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Can My Unit Refuse to Use the DA FORM 6 and not follow AR 220-45?

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Based on the information you provided I could find no exception to policy for AR 220-45. The first page of the regulation contains the following information

Summary. This revision requires that all locally established methods and procedures for DA Form 6 (Duty Roster) comply with the intent of this regulation.

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from Deputy Chief of Staff, G–1 (DAPE–MPA), 300 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310–0300.

My understanding based on this information and my inability to find a Europe or Germany supplement the only way to deviate from the DA FORM 6, is with the Approval of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1.

THOUGHTS to CONSIDERING USING THE DA FORM 6 DUTY ROSTER You can consider contacting the IG.  You can do this in two ways.
  1.  Anonymously via the phone.  Explain the problem and do not disclose any information about the unit or your personal information. 
  2. You can also meet with the IG face to face or via telephone and explain the issue and who you are and that you do not want any action taken you just want to know the facts concerning the use of the DA FORM 6 in Germany, specifically your command and if there is a Germany Supplement to the regulation.

If you decide to approach your unit leadership, I would suggest you do so in a professional, calm, unemotional, respectful manner and armed with the facts.  Some leaders do not respond well to what they perceive as a challenge to their authority and that can have negative consequences for you.   While this would not be professional and could potentially be a reprisal against you these things do happen.

I cannot tell you what to do or how to accomplish your intended goal I would suggest you arm yourself with the facts and a full understanding of the situation.  Once you have done that you have to decide if it is worth approaching the chain of command.

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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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