In military organizations, the practice of carrying colors, standards, flags, or guidons, both to act as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the Commander, is thought to have originated in Ancient Egypt some 5,000 years ago.
Today, in the U. S. Army, distinguishing flags or organizational colors are authorized for most units (battalion size and larger) for indoor display and ceremonies.
Despite being in existence since 1987, the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association (AGCRA) does not have an official flag. We mean to change that.
COL (Ret) Robert L. Manning, President of the AGCRA National Executive Council (NEC), has authorized an Association-wide contest to seek designs for the AGCRA’s official flag.
Any “active AGCRA member” in good standing can submit a flag design. Submissions should follow the following guidelines
Flag designs should be 3 feet by 4 feet (3-foot hoist by 4-foot fly), with a 2 ½ inch wide rayon fringe.
Designs should be submitted in the form of a PowerPoint file.
Submissions should contain accompanying text explaining the significance of the colors, symbols, and designs used.
Do not submit copyrighted or trademarked material.
Submissions should be sent to the VP, History, AGCRA NEC, at History@agcra.com.
Submissions should be sent no later than midnight, 7 June 2022.
Prizes out of the AGCRA Sutler Store will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place entries.
POC is COL (Ret) Steve Shappell, VP, History, AGCRA National Executive Council (NEC), at History@agcra.com.
The Iron Mike Chapter is selling AG Ball tickets now at the following link: https://2022fortbraggagball.eventbrite.com. Please click the link for additional details.
Date and time is Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST
Location is the Iron Mike Conference & Catering Center, 2658 Reilly Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28310.
The Ball is a Black-Tie Affair and is limited to 400 seats. Attire follows:
Men – Suit/Tuxedo with Bowtie or Military Dress Uniform
Women – Evening Gown or Military Dress Uniform
And, don’t forget to wear your AGCRA Regimental Awards (in uniform or civilian clothes)
We encourage you to take advantage of this Fort Bragg networking opportunity with our AG Brothers / Sisters.
Also, please follow the Iron Mike Chapter on Facebook at https://www.agcra.com/chapter/iron-mike/.