    • 5. Veteran's Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)/Montgomery G.I. Bill (MGIB)
    • 6. Skill Recognition Programs
    • 7. Command Language Programs (Head start - Gateway)
    • 8. Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
    • 9. Education Counseling Services
    • 10. Learning Resource Centers
  30. What Soldier development programs does ACES provide?
    • 1. Functional Academic Sklls Training (FAST)
    • 2. High School Completion Program
    • 3. English-as-a-Second Language (ESL)
    • 4. Mission-related Language (Head start and Gateway)
    • 5. Mission-required Language
    • 6. MOS Improvement Training (MOSIT)
  31. What does DANTES stand for?
    Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Soldiers who begin their active service after what date are eligible to receive the new GI Bill?
    July 1985, but they are required to pay $100 per month for the first 12 months.
  35. What does SOC stand for?
    Service members Opportunity Colleges
  36. What does SOCAD stand for?
    Service members Opportunity College Army Degrees
  37. AER closely coordinates with what other organization?
    American Red Cross
  38. What is AER?
    AER is a private, nonprofit organization to collect and hold funds to relieve distress of member of the Army and their dependents. AER provides emergency financial assistance to soldiers (active and retired) and their families in time of distress.
  39. What does AER stand for?
    Army Emergency Relief
  40. What is the Army Regulation that covers AER?
    AR 930-4
  41. Are you required to contribute to AER to receive help?
  42. Who does AER help?
    • -Soldiers on extended active duty and their dependents.
    • -Members of the Reserve Components of the Army (Army National Guard and US 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 dies while on active duty or after they retired.
  43. How are monetary contributions made to AER?
    Cash, check or allotment
  44. When is the AER annual fund campaign held army-wide?
    March 01 through May 15
  45. How does AER provide financial assistance?
    AER provides financial assistance by either a loan without interest, a grant or a combination of both.
  46. What is the purpose of AER?
    AER provides emergency financial assistance to soldiers (active and retired) and their families in time of distress.
  47. What is the dollar limit on AER loans?
    There is no dollar limit. AER Assistance will meet your emergency need.
  48. 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.
  49. What is the AER motto?
    "Helping the Army Take Care Of its Own."
  50. The minimum amount that can be contributed to AER through allotment is what amount?
    1 dollar each month for 3 months
  51. How is AER funded?
    Through Voluntary Contributions from Soldiers (tax free), through unsolicited contributions, repayments of loans, and income from investments.
  52. 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.
  53. 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 housing).
  54. 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 member,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.
  55. 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 consent.
  56. Sexual assault includes what acts?
    • -Rape
    • -Non consensual Sodomy (oral or anal sex)
    • -Indecent Assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling)
    • -Attempts to commit these acts
  57. More than half of sexual assault offenses include what?
  58. Prevention of sexual harassment is whose responsibility?
    The Commander's Responsibility
  59. 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 bee sexually assaulted.
    • Alleged Perpetrator - One who has been accused of committing a crime (subject).
    • Perpetrator - One who has committed a crime (offender).
  60. 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 ablity to work effectively as a team. Every Soldier who is aware of a sexual assault should immediately (within 24 hours) report incident. 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; toprovide confidential avenues for reporting, and to reinforce a commitment to Army values.
    • -The Army will treat victims of sexual assault with dignity, fairness, and respect. The Army will treat every reportes sexual assault incident seriously by following proper guidelines. The informatin and circumstances of the allegations will be disclosed on a need-to-know basis only.
    • -The policy applies -
    • 1. Both on and off post and during duty and non-duty hours.
    • 2. To working, living, and recreational environments (including both on- and off-post housing).
  61. If somene has been sexually assaulted, to whom may they report the crime?
    • -Their chain of command.
    • -Medical Treatment Facility.
    • -Military Police/Criminal Investigation Division.
    • -Chaplains
    • -Social Worl Services
    • -Family Advocacy
    • -Legal Services.
  62. 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.
  63. 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 b e 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.
  64. 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 comments.
    • -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.
