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This edition of 1775 is dedicated to “AGCRA – Telling our Association Story”. When COL (Ret) Rob Manning came onto the AGCRA National Executive Council (NEC) as our new Association President, I asked him what he wanted to dedicate the next edition of 1775 to. Without hesitation, he told me we needed to reenergize the Association. Rob being an AGCRA Lifetime Member remains tethered to the pulse of AGCRA and observed that, as the HR Professional Association for the Army, we had plateaued on membership as well as nonprofit organization initiatives that support the Army, AG Corps, and our most valuable commodity – Soldiers and their Families. So Rob went to work as only a former Chief of the AG Corps and AG School Commandant can do. With the support of the NEC, AGCRA is now embarking on the following new initiatives: 3 The AG Corps award for the Regimental Warrant Officer of the Year has been renamed the CW5 Daniel J. Logan, Jr. Medal for Distinguished Achievement. 3 The AGCRA NEC will be announcing a new Spouse Award as soon as medal stocks are procured. 3 We are also looking at creating a Lifetime Member Lapel Pin. 3 We currently have a contractor rebuilding AGCRA.com and the Association’s IT Infrastructure. 3 We will be announcing the winners for the new AGCRA Chapter Recognition Program, which provides a monetary award for our Chapters. 3 And, AGCRA is now the new sponsor for the Maude Leadership Lecture Series, which is supported by proceeds from the Association’s LTG Timothy J. Maude Memorial Fund. So within this edition of 1775, we want to shine the light on the great things our diligent Chapters are doing across the Army, from Korea to Germany, and everything in-between. The backbone of our Association are our hard working, dedicated Chapters who serve as a rally point to all Army HR Professionals across the force regardless of component (Active, ARNG, or USAR). We hope you enjoy this edition of 1775 and our articles from AGCRA Chapters telling our full spectrum Association story as only they can. We welcome your feedback by e-mailing comments to email@example.com.
AGCRA VP Publications & Editor, 1775
Colonel (Retired), US Army
AG Corps Hall of Fame Class of 2013