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  1. What does ASAP stand for?
    Army Substance Abuse Program
  2. What is the mission of ASAP?
    To strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Army’s total work force and enhance combat readiness.
  3. What are the objectives of ASAP?
    - Increase fitness and unit readiness

    • - Provide adequate services that emphasize
    • substance deterrence, prevention, education and treatment.

    - Return soldiers to duty that can be treated

    - Provide drug and alcohol free activities
  4. What is meant by deglamorization of alcohol?
    Not promoting activities that have drinking games, initiations, or award alcohol as a prize.
  5. What Army Regulation covers ASAP?
    AR 600-85
  6. Is ASAP participation mandatory for individuals that are command referred?
    Yes. Failure to do so is a violation of Article 86 of UCMJ.
  7. What will happen to soldiers that fail to participate in or fail to respond successfully to rehabilitation?
    They will be processed for separation.
  8. What are the ways that a soldier can be identified as having a substance abuse problem?
    · Self-identification

    · Supervisor Identification

    · Biochemical Identification

    · Medical Identification

    - Investigation
  9. What are the objectives of rehabilitation with ASAP?
    · Return soldiers to duty asap

    · ID soldiers that cannot be rehabilitated

    • · Refer soldiers that cannot be rehabilitated to a
    • treatment facility

    • - Help resolve other substance abuse problems in
    • their family.
  10. What are the objectives of biochemical testing?
    · Deter soldiers from abusing drugs

    • · Facilitate early identification of substance
    • abuse

    • - To help commanders assess the fitness,
    • discipline and security of their units.
  11. Commanders may direct drug testing under what conditions?
    · Unit inspection

    · Probable cause

    · Competence for Duty

    · Rehabilitation

    · Safety inspection

    · Consent

    · New Entrant

    - Medical
  12. All ASAP referrals are accomplished by the commander or 1SG using what form?
    DA 8003 Referral Form
  13. Can soldiers enrolled in the ASAP rehabilitation program reenlist?
    Only if they need an extension to finish their enrollment.
  14. Will soldiers who are command referred to ASAP be flagged?
    Yes. AR 600-8-2
  15. What does ACS stand for?
    Army Community Service
  16. What does the ACS symbol represent?
    Heart-giving

    Cross-help

    Gyroscope-stability
  17. What is the ACS mission statement?
    - Facilitate commander’s ability to provide services that support readiness

    - Maximize technology and resources, adapt to unique instillation requirements, eliminate duplication in service delivery, and measure service effectiveness
  18. What Army regulation covers ACS?
    AR 608-1
  19. How is ACS mostly staffed?
    Volunteers
  20. What is the motto of ACS?
    Self-help, service and stability
  21. Who qualifies for ACS?
    · Active duty and retired soldiers and families

    · Reserve and National Guard, when on active duty, and families

    • · Army Appropriated Fund (APF) and Non
    • Appropriated Fund (NAF) and families

    · POW or MIA family members

    - Surviving family of soldiers who died while on active duty, if otherwise eligible for services
  22. What can you do to help out ACS?
    Donate food, usable household goods, and volunteer
  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 competent, confident leaders

    • - Support enlistment, retention and transition of
    • soldiers

    • - Provide self-development opportunities for
    • soldiers, their families and DACs.
  26. What does TABE stand for?
    Test of Adult Basic Education
  27. How much of your tuition does the assistance tuition grant pay?
    100%
  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?
    - Basic Skills Education Program

    - Advanced Skills Education Program

    - High School Completion Program

    - Skill Recognition Programs
  30. What soldier development programs does ACES provide?
    · Functional Academic Skills Training

    · High School Completion Program

    · English-as-a-Second-Language

    · Mission-required Language

    · Mission-related Language

    - MOS Improvement Training
  31. What does DANTES stand for?
    Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
  32. What does DANTES do?
    Provides free standardized testing for soldiers.
  33. Soldiers with a GT score less that 110 should be referred to what?
    Basic Skills Education Program

    100-110: Command referred

    Below 100: auto enroll
  34. Soldiers who begin their active service after what date are eligible to receive the new GI Bill?
    July1985, they pay $100/month for 12 months
  35. What does SOC stand for?
    Service member Opportunity Colleges
  36. What does SOCAD stand for?
    Service member Opportunity College Army Degrees
  37. AER closely coordinates with what other organization?
    American Red Cross
  38. What is AER?
    Army Emergency Relief. Provides soldiers and families emergency financial relief in time of distress.
  39. What is the AR that covers AER?
    AR 930-4
  40. Are you required to contribute to AER to receive help?
    No.
  41. Who does AER help?
    · Soldiers and dependants

