Policies, Directives, and Instructions


Department of Defense Policies, Directives, and Instructions

  • Commencing Department of Defense Actions and Implementation to Address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Military
    Independent Review Commission Recommendation-Implementation Roadmap Click here to download the pdf

  • DoD Instruction 5505.18 Investigation of Adult Sexual Assault in the Department of Defense
    Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the investigation of adult sexual assault within the DoD. It also establishes the processes and procedures for the use, maintenance, and protection of certain information from a Restricted Report of adult sexual assault obtained by the military criminal investigative organizations (MCIOs) after the victim has elected to provide such information, but without affecting the restricted nature of the report. Click here to download the pdf

  • DoD Instruction 5505.19
    Investigations SVIP Policy - IG DoDI: Establishment of Special Victim Investigation and Prosecution (SVIP) Capability with the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations (MCIOs) Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the MCIOs to implement a special victim capability. establish a special victim capability comprised of specially trained MCIO investigators, judge advocates, paralegals, and victim witness assistance personnel to support victims of covered special victim offenses (referred to as the SVIP capability). Click here to download the pdf

  • DoD Instruction 6310.09 Health Care Management for Patients Associated with a Sexual Assault
    Establishes procedures to ensure comprehensive standards for providing health care in the Military Health System for patients who, during the course of health care, present with a disclosure of sexual assault, or disclose they have committed or are suspected to have committed a sexual assault. Click here to download the pdf

  • DoD Instruction 6400.06 - Domestic Abuse Involving DoD Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel
    Procedures for establishing, implementing, and updating domestic abuse policies in the military. Click here to download the pdf

  • DoD Instruction 6400.07 - Standards for Victim Assistance Services in the Military Community
    Issued on Nov. 26, 2013, this DoD Instruction provides overarching Department policy, responsibilities, and standards for victim assistance services throughout the military. Click here to download the pdf

  • DoD Instruction 6400.09 - DoD Policy Integrated Primary Prevention of Self-Directed Harm and Prohibited Abuse or Harm
    Establishes and integrates policies and responsibilities to mitigate self-directed harm and prohibited abusive or harmful acts using a career-cycle perspective to promote enduring force readiness. Leverages existing capabilities, where possible, to establish a DoD-wide prevention system that facilitates data-informed actions to integrate primary prevention activities to prevent self-directed harm and prohibited abusive or harmful acts. Identifies the Prevention Collaboration Forum (PCF) as the governance body to oversee this policy and assess the prevention system and data-informed actions. Adapts and applies the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s framework for sexual violence prevention to include specific risk and protective factors, risk domains, and tertiary strategies for harassment prevention. Click here to download the pdf

  • DoD Directive 6495.01 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program
    Implements DoD policy and assign responsibilities for the SAPR Program on prevention, response, and oversight to sexual assault. Click here to download the pdf

  • DoD Instruction 6495.02 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Procedures
    Establishes comprehensive procedures for responding to the crime of sexual assault within DoD, ensuring that sexual assault victims are cared for with dignity and respect. Specific procedures implement requirements outlined in the NDAAs, initiatives directed by the Secretary of Defense, formal recommendations from the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel (RSP), and new substantive changes to address areas of need.


  • DoD Instruction 6495.03 Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program
    Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for the implementation, management, and oversight of the D-SAACP in accordance with the certification requirements in section 584 of Public Law 112-81 (Reference (a)), DoD Directive (DoDD) 6495.01(Reference (b)), DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6495.02 (Reference (c)), and in accordance with the authority in DoDD 5124.02 (Reference (d)). Click here to download the pdf

  • DA Form 7746 Sexual Harassment Complaint
    Click here to download the pdf

  • DA Form 7746-1 Sexual Harassment Complaint Resolution Assessment
    Click here to download the pdf

Department of the Army Policies, Directives, and Instructions

  • Army Directive 2021-30 (Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention Services for Department of the Army Civilians)
    DA Civilians in the continental United States and outside the continental United States who are victims of sexual assault have the option to file an unrestricted report. Click here to download the pdf

  • G-1 Implementation Memo

  • Army Directive 2021-16 (Immediate Actions To Improve the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program)
    Immediate Actions To Improve the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program). This directive implements immediate modifications to the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program to address select findings and recommendations contained in the Report of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee Click here to download the pdf

