Army Study Guide - Chain Of Command

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  • 1. 

    When was the NCO support channel formally recognized?

    • A.

      20 December 1976

    • B.

      06 December 1977

    • C.

      25 May 1966

    • D.

      01 January 1956

    Correct Answer
    A. 20 December 1976
    Explanation
    The NCO support channel was formally recognized on 20 December 1976.

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  • 2. 

    What is Sergeant's Business?

    • A.

      To Train and Lead Soldiers

    • B.

      To maintain discipline

    • C.

      To babysit soldiers

    • D.

      To manage soliders time

    Correct Answer
    A. To Train and Lead Soldiers
    Explanation
    Sergeant's business is to train and lead soldiers. This means that their primary responsibility is to provide instruction and guidance to soldiers, ensuring they are prepared for their duties and capable of carrying out their tasks effectively. Additionally, sergeants are expected to lead by example and serve as role models for their subordinates, instilling discipline and promoting a strong work ethic within the unit. Their role involves mentoring and developing soldiers, helping them to grow both personally and professionally, and ultimately, to become successful members of the military.

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  • 3. 

    What is a Sergeant?

    • A.

      A Leader

    • B.

      A Follower

    • C.

      A Friend

    • D.

      A Principal

    Correct Answer
    A. A Leader
    Explanation
    A sergeant is a leader within a military or police organization. They are responsible for supervising and guiding a group of soldiers or officers, ensuring discipline, and making tactical decisions. They are expected to lead by example and inspire their subordinates to perform their duties effectively. As a leader, a sergeant holds authority and is responsible for the welfare and training of their team.

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  • 4. 

    The succession of commanders superior to subordinates through which command is exercised is the Chain of Command.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the chain of command refers to the hierarchy of authority in an organization or military, where each member reports to a superior and is responsible for commanding those below them. This structure ensures clear communication, accountability, and efficient decision-making.

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  • 5. 

    How does the Chain of Command support the NCO support channel?

    • A.

      By legally punishing those who challenge a sergeant's authority

    • B.

      By sending them to classes

    • C.

      By assigning more responsibility to the soldiers

    • D.

      By mass punishment

    Correct Answer
    A. By legally punishing those who challenge a sergeant's authority
    Explanation
    The Chain of Command supports the NCO support channel by legally punishing those who challenge a sergeant's authority. This ensures that the authority and position of the sergeant is respected and upheld within the military hierarchy. By establishing consequences for challenging a sergeant's authority, it reinforces the importance of following the chain of command and maintaining discipline within the ranks. This ultimately strengthens the NCO support channel and promotes effective communication and leadership within the military structure.

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  • 6. 

    Define Responsibility.

    • A.

      Being accountable for what you do

    • B.

      Signing for equipment

    • C.

      Delegating workload

    • D.

      A legal or moral obligation to do what should be done without being told to do it

    Correct Answer
    A. Being accountable for what you do
    Explanation
    Responsibility refers to the state of being accountable for one's actions and decisions. It involves taking ownership and being answerable for the outcomes of one's choices and behaviors. By being responsible, individuals understand that they are solely responsible for their actions and the consequences that arise from them. This includes being aware of one's duties and obligations, fulfilling them without needing explicit instructions, and recognizing the importance of personal integrity and ethical behavior. Overall, responsibility entails a legal or moral obligation to do what needs to be done without external prompting.

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  • 7. 

    Define Duty.

    • A.

      Being accountable for what you do

    • B.

      Signing for equipment

    • C.

      Delegating workload

    • D.

      A legal or moral obligation to do what should be done without being told to do it

    Correct Answer
    A. Being accountable for what you do
    Explanation
    Duty can be defined as the responsibility and obligation to be accountable for one's actions. It involves taking ownership and being answerable for the tasks and decisions made. This includes being aware of the consequences of one's actions and being willing to accept them. Duty goes beyond simply following orders or being told what to do; it is a moral or legal obligation to do what is right or what should be done, even without explicit instructions.

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  • 8. 

    What is the role of the CSM?

    • A.

      Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Battalion Commander

    • B.

      Senior Enlisted in charge of only the company 1SG

    • C.

      Battalion's Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Post CSM

    • D.

