Army Board Questions Flashcards

United States Army
Terms Definitions
What is a Sergeant?
A leader
What is an SRB?
Selective Reenlistment Bonus
When was the COC Amended?
May 1988
What is a review?
A military ceremony
What Field Manual covers NBC Protection?
FM 3-11.4
What Field Manual covers NBC Decontamination?
FM 3-5
Under the Geneva Convention rules, can a person worship as he pleases?
What Army regulation covers Salutes, honors and visits of courtesy?
AR 600-25
What regulation covers Army Learning Centers?
AR 621-6
What FM covers Drill and Ceremony?
FM 3-21.5
When was the Medal of Honor established?
What is the shape of the contamination markers?
How much of your tuition does the tuition assistance grant pay?
Who are the only Soldiers authorized to wear the IPFU shirt outside of the
Pregnant Soldiers
How does a Commander exercise command?
Through subordinate commanders
What Field Manual covers Field Hygiene and Sanitation?
FM 21-10
What does QOLP stand for?
Quality Of Life Program
What is purpose?
Purpose gives subordinates the reason to act in order to achieve a desired
Can a command be changed after the command of execution has been given?
How many pressure points, which can be used to control bleeding with fingers, thumbs or hands are there on the human body?
What is the time limit for recommending an award?
Two Years
What are Beliefs?
Beliefs are assumptions or convictions you hold as true about something, concept or person
Define Leadership
The process of influencing others to accomplish a mission by providing purpose direction and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization.
What is the word inscribed on the suspension bar of the Medal of Honor?
What are the Leader Actions?
Influencing – getting people (Soldiers, Army civilians, and multinational
partners) to do what is necessary.
Operating – the actions taken to influence others to accomplish missions and
to set the stage for future operations.
Improving – capturing and acting on important lessons of ongoing and completed
projects and missions.
What does JSLIST stand for?
Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology
What does SOCAD stand for?
Service members Opportunity College Army Degrees
What is Potable water?
Water that is safe to drink
How many marksmanship badges are authorized for wear at one time on the Class A
No more than 3
The Army's Quality of Life program is dedicated to the precept that the Army's
number one operational resource must be taken care of. What is this resource?
The soldier
When was the position of Sergeant Major of the Army established?
4 July 1966
What is the minimum number of years that a soldier must reenlist for to be
eligible for an SRB?
Three years
What does DANTES stand for?
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
What is the primary channel for correcting discriminatory practices and for
communications on equal opportunity matters?
Chain of Command
What is a DA Form 4950?
Good Conduct Medal Certificate
What are the levels of leadership?
1. Direct
2. Organizational
3. Strategic
What are 2 types of counseling?
1. Event-oriented Counseling
2. Performance and Professional Growth
What does FM 22-100 cover?
Army Leadership (Be, Know, Do)
What rank should an EOR normally be?
SGT (P) through 1LT
A latrine can be no closer than what distance to a water source?
100 ft
Define sexual assault.
Sexual assault is a crime defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized
by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does
not or cannot consent.
How often should soldiers in the weight control program weight in?
Monthly to measure progress
Which direction does the belt tab on the army belt extend to on the male Class A
The wearers left
What type of fire extinguisher must not be used on electrical fires?
A water fire Extinguisher
Name the three Special Skill Tabs.
Ranger, Special Forces, Presidents Hundred
What is a Guidon?
A flag that identifies a company, troop or battery
What was the first medal awarded in the U.S. Army?
The Purple Heart
On what foot would you give the command "Mark time march"?
On either foot
Who is the approving authority for the Army Achievement Medal?
The Battalion Commander
What is an Award?
A decoration, medal, badge, ribbon, or appurtenance bestowed on an individual or a unit
What are two basic types of fractures?
Open (compound)
Closed (simple)
Whose first aid dressing should be used on a casualty?
Use the casualty’s field dressing.
What is DEERS used for?
To obtain dependent ID cards for eligible spouse and children
What is a communicable disease?
A disease that can be transmitted person to person, animal to person and insect
to person
What is the AER Motto?
"Helping the Army Take Care Of its Own"
How does AER provide financial assistance?
AER provides financial assistance by either a loan without interest, a grant or
a combination of both
What is the maximum number of clasps that can be attached to each marksmanship
No more than 3
A leader’s effectiveness is dramatically enhanced by understanding and
developing what areas?
