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United States Army
Terms Definitions
How long is Reveille?
20 seconds
What army Regulation covers ASAP?
AR 600-85
What is a principle?
Principles are guidelines
What is direction?
Providing clear direction involves communicating how to accomplish a mission:
prioritizing tasks, assigning responsibility for completion, and ensuring
subordinates understand the standard.
What Field Manual covers NBC Operations?
FM 3-11
One service stripe represents how many years?
Which FM covers Battle Focused Training?
FM 7-1.
Should all maintenance be on the unit's training schedule?
What accounts for the majority of accidents?
Accidents are reported in accordance with what regulation?
AR 385-40
How many steps should separate platoons when a company is formed?
5 steps
What does FM 7-0 cover?
Training the force
The initial detection of NBC weapons usage by the enemy
FM 3-11.3
What does SOC stand for?
Service members Opportunity Colleges
What FM covers first aid for soldiers?
FM 4-25.11
Enough straddle trenches should be dug to accommodate what percentage of the
unit at one time?
8 percent
Prevention of sexual harassment is whose responsibility?
The Commander’s Responsibility
How many rounds can a magazine designed for the M11 hold?
13 Rounds
Is an officer required to return the salute of an enlisted member?
How are military flags classified?
• Colors
• Standards
• Distinguished flags
• Ensigns
• Guidons
• Pennants
What is the DA Form 7013
Certificate of Acheivment
How do you measure a "step”?
Heel to heel
What is the best decontamination for Biological agents?
Warm soapy water
Of these 3, Nerve, Blood, and Blister agents, which causes the most casualties?
Nerve agents
What does C.B.R.N. stand for?
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
Is the recipient of the Medal of Honor (Enlisted or Commissioned) entitled to a
salute ?
When was the NCO support channel formally recognized?
20 December 1976
How many gallons of water will a Lister bag hold?
36 gallons
What does SERE stand for?
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape
What do the letters AIDS stand for?
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
What is the longest bugle call?
Tattoo- 28 bars long
Define Motivation
Influencing people to want to do what you know must be done
Define Cadence
A uniform step and rhythm used in marching
From what position are all stationary movements given?
Position of attention
Name the four types of burns
1. Thermal
2. Electrical
3. Chemical
4. Laser
What is cover? (D&C)
Aligning yourself directly behind the man to your immediate front, while maintaining correct distance
Describe the M11 pistol.
The M11 pistol is a 9-mm, semiautomatic, magazine fed, recoil-operation, double-action weapon chambered for the 9-mm cartridge.
Name some physical barriers of communication
Noise of battle
When you take the APFT, what is the minimum number of points you must score in
each event?
60 points
What does FITT stand for?
Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type (this acronym makes it easy to remember the
key factors in the training program)
What is the only command given from “Inspection Arms”?
“Ready, Port, Arms”
How many "V" devices may be worn on a ribbon?
Not more than 1
How long is direct manual pressure applied to control bleeding?
5 to 10 minutes
What is Reveille?
A ceremony in which the unit honors the U.S. flag when it is raised in the morning
Whose first aid dressing should be used on a casualty?
Their own field dressing
How far in front of the Honor Company or color company do the colors halt?
Ten steps
Commanders may direct drug testing under what conditions?
Unit inspections. (either the entire or part of a unit)
Search and seizures/probable cause.
Competence for Duty.
Mishap or Safety Inspection.
Consent (specimen may be provided voluntarily by a Soldier).
New Entrant.
When a President or Former President of the U.S. arrives and leaves an army
installation, how many gun salute do they get?
21 gun salute, both times
Once soldiers and units have trained to the standard, how do they maintain
They maintain proficiency through sustainment training.
In reference to carrying a casualty, what are the one-man methods?
1. Fireman's carry
2. Supporting carry
3. Arms Carry
4. Saddleback carry
5. Pack-strap carry
6. Pistol belt carry
7. Pistol belt drag
8. Neck drag
9. LBE Carry Using Bearers LBE
10. LBE Carry Using Casualty’s LBE
11. Cradle Drop Drag
What is manual pressure?
Place hand on dressing and exert firm pressure for 5 to 10 minutes
What is a battle drill?
A battle drill is a collective action rapidly executed without applying a
deliberate decision-making process
What are the three phases of physical conditioning?
How may Chemical Agents be deployed?
Arterial spray
Artillery bombs
Individuals (pollution of water, food and supplies)
What is meant by the term "overweight"?
