Members of the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association (AGCRA),
The AGCRA Membership Drive is upon us from 1 September to 31 October 2019. This is the number, 4,000, that we are asking all AGCRA members to focus on. We set 4,000 members as an objective to reach by the end of 2019 as part of our strategic goal to grow the AGCRA. This objective should be easy to meet given that we are currently sitting near 3,500 members, but we absolutely need and we are asking for your help to ensure we get there.
Why are we making growing the AGCRA a top priority and why 4,000 by the end of the year? It is simple, the AG Corps is the best in the Army! As such, the AG Corps deserves a great Professional Association to support it, that Association being the AGCRA.
I am asking every AGCRA member from General Officer / SES to Private, from every Retiree to the newest Soldiers and Leaders graduating from AIT, ALC, SLC, WOBC, BOLC, and AGCCC, from octogenarians to twenty somethings, from Active to Reserve, from Guard to Civilians, and from the Band community to Recruiters, and anyone else who cares about the AG Corps and the AGCRA to recruit one new member between now and the end of the year.
All that is required is for you to sit down for a few minutes between now and the end of the year and talk to a prospective member who is already a part of our Corps and persuade him or her to join their Professional Association. I ask that you relate your personal AG story to the prospective member and let him or her know why you are an AG and how the AGCRA can benefit them. Need help discussing AGCRA benefits, then please review our link below.
The AGCRA exists to support the AG Corps and should serve as an advocate and force multiplier for the Corps. As such, we are in the process of changing the AGCRA business model. We want a dynamic and relevant Association that is more responsive to you. Therefore, you should expect action and results from your AGCRA. We also need new volunteers to get after the following AGCRA initiatives:
AGCRA Outreach – We are interested in your insight about improving our reach to AG Soldiers and Army HR Professionals. In addition to AGCRA.com, we also have an AGCRA Facebook page, AGCRA Twitter account, and we’re connected to S1Net.
Army HR Professional Development & Networking – We want to provide HR professional development (PD) and networking opportunities for AG Soldiers, not just on a national level, but at the regional or local level as well; to include former 42A Soldiers that have already separated or retired from service. AGCRA can also provide funding support for PD / networking opportunities through our membership program and Army-wide Chapters to support this initiative.
HR Certification – Civilian HR certifications are essential for transitioning AG Soldiers seeking private sector or DA civilian careers. We seek to partner with organizations like the AG School and SHRM to connect and support Soldiers seeking HR certifications.
Army HR Tactical Tools of the Trade – AGCRA can be an advocate or resource in making Army HR tools more readily available and easy to find for junior and mid-grade cohorts of the AG Corps.
AGCRA.com Bloggers – We would like to establish interested Army HR bloggers on AGCRA.com to discuss relevant and pertinent HR issues that impact the Army HR Community today.
The AGCRA continues to explore new ways to reach out to the AG Corps and we are looking to structure ourselves to become more responsive to you. I encourage all members to visit our new website and while you are there update your membership account information. We welcome any input that will make the AGCRA better.
So, what is your AG Story? Each of you has one, so why not share your Army HR / AG Stories and experiences? You can do this through our magazine (1775 at Magazine@agcra.com), our social media sites (send to Adjutant@agcra.com), so, we ask you to submit them.
We have an aggressive agenda before us. So, let this serve as a Clarion Call for action to grow the AGCRA and to make it more relevant so that it can serve as the primary vehicle that enables us all to stay connected to the AG Corps for Life, a Corps that I know we all love and revere.
Thank you in advance for helping us go after 4,000 members. Now, let’s get to 4,000!
Our best days will always be in front of us!
Defend and Serve!
AG Soldier for Life
AGCRA Lifetime Member
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