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What does ASAP stand for?
Army Substance Abuse Program
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
What are the objectives of ASAP?
To enhance readiness and increase combt effectiveness of the US Army, through awareness and preventative education and training, drug testing, clinical evaluation of individuals identified with substance problems and rehabilitation for those who possess a potential for continued miltary service
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
What Army Regulation covers ASAP?
AR 600-85
Is ASAP participation mandatory for individuals that are Command Referred?
Yes, refusal to participate constitues violation of a direct order
What will happen to soldiers who fail to participate in or fail to respond successfully to rehabilitation?
They will be processed for separation
What are the ways that soldiers can be identified as having a substance abuse problem?
command referrals
investigative or apprehension
What are the objectives of rehabilitation with ASAP?
Return soldier to full duty as soon as possible

Identify those that cannot be rehabilitated
What are the objectives of bio-chemical testing (also called a urinalysis)?
to facilitate early identification of abusers
enable commanders to assess the security, military fitness, good order and discipline in their units
to monitor rehabilitation
to determine the presence of illegal drugs during inspections
Commanders may direct drug testing under what conditions?
unit inspections, either the entire or part of a unit
search and seizures
command directed/resonable suspicion
All referrals to ASAP are accomplished by the commander or 1SG using what form?
DA 8003 Referral Form
Can soldiers that are enrolled in an ASAP rehabilitation program reenlist?
No, but soldiers who need additional time to complete their rehabilitation services may extend for the number of months required
Will soldiers who are command referred to ASAP be flagged?
Yes, IAW AR 600-8-2 (Suspension of Favorable Personnel Action)
What regulation covers Army Learning Centers?
AR 621-6
What does ACS stand for?
Army Community Service
What does the ACS symbol represent?
Heart = giving
Cross = help
Gyroscope = stability
What is the ACS mission statement?
ACS will assist commanders in maintaining readiness of individuals, families, and ocmmunities withing America's Army by developing, coordingating, and delivery services which promote self-reliance, resiliency, an dstability during war and peace
What AR covers ACS?
AR 608-1
How is ACS staffed for the most part?
What is the motto of the ACS?
Self-help, service, and stability
What is the ACS mission?
Improve readiness and increase retention by providing services to assist soldiers and their families in solving problems beyond their ability to solve alone through the provisionso fhte eight essential services.
Who qualifies for ACS?
Military personnel and their families, mostly new soldiers arriving on post
What can you do to help out ACS?
Donate staple foodstuff to the food lockers, time, and useable househould goods
What regulation covers the ACES?
AR 621-5
What does TABE stand for?
Test of Adult Basic Education
How mch of your tuition does the Tuition Assistance Grant pay?
Name som eFederal Financial Aid pPrograms avaiable to soldiers through ACES:
Pell Grant
Perkins Loans
Guaranteed Student Loans
What does DANTES stand for?
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
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?
Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP)
Which of the ACES programs take precedence over all others offered?
English as a Second Language (ESL)
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
What does SOC stand for?
Service members Opportunity Colleges
What does SOCAD stand for?
Service members Opportunity College Associates Degree
AER closely coordinates with what other organization?
American Red Cross
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.
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 retired.
How are monetary contributions made to AER?
Cash, check or allotment
When is the AER annual fund campaign held army-wide?
March 01 through 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
What is the purpose of AER?
AER provides emergency financial assistance to soldiers (active and retired) and their families in time of distress.
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.
What is the AER Motto?
"Helping the Army Take Care Of its Own"
The minimum amount that can be contributed to AER through allotment is what amount?
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.
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.
The Army's policy on Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program applies where and when?
* 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).
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.
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.
Sexual assault includes what acts?
# Rape
# Nonconsensual Sodomy (oral or anal sex)
# Indecent Assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling)
# Attempts to commit these acts
More than half of sexual assault offenses include what?
Prevention of sexual harassment is whose responsibility?
The Commander’s Responsibility
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).
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.
# Chaplains.
# 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 supprt 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
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.
What does EO stand for?
Equal Opportunity
What is an EOR?
Equal Opportunity Representative
What rank should an EOR normally be?
SGT (P) through 1LT
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
What Army Regulation covers the EO program?
AR 600-20 chapter 6
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.
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
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.
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.
Describe minority group
Any group distinguished from the general population in terms of race, religion, color, gender, or national origin.
What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that involves unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature between the same or opposite genders
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.
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.
Who is the primary source for solving EO complaints?
Your Unit Chain of Command
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).
What is the primary channel for correcting discriminatory practices and for communications on equal opportunity matters?
Chain of Command
Does every unit have an EO representative?
Yes, each Commander is required to appoint an EOR
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.”
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 intervals.
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.
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?
# Partnership
# Wellness
# 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 retention
# 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 employees
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
What is the minimum number of years that a soldier must reenlist for to be eligible for an SRB?
Three years
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
Name 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
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.
# Welcome letter.
# ACS Relocation Readiness Services.
# Reception.
# Orientation.
# Inprocessing.
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?
# 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)
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
Community Service
Well Being
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 dependants 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?
Noncommissioned Officer Development Program
What is the goal of NCODP?
The goal of the NCODP is to increase and sustain NCO combat readiness and compliment the overarching Army Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Program.
As with all leader training and leader development, who is responsible for NCODP?
The command.
NCODP is typically managed by whom?
The CSM or Senior NCO in the organization.
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.
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.