    · Reserves on active duty for more than 30 days

    · Retired Soldiers

    • - Widows or orphans of active duty or retired
    • soldiers
  42. How are monetary contributions made to AER
    Cash, check or allotment
  43. When is the AER annual fund campaign held Army-wide?
    March 1 through May 15
  44. How does AER provide financial assistance?
    A no interest loan, grant, or both
  45. What is the dollar limit of AER loans?
    None.
  46. Failure to repay the loan will result in the soldier being placed on an AER list Army-wide. What does this mean for the soldier?
    They will not be approved for AER assistance without approval from HQ AER.
  47. What is the AER motto?
    Helping the Army take care of its own.
  48. The minimum amount that can be contributed to AER through allotment is what amount?
    $1/month for 3 months
  49. How is AER funded?
    Contributions, repayment of loans, and income from investments
  50. What is the purpose of the Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program?
    To eliminate sexual assault through:

    · Awareness and Prevention

    · Training and Education

    · Victim advocacy

    · Response

    - Reporting and Accountability
  51. The Army’s policy on Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response applies where and
    when?
    Everywhere, at all times.
  52. What are the goals of the ASAPR Program?
    • · Create a climate that minimizes sexual assault
    • incidents and treat incidents by Army policy.

    · Create a climate that encourages reporting

    · Establish prevention and awareness training

    · Ensure sensitive and comprehensive training to restore victim health and well-being

    • - Ensure leaders understand their role and
    • responsibility
  53. Define sexual assault?
    Intentional sexual content, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent.
  54. Sexual assault includes what acts?
    · Rape

    · Non consensual sodomy

    · Indecent assault

    - Attempts to commit these acts
  55. More than half of sexual assault offenses include what?
    Alcohol
  56. Prevention of sexual harassment is whose responsibility?
    The Commander
  57. Define the following terms as they apply to the ASAPR Program: victim, alleged perpetrator, and perpetrator.
    Victim- one who has been sexually assaulted

    Alleged Perpetrator- one who has been accused of a crime

    Perpetrator- one who has committed a crime
  58. What is the Army’s policy on sexual assault?
    · No tolerance. Should be reported within 24hrs.

    • · Use training, education and awareness to
    • minimize incidents and treat those involved appropriately.

    · Treat victims with respect.

    - Applies everywhere.
  59. If someone has been sexually assaulted, to whom may they report the crime?
    · Chain of Command

    · Medical Treatment Facility

    · MPs

    · Chaplains

    · Social Work Services

    · Family Advocacy

    - Legal Services
  60. AR 27-10 outlines the right of crime victims, what are they?
    • · To be treated with fairness, dignity, and
    • respect

    · To be protected from accused offender

    · To be notified of court proceedings

    · To be present at public court hearings, unless court deems otherwise

    · To talk to the attorney for the Government

    · To see restitution

    - To info on conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release of offender
  61. What must Commanders do to implement and support the ASAPR Program?
    · Ensure subordinates are familiar with policy

    · Publish and post policy

    · Maintain appropriate climate surrounding sexual harassment

    - Set the standard
  62. What are some categories of sexual harassment and give examples.
    · Verbal- sexual jokes or comments

    · Non Verbal- sexual gesture, winking

    - Physical Contact- touching, block doorway
  63. What does EO stand for?
    Equal Opportunity
  64. What is an EOR?
    Equal Opportunity Representative
  65. What rank should an EOR normally be?
    SGT(P)-1LT
  66. What are some of the special commemorations/ethnic observances listed in AR 600-20?
    · MLK b-day

    · Black History Month

    · Women’s History Month

    - Hispanic Heritage Month
  67. What AR covers the EO program?
    AR 600-20 chapter 6
  68. What are the goals of the EO program?
    • - Provide EO for soldiers and family on and off
    • post.

