INSPECT TROOP HOUSING
Section I. SANITATION STANDARDS FROM AR 40-5
Chapter 5 of AR 40-5 discusses sanitary standards at various facilities, including
troop housing. Certain sanitary standards are mandatory for Army troop housing and
BOQ (Bachelor Officer Quarters). Local regulations, as well as inspections, are based
on the requirements of AR 40-5. The paragraphs below present sections of AR 40-5
that deal with troop housing.
TROOP HOUSING SANITATION STANDARDS FROM AR 40-5
a. General Requirements.
(1) AR 40-5 specifies these general requirements:
5.17. Housing Sanitation. a. General. Important health and sanitation
considerations concerning BOQ and troop housing include adequate
floor space, temperature, heating, lighting, ventilation, latrine and
handwashing facilities, humidity, and noise control. Location and
construction of new installations and buildings provide a unique
opportunity to provide a healthy and sanitary environment through
proper facility design. Responsibilities, procedures, and considerations
for peacetime investigation and selection of and proposed Army
installation sites are contained in AR 210-30. Policies, responsibilities,
and procedures for development and approval of permanent Army
installation master plans are contained in AR 210-20. Responsibilities
and procedures for selection of campsites are as identified in
(2) Remember, the environmental health considerations for troop housing are:
(a) Floor space.