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What is the minimum space I am authorized in the barracks?

Top what regulation covers the minimum space requirements for Soldiers living in the Barrack? Is there anything about the furniture that we are suppose to have. It is totally unsat and they are including our bathroom in our square footage is that right?

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I am not an expert in this world but I believe the regulation you are looking for is AR 210-50. Page 25 seems to address the space issue and Table 4-3 appears to provide a listing of furniture that is required. You need to make sure I am using the correct section of this regulation. In other words comparing apples to apples because there are several variables that can impact the answer.

E-1/E-4 get 90 square foot of net living area and not more than four per room. Note 1 states: The net living area of a private room or suite is measured from the inside face of the peripheral wall and includes all such enclosed, unshared spaces and partitions. The net living area is a shared room comprises the clear area in the sleeping room allocated for an individual’s bed, locker, and circulation; it excludes lounges, bathrooms, hallways, door swing areas, and storage areas designated for military mobility and/or field gear or equipment. In open bay, net living area is one equal share per person. The open bay comprises all within the peripheral walls.


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  • Jared Martin


    Hey top this got updated. The regulation changed to 420-1 and the information is in table 3-7. It is still the same information though!

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