A soldier is considered overweight when his or her percent body fat exceeds the
standard specified in AR 600-9.
What are the Army Values?
Selfless Service
Personal Courage
What are the proper masking procedures?
Stop breathing and close your eyes, don protective mask, clear mask, check the
seal of the mask, sound the alarm to alert others, and continue the mission
What are three fundamentals of NBC defense?
Avoid contamination
When are formal AARs usually conducted?
Formal AARs are normally conducted at company level and above.
How often should you check your protective mask during peacetime?
Before, during and after training events, monthly, and semi-annually. (refer to
TM 3-4240-339-10 and 20&P manuals) The minumum is MONTHLY...
What is the origin of the Salute?
In early roman history, persons meeting would raise their hands in the air, palm forward to show that they held no weapons and were friendly. This has evolved into the present day salute.
When would you salute while in formation?
Only on the command "present arms"
When marching, who is the only person in a platoon that is never out of step?
The platoon guide or leader
What is the primary value of ceremonies?
To render honors, preserve tradition, and to stimulate Esprit de Corps
What is the unique feature of type "O" blood?
It is a universal donor
What are the 11 principles of leadership?
1. Know yourself and seek self-improvement
2. Be technically and tactically proficient
3. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions
4. Make sound and timely decisions
5. Set the example
6. Know your soldiers and look out for their well being
7. Keep your subordinates informed
8. Develop a sense of responsibility in your subordinates
9. Ensure the task is understood, supervised and accomplished
10. Build the team
11. Employ your unit in accordance with its capabilities
How are marksmanship badges worn on the male Class A uniform?
Marksmanship badges are worn on the upper portion of the left breast pocket
flap, or on the lower portion of the pocket flap, if special skill badges are
What will happen to Soldiers who fail to participate in or fail to respond
successfully to rehabilitation?
Soldiers who fail to participate adequately in, or to respond successfully to,
rehabilitation will be processed for administrative separation and not be
provided another opportunity for rehabilitation except under the most
extraordinary circumstances, as determined by the CD in consultation with the
unit commander.
Can Soldiers that are enrolled in an ASAP rehabilitation program reenlist?
Soldiers currently enrolled in the ASAP rehabilitation program are not allowed
to reenlist. However, Soldiers who need additional service time to complete
their enrollment may be extended for the number of months necessary to permit
Describe the ranges for the M16/A2 Rifle.
Maximum Range - 3,600 meters
Max Effective Range for a Point Target - 550 meters
Max Effective Range for an Area Target - 800 meters
How many skill tabs can be worn on the ACU?
No more than 3
Which items are considered part of the ACU ensemble and also authorized for wear
with the BDU?
Rigger Belt
Moisture Wicking T-Shirt (tan)
Green socks
Army Combat Boots – Hot weather and Temperate weather (tan)
Water that is not properly treated can spread what diseases?
Common diarrhea,
Paratyphoid fever
When was the Code Of Conduct established?
17 august 1955 under the Eisenhower Administration
What is the official song of the U.S. Army?
“The Army Goes Rolling Along”
What type of program is BOSS?
BOSS is categorized as a category B Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR)
The Army's policy on Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program applies
where and when?
This policy applies—
Both on and off post and during duty and non-duty hours.
To working, living, and recreational environments (including both on- and
off-post housing).
How do you take the Carotid pulse?
Carotid pulse. To check the carotid pulse, feel for a pulse on the side of the
casualty’s neck closest to you. This is done by placing the tips of your first
two fingers beside his Adam’s apple.
If you were marching a squad, when would you give the command "squad halt"?
When either foot strikes the ground
When would you use the backpressure arm-lift method of rescue breathing?
During a gas and biological attack because both of you can and will remain masked
Should you ever remove or loosen a tourniquet?
No, only qualified medical personnel can do that
What should you do if the National Anthem of a foreign country is played?
Outdoors- render the hand salute, Indoors- stand at attention
Who are the final approving authorities for the AAM, ARCOM, MSM, LM and DSM?
1. AAM = Lieutenant Colonel and above
2. ARCOM = Colonel and above
3. MSM = Major General and above
4. LM = Lieutenant General and above
5. DSM = U.S. Army Chief of Staff
What is the object of first aid?
To stop bleeding
Overcome shock
Relieve pain
Prevent infection
What are the 9 mild symptoms of nerve agent poisoning?
