MilReg AR 600-20 Frequently Asked Questions

What is AR 600-20 Army Command Policy?
AR 600-20 is the regulation that provides guidance and establishes policies for the command, leadership, and overall functioning of the United States Army.

Who does AR 600-20 apply to?
AR 600-20 applies to all commanders, staff, and individuals within the U.S. Army Active, Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

What is the purpose of AR 600-20?
The purpose of AR 600-20 is to guide commanders in executing their responsibilities while promoting cohesion, discipline, and fair treatment of soldiers in the Army.

Are all soldiers required to follow AR 600-20?
Yes, all soldiers in the U.S. Army are required to follow the policies and regulations outlined in AR 600-20.

How does AR 600-20 address equal opportunity?
AR 600-20 ensures equal opportunity by prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin. It promotes a fair and inclusive environment for all soldiers.

Can a commander make changes or waivers to AR 600-20?
Commanders at various levels have the authority to make limited changes and waivers to AR 600-20. However, all changes must be consistent with higher-level policies and be clearly communicated to affected individuals.

Does AR 600-20 provide guidance on fraternization?
Yes, AR 600-20 addresses fraternization, which is prohibited between officers/enlisted, warrant officer/enlisted, and commissioned officer/student relationships.

How does AR 600-20 define sexual harassment?
AR 600-20 defines sexual harassment as a form of gender discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or any conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile work environment.

Does AR 600-20 address the responsibilities of noncommissioned officers (NCOs)?
Yes, AR 600-20 outlines the roles and responsibilities of NCOs, emphasizing their crucial role in training, leading, and taking care of soldiers.

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