  65. What does EO stand for?
    Equal Opportunity
  66. What is an EOR?
    Equal Opportunity Representative
  67. What rank should an EOR normally be?
    SGT (P) through 1LT
  68. What are some of the special commemorations / ethnic observances listed in AR 600-20?
    • 1. January - 3rd Monday - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
    • 2. February - 1-28/29 - African-American/Black History Month
    • 3. March - 1-31 - Women's History Month
    • 4. April/May - Sunday to Sunda for Week Incorporating Yom Hashoah - "Days of Remembrance" for Victims of the Holocaust
    • 5. May - 1-31 - Asian Pacific Heritage Month
    • 6. August - 26 - Women's Equality Day
    • 7. September/October - 15 Sep.-15 Oct. - Hispanic Heritage Month
    • 8. November - 1-30 - National Native American Indain Heritage Month
  69. What Army Regulation covers the EO program?
    AR 600-20 chapter 6
  70. What are the goals of the EO program?
    • 1. 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.
    • 2. 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.
  71. What are the three policies each commander is required to publish and post on equal opportunity?
    • -Written command policy statements for EO
    • -Prevention of Sexual Harassment
    • -Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedures
  72. Soldiers are required to have how many period of EO training per year?
    4 (1 each quarter)
  73. 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.
  74. Define the term racism.
    Any attitude or action of a person or institutional structure that subordinates a person or group because of skin color or race.
  75. Describe minority group
    Any group distinguished from the general population in terms of race, religion, color, gender, or national origin.
  76. What is sexual harassment?
    • 1. 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.
    • 2. Any person in a supervisory or command position who uses or condones implicit or explicit sexual behavior to contol, 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.
  77. 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 personnel.
  78. 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 dependents?
    Off limits or off limits sanctions may be applied.
  79. Who is the primary source for solving EO complaints?
    Your Unit Chain of Command
  80. What is the Army's written policy on EO?
    • The US 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-
    • 1. Applies both on and off post, during duty and non-duty hours.
    • 2. Applies to working, living, and recreational environments (including both on and off-post housing).
  81. What is the primary channel for correcting discriminatory practices and for communications on equal opportunity matters?
    Chain of Command
  82. Does every unit have an EO representative?
    Yes, each Commander is required to appoint an EOR in the rank of SGT (P) through 1LT.
  83. What does AFAP stand for?
    Army Family Action Plan
  84. What Army Regulation covers the Army Family Action Plan?
    AR 608-47
  85. 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."
  86. The AFAP program creates an information loop between whom?
    The Flobal 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 intervals.
  87. 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.
  88. 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"
  89. The philosophy toward the family, based on the Army Family White Paper, consists of three critical elements. What are they?
    • 1. Partnership
    • 2. Wellness
    • 3. Sense of community
  90. 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 retention
    • -Safeguards well-being
  91. What types of programs are focused on in the "Family of Components"?
    Programs relating to the Active Army, National Guard, Army Reserve and civilian employees.
  92. 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)
  93. 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.
  94. What types of programs are focused on the the Famoly of People?
    Programs relating to all areas of concern to the service members and their families, including the military and civilian retiree
  95. 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.
  96. How is the ARC staffed for the most part?
    By volunteers.
  97. 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")
  98. What Army Regulation covers Red Cross?
    AR 930-5
  99. What Army Regulation covers the Army Retention Program?
    AR 601-280
  100. 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
  101. What is an SRB?
    Selective Reenlistment Bonus
  102. What is the minimum number of years that a soldier must reenlist for to be eligible for an SRB?
    Three years
  103. Can a Soldier request separation if a bar to reenlistment is imposed?
  104. Describe a Bar to Reenlistment.
    Administrative action initiated by the commander to prevent a substandard soldier from reenlisting or reentering the service.