Unexplained runny nose
Unexplained headache
Sudden drooling
Difficulty seeing (dimness of vision and miosis)
Tightness in the chest or difficulty in breathing
Localized sweating and muscular twitching in the area of contaminated skin
Stomach cramps
Tachycardia followed by bradycardia (Tachycardia is an abnormally rapid
heartbeat wth a heart rate of over 100 beats per minute. Bradycardia is a slow
heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute)
What are the primary objectives of the Army Weight Control Program?
Ensure that all personnel:
Are able to meet the physical demands of their duties under combat conditions
Present a trim military appearance at all times.
Can embroidered badges be worn on the ACU?
No, embroidered badges will not be worn on the ACU.
What are the ranks that shoulder boards come in?
Corporal through SGM of the Army and also the Officer Ranks.
What is the first sentence of Article 1?
"I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of
What does an AN VDR-2 detect and measure?
The AN VDR-2 detects and measures nuclear radiation from fallout and
What are the three categories used in medical evacuation?
Urgent- within 2 hours
Priority- within 4 hours
Routine- within 24 hours
Where are unit awards worn on the female Class A uniform?
Emblems with or without frames are worn centered on the right side of the
uniform, with the bottom edge 1⁄2 inch above the top edge of the nameplate
What DA Form is used to transmit sponsorship requirements to gaining commands?
DA Form 5434 or the Electronically Generated DA Form 5434-E
What are the three types of procedures for MOPP gear exchange?
Buddy Team
Triple Buddy
What is the treatment for heat cramps?
Move the casualty to a cool, shady area or improvise shade if none is
Loosen his clothing (if not in a chemical environment)

In a chemical environment, transport the heat casualty to a noncontaminated
area as soon as the mission permits.

Have him slowly drink at least one canteen full of water. (The body absorbs
cool water faster than warm or cold water; therefore, cool water is preferred
if it is available.)
Seek medical assistance should cramps continue.
What are some signs of an open fracture?
Bones sticking through the skin.
Check for pulse.
When applying splint, where should the bandages be tied?
The bandages should be tied with knots against the splint
Name 4 common points for checking pulse
1. Carotid- The side of the neck
2. Femoral- The groin
3. Radial- The wrist
4. Posterial Tibial- Ankle
How will service ribbons be 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 may NCOs use in assessing squad, crew, and soldier proficiency?
NCOs may use a leader book is assessing squad, crew, and soldier proficiency.
What are the three most common poison plants?
Poison ivy
Poison oak
Poison sumac
What causes the most casualties in a nuclear attack?
The initial blast and the heat of detonation
What do you do with the Auto injector after injecting?
Stick it through the pocket flap (upper left) so that you do not lose count and
so that someone that happens to come across the casualty will know that they
have already been given X amount of injections and will not give them more than
During the playing of the Army Song, how will individuals stand?
They will stand at attention and sing the lyrics of the Army Song when played.

Although there is no Department of the Army directive in this regard,
commanders, other officers, and other personnel can encourage the tribute to the
Army by standing at attention when the band plays “The Army Goes Rolling Along.”
When should a tourniquet be used to stop bleeding?
As a last resort when everything else has failed or when an arm or leg has been
severed off
What are the three methods used to teach Drill?
1. Step by step
2. By the numbers
3. Talk-through method
What are the three marching steps used in drill?
30in step, 15in step, 18in step
(the 18in step is used when formally stacking arms, it is executed on the command of execution of ARMS in STACK ARMS.)
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 will the U.S. Flag insignia be worn on the ACU?
The U.S. Flag insignia is worn on the right shoulder pocket flap of the ACU
How is the U.S. insignia disk worn on the male Class A uniform?
The bottom of the U.S. insignia disk is placed approximately 1 inch above the
notch, centered on the right collar, with the centerline of the insignia
parallel to the inside edge of the lapel
Attributes of an Army leader can best be defined as what an Army leader is. What
are the attributes of an Army leader?
A leader of character
A leader with presence.
A leader with intellectual capactiy.
How many people should be utilized in the taping of soldiers?
Two, one to place the tape measure and determine the measurements, the other to
assure proper placement and tension of the tape, as well as to record the
measurement on the worksheet
When are you considered to be under arms?
When you are carrying a weapon in your hand, by sling or by holster
Soldiers with a GT score of less than 110 should be referred to what?
BSEP - Soldiers with a GT less than 100 are normally automatically eligible.
Soldiers with a GT between 100 and 110 may be command referred.
What should you do prior to leaving an unconscious casualty?
Turn their head to the side to prevent them from choking on their own vomit
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