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Army Command Policies - Chain Of Command
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what army regulation prescribes the policies and responsibilites of command, well being of the force, military discipline and conduct, EO & Sexual Assault Victim program?
what is "command"
the authority a person in the military service lawfully exercises over subordinates by virtue of rank and assignment or position
how do you define "commander"
a commisioned or warrant officer who, by virtue of grade and assignment, excercises primary command authority over a military organization or prescribed territorial area that under pertinent official directives is recognized as a "command"
who is the only civilian authorized to excercise command in the military
the president of the united states
what are the key elements of command
authority and responsibility
how does AR 600-20 define "duty"
Obediant and disciplined performance
what character trait is considered the basis for dependable, consistent information, decision making and delegation of authority?
all commanding officers and others in authority in the army fall under the "requirment for exemplary conduct" what does that mean?
they are, among other things, to show in themselves a good example of virtue, honor, patriotism and subordination, as well as a guarding against and suppressing all dissolute and immoral practices and to correct according to the laws and regulation of the army, all persons who are guilty of them
what is a "military rank"
the relative position or degree of precedence granted military personnel marking their station in military life. it confers eligibility to excercise command or authority in the military within the limits of the prescribed law
how is the military rank among officers of the same grade or of equivalent grade determined?
by comparing the dates of rank. an officer whose date of rank is earlier than the date of rank of another officer of the same of equivilant grade is senior to that officer.
grade is genreally held by virtue of___ or ___ in the army
office or position
what is the difference between pay grade and grade of rank?
the numerical pay grade is for pay management, personnel accounting, automated data organization, and other administrative fields. the numerical pay grade will not be used as a form of address or title in place of the proper title of address of grade.
what is the exception to the pay grade and grade of rank addressing?
Chaplians, regardless of military grade or professional title, chaplian is how they are addressed, in writing their ranks in paranthesis.
rank in the army is divided into what (7) grades?
1.)officers ( BG - G including General of the army)
2. )field grade officers (major- colonel)
3.) company grade officers ( 2LT - CPT)
4. )warrant officers (wo1 - CW4)
5.) cadets (military academy).
6.) candidates ( warrant officer candidates to officer candidate OCS)
7.) enlisted ( private to CSM)
what is the title of address of a warrant officer?
mister or miss (mrs. ms)
what is the title of address of a
a brigadier general?
all are addressed as general
what is the address title of a colonel and LT colonel?
both are addressed colonel
what is the address of a CSM and a SGM?
both are addressed SGM
what is the address of a Master Sergeant and a SFC & a SSG?
all are addressed Sergeant
describe the precedence of rank between members of the army and other services serving among the army
members of other services serving with the army have equal status with the army members of equivalent grade of rank
can members of foreign military services serving with the US Army excercise command over soldier of the US army?
No, but they may excercise operational or tactical control when authorized by the president or the secretary of defense
what is meant by the term "chain of command"
it is the succession of commanders, superior to subordinate, through which command is excercised. it assist commanders at all levels in achieving their primary function of accomplishing the units assigned mission while caring for personnel and property in their charge.
describe the assignment of authority and responsibilty
commanders are responsible for everything their command does or fails to do.commanders delegate sufficient authority to soldiers in the chain of command to accomplish their assigned duties, commanders may hold these soldiers responsible for their actions.
commanders are required to establish an open door policy within their commands. what does this mean?
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 using the chain of command.
what is meant by emergency command?
the senior officer, warrant officer, cadet, NCO, specialist or private among troops at the scene of an emergency will assume temporary command and control of the soldiers present. this also applies to troops seperated from their parent units under battlefield conditions.
what are the 3 formal channels of communication in the army?
1. the chain of command
2. the nco support channel
3. staff and technical channels
describe the structure of the nco support channel
it begins with the commanders CSM and ends with the section, squad, or team leader
how does the chain of command support the NCO support channel?
by legally punishing those who challenge a sergeants authority
who is the only person who performs as both a member of the chain of command and the NCO support channel
the section, squad or team leader
who represents the connection between the chain of command and the NCO support channel?
the senior NCO, must know and understand the orders in order to effictively implement them in the NCO support channel
what is the SMA
the senior SGM grade of rank, it designates the senior enlisted position of the army
what is a CSM
this is the position title designing the senior non commisioned officer of the command at battalion of higher levels
how is precedence of relative grade determined by enlisted soldiers of the same rank?
1. date of rank
2. by length of active federal service in the army ( when dates of rank are the same)
3.by length of total active federal service in the army ( when all above are the same)
4. by date of birth
what does AR 600-20 say about obeying orders?
all persons in the military service are required to strictly obey and promptly execute the legal orders of their lawful seniors
what is considered to be one of the most effective administrative corrective measures?
extra training or instruction ( including on the spot correction)
what are the general rules of thumb for administrative corrective measures?
1.) the training, instruction, or correction given to a soldier to correct deficiencies must be directly related to the deficiency. such measures assume the nature of training or instruction, not punishment
2.) deficiencies satisfactorily corrected by means of training and instruction will not be noted in the official records of the soldiers concerned
what is the army "language policy"
english is the operational language of the army. operational communications must be understood by everyone who has an official need to know their content and therefore must normally be in english
what is the "Lautenberg Amendment" ?
this amendment makes it unlawful for any person to transfer, issue, sell or otherwise dispose firearms or ammunition to any person whom he or she knows or has reasonable cause to believe has been convicted of misdemeanor crime or domestic violence.
how does qualifying conviction under the Lautenberg Amendment affect your status as a soldier?
Enlistment/Reenlistment is prohibited and connot be waived, you cannot attend any service school, you cannnot be promoted to the next higher grade and you are non deployable for missions that require possesion of firearms or ammunition
what entity has the power to raise and support armies, provide and maintain a navy and make rules for the goverment and regulation of the land and naval forces?
what document grants these rights to congress
Section 8 of Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States
what is the primary purpose of the Armed Forces of the United States?
to prepare for and prevail in combat should the need to arise
AR 600-20 outlines the fundamental difference between military and civilian life. what are these differences?
1. extraordinary responsibility of the armed forces, the unique conditions of the military service and the critical role of unit cohesion require that the military community, while subject to civilian control exist in a specialized society
2. the military society is characterized by its own laws, rules, customs and traditions, including numerious restrictions on personal behavior that would not be acceptable in civilian society
what is the purpose of a Family Readiness Group? (FRG)
this is a group maintained by the unit to encourage self-sufficiency among its members by providing information, refferal assistance and mutual support
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