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Chain of Command/NCO Support Channel (AR 600-20/FM 7-21.13)
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What does AR 600-20 cover?
Army Command Policy
What does AR 600-20 Para 1 cover?
Prescribes the policies and responsibilities of command, which include the Well-being of the force, military discipline, and conduct, the Army Equal Opportunity (EO) Program, and the Army Sexual Assault Victim Program
What is Command?
Command is exercised by virtue of office and the special assignment of members of the United States Armed Forces holding military grade who are eligible to exercise command
What is a Commander?
A commissioned or WO who, by virtue of grade and assignment, exercises primary command authority over a military organization or prescribed territorial area that under pertinent official directives is recognized as a "command"
Can a Civilian exercise Command?
No; Only the President can exercise Command
What is the extent that a Civilian can exercise Supervision?
A civilian may be designated to exercise general supervision over an Army installation or activity
What are the key elements of command?
Authority and Responsibility
Where is Formal authority for command derived?
From the Policies, Procedures, and Precedents
Who is responsible for establishing leadership climate of the unit and developing disciplined and cohesive units?
How do Leaders earn the loyalty of their Soldiers?
leaders must show loyalty to their Soldiers, the Army, and the nation
How do Leaders develop a positive Command Climate?
If leaders consider their Soldiers' needs and care for their Well-being, and if they demonstrate genuine concern for their Soldiers, they will build a positive Command Climate
What is Duty?
obedient and disciplined performance
How will Soldiers with a sense of duty perform?
Soldiers with a sense of duty accomplish tasks given them, seize opportunities for self-improvement, and accept responsibility from their superiors
What is Demonstrated integrity the basis of?
Demonstrated integrity is the basis for dependable, consistent information, decisionmaking, and delegation of authority
How will Professionally competent leaders will develop respect for their authority?
1. Striving to develop, maintain, and use the full range of human potential in their organization
2. Giving troops constructive information on the need for and purpose of military discipline
3. Properly training their Soldiers and ensuring that both Soldiers and equipment are in the proper state of readiness at all times
4. Requirement of Exemplary Conduct
What are All commanding officers and others in authority in the Army are required to display?
1. To show in themselves a good example of virtue, honor, patriotism, and subordination.
2. To be vigilant in inspecting the conduct of all persons who are placed under their command.
3. To guard against and suppress all dissolute and immoral practices, and to correct, according to the laws and regulations of the Army, all persons who are guilty of them.
4. To take all necessary and proper measures, under the laws, regulations, and customs of the Army.
5. To promote and safeguard the morale, the physical Well-being, and the general welfare of the officers and enlisted persons under their command or charge
How is Military rank among officers of the same grade or of equivalent grade determined?
by comparing dates of rank, whose date of rank (DOR) is earlier than the DOR of another is Senior to that Soldier
What confers eligibility to exercise command or authority in the U.S. military?
Grade and precedence of rank
What is an example of a Leader exercising Authority by precedence of rank?
a SGT making an on the spot correction of a Soldier that is not in their unit. They have that Authority by the governing regulatory guidance
What is The chain of command?
The chain of command 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
Can a Leader assign responsibility and authority to their subordinates?
Yes; But overall responsibility still is still the Leaders responsibility
What is crucial to the proper functioning of all units?
Effective communication between senior and subordinate Soldiers within the chain of command
Who does AR 600-20 direct that they will have Open Door Policies?
Only Commanders are directed that they must have an Open Door Policy
What does an Open Door Policy Allow?
allows members of the command to present facts, concerns, and problems of a personal or professional nature or other issues that the Soldier has been unable to resolve
Who must ensure that all members of their command receive timely performance counseling?
Which Army Regulations contain counseling requirements in conjunction with the evaluation reporting systems?
AR 623-3 and AR 690-400
Can a NCO, SPC or PVT assume Command of a Unit?
Yes but will not have UCMJ Authority and only in emergency situations
How does the NCO Support channel Support the Chain of Command?
it parallels and complements the chain of command
What is the NCO Support Channel?
It is a channel of communication and supervision from the command sergeant major (CSM) to first sergeant (1SG) and then to other NCOs and enlisted personnel of the units
What duties will the NCO support channel assist the chain of command in accomplishing?
(1) Transmitting, instilling, and ensuring the efficacy of the professional Army ethic
(2) Planning and conducting the day-to-day unit operations within prescribed policies and directives
(3) Training of enlisted Soldiers in their MOS as well as in the basic skills and attributes of a Soldier
(4) Supervising unit physical fitness training and ensuring that unit Soldiers comply with the weight and appearance standards of AR 600-9 and AR 670-1
(5) Teaching Soldiers the history of the Army, to include military customs, courtesies, and traditions
(6) Caring for individual Soldiers and their Families both on and off duty
(7) Teaching Soldiers the mission of the unit and developing individual training programs to support the mission
(8) Accounting for and maintaining individual arms and equipment of enlisted Soldiers and unit equipment under their control
(9) Administering and monitoring the Noncommissioned Officer's Development Program, and other unit training programs
(10) Achieving and maintaining courage, candor, competence, commitment, and compassion
Describe the Position of Sergeant Major of the Army?
the senior sergeant major grade and designates the senior enlisted position of the Army
Describe the Position of Command Sergeant Major?
This position title designates the senior NCO of the command at battalion or higher levels and carries out policies and standards, and advises the commander on the performance, training, appearance, and conduct of enlisted Soldiers they also establish the unit's Noncommissioned Officer's Development Program
Describe the Position of First Sergeant?
designates the senior NCO at company level and they administer the unit Noncommissioned Officer's Professional Development Program
Describe the Position of Platoon Sergeant?
key assistant and adviser to the platoon leader and In the absence of the platoon leader, the platoon sergeant leads the platoon
How should Military authority be exercised?
promptly, firmly, courteously and fairly
What is one of the most effective administrative corrective measures?
extra training or instruction (including on-the-spot correction)
How must the training, instruction, or correction action given to a Soldier to correct deficiencies be?
must be directly related to the deficiency
What are essential ingredients of military justice?
Discretion, fairness, and sound judgment
When are relationships between different ranks prohibited?
(1) Compromise, or appear to compromise, the integrity of supervisory authority or the chain of command
(2) Cause actual or perceived partiality or unfairness
(3) Involve, or appear to involve, the improper use of rank or position for personal gain
(4) Are, or are perceived to be, exploitative or coercive in nature
(5) Create an actual or clearly predictable adverse impact on discipline, authority, morale, or the ability of the command to accomplish its mission
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