Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

COL Frank C. Foster, Jr. Award For Writing Excellence

Purpose

The purpose of the COL Frank C. Foster, Jr. Award for Writing Excellence is to stimulate thinking and writing on issues of concern in relation to Human Resources and its impact on the Army or Department of Defense.

Eligibility

Any officer enrolled in the Adjutant General Captains Career Course or Warrant Officer Advanced Course.

Criteria

COL Foster believed that success as an AG Officer or Warrant Officer started with one’s ability to write.  The Adjutant General School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina establishes the standard and award criteria for selecting AG CPTs and senior Warrant Officers for this award.

History

This award is named in honor of COL Frank C. Foster, Jr., U.S. Army Retired, who was the Commandant, Adjutant General School from 1987-1991.  During his tenure as Commandant, the Army adopted The Regimental System and COL Foster is recognized as the founder of both the Adjutant General’s Corps Regiment and the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association (AGCRA).  He also designed the current “Defend and Serve” crest worn today by AG Soldiers and wrote the words to The Adjutant General’s Corps March.

Cost

To be borne by the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association.

Recommending Procedures

Once the Adjutant General School has selected either AG CPTs and / or senior Warrant Officers winners for this award, they will notify the AGCRA VP for Awards in order for award certificates and medal sets to be prepared for presentation.

Point of contact at AGCRA is awards@agcra.com or mail to the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association, ATTN: VP for Awards, P.O. Box 10026, Fort Jackson, SC 29207-0026.  Please allow one week for awards processing prior to the requested presentation date.

Announcement of Awards

Award recipients will be published in “1775″ and on the official AGCRA website.

Presentation of Awards

The medal and award certificate are presented at Adjutant General Captains Career Course or Warrant Officer Advanced Course graduation ceremonies.

Recording of Awards

All awards will be recorded by entering the recipient’s name, rank and unit in a database maintained by the AGCRA VP for Awards.

Revocation of Awards

In the unlikely event that information becomes known that a fraudulent award has been made, or dishonorable conduct is substantiated, the National Executive Council can revoke this award, annotate the database, and notify the individual of the action.

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