Army Command Policy: Rapid Action Revision

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Army Regulation 600–20 Personnel–General Army Command Policy Rapid Action Revision (RAR) Issue Date: 27 April 2010 Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC 18 March 2008 UNCLASSIFIED SUMMARY of CHANGE AR 600–20 Army Command Policy This rapid action revision, dated 27 April 2010-o Implements new Army policy in accordance with DODI 1332.14 and DODI 1332.30 (paras 4-19a(3), 4-19a(3)(d), 4-19d(1)(a), 4-19d(1)(b), 4-19d(2)(b)1, 419d(3)(e), 4-19d(4)(a) through (d), 4-19d(5), 4-19d(6), and 4-19d(7)(b)). Makes administrative and additional rapid action revision changes (throughout). o Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC 18 March 2008 *Army Regulation 600–20 Effective 18 April 2008 Personnel–General…show more content…
(2) Duty is obedient and disciplined performance. Soldiers with a sense of duty accomplish tasks given them, seize opportunities for self-improvement, and accept responsibility from their superiors. Soldiers, leader and led alike, work together to accomplish the mission rather than feed their self-interest. (3) Integrity is a way of life. Demonstrated integrity is the basis for dependable, consistent information, decisionmaking, and delegation of authority. (4) Professionally competent leaders will develop respect for their authority by— (a) Striving to develop, maintain, and use the full range of human potential in their organization. This potential is a critical factor in ensuring that the organization is capable of accomplishing its mission. (b) Giving troops constructive information on the need for and purpose of military discipline. Articles in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) that require explanation will be presented in such a way to ensure that Soldiers are fully aware of the controls and obligations imposed on them by virtue of their military service (see Art 137, UCMJ). (c) Properly training their Soldiers and ensuring that both Soldiers and equipment are in the proper state of readiness at all times. Commanders should assess the command climate periodically to analyze the human dimension of combat readiness. Soldiers must be committed to accomplishing the mission through the unit cohesion developed as a result of a healthy leadership climate established by the command. Leaders at all levels promote the individual readiness of their Soldiers by developing competence and confidence in their subordinates. In addition to being mentally, physically, tactically, and technically competent, Soldiers must have confidence in themselves, their equipment, their peers, and their leaders. A leadership

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