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Deployed Units

The requirement to watch out for your Soldiers' welfare with regard to substance abuse does not stop when your unit deployed. We are an Expeditionary Army and units serving in deployed areas face unique challenges when it comes to the execution of the unit level substance abuse program.

  • ARD ASAP milSuite pages

    supplemental information for ASAP Deterrence Drug Testing, Drug Testing During Deployment, DTP software, and UPL training.

  • ASAP Guidance for Deployed Commanders

    AR 600-85 requires commanders to maintain their substance abuse programs to the maximum extent practical while deployed. All units (company or larger) need to mobilize and deploy with at least two (2) certified UPLs and 100% drug testing supplies (random testing and other testing contingencies). Soldiers misused (tested positive) substances must be sent to Behavioral Health for screening/evaluation and advice on the Soldier’s mission readiness.

  • QC/Packaging/Shipping Specimens (Deployed)

    UPL Training for deployed UPLs mandated by VCSA, 2008. CDRs/UPLs need to follow this QC/Packaging/Shipping procedure to ensure all specimens are testable.

  • UPL Certification & Recertification

    Initial Certification & Recertification of UPLs to comply with AR 600-85 and conduct military unit collections.

  • ASAP Registration for USPS MRS Mail Labels

    (DO NOT register if you had ASAP Portal username ). Only UPLs serving units currently deployed in ARCENT/CENTCOM AO may use the USPS MRS Mail Labels to ship specimens to Tripler Forensic Drug Testing Laboratory. UPL certified online via ASAP website must use the existing ASAP Portal username and password. Other UPLs MUST register with ASAP Portal to use the USPS MRS MAIL Labels. Specimen package status may be tracked by MRS Label Barcode at

  • Tutorials

    Tutorials specifically for Deployed UPLs and Base Area Code Managers.

  • Command & Regulatory Guidance
  • Base Area Codes (BAC) and Managers (BACM)

    All units MUST contact the BAC Manager to confirm BAC for testing, results reporting procedure, and other support for unit's ASAP. Incorrect use of BAC may cause test results to be un-reportable.

  • Deployed MRO Brief

    MTF Commander needs to appoint on orders sufficient MROs to ensure completion of medical reviews within 15 working days in accordance with AR 600-85. Ensure that appointed MROs have completed MEDCOM-sponsored MRO training (Army Forensic Toxicology Program Office (AFTPO)).

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