b. A Binding Requirement. Initial briefings are provided to all military personnel
at service schools. Civilian employees are briefed by their supervisors. All personnel of
the Veterinary Service are subject to provisions of AR 600-50. Military personnel are
subject to adverse administrative action as well as punishment under the UCMJ. Civilian
personnel are also informed that violation of this regulation may be cause for adverse
administrative action or criminal prosecution in federal court.
c. Semiannual Reminder. A semiannual reminder of their duty to comply with
required standards of conduct is required for all DA personnel. Every unit should provide
an ethics training program to include appropriate emphasis on identified problem areas as
well as the topic as a whole.
a. General. Certain topics found in AR 600-50 are introduced in this paragraph.
More details follow in other paragraphs. Department Army personnel are expected to
follow the values found in the Professional Army Ethic (see FM 100-1, The Army). These
values include acting with integrity, loyalty to nation, Army, and unit, selfless service, and
b. Application on the Job. The standards of conduct apply to all government
employees, including all DA personnel. They apply particularly to all DA personnel as
they perform their duties and responsibilities on the job. Government employees are
tasked to give "earnest effort" and their "best thought" to the performance of duties.
c. Conduct Prejudicial to the Government. Department Army personnel must
avoid any action that might result in, or reasonably be expected to create, the appearance
Using public office for private gain.
Giving preferential treatment to any person.
Impeding government efficiency or economy.
Losing complete independence or impartiality.
Making a government decision outside official channels.
Affecting adversely the confidence of the public in the integrity of the