Military Bearing
Physical Fitness.
Once a unit has masked, who can make the decision to unmask?
The unit commander
The protective mask will not protect against what two types of gases?
Ammonia vapors or carbon monoxide
When must Identification Tags be worn?
When directed by the commander, engaged in field training, in an aircraft, or
Where is a tourniquet applied?
Place the tourniquet around the limb, between the wound and the body trunk (or
between the wound and the heart). Never place it directly over a wound, a
fracture, or joint. Tourniquets, for maximum effectiveness, should be placed on
the upper arm or above the knee on the thigh.
Who awards the Medal of Honor?
The President of the United States
What is First Aid?
It is the first care given to casualties before treatment by medical personnel can be made available
What is depth?
The space from front to rear of a formation including front and rear elements
What are the attributes a leader must have?
1. Mental
2. Physical
3. Emotional
What is the objective of physical fitness training?
To enhance soldiers’ abilities to meet the physical demands of war.
What AR covers the Army Physical Fitness Program?
AR 350-1 Chapter 1 Section 24
What is the unique feature of type "O" blood?
It is a universal donor
How many officers are on the BOSS council?
Three: President, Vice-President, and Secretary and Treasurer
What are the three principal ways that leaders can develop others through which
they provide knowledge and feedback?
Character is essential to successful leadership. What are the three major
factors that determine a leaders character?
Army Values
Warrior Ethos
Name some limitiations on personnel that are overweight, including Soldiers who
become pregnant while on the weight control program.
Are nonpromotable (to the extent such nonpromotion is permitted by law).
Will not be assigned to command, command sergeant major or first sergeant
Are not authorized to attend professional military schools.
How should an area that is suspected of contamination be crossed?
Quickly, avoiding depressions and vegetation
Who is the primary source for solving EO complaints?
Your Unit Chain of Command
For what is the Good Conduct Medal given?
For exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity
What is the only time that you do not remove your headgear when reporting to an officer indoors?
When under arms
What is a rank?
A line, which is only one element in depth
When an Ex President of the U.S. arrives and leaves an army installation, how many gun salute does he get?
21 gun salute, both times
What are some signs of a fracture?
Deformity, pain at the site, discoloration
What are some signs/symptoms of shock?
• Clammy skin (cool, pale and damp)
• Restlessness and nervousness
• Thirst
• Loss of blood
• Confusion
• Fast breathing
• Nausea or vomiting
• Blotched or bluish skin (especially around the mouth and lips)
• Often perspires freely
• May pass out.
What are the 8 steps in evaluating a casualty?
Check for:
1. Responsiveness
2. Breathing
3. Pulse
4. Bleeding
5. Shock
6. Fractures
7. Burns
8. Possible concussions (head injuries)
What is meant by Biological Warfare?
The intentional use by an enemy, of germs or toxins, to cause death and disease
among personnel, animals, plants, or more rarely, to deteriorate material
What is a low density MOS?
A MOS within an organization or unit that is required but applies to a very
small amount of soldiers
What type of rank is authorized to be worn on the ACU patrol cap?
Sewn or Pin on rank.
What soldiers are most likely to suffer heat injuries?
Soldiers not accustomed to the heat, overweight soldiers, prior heat casualties,
and soldiers already dehydrated due to alcohol use, diarrhea, or lack of water
(insufficient use of)
What are the three classifications of article 15s?
Company grade
Field grade
How is the Physical Fitness Badge properly placed on the IPFU?
When the physical fitness badge is worn, it is sewn on the upper left front side
of the IPFU T-shirt. On the IPFU running jacket, the insignia is sewn centered
1⁄2 inch above the word “Army.”
Name 3 categories of heat injuries
Heat cramps
Heat exhaustion
Heat stroke
The minimum amount that can be contributed to AER through allotment is what
1 dollar each month for 3 months
What is the primary objective in the treatment of burns?
Lessen or prevent shock and infection
What does COLD stand for?
It is a key word in cold weather protection, it stands for Keep it CLEAN, Avoid OVERHEATING, Wear it LOOSE and in layers and Keep it DRY
What is a heat injury?
A loss of water and salt, loss of sweat while personnel work in the heat, a general dehydration of the body
Exposed pens in pockets are allowed on which uniforms?