      Battalion's Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Brigade CSM

    Correct Answer
    A. Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Battalion Commander
    Explanation
    The role of the CSM is to serve as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Battalion Commander. This means that they provide guidance, advice, and support to the Battalion Commander in making decisions and carrying out their responsibilities. The CSM is responsible for ensuring the welfare, discipline, and morale of the enlisted personnel within the battalion. They also serve as a liaison between the enlisted personnel and the battalion commander, advocating for the needs and concerns of the enlisted soldiers.

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  • 9. 

    How does a Commander exercise command?

    • A.

      Through subordinate commanders

    • B.

      During Physical Training

    • C.

      During Field Exercises

    • D.

      Through orders

    Correct Answer
    A. Through subordinate commanders
    Explanation
    A Commander exercises command through subordinate commanders, who act as intermediaries between the Commander and the lower ranks. Subordinate commanders are responsible for executing the Commander's orders and ensuring that the mission is accomplished effectively. They provide guidance, allocate resources, and make decisions on behalf of the Commander. By delegating authority to subordinate commanders, the Commander can effectively manage and control the actions of a larger force, ensuring coordination and efficient execution of tasks.

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  • 10. 

    When was the position of Sergeant Major of the Army established?

    • A.

      4 July 1966

    • B.

      17 June 1865

    • C.

      5 June 1914

    • D.

      12 December 1971

    Correct Answer
    A. 4 July 1966
    Explanation
    The position of Sergeant Major of the Army was established on 4 July 1966. This position is the highest enlisted rank in the United States Army and serves as a senior advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army on all enlisted-related matters. By establishing this position, the Army aimed to provide a voice and representation for the enlisted soldiers, ensuring their concerns and issues are addressed at the highest level of command.

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  • 11. 

    The CSM is in the Chain of Command.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    He supervises the NCO supoort channel.

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  • 12. 

    What are the two key elements of Command?

    • A.

      Authority

    • B.

      Duty

    • C.

      Responsibility

    • D.

      Training

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Authority
    C. Responsibility
    Explanation
    The two key elements of Command are authority and responsibility. Authority refers to the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience. It is the ability to control and direct others. Responsibility, on the other hand, refers to being accountable for the outcomes and consequences of one's actions and decisions. It involves taking ownership of tasks and ensuring their successful completion. In the context of command, having authority and responsibility go hand in hand, as a commander needs both to effectively lead and manage a team or organization.

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  • 13. 

    What is the NCO support channel?

    • A.

      The channel of communication that reinforces the Chain of Command

    • B.

      The channel of communication that reports to the commander

    • C.

      The channel of communication that trains soldiers

    Correct Answer
    A. The channel of communication that reinforces the Chain of Command
    Explanation
    The NCO support channel refers to the channel of communication that reinforces the Chain of Command. This means that it serves as a means for Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) to provide support and guidance to soldiers within their unit, while still adhering to the established Chain of Command. The NCO support channel helps to maintain discipline, ensure effective communication, and facilitate the efficient flow of information between the commander and the soldiers.

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  • 14. 

    What must a Sergeant have in order to accomplish Sergeant's Business? The ________, __________, and ___________ to train soldiers for combat and lead them into combat.

    • A.

      Skill

    • B.

      Ability

    • C.

      Leadership

    • D.

      Trust

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Skill
    B. Ability
    C. Leadership
    Explanation
    A Sergeant must possess skill, ability, and leadership in order to accomplish Sergeant's Business. Skill refers to the proficiency and expertise in performing tasks related to combat and training soldiers. Ability refers to the competence and capability to effectively carry out the responsibilities of a Sergeant. Leadership refers to the qualities and traits that enable a Sergeant to guide, motivate, and inspire soldiers under their command. These three attributes are essential for a Sergeant to successfully train soldiers for combat and lead them into battle.

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  • 15. 

    Who is the only memeber of both your chain of command and your NCO support channel?

    • A.

      Your first line supervisor

    • B.

      Your Command Sergeant Major

    • C.

      Your Company First Sergeant

    • D.

      Your Company Commander

    Correct Answer
    A. Your first line supervisor
    Explanation
    Your first line supervisor is the only member who is a part of both your chain of command and your NCO support channel. The chain of command refers to the formal line of authority and communication within a military organization, while the NCO support channel is an additional channel of communication and support for enlisted soldiers. As your first line supervisor, they hold a position of authority within your chain of command and also serve as a valuable resource and mentor in the NCO support channel.

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