    • - Create and sustain effective units by
    • eliminating discriminatory behavior.
  69. What are the three policies each commander is required to publish and post on EO?
    - Written command policy statements

    - Prevention of Sexual Harassment

    - EO Complaint Procedures
  70. Soldiers are required to have how many periods of EO training per year?
    4
  71. Define the term ethnic group?
    A segment of the population that possesses common characteristics and a cultural heritage based on: faith, traditions, values, literature, music, internal sense of distinctiveness or and external perception of distinctiveness.
  72. Define the term racism?
    An attitude or action that subordinates a person or group based on skin color or race.
  73. Describe minority group?
    Any group distinguished from the general population because of race, religion, color, gender, or national origin.
  74. What is sexual harassment?
    - Unwelcomed sexual advances

    - Sexual advances used to control subordinates
  75. What is an Affirmative Actions Plan?
    A management document containing attainable goals and timetables, designed to provide EO for all DA personnel.
  76. 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?
    On limit or Off limit sanctions may be applied.
  77. Who is the primary source for solving EO complaints?
    Unit Chain of Command
  78. What is the Army’s written policy on EO?
    The Army will provide EO and fair treatment for all military personnel and their families, everywhere at all times.
  79. What is the primary channel for correcting discriminatory practices and for communication on EO matters?
    CoC
  80. Does every unit have an EO representative?
    Yes.
  81. What does AFAP stand for?
    Army Family Action Plan
  82. What AR covers the AFAP?
    AR 608-47
  83. When was the AFAP program established?
    1983 Army CoS White Paper- “The Army Family”
  84. The AFAP program creates an information loop between whom?
    The Global Army Family and Leadership
  85. The AFAP program’s process of improvement begins where?
    At the local level. An annual symposium is held to examine issues.
  86. 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

    - Second Leg- Family of Units

    - Third Leg- Family of People
  87. The philosophy of the family, based on the Army Family White Paper, consists of three critical elements. What are they?
    - Partnership

    - Wellness

    - Sense of Community
  88. What are some things that the AFAP does?
    · Gives commanders a gauge to validate concerns

    · 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
  89. What types of programs are focused on in the “Family of Components”?
    Programs related to the Active Army, National Guard, Army Reserve and civilian employees.
  90. What types of programs are focused on in the “Family of Units”?
    Programs related to the soldier/unit relationship and unit/other components of command, i.e. squad to platoon
  91. What is the basis for the Army theme, “The Army Family”?
    A joint announcement signed by Sec. and CoS of the Army based on the CoS White Paper 1983.
  92. What types of programs are focused on in the Family of People?
    Programs relating to all areas of concern for soldiers and their families, including military and civ. employees.
  93. What of some activities that the American Red Cross offers?
    · CPR Instruction

    · Blood Drives

    · Swimming Lessons

    - AIDS Education
  94. How is the ARC staffed for the most part?
    Volunteers
  95. What is the main service the ARC offers?
    Communication between soldiers and families for problem solving and emergencies.
  96. What AR covers ARC?
    AR 930-5
  97. What AR covers the Army Retention Program?
    AR 201-280
  98. What are some of the reasons that a soldier may be ineligible for reenlistment?
    If barred, flagged, or enrolled in ASAP
  99. What is an SRB?
    Selective Reenlistment Bonus
  100. What is the minimum number of years that a soldier must reenlist to be eligible for an SRB?
    3
  101. Can a soldier request separation if a bar to reenlistment is imposed?
    No.
  102. Describe a bar to reenlistment.
    Administrative action from the commander to keep a substandard soldier from reenlisting.
  103. A Bar to Reenlistment is reviewed how often?
    Every 3 months or 30 day prior to PSC/ETS
  104. Who can initiate a Bar to Reenlistment?
    Any commander in the soldiers CoC.
  105. Who is the final approving authority for a Bar to Reenlistment?
    A commander who is one approval level higher than the commanding authority.
  106. When are retention interviews done for SGMs and below who have not signed up for indefinite reenlistment.
    · 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 prior to ETS
  107. Who may lift a Bar?
    The authority that approved it, with a written recommendation by the unit commander.
  108. What type of fire extinguisher must not be used on electrical fires?
    Water
  109. Who is responsible for the Army Safety Program?
    Each soldier
  110. The word SAFETY is often associated with what term?
    Risk Management
  111. What accounts for the majority of accidents?
    Carelessness
  112. Accidents are reported in accordance with what AR?
    AR 385-40
  113. 3 safety features commonly found in any barracks?
    · Lights in stairwell

    · Fire alarm and extinguisher

    · First Aid Kit

    - Handrails
  114. What safety features are stressed in the motor pool?
    · Proper use of tools

