Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

Update, 9 August 2019

1. INVITATION TO CHANGE OF RESPONSIBILITY CEREMONY FOR CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY AND SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE ARMY. The Honorable Ryan D. McCarthy, Acting Secretary of the Army, will host a Change of Responsibility ceremony from GEN Mark A. Milley, 39th Chief of Staff of the Army, to GEN James C. McConville, 40th Chief of Staff of the Army, and from SMA Daniel A. Dailey, the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army, to CSM Michael A. Grinston, the 16th Sergeant Major of the Army, on Friday, 9 August, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), at Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall. This event is open to all Army personnel and Family members, and it will be live streamed. For Army personnel worldwide who would like to view the ceremony, the NIPRNet DVIDS Viewing URL is as follows.

2. MEDICAL OPERATION DATA SYSTEM (MODS) COMMAND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS) OFFLINE DATES AND IMPACT. From OTSG: NOTICE:  Users of CMS, IDES, and MRAT Modules in MODS. On 9 Aug 2019, the CMS in MODS will go off-line, to include the Medical Readiness Assessment Tool (MRAT) and Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) dashboard.  The MRAT and the IDES information in the Commanders Portal will also become unavailable to users on 9 August.

3. SIMPLE TROUBLESHOOTING TIP FOR IPPS-A USERS. From the IPPS-A Help Desk: One of the first steps that users should try when troubleshooting IPPS-A access is to clear your cache and cookies. Graphic and instructions provided at the following link.

4. TACTICAL PERSONNEL SYSTEM (TPS) SUPPORT GROUP, JOINT PERSONNEL DATA (JPD) DISTRO. From HRC Personnel Accountability Branch: Due to AKO’s transition to AKO 2.0 we are no longer able to distribute the monthly JPD on AKO, Until notified otherwise, the TPS support group will forward  monthly JPD data files to requesting TPS authorized users vie ARMDEC. The Master, Service Master keys and Passphrases will continue to be distributed upon request.

5. iPERMS DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR FILING, A/O 7 AUG 19. From the iPERMS Team:  Posted at the following link is the new quarterly update of documents filed in iPERMS.

6. USARC OPORD 19-089, IPPS-A MILPAY FUNDAMENTALS TRAINING FOR HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) PERSONNEL. The implementation of IPPS-A Increment II, via releases 2 through 4, will drive a transfer of MilPay responsibilities within the USAR.  By release 4, IPPS-A will integrate personnel and pay functionality into one enterprise level system. HR professionals will assume full ownership of personnel and MilPay activities to include MilPay processing, customer service, reporting, metrics and audit readiness. This OPORD directs that, NLT 30 Sep 21, designated USAR HR professionals will complete MilPay Fundamentals Training (MFT) via Instructor Led Training (ILT) at designated installations or distance learning (DL) to prepare for new MilPay responsibilities for IPPS-A Release 4.

7. FY19 LTG ELLIS D. PARKER AWARD. The United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) is soliciting nominations for the FY19 LTG Ellis D. Parker Award. The Parker Award, a Department of the Army level award, recognizes excellence at the battalion level, the primary war fighting Army Aviation force. The award is open to Active, Reserve, and National Guard Aviation units. The period of achievement is 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019. Visit the following link for specifics.

8. (NEW!!) ARMY RESERVE FLAG SNAPSHOT – JULY 2019. The Army Reserve Flag snapshot for the month of July is attached.  Commands can access their specific flag data in RCMS inside Rucksack under the Shared Reports option.

9. NEWLY PUBLISHED DD FORM 2808 (REVIEW OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION). From OTSG: Newly published DD Form 2808 (Review of Medical Examination) is available for download.

10. Army Reserve Pay Messages.

a. ARMY RESERVE PAY MESSAGE 19-20, (CORRECTED) FISCAL YEAR 2019 DRILL LIMITS. The purpose of this message is to remind units that with the end of FY 19 fast approaching Commanders must ensure that Soldiers are not permitted to perform Inactive Duty Training that would cause them to exceed FY limits. Drill limits for FY 19 are provided at the following link.

b. ARMY RESERVE PAY MESSAGE 19-21, JUL 2019 UNIT PAY REPORTS. The Jul 2019 Unit Commander’s Pay Management Report (UCPMR) and the Jul 2019 Master Military Pay Account (MMPA) 2405 reports are available in RLAS for downloading.

11. Recently published Army Directives (AD) and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link.

a. ARMY DIRECTIVE 2019-25, ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ARMY ENTERPRISE MARKETING, 1 AUG 19. On 30 May 2019, the Army Marketing and Research Group was redesignated as the Office of the Chief Army Enterprise Marketing and, effective 1 August 2019, it relocated from the National Capital Region and Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Chicago, Illinois. The Office of the Chief Army Enterprise Marketing will coordinate the Army’s national marketing and advertising strategy, develop and maintain relationships with the marketing and advertising industry, and develop marketing expertise and talent to support the Army.

b. ALARACT 054/2019, IMPENDING CHANGES TO AR 750-1, SINGLE VIEWER FOR ARMY’S INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC TECHNICAL MANUALS (IETMS), DTG: R 021606Z AUG 19. The purpose of this message is to inform the Army community of the pending major revision to the Army Materiel Maintenance Policy (AR 750-1), which is expected to be published no later than December 2020. The expected change will mandate use of the Interactive Authoring and Display System (IADS) as the Army’s single viewer for all electronic manuals. The Electronic Maintenance System (EMS) viewer and other web-based viewer systems currently in use are expected to sunset no later than October 2023.

12. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at All Military Pay E-Messages are available on the DFAS website at

a. MILPER MESSAGE 19-241, GUIDANCE ON THE CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW SUSPENSION OF FAVORABLE ACTION (FLAG) CODE, FLAG CODE “R” AND RETENTION WAIVERS FOR ADMINISTRATIVELY NON-DEPLOYABLE SOLDIERS, ISSUED: [8/6/2019 5:32:46 PM]. This MILPER provides interim guidance on the implementation and use of a new suspension of favorable actions (flag), flag code “R- Admin Non-Deployable Retention Policy for Administrative Non-Deployable Soldiers”, and also provides guidance on retention waivers for Soldiers who are non-deployable for administrative reasons (not medical or legal). This guidance applies to all Soldiers of the Regular Army, Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve. See the message for specifics.

b. MILPER MESSAGE 19-240, ACCEPTANCE AND WEAR OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO) MEDAL FOR NATO MISSION IRAQ, ISSUED: [8/6/2019 10:45:54 AM]. The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) has announced the acceptance and wear of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal for NATO Mission Iraq, effective 4 June 2019.  The period of award is from 25 September 2018 to a date to be determined. Soldiers must have met NATO Medal eligibility criteria and been awarded the medal by NATO Headquarters or a NATO Theater Commander who has been delegated award authority.

c. MILPER MESSAGE 19-242, RELEASE OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2019 (FY19) RESERVE COMPONENT (RC), ARMY RESERVE ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AR AGR) AND ARMY RESERVE NON-ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AR NON-AGR) AND ARMY RESERVE NATIONAL GUARD OF THE UNITED STATES (ARNGUS) MAJOR (MAJ), ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (AMEDD), COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES, PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS, ISSUED: [8/7/2019 2:38:46 PM]. This message announces the release of the FY19, Reserve Component, Major, Army Medical Department, Competitive Categories, Promotion Selection Boards. The Prepositioning Release date is 8 Aug 19.  This information is “CLOSE HOLD” until the official release date.  The official promotion lists will be released at 0730 hours EDT, 13 Aug 19.

13. S1NET MEMBER REQUESTS. The following requests for assistance have been made by S1NET members.  If you can help those requesting assistance, please do so.

a. JOINT EVALUATION TRACKING QUESTION. “I’m part of a joint office who needs to track evaluations from multiple services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard).  Does anyone have any techiques, processes, or systems for doing this successfully?”


a. FORSCOM WIAS HIGH PRIORITY POSITIONS, UPDATED A/O 29 JUL 19. The positions at the following link are considered a priority fill above all of our other requirements due to their overdue status, and we will accommodate a minimum 30 day reporting window for all positions listed. IAW regulatory guidance, we may accept applicants outside of the grade requirements listed i.e. E4 for E5, O4 for O3, etc. Tour lengths may be negotiable depending on the mission (i.e. 365 broken down to 180) and theater concurrence.

15. ARNG/USAR POSITIONS/JOBS AVAILABLE.  S1NET members have posted the following RC position/job vacancy information.  For a listing of all USAR primary vacancies (updated weekly) visit Units/commands who wish to post vacancies on S1NET may do so by following the instructions posted on the front page of the Job Announcements topic at the following link. Those posts which are in the correct location and which are posted in accordance with the instructions provided will be included in a future S1NET Message Summary.





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The Success of the AGCRA Scholarship Program

Since its inception in 2011, the AGCRA Scholarship Program has awarded $80,000 to 54 deserving students in pursuit of higher education.  Twenty six students have earned a 2nd year of funding by either reapplying or by maintaining a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) while on scholarship.

This year, the AGCRA National Executive Council (NEC) awarded $16,000 in scholarships; 8 new scholarship recipients and 8 automatic renewals from 2018.  This year also marks the largest number of applicants with 23 students applying for an Association scholarship.

While competitive, the chance of earning an AGCRA scholarship still remains high, with almost 35% of this year’s applicants earning a scholarship.  The annual due date for scholarship applications is now 1 June 2020 for next year’s AGCRA Scholarship Program.  With the introduction of a web-based voting system, the scholarship board is able to vote scholarship application packet in a more efficient manner allowing for an extended submission timeline.

Bottom line, if you are an AGCRA member and you or your authorized dependent is pursuing higher education, you need to apply for an AGCRA scholarship.

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The 1775 Summer 2019 Edition is Coming!

The 1775 Summer 2019 edition, dedicated to G-1 operations, is coming and will be mailed soon!

If you want to receive a hard copy edition of the magazine, please ensure your mailing address is up to date within your AGCRA membership account.  Digital copies of all 1775 magazines are also available to AGCRA members on by simply signing into your AGCRA account.  

Our POC for 1775 is LTC (Ret) Paul Dwigans, 1775 Editor, at

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