  105. A Bar to Reenlistment is reviewed how often?
    Every three months or 30 days prior to PCS/ETS
  106. Who can initiate a Bar to Reenlistment?
    Any commander in the soldier's chain of command
  107. Who is the final approving authority for a Bar to Reenlistment?
    A Commander who is one approval level higher than the commanding authority
  108. Soldiers SGM and below who have not reenlisted under the indefinite reenlistment program are required to receive Retntion 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
  109. Who may lift a Bar?
    The same authority that approved the Bar may lift it with a written recommendation by the unit Commander
  110. What type of fire extinguisher must not be used on electrical fires?
    A water fire Extinguisher
  111. Who is responsible for the Army Safety Program?
    It is the responsibility of each soldier.
  112. The word SAFETY is often associated with what term?
    Risk Management
  113. What accounts for the majority of accidents?
  114. Accident are reported in accordance with what regulation?
    AR 385-40
  115. 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
    • -CQ
    • -Safety posters
    • -Handrails
    • - Storage of dangerous tools and chemicals
  116. 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.)
  117. 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
  118. What AR covers safety?
    AR 385-10
  119. 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
  120. Should there be a sponsorship program for a soldier departing a unit?
  121. What Army Regulation covers the Total Army Sponsorship Program?
    AR 600-8-8
  122. 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.
  123. What DA Form is used to transmit sponsorship requirements to gaining commands?
    DA Form 5434 or the Electronically Generated DA Form 5434-E.
  124. How soon after the DA Form 5434 is received should a sponsor be assigned?
    10 days unless the sponsorship is declined.
  125. What are the general rules for appointing a sponsor?
    The Soldier should be in a grade equal toor 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.
  126. What are the six elements of the sponsorship program?
    • 1. DA Form 5434.M
    • 2. Welcome letter
    • 3. ACS Relocation Readiness Services
    • 4. Reception
    • 5. Orientation
    • 6. Inprocessing
  127. 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)
  128. What are come examples of the QOLP?
    • -ACS / AER / ARC / EO
    • -Postal Services
    • -PX / commissary privileges
    • -AFN radio and television
    • -MWR, education services
    • -Community sports programs
    • -Recreational facilities
    • -Banking services
    • -Clubs
    • -Gyms (physical fitness centers)
  129. What does QOLP stand for?
    Quality Of Life Program
  130. 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
  131. Quality of Life needs and the programs and actions to address them, are categorized under two general headings. What are they?
    • 1. Living conditions
    • 2. Duty environment
  132. Who is the senior enlisted advisor to the BOSS council, and approves members selected to serve on BOSS committees?
    The Installation Command Sergeant Major
  133. 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.
  134. What type of program is BOSS?
    BOSS is categorized as a category B Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) program.
  135. How many officers are on the BOSS council?
    Three: President, Vice-President, and Secretary and Treasurer
  136. What is the lowest level unit that has a BOSS council representative?
    The battery/company level
  137. What are the 3 pillars of BOSS?
    • 1. 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.
    • 2. 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.
    • 3. 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 installation.
  138. What is CHAMPUS?
    Civilian Health And Medican Program for the Unifromed Services. It is a cost-sharing program that is used to provide in-patient and outpatient care for dependents from civilian sources.
  139. What Army regulation covers CHAMPUS?
    AR 40-121
  140. 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.
  141. What does DEERS stand for?
    Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
  142. What is DEERS used for?
    To obtain dependent ID cards for eligible spouse and children.
  143. What does NCODP stand for?
    Non Commissioned Officer Development Program
  144. What is the goal of NCODP?
    Overarching Army Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Program.
  145. As with all leader training and leader development, who is responsible for NCODP?
    The command
  146. NCODP is typically managed by whom?
    The CSM or Senior NCO in the organization.
  147. 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.
  148. What Army Regulation covers NCODP?
    AR 350-1 Chapter 4
  149. 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.
  150. 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 25-101, app B) to track individual NCO progress
    • -Emphasize coaching to achieve commitment to excellence in performance.
  151. A successful NCODP will result in NCOs who can what?
    • -Demonstrate the skills of current rank 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 US Army professional ethics, Warrior Ethos, and the Soldier's Creed per FM 22-100 (being revised as FM 6-22)
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