Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

AGCRA Thunder Mountain Chapter supports local CANTER Equestrian Therapy Organization

On May 8, 2021, the Thunder Mountain Chapter members had a great time supporting the local CANTER equestrian therapy organization located at 7388 East Chief Joseph Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ.  CANTER stands for the Cochise Area Network of Therapeutic Equestrian Resources.  CANTER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit United Way organization that offers therapeutic horseback riding.  Additionally, CANTER is one of only three Premier Accredited Riding Centers in the state of Arizona.

CANTER’s vision is to serve all eligible individuals in Cochise County, AZ, using multiple riding instructors with diverse skills and training methods to safely and effectively meet the specific needs and requirements of its students.  In therapeutic riding, the student actively performs exercises on the horse.  The exercises are supervised according to a plan developed by CANTER instructors.

The Thunder Mountain Chapter members performed general maintenance projects throughout the CANTER property.  The Chapter members discovered their way around saddles as they learned how to clean and condition them.

Mrs. Gayl Murphy of the AGCRA Thunder Mountain Chapter cleans and conditions a saddle at the CANTER Equestrian Therapy Organization in Sierra Vista, AZ.
Ms. Rachael Butler of the Intelligence Center of Excellence G1 Directorate at Fort Huachuca and an AGCRA Thunder Mountain Chapter member, cleans and conditions a saddle at the CANTER Equestrian Therapy Organization.

Other Chapter members were no strangers to paintbrushes as they applied preservative to two wooden bridges on the CANTER equestrian trail. 

CW2 Ryan Fleury (left) of the U.S. Army NETCOM G1 Directorate and COL (Ret) Bob Murphy, both from the AGCRA Thunder Mountain Chapter, support volunteer efforts at the CANTER Equestrian Therapy Organization.
They even had time for a photo break 🙂

The Chapter members had a glorious morning for this event.

Group photo of Thunder Chapter Mountain members at the CANTER Equestrian Therapy Organization.

Update, 22 April 2021

1. RECOMMENDATION FOR AWARD, DA FORM 638, APR 21. From HRC Awards Branch: New changes: Block 8: updated to include awards with the “C” and “R” device; Block 9: updated to remove U.S. Army; and the upgrade and downgrade boxes have been updated to include the “C” and “R” device. Commands have 30 days to transition to the use of the newly implemented DA Form 638 which may be found on https://armypubs.army.mil/ and at the following link on S1NET. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-967474

2. COMPUTER/ELECTRONIC ACCOMMODATIONS PROGRAM (CAP) VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE. The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) will be hosting a virtual open house at its Technology and Evaluation Center (CAPTEC) via MS Teams on Tuesday April 27 from 1300-1400 EDT. Check out this event to learn about some of the tools CAP can provide for Army soldiers/employees at no cost to the command and how CAP can conduct needs assessments through its VTC system. The schedule of events is available from the attached event flyer. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/936903

3. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.

a. ATTENTION AIM 22-01 AMEDD OFFICERS! WEED ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL WANTS YOU. The Weed Army Community hospital (WACH) is seeking motivated officers in the 22-01 manning cycle to compete for our positions in the AIM 22-01 marketplace. WACH is a small community hospital located in Fort Irwin, CA that is supported by over 450 military and civilian staff members with an inpatient capacity of 20 beds including both Mother/Baby and Medical/Surgical Wards. Visit the following link for more information and a virtual tour of WACH. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-967172

b. HQ, 10TH AAMDC, 22-01 JOB OPENINGS, KAISERSLAUTERN, GERMANY. We want you on our team! Looking for pre-KD Air Defense (14A) CPTs, Air Defense (14A) MAJ, Logistics (90A) CPT, an Information Systems (26B) CPT and a KD-Complete (35D) MI CPT who possess the required skills, qualities, and characteristics, come work with a world-class organization! https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-966277

4. Recently published Army Directives (AD) and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link. https://armypubs.army.mil/default.aspx

a. ALARACT 036/2021, NOMINATIONS FOR THE FY 2021 BEST MILITARY POLICE (MP) COMPANY AND DETACHMENT AWARD; ACTIVE, RESERVE, AND GUARD AND MP NCO SCHOLARSHIP (FOUO), DTG: R 201600Z APR 21. This message provides guidance from the OPMG in reference to nominations for the Major General Bandholtz Award and the Military Police Corps Excellence in Education Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA) Scholarship. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-967390

5. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages. All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper. All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/milpaye-messages.

a. MILPER MESSAGE 21-116, FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2021 REGULAR ARMY (RA) MEDICAL SERVICE (MS) CORPS MEDICAL FUNCTIONAL AREA (MFA) 70 (HEALTH SERVICES) AND 67J (AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION OFFICER) AREA OF CONCENTRATION (AOC) DESIGNATION PANEL, ISSUED: [4/21/2021 1:30:53 PM]. This message announces zones of eligibility, methodology, and administrative instructions for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Regular Army (RA) Medical Service (MS) Corps Medical Functional Area (MFA) 70 (Health Services) Area of Concentration (AOC) Designation Panel. The panel will convene o/a 14 June 2021 and recess o/a 25 June 2021. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/21-116

b. MILPER MESSAGE 21-117, FY2022 MEDEVAC COMPANY COMMAND SELECTION PANEL AND SLATING PROCESS, ISSUED: [4/21/2021 1:35:17 PM]. IAW FRAGO 2 EXORD 145-19, the MEDEVAC command panel will convene on or about 30 May 2021 to select the best qualified 67J majors, promotable captains, and captains for assignment to MEDEVAC company command positions in FY22. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/21-117

c. MILPER MESSAGE 21-118, RELEASE OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 (FY21) ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC), LIEUTENANT COLONEL ARMY COMPETITIVE CATEGORY (ACC), PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS (PSB), ISSUED: [4/21/2021 1:37:25 PM]. This message announces the release of the results for subject Promotion Selection Boards, (PSB). The Prepositioning Release date is 22 Apr 21. The official promotion list will be released at 0730 hours EDT, 27 Apr 21. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/21-118

d. MILPER MESSAGE 21-119, RELEASE OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 (FY21) ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC), COLONEL ARMY COMPETITIVE CATEGORY (ACC), PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS (PSB), ISSUED: [4/21/2021 1:39:30 PM]. This message announces the release of the results of subject Promotion Selection Boards (PSB). The Prepositioning Release date is 22 April 21. The official promotion list will be released at 0730 hours EDT, 27 April 21. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/21-119

6. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 26 MAR 21). Hot openings listed at the following link. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias

7. 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 https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-375787. 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. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsmobvacancies

a. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LIAISON OFFICER (EPLO) AUGMENTATION GROUP VACANCIES AND DSCA 101 BRIEF, VARIOUS LOCATIONS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-201504

b. UPDATE: MULTIPLE AGR VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CALIFORNIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD/NATIONWIDE/ OFFICER, WARRANT OFFICER & ENLISTED. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-926245

c. 2ND MED BDE HHC – COMMAND OPPORTUNITY, CAMP PARKS, CA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-966824

d. USAR THEATER SUPPORT GROUP (TSG), TPU FIRST SERGEANT, HONOLULU, HI. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-966865

e. USAR 1SG TPU VACANCIES FOR THE 1ST BATTALION, 330TH REGIMENT, VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN IN, IL, AND OH. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-966963

f. WA ARNG STAFF ELEMENT – JFHQ, T32 AGR, SSG-SFC, CHIEF PARALEGAL (27D), TACOMA, WA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-967005

g. 365TH ENGINEER BATTALION, SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA 17972 OFFICER VACANCIES (AG/EN). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-967183

h. DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY- ARMY RESERVE ELEMENT (DCMA-ARE) VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, VARIOUS LOCATIONS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-967327

AG Corps Hall of Fame and the Distinguished Members of the Corps, Class of 2021

Colonel Marcus A. Motley, Chief of the Adjutant General (AG) Corps, announces the selections to the AG Corps Hall of Fame and the Distinguished Members of the AG Corps, Class of 2021. Each of the honorary selectees has made significant positive impacts on the AG Corps, the Army, and our Nation.  The AG Corps will formally recognize inductees in a separate ceremony later this year.

AG Corps Hall of Fame – Class of 2021


COL(R) Donald A. Bartholomew served the AG Corps for 27 years, culminating as the Director of the Command Planning Group for U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Prior to this, he served as the C-1 for Multinational Forces Iraq and as the 24th Commandant of the Adjutant General School and Chief of the Adjutant General’s Corps. During his tenure as Chief of the AG Corps, COL(R) Bartholomew led the effort to integrate Functional Area 43 Officers into the AG Corps and charted a new direction for their career paths.  His efforts also led to the creation of the S1Net which has become the Army’s largest professional collaboration site.

