There are so many regulations published by the Army that it’s hard to know where to begin when taking command or responsibility of Soldiers. This guide is meant to allow leaders to quickly reference regulations when making decisions. Each subject covered by this guide contains a short explanation and reference documents in order to highlight a DA Regulation, where to go for additional information, and outlines basic commander responsibilities. When using this guide keep in mind it does not supersede or replace any Army Regulation. Use this handbook as a starting point to provide you with direction on where to go for the source document. Many local regulations and policy letters expound on Army Regulations, so don’t forget to research those as well.
NOTES: Some references listed in this doc might have been superseded and/or updated and should be checked for accuracy, which can be easily done using the DA PAM 25-30 web page or downloaded and installed program for checking current and superseded DOD publications (For example purposes only: FM 3-0 was superseded by ADP 3-0, on 10 October 2011) : This document is in PDF format