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U.S. Army Soldier of the Year Written Examination Advance Sheet 2005

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

Office of the Sergeant Major of the Army

U.S. Army Soldier of the Year Written Examination

Advance Sheet 2005

1. Congratulations. Being nominated to participate in the U.S. Army Soldier of the Year Competition (SOYC) is a significant personal accomplishment. Your Major Army Command (MACOM) recommendation signifies that you have proven yourself by winning a host of MACOM and subordinate command sponsored boards. I wish you the best of luck in the competition.

2. Overview. The SOYC written examination will measure your general knowledge in a wide range of military subjects. It is a 50-question test that you will have one hour (60 minutes) to complete. The test proctor will have materials at the examination site.

3. Recommended study areas. The examination contains general knowledge questions from the following areas and references:

a. NCOERs

  • AR 623-205

b. PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)

  • FM 55-1
  • AR 750-1

c. NBC

  • FM 3-4
  • FM 3-11

d. CHAIN OF COMMAND

  • FM 3-0
  • U.S. CONSTITUTION

e. U.S ARMY HISTORY

  • FM 3-21.5
  • AR 600-25
  • AR 840-10
  • TP 600-4

f. LAND NAVIGATION

  • FM 3-25.26

g. FIRST AID

  • FM 4-25.11
  • STP 21-1 SMCT

h. SPONSORSHIP

  • AR 600-8-8

i. APFT/PHYSICAL FITNESS

  • AR 600-9
  • FM 7-22.7

j. UNIFORMS, AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • AR 670-1
  • AR 600-8-22

k. NCODP

  • AR 350-17

l. SOLDIER’S CREED

m. MILITARY LEADERSHIP AND COUNSELING

  • FM 22-100

n. SOLDIER SUPPORT ACTIVITIES AND ARMY PROGRAMS

  • AR 600-8-8
  • AR 600-20
  • AR 930-4

o. MILTARY JUSTICE

  • AR 27-10

p. SUPPLY ECONOMY

  • AR 710-2
  • FM 101-5
  • FM 101-5-1

q. WEAPONS

  • FM 3-22.9

r. EDUCATION PROGRAMS

  • AR 621-5
  • AR 621-202

s. DRILL AND CEREMONY

  • FM 3-21.5

t. BATTLE FOCUSED TRAINING

  • FM 7-1

4. Prepare yourself by becoming familiar with the references. Do not try to memorize them, but have a general idea how the references categorize the information.

5. Again, congratulations on your accomplishments and continued success in the competition.

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