 

COL(R) Timothy F. Robertson served with distinction at every level of command from Company to Brigade. He led the 18th Soldier Support Group, the Army’s experimental HR and Finance Brigade, and deployed them with remarkable success to Kosovo and Bosnia. COL(R) Robertson led the 18th Personnel Services Company as one of the first units on the ground during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the first time a unit of this type had directly supported combat operations since Vietnam. In retirement, COL(R) Robertson continued to serve the Army by supporting efforts such as the Army Career and Alumni Program and the Army Wounded Warrior Advocate Program.

 

COL(R) Richard A. Teolis has served the AG Corps for 32 years and currently serves as the Chief of Readiness Division for the Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate at U.S. Army Human Resources Command.  Throughout his career, COL(R) Teolis has made lasting impacts regarding Army Readiness. He culminated his 26+ years of uniformed career as the Deputy to the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army. Prior to that, he served as the Director of the Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center. COL(R) Teolis continues to serve those in the AG Corps through his volunteer efforts with the Gold Vault Chapter of the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association where he has served as both President and Vice President.

 

COL(R) Wanda E. Wilson culminated her 27+ year military career as the 33rd Commandant of the Adjutant General School, a position she accepted after being recalled to active duty.  As Commandant, she helped lead one of the Army’s largest HR transformations with Personnel Services Delivery-Redesign. Her proven leadership landed her the toughest jobs; including Brigade Commander and Chief of Staff in U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Division Chief of Colonel’s Branch, Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, and Chief of the Adjutant Generals Branch at the Officer Personnel Management Directorate at U.S. Army Human Resources Command. COL(R) Wilson continues to serve today as a DA Civilian supporting DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory.

 

CW5(R) John L. Harrison, Sr. culminated his 32+ year military career as principal staff advisor to the Director of Human Resources, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel at Headquarters Department of the Army. CW5(R) Harrison broke ground on what we now view as “normal progression” with our Master Warrants. He was among the first AG Warrant Officers to serve as Special Assistant and Assistant Executive Officer to a 4-star General and paved the way for AG Warrants to serve as TAC Officers at the Warrant Officer Accession Course and to serve at USMA and GOMO. After retirement, CW5(R) Harrison continued to serve and spent 9-years as a professor of civilian leader development at the Army Management Staff College.

 

CW4(R) Eugene Roberts has spent his military and post-military career taking care of Soldiers. Throughout his 24-year military career, CW4(R) Roberts sought out and excelled in all the tough assignments and deployed during Operation Joint Endeavor, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Hurricane Mitch Relief Operations, and Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. CW4(R) Roberts continues to give back in retirement, serving as the President of the Rocket City Chapter of the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association, one of the most active Chapters in the AGCRA, and annually hosts a Black Tie Charity Ball to raise funds for local Veteran organizations throughout the Huntsville area.

 

SGM(R) Gabriella Russum culminated her 33-year military career as the Chief of Sergeant’s Major Branch at the Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate, U.S. Army Human Resources Command.  SGM(R) Russum led the effort to transform the Sergeant Major management system. During her tenure, the Army adopted the Select-Train-Promote methodology that formed the foundation of today’s Select-Train-Educate-Promote (STEP) policy.  She was also instrumental in the creation of the centralized selection list board process that selects the best-qualified SGMs for appointment to CSM billets at the Brigade and Battalion level.

 

Distinguished Members of the AG Corps Class of 2021

  • BG Kris A. Belanger
  • BG Thomas J. Edwards
  • BG Hope C. Rampy
  • COL(R) Daniel Ahern
  • COL June S. Copeland
  • COL Greg S. Johnson
  • COL Michael T. McTigue
  • COL(R) Patrick M. Rice
  • LTC Randy P. Lefebvre
  • MAJ Derrick E. Lucarelli
  • CW5 Chad G. Bowen
  • CW5 Maria D. Martinez
  • CW5 R. Tina Rendon
  • CW5(R) Gail B. Shillingford
  • CW4 Charmaine L. Hilliard
  • CW4 Raymond Rijkse
  • CSM Jamie K. Price
  • CSM Jon Y. Williams
  • SGM Stacy S. Crawford
  • SGM Rebeca R. Kennedy
  • SGM(R) Chris T. Lyons
  • SGM Andrea J. Metcalf
  • SGM Marlena J. Neal
  • SGM Roger Rendon
  • Arthur L. Nelson