Eighth Army Policy Letter #9 – Living Standards for Soldiers in Barracks
Paragraph H, No pets, including caged animals, are allowed in the barracks. Reasons for this
restriction include consideration for roommates, disposition and care upon deployment, and
humane care for pets. among others. The only exception to this policy is for units that have
mascots (dogs). It is the unit chain of command's responsibility to ensure that these animals are
housed and cared for properly.