HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC18 March 2008
Army Command Policy*Army Regulation 600–20
Effective 18 April 2008
This publication is a rapid actionr e v i s i o n . T h e p o r t i o n s a f f e c t e d b y t h i sr a p i d a c t i o n r e v i s i o n a r e l i s t e d i n t h esummary of change.
This regulation prescribes thep o l i c y a n d r e s p o n s i b i l i t y o f c o m m a n d ,which include the Well-being of the force,military and personal discipline and con-duct, the Army Equal Opportunity Pro-g ram , p re ven t ion of sexua l h ar a s sme nt,
and the Army Sexual Assault Preventionand Response Program. It implements De-partment of Defense Directives 1300.17,1325.6, 1342.17 1344.10, 1350.2, 1354.1,1400.33, and 6495.01 and DOD Instruc-tions 1342.19 and 5120.4.
This regulation applies tot h e A c t i v e A r m y , t h e A r m y N a t i o n a lGuard/Army National Guard of the UnitedStates, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unlessotherwise stated. During mobilization, theproponent may modify chapters and poli-cies contained in this regulation. Chapters6 and 7 and Appendixes E and F apply toArmy National Guard Soldiers when onactive duty Title 10, for 30 days or more,and in a ll o t h e r c a se s , A rm y Na t i o na l
G u a r d S o l d i e r s a r e g o v e r n e d b y N G R600–21 and NGR 600–22. Portions of thisregulation that proscribe specific conductare punitive and violations of these provi-sions may subject offenders to nonjudicialor judicial action under the Uniform Codeof Military Justice. The equal opportunityterms found in the glossary are applicableonly to uniformed personnel. AR 690–600contains similar terms that are applicableto DA civilians.
Proponent and exception authority.
The proponent of this regulation is theDeputy Chief of Staff, G–1. The propo-nent has the authority to approve excep-tions to this regulation that are consistentwith controlling law and regulations. Theproponent may delegate this approval au-t h o ri t y , i n w r i t ing, to a d ivi s i o n ch i e f
within the proponent agency or its directreporting unit or field operating agency, inthe grade of colonel or the civilian equiv-alent. Activities may request a waiver tothis regulation by providing justificationthat includes a full analysis of the ex-pected benefits and must include formalreview by the activity’s senior legal offi-cer. All waiver requests will be endorsedby the commander or senior leader of therequesting activity and forwarded throughthei r h i g h e r headq u a r t e r s to t h e p ol i c y
proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specificguidance.
Army management control process.
This regulation does not contain manage-ment control provisions.
Sup plementa tion.
Su pplem en tat io n of
this regulation and establishment of com-mand and local forms are prohibited with-out prior approval from the Deputy chief of Staff, G–1 (ATTN: DAPE–HR–L), 300A r m y P e n t a g o n , W a s h i n g t o n , D C20310–0300.
Users areinvited to send comments and suggestedimprovements on DA Form 2028 (Recom-m e n d e d C h a n g e s t o P u b l i c a t i o n s a n dBlank Forms) directly to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G–1 (ATTN: DAPE–HR–L), 300A r m y P e n t a g o n , W a s h i n g t o n , D C20310–0300.
Distribution of this publi-c a ti o n i s av a i l a b l e in e l ec t r o n i c m edi a
only and is intended for command levelsA, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army,the Army National Guard/Army NationalGuard of the United States, and the U.S.Army Reserve.
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Explanation of abbreviations and terms •1–3,
*This regulation supersedes AR 600–20, dated 7 June 2006.
AR 600–20 • 18 March 2008i