Army Command Policy - Army Rank-Up - Study App for Army Promotion Board

What Army Regulation (AR) covers the Army Command Policy?
AR 600-20
By virtue of grade and assignment, who exercises primary command authority over a military organization?
A commander, commissioned or warrant officer (WO)
What are the key elements of command?
Authority and responsibility
What assists commanders at all levels to achieve their primary function of accomplishing the unit’s assigned mission while caring for personnel and property in their charge?
The chain of command
What empowers soldiers to inform commanders about problems that have an impact on discipline, morale, and mission effectiveness?
Open door policy
In situations involving the death, disability, retirement, reassignment, or absence of the commander, who assumes command?
The senior regularly assigned Army Soldier
In the event of an emergency, who assumes temporary command and control of the soldiers present among the troops at the scene?
The senior officer, WO, cadet, NCO, or junior enlisted Soldier
Under what circumstances can a commander in temporary command alter or annul the standing orders of the permanent commander?
In urgent cases and with proper authority from the next higher command
It is a channel of communication and supervision from the CSM to the 1SG, and then to other NCOs and enlisted personnel of the unit?
The NCO support channel (leadership chain)
What is personal readiness?
Personal readiness is an individual’s physical, psychological, social, spiritual and Family preparedness to strengthen individual readiness and promote a culture of trust founded on the Army Values.
It is founded upon self-discipline, respect for properly constituted authority, and the embracing of the professional Army Ethic with its supporting individual values.
Military discipline
What is vital to maintaining military discipline?
Courtesy
To ensure the proper conduct of Soldiers, commanders and leaders in the Army, whether on or off-duty or in a leave status, will—
  1. Ensure all Soldiers present a neat, military appearance
  2. Take appropriate action, consistent with Army regulations, in any case where a Soldier’s conduct violates good order and military discipline.
How is military authority excercised?
Military authority is exercised promptly, firmly, courteously and fairly.
What should commanders consider before deciding to impose nonjudicial punishment?
Nonpunitive corrective measures
What are some examples of nonpunitive measures?
  1. denial of pass or other privileges
  2. counseling
  3. administrative reduction in grade
  4. extra training
  5. bar to continued service
  6. military occupational specialty (MOS) reclassification
What are the essential elements of military justice considering the broad disciplinary power and responsibilities of commanders?
Discretion, fairness, and sound judgment
Military personnel are highly discouraged in participating in which organizations and activities?
Extremist organizations and activities
What consequences may arise when military personnel participate in extremist organizations and activities?
  1. UCMJ action
  2. Involuntary separation for unsatisfactory performance or misconduct
  3. Reclassification actions or bar to continued service actions
  4. Other administrative or disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the commander
What are examples of familiarity between Soldiers (officer and enlisted, or NCO and junior enlisted) that may become “undue?”
Repeated visits to bars, nightclubs, eating establishments, or homes between an officer and an enlisted Soldier, or an NCO and a junior enlisted Soldier
Prohibited relationships between officers and enlisted Soldiers, or NCOs and junior enlisted Soldiers include the following:
  1. Ongoing business relationships: apply to borrowing or lending money, commercial solicitation, and any other type of ongoing financial or business relationship.
  2. Dating, shared living accommodations other than those directed by operational requirements, and intimate or sexual relationships. (Exceptions AR 600-20 p35)
  3. Gambling between officers and enlisted personnel, or NCOs and junior enlisted Soldiers
  4. Inappropriate relations between recruiters and prospects, applicants, and/or recruits and between trainers providing entry-level training or permanent party personnel and trainees. (Exceptions may be granted to accommodate relationships that existed before the trainee started formal training)
The Army affirms the rights of a spouse of a Soldier to—
  1. Pursue and hold a job
  2. attend school
  3. or perform volunteer services on or off a military installation
SM's are provided of this card to facilitate official travel and official travel - related expenses?
Government Travel Card
Personal use, misuse, abuse, or fraud of the GTC may result to?
UCMJ or administrative action
An offense that involves the use or attempted use of physical force, or threatened use of a deadly weapon?
Crime of domestic violence
A State or Federal conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and any general or special court-martial for an offense that otherwise meets the elements of a crime of domestic violence, even though not classified as a misdemeanor or felony?
Qualifying conviction
What are the potential ramifications that a soldier with a qualifying conviction may face?
  1. Enlistment/reenlistment prohibition
  2. Commissioning/appointment disapproval
  3. Flagged
  4. Will not be authortized to attend any Service school where instruction with firearms or ammunition is part of the curriculum
  5. Selection boards for school, command, and promotion prohibition
  6. May not get promoted
  7. Separation
  8. Immobilisation/non-deployable
Commissioned officers, WOs, and enlisted members above the grade of E–6 will report, in writing, any conviction of such member for violation of a criminal law of the United States using:
Either a DA Form 4187 (Personnel Action) or a memorandum
What is the state of being prepared to effectively navigate the challenges of daily living experienced in the unique context of the Army?
Family readiness
It ensures Family members are properly and adequately cared for when an RA Soldier is deployed, on TDY, or otherwise not available due to military requirements?
Family care plans
What is the stance of the Army regarding the religious rights of its soldiers?
Soldiers are free to observe tenets of their respective religion or to observe no religion at all.
What option is available for an enlisted Soldier whose religious practices cannot be accommodated due to military necessity?
SM may request separation from the Army

