Visiting the soldiers.
Field training exercises.
Other public and recreational areas.
Information from service agencies.
Army Community Service (ACS).
Army Emergency Relief (AER).
Family Life Center.
Staff Judge Advocate (SJA).
Mental Health agencies.
Use surveys or questionnaires.
Obtain information during counseling sessions.
Use information from the unit personnel roster.
If you use the unit
personnel roster as your primary source, contact the
battalion S1 for a
computer printout showing the ethnic, cultural, and
distinct faith group
makeup of the unit. Then analyze the printout data to
determine the makeup
of the unit and respective needs. You may also obtain
other unit personnel
information from the first sergeant and unit commander
on any other needs.
In a field or combat environment, this type of coordination may be even more
current and easily obtained than the data you can get from the S1.
this data, you can plan services and programs that are geared to meeting the
needs of the unit personnel.
Your area coverage plan should identify chaplains or denominational service
leaders (DSLs) that may be able to provide any distinct faith group services
Figure 1-3 shows the type information you may be able to obtain
from a review of the unit personnel roster.