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Army Doctrine, Field Manuals & Army Regulations

Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT)

Army Doctrine Publications (ADPs)

ADPs are the capstone resources to the Field Manuals (FMs). These are intended to be short, comprised readings to cover only the most pertinent information.

Army Doctrine Reference Publications (ADRPs)

ADRPs were created to add a layer of information for those who wanted more information than what was provided in the new Army Doctrine Publications (ADPs). Field Manuals (FMs) would continue to serve as the most comprehensive reference manuals in the new series.

Army Field Manuals (FMs)

The Army Field Manuals (FMs) contain all of the specifics and doctrine when it comes to wear and appearance of the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) to conducting battle drills.

Army Regulations (ARs)

Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia (AR 670-1). This regulation (April 2015) prescribes Department of the Army policy for proper wear and appearance of Army uniforms and insignia, as worn by officers and enlisted personnel of the Active Army and the U.S. Army Reserve, as well as by former Soldiers. In addition to the updated regulation there is also the Uniform Policy Leaders Training which provides visual references to the updates.

Standards of Medical Fitness (AR 40-501). This publication implements DODD 6130.3 and DODD 6130.4. It provides information on medical fitness standards for induction, enlistment, appointment, retention, and related policies and procedures.

The Army Body Composition Program(AR 600-9). This regulation implements guidance in Department of Defense Instruction 1308.3, which implements policy and prescribes procedures governing physical fitness and weight/body fat standards in the Services.

The Senior ROTC Program: Organization, Administration, and Training(AR 145-1). This change implements policy to provide four methods for Reserve Officers' Training Corps disestablishment (voluntary, contract, Effective Management Program, and Program Efficiency Closures).

The Officer Active Duty Service Obligations (AR 350-100). Chapter 2-2 outlines the military service obligation for Active Duty Officers. The time served in uniform out of the total 8 year commitment is based off of scholarship or non-scholarship.