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Army Regulation 600–20

Personnel–General

Army
Command
Policy

Rapid Action Revision (RAR) Issue Date: 20 September 2012

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 20 September 2012-o

Updates policy for the administration of unit command climate surveys: adds requirement for personnel equivalent to company level commanders; updates timelines to within 30 days (120 days for Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve) of assuming command, again at 6 months, and annually thereafter (paras 6-3i(13) and E-1a).

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Updates confidentiality procedures: adds exceptions to the confidentiality of survey responses; adds requirement to provide inconspicuous location to submit paper and pencil format; provides guidance on group versus individual reporting (para E-2).

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Deletes the tools used for obtaining the command climate surveys (para E-5).

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Adds requirement for survey administrator and data collector to protect respondent anonymity and results confidentiality; adds exceptions to the confidentiality of survey responses; prohibits collection of personally identifiable information (para E-7).

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Makes administrative changes and updates paragraph titles (app E).

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Note. Army Directive 2012-06, Centralized Selection List - Tour Length Policy for Command and Key Billets; Army Directive 2012-13, Policy and Implementing Guidance for Deployment Cycle Support; and ALARACT 007-2012, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Implementation Guidance will be incorporated in the next major revision.

*Army Regulation 600–20

Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC
18 March 2008

Effective 18 April 2008
Personnel–General

Army Command Policy

History. This publication is a rapid action
revision (RAR). This RAR is effective 20
September 2012. The portions affected by
this RAR are listed in the summary of
change.
Summary. This regulation implements
DODI 1332.14 and DODI 1332.30. It prescribes the policy and responsibility of command, which includes well-being of
the force, military and personal discipline
and conduct, the Army Equal Opportunity
Program, Prevention of Sexual Harassment, and the Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program. Applicability. This regulation applies to
the Active Army, the Army National
Guard/Army National Guard of the United
States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless
otherwise stated. During mobilization, the

Contents

proponent may modify chapters and policies contained in this regulation. Chapters 6 and 7 and appendixes E and F apply to
Army National Guard Soldiers when on
AD Title 10, for 30 days or more, and in
all other cases, Army National Guard Soldiers are governed by NGR 600–21 and NGR 600–22. Portions of this regulation
that prescribe specific conduct are punitive, and violations of these provisions may subject offenders to nonjudicial or
judicial action under the Uniform Code of
Military Justice. The equal opportunity
terms found in the glossary are applicable
only to uniformed personnel. AR 690–600
contains similar terms that are applicable
to Department of Defense civilians.
Proponent and exception authority.
The proponent of this regulation is the
Deputy Chief of Staff, G–1. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating

agency, in the grade of colonel or the
civilian equivalent. Activities may request
a waiver to this regulation by providing
justification that includes a full analysis of
the expected benefits and must include
formal review by the activity’s senior
legal officer. All waiver requests will...
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