Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

COL Robert L. Manning Achievement Medal


To recognize the achievements of individuals who promote the objectives and purposes of the Adjutant General’s Corps, Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association (AGCRA), or Human Resources professional as set forth in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association.

The COL Robert L. Manning Achievement Medal is awarded for the achievement of a lesser degree than required for awarding of the Horatio Gates Medals.


Any person who is a member in good standing of the Association, and who is a member of the Adjutant General’s Corps, or affiliated with the Adjutant General’s Corps or other Human Resources professional, when the recommendation is submitted. Personnel may not receive this award more than twice.


As established by the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws and in keeping with the AGCRA goals that members be recognized for their accomplishments.  Approval authority lies with the following:  President of the National Executive Council, all Association Chapter Presidents (Chapter must be active and in good standing), and by downgrade authority by the National Executive Council (majority vote required).


At the request of Chapter Presidents, the AGCRA National Executive Council created an award to recognize contributions to the Adjutant General’s Corps, AGCRA, or other Human Resources professionals.

COL Robert L. Manning was the 29th Chief of the Adjutant General’s Corps, Commandant of the Adjutant General School, Chief of Army Bands, and President of the AGCRA National Executive Council.  His leadership reenergized the Achievement Medal across the Army and Association. The medal was renamed the COL Robert L. Manning Achievement Medal in May 2013 to recognize COL Manning’s significant contributions to AGCRA.


$20.00, borne by the Recommending Authority.

The price includes Medal Set and Shipping.  Shipping includes First Class or Priority.  You can purchase a Medal Set and Shipping at the following link:  COL Robert L. Manning Achievement Medal

Note the following:

  • Before purchasing any AGCRA medal set, please “confirm” award approval with the AGCRA VP, Awards by e-mailing
  • Expedited, Express, or Overnight shipping costs are extra – contact for details.
  • This award will not be shipped until approved by the AGCRA National Executive Council, or an AGCRA Chapter President.

Recommending Procedures

Any person having firsthand knowledge of an individual’s achievement which meets the award criteria can recommend that individual for this award.

The local Chapter President will review and approve/disapprove all recommendations.  All recommendations for the Achievement Medal, will be made using the AGCRA award nomination format (AGCRA Awards Nomination Form), and will be forwarded by email (preferred method) to the AGCRA NEC Vice-President for Awards at

If no Association Chapter is available, the award recommendation will be forwarded to the AGCRA Vice-President for Awards for processing and approval consideration by the Association President.

Approval Process

If approved by the local Chapter President, or if no Association Chapter is available, the recommendation will be forwarded by email (preferred method) to as early as possible, but no later than 30 days prior to the requested presentation date.

AGCRA membership will be verified and the certificate will be prepared and forwarded along with the medal for presentation.  The local Chapter President will sign the certificate.  If there is no local Chapter, the AGCRA President will approve or disapprove the recommendation after membership verification.  The Association President will sign the certificate and the medal will be forwarded for presentation.

Once the award has been voted by the National Executive Council and approved, then payment may be made by the awards link (preferred method, given to the payor, by the National Executive Council VP, Awards) credit card, or debit card.  Exceptions for payment method are on a case-by-case basis.


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


Presentation of medals and certificates will be made with an appropriate air of formality and at fitting ceremonies such as AG Balls, anniversary celebrations of the Adjutant General’s Corps, or AGCRA Chapter activations, activities, or retirement ceremonies.


All awards will be recorded by entering the recipient’s name, rank, and unit in a database maintained by the AGCRA VP for Awards.  This database will be reviewed as part of the approval process.


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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