Terms List

1: What Army Regulation (AR) covers the Army Command Policy?
2: By virtue of grade and assignment, who exercises primary command authority over a military organization?
3: What are the key elements of command?
4: It assists commanders at all levels to achieve their primary function of accomplishing the unit’s assigned mission while caring for personnel and property in their charge?
5: What empowers soldiers to inform commanders about problems that have an impact on discipline, morale, and mission effectiveness—
6: In situations involving the death, disability, retirement, reassignment, or absence of the commander, who assumes command?
7: In the event of an emergency, who assumes temporary command and control of the soldiers present among the troops at the scene?
8: Under what circumstances can a commander in temporary command alter or annul the standing orders of the permanent commander?
9: It is a channel of communication and supervision from the CSM to the 1SG, and then to other NCOs and enlisted personnel of the unit?
10: What is personal readiness?
11: It is founded upon self-discipline, respect for properly constituted authority, and the embracing of the professional Army Ethic with its supporting individual values.
12: What is vital to maintaining military discipline?
13: To ensure the proper conduct of Soldiers, commanders and leaders in the Army, whether on or off-duty or in a leave status, will—
14: How is military authority excercised?
15: What should commanders consider before deciding to impose nonjudicial punishment?
16: What are some examples of nonpunitive measures?
17: What are the essential elements of military justice considering the broad disciplinary power and responsibilities of commanders?
18: Military personnel are highly discouraged in participating in which organizations and activities?
19: What consequences may arise when military personnel participate in extremist organizations and activities?
20: What are examples of familiarity between Soldiers (officer and enlisted, or NCO and junior enlisted) that may become “undue?”
21: Prohibited relationships between officers and enlisted Soldiers, or NCOs and junior enlisted Soldiers include the following:
22: The Army affirms the rights of a spouse of a Soldier to—
23: SM's are provided of this card to facilitate official travel and official travel - related expenses?
24: Personal use, misuse, abuse, or fraud of the travel card may result to?
25: An offense that involves the use or attempted use of physical force, or threatened use of a deadly weapon?
26: A State or Federal conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and any general or special court-martial for an offense that otherwise meets the elements of a crime of domestic violence, even though not classified as a misdemeanor or felony?
27: What are the potential ramifications that a soldier with a qualifying conviction may face?
28: Commissioned officers, WOs, and enlisted members above the grade of E–6 will report, in writing, any conviction of such member for violation of a criminal law of the United States using
29: What is the state of being prepared to effectively navigate the challenges of daily living experienced in the unique context of the Army.
30: It ensures Family members are properly and adequately cared for when an RA Soldier is deployed, on TDY, or otherwise not available due to military requirements.
31: What is the stance of the Army regarding the religious rights of its soldiers?
32: What option is available for an enlisted Soldier whose religious practices cannot be accommodated due to military necessity?