AR 600-8-8 PDF


AR –8– Military Awards. This administrative revision, dated 6 August — o Supersedes Army Directives , , and. AR , ACTIVE, 10/08/, TOTAL ARMY MUNITIONS REQUIREMENTS AND AR , ACTIVE, 04/04/, THE TOTAL ARMY SPONSORSHIP. AR –8–8. The Total Army Sponsorship Program. This rapid action revision, dated 4 April o Requires mandatory sponsorship of first-time Soldiers.

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Department of the Army. The Total Army Sponsorship Program.

Ra rapid action revision, dated 4 April This administrative revision, 6008–8 21 October This revision dated 3 April requires Army Community and Family Support Center within 30 calendar days at the end of the fiscal year para During mobiliza- 11—2 and identifies key management contion, the requirements of this regulation trols that must be evaluated; however, it are limited. However, there is a require- does not contain checklists for conducting ment to ensure that rear detachment spon- internal control reviews.

Proponent and exception authority. Users are controlling law and regulations. T h e p o r t i o n s a f f e c t e d b y t h i s field operating agency of the proponent Blank Forms directly to the Commander. Army Community and Family Sup. T h a s r e g a l a t i o n p r e s c r i b e s quest a waiver to this regulation by pro- Street, Alexandria, VA — This publication is availa. States, and the U. Contents Listed by paragraph and page number.

Program Overview, page 3. Appoint a Sponsor, page 8. Sponsor a Soldier or Civilian Employee, page 9. Appoint a Reactionary Sponsor, page Greet Soldier or Civilian Employee, page Sponsorship Questions for Organizational Inspection Program, page Steps for processing DA Form for Soldiers, page 4.

Forwarding addresses for DA Formpage 6000-8-8. Steps for processing DA Form for civilian employees, page 8. Steps for appointing a sponsor for Soldiers, page 9 Table 2—5: Steps for appointing a sponsor for civilian employees, page 9. Steps for sponsoring 600-8–8 Soldier or civilian employee, ag Steps for appointing a reactionary sponsor, page Steps for greeting a Soldier or civilian employee, page Ad provides principles of support, standards of service, policies, functions, and tasks governing the program.

A system is provided to help commanders exercise their basic responsibility to assist Soldiers, civilian employees, and families successfully relocate into and out of their commands.

Required and related publications and prescribed and referenced forms are listed in appendix A. Explanation of abbreviations and terms. Abbreviations and special terms used in this regulation are explained in the glossary.

AR 600-8-8 Total Army Sponsorship Program

The Chief, National Guard Bureau, will ensure that a valid sponsorship program, per this regulation, is in place. Army Reserve, will ensure that a valid sponsorship program, according to this regulation, is in.

The Commanding General, U. Surveys, inspections, and reports should be used. In addition, they will—. DA Form may be provided to Soldiers and civilian employees during in-processing. ACS will provide a sponsor training support package and may provide other assistance to train sponsors upon request.

Battalion activity commanders will supervise and evaluate their sponsorship program. The Manpower Staffing Standards System measures tasks required by this regulation to determine military manpower requirements for local sponsorship at as part of the personnel reassignments and strength management work centers.


Personnel activities 6600-8-8 Soldiers are conducted primarily at three levels: The guidance in this regulation refers to those levels or some equivalent for other types of organizations such as exist in the.

Personnel activities for civilians are primarily conducted in the civilian personnel advisory center CPAC. The Total Army Personnel System directs the sponsorship function to—. Assist Soldiers, civilian employees, and families during the reassignment process.

Improve unit or organizational cohesion and readiness by decreasing distractions that hamper personal performance and mission accomplishment, specifically by providing support and assistance, teaching teamwork, and encouraging development of a sense of responsibility. When units deploy, the responsibility forassigning sponsors remains with the unit, particularly with arr rear detachment commander to ensure that first-term Soldiers get sponsored if they are inbound followed by immediate deployment.

Personnel will be advised to make known their sponsorship needs as part of the reassignment management.