  • Army Directive 2019-12 (Policy for Voluntary Alcohol-Related Behavioral Healthcare)
    The provisions of this directive describe command notification requirements for healthcare providers treating Soldiers who are voluntarily seeking alcohol-related behavioral healthcare. By distinguishing voluntary behavioral healthcare from mandatory enrolled substance abuse treatment, the Army will encourage Soldiers to seek help earlier and will improve readiness by decreasing unnecessary enrollment and deployment limitations. Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 40–5 Preventive Medicine
    Establishes policies for and defines preventive medicine and directs the establishment of preventive medicine programs and services. Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 40–25 Nutrition and Menu Standards for Human Performance Optimization
    Establishes nutritional standards, termed “military dietary reference intakes” (MDRIs) for military feeding and establishes nutritional standards for operational rations (NSORs) and nutritional standards for restricted rations (NSRRs). Identifies the effects of environmental factors on energy and nutrient requirements and outlines nutrition educational policy. Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 40–35 Preventive Dentistry and Dental Readiness
    Defines preventive dentistry and establishes policies that direct the execution of preventive dentistry programs and services. Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 165–1 Army Chaplain Corps Activities
    Establishes the policies, duties, and responsibilities of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps in meeting the Army’s religious and moral requirements in support of Title 10, United States Code (USC) (10 USC), Department of Defense directives (DODDs), and Department of Defense instructions (DODIs), and Chief of Chaplains (CCH) requirements. Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 190–45 Law Enforcement Reporting
    Prescribes policies, procedures, and responsibilities on the preparation, reporting, use, retention, and disposition of Department of the Army (DA) forms and documents related to law enforcement (LE) activities. It implements Federal reporting requirements on serious incidents, crimes, and misdemeanor crimes Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 215–1 Military Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Programs and Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities
    Establishes policy, prescribes procedures, and assigns responsibilities for Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs and nonappropriated fund instrumentalities Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 350–1 Army Training and Leader Development
    Prescribes policies, procedures, and responsibilities for developing, managing, and conducting Army training and leader development Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 350-53 Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness
    Prescribes policies, procedures, and responsibilities for developing, managing, and conducting Army resilience and performance education, training, and implementation (also known as Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2)). Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 600–9 The Army Body Composition Program
    This regulation establishes policies and procedures for the implementation of the Army Body Composition Program (ABCP). Click here to download the pdf

  • Exception to Policy: AR 600-9 Army Body Composition Program
    This short PowerPoint presentation explains the policies and procedures for authorizing exceptions to AR 600-9. Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 600–20
    Army Command Policy
    Prescribes the policies and responsibilities of command, which include the Army Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C) Plan, military discipline and conduct, the Army Equal Opportunity (EO) Program, and the Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program (formerly the Army Sexual Assault Victim Program). Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 600-63
    Army Health Promotion
    Prescribes policies and responsibilities for the Army Health Promotion Program. Army health promotion is a leadership program defined as any combination of health education and related organizational, political, and economic interventions designed to facilitate behavioral and environmental changes conducive to the health and well-being of the Army community. Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 600–85
    The Army Substance Abuse Program
    Provides comprehensive alcohol and drug abuse prevention and control policies, procedures, and responsibilities for Soldiers of all components, Army civilian corps members, and other personnel eligible for Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) services. Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 600-110
    Identification, Surveillance, and Administration of Personnel Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    This regulation prescribes policy, procedures, responsibilities, and standards concerning identification, surveillance, and administration of personnel infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Click here to download the pdf

  • AR 608–10
    Child Development Services
    Prescribes policy and procedures for establishing and operating Army Child Development Services (CDS) to include the three CDS delivery systems: Child Development Centers (CDC), Family Child Care (FCC), and Supplemental Programs and Services (SPS). Click here to download the pdf

Army Technical Publications (ATP) and Department of the Army Pamphlets (DA PAM)

  • ATP 5–19 Risk Management
    Provides doctrinal guidance on managing risk within the conduct of operations. Click here to download the pdf

  • DA Pam 600–24
    Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention
    Sets forth procedures for establishing health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention efforts. It provides holistic guidance to improve the physical, behavioral, spiritual, environmental, and social health of Soldiers, Army Civilians, and their Families. Click here to download the pdf

FMs, Campaign Plans, and Forms

  • FM 7–22
    Holistic Health and Fitness
    Establishes the Army’s doctrine for the readiness training of Soldiers. It is a full revision and expansion on physical readiness training doctrine. Presents individualized training and testing that builds peak performance in all Soldiers. It is the foundation of unit readiness. The goal is to build physical lethality and mental toughness to win quickly and return home healthy. Click here to download the pdf

  • HQDA EXORD 110–13 Ready and Resilient Campaign Plan
    The Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C) guides the Army’s efforts in cultivating a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to health promotion and includes the efforts of the Army Health Promotion Program. Available at here (common access card required)

  • DA 8003 Army Substance Abuse Program Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care Enrollment Referral Click here to download the pdf

  • DD Form 2950
    Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) Application Packet for New Applicants Use this form to apply to serve as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate (VA) certification. Click here to download the pdf

  • DD Form 2950-1
    Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) Renewal Application Packet
    Use this form to track Advocacy experience and Continuing Education Units (CEU) as part of a renewal packet to continue to serve as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate (VA) certification. Click here to download the pdf