Hospital duty Uniforms
Food Service Uniforms
Flight uniforms
CVC Uniforms
In regards to percent body fat, all personnel are encouraged to achieve the more
stringent Department of Defense-wide goal of what?
Males - 18%
Females - 26%
When does enrollment in a weight control program begin?
On the day that the soldier is informed by the unit commander that he or she has
been entered into a weight control program.
Can the Black all-weather coat be worn as a raincoat while wearing BDUs?
Yes, but only in a Garrison environment when organizational rain gear has not
been issued
When the ACU trouser leg is bloused, what is the maximum distance that it may
extend down the boot?
The bloused trouser legs should not extend below the third eyelet from the top
of the boot..
Can a Soldier wear the Black All weather coat as a raincoat with the ACU?
Yes, but only in a Garrison environment.
What can you do to help out ACS?
Donate Staple foodstuff to the food lockers, useable household goods, and
volunteer your time.
What is the next step for the battalion commander once the METL is developed?
Once the METL is developed, the battalion commander briefs his next higher
wartime commander who approves the METL
What is the color of a Nuclear (radiological) contamination marker?
White background with ATOM in black letters
Why should you dress and bandage the wound as soon as possible?
To protect the wound from further contamination of germs, and also to control
the bleeding
Who is the only member of both your chain of command the your NCO support
Your first line supervisor, section, squad or team leader
If a casualty were suspected of having a neck/spinal injury or severe head trauma, which method would you use for opening an airway?
The jaw thrust technique, because in most cases it can be done without extending the neck
What are the three types of bleeding?
1. Arterial- Blood is bright red and will spurt with each heart beat
2. Venous- Blood is dark red and flows in a steady stream
3. Capillary- Blood oozes from the wound
What are the 5 steps to problem solving?
1. Recognize and define the problem
2. Gather facts and make assumptions
3. Develop possible solutions
4. Analyze and compare the possible solutions
5. Select the best solution
What are the three categories used in medical evacuation?
1. Urgent- within 2 hours
2. Priority- within 4 hours
3. Routine- within 24 hours
Describe the Name tape / U.S. Army tape for the ACU.
The U.S. Army Tape will be black embroidery on the digitized fabric with hook
fastener. The finished length will be 5 inches.
How are service ribbons worn on the female Class A uniform?
The ribbons centered on the left side, with the bottom row positioned parallel
to the bottom edge of the nameplate. Females may adjust the placement of the
ribbons to conform to individual body-shape differences
What are some reasons that a soldier may be ineligible for reenlistment?
If the soldier is barred or flagged and if the soldier is enrolled in ASAP
Where does the CFX (Command Field Exercise) lay?
The CFX lies on a scale between the CPX and the FTX.
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?
Off limits or off limits sanctions may be applied.
How soon after the DA Form 5434 is received should a sponsor be assigned?
10 days unless the sponsorship is declined
When executing a Rear March, on which foot do you pivot?
Both feet, turning 180 degrees to the right
What would the treatment be for heat exhaustion?
Move to a cool area and loosen clothing, have the individual drink at least one canteen full of cool water, elevate legs and monitor their condition
Is the CSM in the Chain of Command?
No (but he supervises the NCO support channel)
When can measures taken to restore breathing in an individual be discontinued?
When a doctor tells you to stop
When others relieve you
When you cannot physically continue
When the casualty starts to breath on his own
How is the U.S. insignia disk worn on the female Class A uniform?
the bottom of the U.S. insignia disk is centered on the right collar,
approximately 5⁄8 inch up from the collar and lapel seam, with the centerline of
the insignia parallel to the inside edge of the lapel
Name some items that you might use as a splint from your military equipment
Entrenching tool
Tent poles and stakes
Web belt
When are you considered to be under arms?
When you are carrying a weapon in your hand, by sling or by holster
When is the command Right Turn or Left Turn March used?
When marching elements of more than 4 columns abreast
What are the measurements of a straddle trench?
1 ft wide, 4 ft long and 2 1/2 ft deep
Does a person have to accept an article 15?
No, he or she has the right to demand a trial by court martial
What is the meaning of a salute to the Flag of the U.S.A.?
A declaration of loyalty to the U.S. and to the principles of liberty and justice
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