    · Smoke only in designated areas

    · No speeding

    - Fire extinguisher in bldgs and vehicles
  115. How often are fire extinguishers in the barracks required to be checked for serviceability, and how can this be checked?
    Once a month. Tag on extinguisher is initialed and dated by safety inspector.
  116. What AR covers safety?
    AR 385-10
  117. Where on post can you find out how many fatal POV accidents have occurred in the past year?
    Sign near the outbound gate.
  118. Should there be a sponsorship program for a soldier leaving the unit?
    Yes
  119. What AR covers the Total Army Sponsorship Program?
    AR 600-8-8
  120. What is S-Gate?
    S-Gate provides information for incoming soldiers entering the USAREUR Theatre of Command, such are sponsor information, assignment, needs checklist and other resources.
  121. What DA Form is used to transmit sponsorship requirements to gaining commands?
    DA Form 5434(E)
  122. How soon after DA Form 5434 is received should a sponsor be assigned?
    10 days, unless denied
  123. What are the general rules for appointing a sponsor?
    Sponsor should be equal or higher grade, same gender, and familiar with unit procedures.
  124. What are the 6 elements of the sponsorship program?
    · DA Form 5434.M

    · Welcome Letter

    · ACS Relocation Readiness Services

    · Reception

    · Orientation

    - In-processing
  125. The primary goal of the Army’s QOLP is to promote the development of military commitment and cohesiveness, is essential to what?
    Readiness/Combat Effectiveness
  126. What are some examples of the QOLP?
    · Postal Services

    · Banking Services

    · Recreational Services

    - Gyms
  127. What does QOLP stand for?
    Quality of Life Program
  128. The Army’s QOLP is dedicated to the precept that the Army’s #1 operational resource must be taken care of. What is the resource?
    Soldiers
  129. QOL needs and the programs and actions to address them are categorized under two general headings. What are they?
    - Living Conditions

    - Duty Environment
  130. Who is the senior enlisted advisor to the BOSS counsel and approves members selected to serve on the BOSS committees?
    Installation CSM
  131. According to AR 215-1, what does the BOSS program provide?
    Provides opportunities for single soldiers to participate in physical, self-development, leisure, and educational activities.
  132. What type of program is BOSS?
    Category B- Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program (MWR)
  133. How many officers are on the BOSS Council?
    - Pres.

    - VP

    - Sec./Treasurer
  134. What is the lowest level unit that has a BOSS council rep?
    Battery/Company level
  135. What are the 3 pillars of BOSS?
    - Recreation/Leisure

    - Well Being

    - Community Service
  136. What is CHAMPUS?
    Civilian Health And Medical Program for the Uniformed Services. A cost-sharing plan used to provide in and out patient care for dependants from civilian sources.
  137. What AR covers CHAMPUS?
    AR 40-121
  138. Who is eligible for CHAMPUS?
    Dependents of active and retired or deceased personnel and retired personnel.
  139. What does DEERS stand for?
    Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
  140. What is DEERS used for?
    To obtain ID cards for eligible dependents
  141. What does NCODP stand for?
    Non Commissioned Officer Development Program
  142. What is the goal of NCODP?
    Overarching Army NCO Professional Dev. Prog.
  143. As with all leader training and development, who is responsible for NCODP?
    The command
  144. NCODP is typically managed by whom?
    CSM or Senior NCO in the organization
  145. What are some objectives of NCODP?
    · Develop and strengthen the skills, knowledge, ability to train, deploy and lead soldiers in combat through battle focused training.

    • · Develop NCOs that 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.
  146. What AR covers NCODP?
    AR 350-1, chapter 4
  147. What is the purpose of AR 350-1?
    Prescribes policies, procedures and responsibilities for developing, managing and conducting Army training and leader development.
  148. In order to accomplish battle focused NCO development, commanders and unit NCO
    should follow what procedures?
    · Link NCO development to the current skill level and duty assignments

    · Establish a systematic and continuous program

    • · Integrate the use of lead books to track
    • individual NCO progress

    · Emphasize coaching to achieve commitment to excellence in performance.

    · Establish a viable unit level NCODP using unit METL as the vehicle to incorporate the following into NCOs daily activities

    - Synchronize battle-focused NCODP as a component of experience with institutional training and self-development.
  149. A successful NCODP will result in NCOs who can what?
    • · Demonstrate the skills of current skill level
    • and duty position

    · Enhance combat readiness for the current and next highest rank

    · Enhance combat leader competencies for current and next highest rank

    • · Train themselves and subordinates to be
    • sufficient in METL tasks

    • - Coach subordinates to be committed to Army
    • professional ethics, Warrior Ethos and Soldiers Creed

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