(8) Participation by DA personnel in civic and community activities when
relationship with defense contractors is remote. For example, participation in a little
league or a Combined Federal Campaign luncheon, which is subsidized by a defense
(9) Situations, in which, in the sound judgment of the individual concerned or
his superior, the government's interests will be served by DA personnel participating in
activities otherwise prohibited. In any such case, an individual should consult with his or
her superior in advance. When an advance consultation is not possible, a memorandum
for record must be provided to the superior within 48 hours, with a copy to an ethics
counselor. The memorandum for record must specify the activity, when, where, and from
(10) Attendance at vendor training sessions under contract.
(11) Acceptance of benefits resulting from the business activities of a spouse,
when accorded in the normal course of business and not because of the status of the DA
(12) Food and refreshments of nominal value on infrequent occasions in the
course of an inspection tour.
Section III. PERSONAL STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
Members of the Army are required to conduct themselves in such a manner as not
to bring discredit upon the Armed Forces. This includes personal conduct during off-duty
hours, which may come to public attention. In general, service members are directed not
to engage in criminal, infamous, dishonest, immoral, or disgraceful conduct. Situations
which come to the attention of your commander will be thoroughly investigated for
It is most important to know how to live within your income. An overdrawn check
or nonpayment of a bill can very quickly get you into serious trouble and jeopardize your
Army career. AR 600-50 states that a member of the Armed Forces is expected to pay
just financial obligations in a proper and timely manner.
4-13. SUPPORT OF DEPENDENTS
Support of family members (dependents) by members of the Army is a serious
responsibility, which is of direct concern to the Army. The Army was never intended to be
a refuge or a haven for persons who disregard or evade their obligations to their families.