DA PAM 600-69 is the Unit Climate Profile Commander’s Handbook.
Whether you are an Active Duty, ARNG, or USAR Commander, you should reference this DA PAM to educate yourself about the ins and outs of the Command Climate Survey.
It’s a quick and easy read and will be well worth your time.
As a leader, you should familiarize yourself with regulations, policies, and manuals that increase your awareness and teach you new skills.
I truly believe that DA PAM 600-69 is a great resource to add to your leader’s library.
This resource includes a sample survey, how to conduct the survey, who to give the survey to, and how to evaluate the results.
In essence, it’s everything you will ever need to know about Unit Climate Surveys.
I’ve always believed that information is power.
As a Commander, you should have a solid understanding as to the “health” and “well being” of your unit.
Sometimes the view at the top is much different than the view at the bottom.
Even though you think you know how your soldiers feel, you might be way off.
Whether you are a new commander or an experienced one, you should conduct a Command Climate Survey from time-to-time to keep your finger on the pulse.
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What you learn from the survey might come as a shock.
While you might think that everything is great in your unit, you might quickly discover that there are lots of problems you did not know about.
I highly recommend you spend 30 minutes and review DA PAM 600-69 BEFORE you conduct a Unit Climate Survey.
That way you conduct the survey right, the first time around, and can get the information you need to be a better leader.
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3 thoughts on “DA PAM 600-69 Unit Climate Profile Commander’s Handbook”
You can almost hear people sigh when you suggest that they read something like the climate handbook. However, the 20-30 minutes you'll spend familiarizing yourself with how the process works will save you so much headache down the road.
Don't be afraid of manuals, they are your friends. A few minutes reading before something happens beats trying to catch up on what you should have been doing.
This manual is definitely worth reading.
This is a great resource for Company Commanders and First Sergeants.