The Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association (AGCRA) is a U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 501c(19) Military Nonprofit Organization and serves as the Professional Association for the U.S. Army Adjutant General’s Corps. AGCRA supports and serves AG Soldiers, Army HR Professionals, individuals affiliated with the Adjutant General’s Corps, and their Family members. AGCRA has its headquarters and executes a good portion of its operations from Fort Jackson and the surrounding Columbia, South Carolina area, and through its numerous Chapters Army-wide. The Association was founded in January 1987 with the formation of the first National Executive Council.
The purpose of AGCRA is to do the following:
- Sponsor new methods, improved techniques, developments, and other innovations designed to increase the efficiency of the United States Army while promoting high standards of proficiency in the Adjutant General’s Corps and the Army’s Human Resources Community.
- Provide a forum for the mutual exchange and discussion of ideas and information of interest to members of the Association.
- Promote esprit-de-corps among all members of the Association, and in support of AG Corps activities.
- Foster a spirit of good will and cooperative endeavor among Association members and perpetuating friendships and traditions growing out of the membership within the AG Corps. This would also include the establishment of an awards and human resources education program to enhance exemplary recognition, knowledge and understanding within the Adjutant General’s Corps and AGCRA.
- Promote mutual understanding and effecting cooperation with enterprises in similar fields of human resources endeavors.
- Encourage programs for research and development in the fields of personnel, administration and human resources management, as well as postal operations, public affairs, Army Band operations and recruiting.
- Researching, recording, perpetuating and understanding the history of the Adjutant General’s Corps and the Association.
- Operate on a nonprofit basis in support of its members and the Adjutant General’s Corps.
- Conduct its affairs in a nonpartisan political manner.
Please note the following:
- As a Military Nonprofit Organization (a.k.a., Private Organization), AGCRA is not an official U.S. government or Army agency.
- Private Organizations, such as AGCRA, come under the purview of AR 210-22, Private Organizations on Department of the Army Installations, dated 22 October 2001.
- AGCRA will retain the term “Regiment” in its title for historical purposes as the Association was founded in 1987. However, re-publication of AR 870-21, The U.S. Army Regimental System on 13 April 2017, officially dropped the term “Regiment” for the AG Corps. The AG Corps is now listed as a separate “Corps” within the regulation.
The general control and management of the property and affairs of the Association shall be vested in its National Executive Council, which shall decide all policy matters involving the conduct of the Association, and shall approve the seal to be used by the Association.