|Army Regulation 1–15
Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army
This regulation defines Department of the Army policy concerning the composition, mission, requirements, and operation of the Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASAs) Program.
- Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army Program Office. On behalf of the AASA, the CASA Program Office will-
(3) Provide Army talking points, messages, and other information for CASAs to disseminate
(6) Advocate for the CASA Program through increased program awareness.
- Civilian Aides to Secretary of the Army. CASAs, other than Emeriti, will—
(1) Establish a habitual relationship and work closely with the Total Army, including Army and installation commanders, State adjutants general, Ambassadors of the Army Reserve, Army National Guard and Army Reserve commanders, Reserve Officers Training Corps region and area commanders, Army recruiting commanders, Professors of Military Science, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Division and district engineers, and other designated personnel within their area of responsibility.
(2) Provide individual advice to the Secretary of the Army; commanders and senior leaders on public sentiments towards the Army, when requested.
(3) Disseminate information about the Army’s objectives, the Secretary of the Army’s priorities, and major programs to the public through public speeches, personal contact, and other means.
(4) Bridge the gap between the Army and civilian communities by sharing the Army message and assisting with matters affecting the Army.
(5) Provide support to Department of the Army Civilians, Soldiers, and their Families. This includes Soldiers who are transitioning out of the Army.
(6) Engage with local, regional, and State officials; Federal agency leaders; and Members of Congress or staff members regarding Army matters through interactions, meetings, and communications.
Civilian Aides Interaction
- CASAs are afforded a three-star protocol status in accordance with the Department of the Army Protocol Precedence List. This status is for the purpose of properly addressing, inviting, and seating CASAs at Army events.
- The CASA flag may be displayed at functions where the CASA is speaking or serving in an official capacity, as the host protocol staff deems appropriate.
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