ARMY - AR 608-1
Army Community Service
|Publication Date:||19 October 2017|
This regulation applies to the Regular Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to Army retirees and Army appropriated fund and nonappropriated fund employees.
This regulation prescribes the policies and responsibilities for establishing and operating an Army Community Service (ACS) center that integrates all Regular Army (RA) and Reserve Component (RC) Family Support Systems. This creates predictability of services and enhances the delivery and quality of services.
a. Expands the scope of Family Support Systems beyond center-based services.
b. Uses alternative service delivery options, such as Web sites and other strategies to reach the geographically dispersed.
c. Meets the diverse needs of RA and RC Soldiers and their Families by offering a standard baseline of services for all components, regardless of their geographic location.
d. Provides Soldiers and Army Families a quality of life commensurate with the quality of their service.