A welcome letter will be sent from the battalion activity commander for officerscommand sergeant major for enlisted Soldiersor commander or activity director for civilian employees to the incoming Soldier or civilian employee within ten calendar days following receipt of DA Form Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet by the battalion activity.

Sponsors will be appointed as part of the strength management process for military personnel. Strength managers or commanders and supervisors will ensure that DA Form is forwarded and responded to in a timely manner. Standards are to forward DA Form received by higher echelons within 3 working days of receipt; to appoint sponsors, unless the Soldier declines, within 10 calendar days of receipt of DA Form ; and to forward the sponsor welcome letter and information within 10 calendar days of appointment.

Sponsors will respond to correspondence within 10 working days of receipt. Installations will operate out—processing systems to minimize disruptions in the departure process. Section I Program Overview. DA Form is used to transmit sponsorship requirements to gaining commands.

It is completed by the departing Soldier during initial reassignment interview or by the civilian employee following selection notification and acceptance of a position. A welcome letter will be sent from the battalion activity commander for officerscommand sergeant major for enlisted Soldiersor commander or activity director for civilian employees to the incoming Soldier or civilian employee.

The sponsor will also send a welcome letter. ACS relocation readiness services. ACS will provide counseling, pre-move destination information including the Standard Installation Topic Exchange Serviceand overseas orientation briefings.

ACS will also provide welcome packets upon request. These packets will normally be obtained by the new arrival or the sponsor for the new arrival, rather than being mailed to the departing individual at the losing installation. Departing individuals should be encouraged to use, upon assignment alert, the Standard Installation Topic Exchange Service or welcome packet files at their local ACS.

When possible, the sponsor should plan to greet the incoming Soldier or civilian employee and family upon arrival.


Specifics should be worked out between the sponsor and the incoming Soldier or civilian employee. The sponsor should familiarize the new Soldier or civilian employee and family to the unit or activity and community, including an early visit to ACS.

This general orientation should be in addition to the formal orientation briefings the new arrival receives during inprocessing. The sponsor does not conduct inprocessing.

The sponsor assists the new arrival with inprocessing. Every Soldier in the ranks of private through colonel excluding Soldiers completing advanced individual training AIT and Soldiers making PCS moves to student detachments at long-term schools and civilian employees through grade 15, undergoing a PCS move, will be offered the opportunity to participate in the advance arrival sponsorship program.

Sponsorship is mandatory for first-term Soldiers. Long-term military schools will provide welcome and sponsorship information, but they are not required to provide individual sponsors.

Gaining commanders will change pinpoint or ultimate assignments of Soldiers assigned sponsors only in rare or exceptional cases. When assignments are changed, sponsorship will be transferred and coordinated immediately with the gaining command or activity. Reactionary sponsorship will be offered to all Soldiers in ranks private through colonel, and civilian employees.

Every departing Soldier and civilian employee will be offered outsponsorship assistance. Sponsors represent the first impression of a new assignment for an incoming Soldier or civilian employee. Only those individuals who can represent the gaining unit or activity in a positive manner will be selected as sponsors. Commanders will ensure sponsors are adequately trained to perform tasks related to sponsorship. Commanders may request a training support package or other assistance from ACS to train sponsors.

Sponsors will receive feedback on their performance. The effective sponsor should be recognized on the same basis as any other Soldier or civilian employee performing in an exemplary manner.

AR Total Army Sponsorship Program :: Military Publications – Army Regulations – USAHEC

Recognition should be given by the appropriate commander and 6008–8 with existing award policies. The act of sponsorship and welcome for new Soldiers, civilian employees, and their families is a low-cost but labor-intensive activity that, when performed with care, knowledge, and sincerity, will benefit the unit activitySoldier, civilian employee, and their families.

Therefore, recognizing a deserving sponsor is important. Rules for processing DA Form for Soldiers and civilian employees. The steps for processing DA Form for Soldiers are shown in table 2—1.

Steps for processing DA Form for Soldiers. Personnel reassignments work center PRSG. Receive assignment instructions AI. Schedule initial reassignment interview per AR —8— Screen Soldier for assignment eligibility; ad only if qualified.

Counsel Soldier about sponsorship program. Require Soldier to complete DA Form