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ALARACT 350/2011
DTG: P 151240Z SEP 11

THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN SENT BY THE PENTAGON TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CENTER ON BEHALF OF DA WASHINGTON DC//DAPE-MPA//

SUBJECT: CLARIFICATION OF ARMY STANDARDS OF CONDUCT POLICIES

1. REFERENCE. ARMY REGULATION 600-20, ARMY COMMAND POLICY, 30 NOV 09.

2. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE IS TO CLARIFY ARMY POLICIES ON STANDARDS OF CONDUCT.

A. LONG-STANDING CUSTOMS OF THE SERVICE PROHIBIT PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION BY SOLDIERS WHEN IN UNIFORM OR
WHILE IN CIVILIAN CLOTHES ON DUTY. SOLDIERS MUST PROJECT AN IMAGE THAT LEAVES NO DOUBT THAT THEY LIVE BY A
COMMON MILITARY STANDARD AND ARE RESPONSIBLE TO MILITARY ORDER AND DISCIPLINE.

B. HOWEVER, LONG-STANDING CUSTOMS OF THE SERVICE PERMIT MODEST DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION IN APPROPRIATE
CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WEDDINGS, GRADUATIONS, PROMOTIONS, RETIREMENTS OR OTHER
CEREMONIES; DURING THE CASUALTY NOTIFICATION/ASSISTANCE PROCESS INCLUDING FUNERALS; DURING
DEPLOYMENT OR WELCOME HOME CEREMONIES; FOR DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION OR OTHER PHYSICAL CONTACT BETWEEN
PARENTS OR GUARDIANS AND CHILDREN IN THEIR CHARGE; OR IN OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE MODEST DISPLAYS OF
AFFECTION ARE COMMONLY ACCEPTED.

3. POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS MESSAGE IS MR. PAUL ASWELL, COMMERCIAL (703)695-7693, DSN 312-225-7693,
PAUL.ASWELL@CONUS.ARMY.MIL.

4. AN EXPIRATION DATE CANNOT BE DETERMINED.
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