Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

AG Corps 2021 “Of the Year” Awards

Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  On behalf of COL Marcus A. Motley, Chief of the Adjutant General’s (AG) Corps, the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association is proud to announce the opening of the AG Corps “Of the Year” nominations for calendar year 2021.  The MOI available here assigns responsibilities and procedures for nominating and selecting the Adjutant General’s Corps Officer, Warrant Officer, Noncommissioned Officer, Soldier, Senior Civilian / Civilian, and Spouse of the Year for calendar year 2021 (1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021). Nominations are due no later than 14 February 2022.

AGCRA Launches New Website

New Website Design to Draw Members

The Adjutant General Corps Regimental Association (AGCRA) has launched a new website built on the WordPress platform.  This social media space is designed to be the new hub of all AGCRA activity and to facilitate the exchange of information between the various chapters around the world and the National Executive Council. Among the features will be an improved awards submission process, scholarship application, and access to the digital Sutler store. Also, the AGCRA will add new featured content and links to useful resources that can enable current AG Soldiers and help connect alumni that have transitioned to civilian life. There is also a great opportunity to blend content from the various components of Active, Reserve and National Guard AG members.

“This website is the new center of gravity for all things related to the Adjutant General Corps Regimental Association!”

– Robert L. Manning, Colonel (retired), AGCRA President

Colonel(retired) Robert L. Manning, President of the National Executive Council, and former Commandant of the Adjutant General School said that “this website is the new center of gravity for all things related to the Adjutant General Corps Regimental Association.  I am proud to be a lifetime member of this organization and we are committed to continuing to promote professional excellence and share the news of our AG Soldiers, past and present, around the world.” The new site launch was announced at the 2018 AGCRA National Ball which culminated a series of events for AG Week in and around Fort Jackson, in Columbia, South Carolina, home to the Adjutant General School.

AGCRA Breakfast Highlights AG Professionalism

Fort Jackson NCO Club. Chief Warrant Officer Five, retired, Coral Jones was the keynote speaker at the Carolina Chapter Breakfast held as part of AG Week.  Marittsa Flowers, President of the Carolina Chapter, said that she was privileged to introduce the guest speaker and lauded her many contributions to the Corps as well as highlighting some key tributes from colleagues of Jones, past and present.

CW5(ret) Coral Jones address the AGCRA Carolina Chapter Breakfast as part of AG Week.
CW5(ret) Coral Jones accepts a recognition for serving as guest speaker for the AGCRA Carolina Chapter Breakfast June 21, 2018

CW5(ret) Jones started by conveying her acknowledgment that the most recent issue of 1775 is dedicated to the AG NCO and celebrated the work and professionalism of the NCO Corps. However, she abruptly threw in, to the laughter and delight of the crowd, she was of course going to focus on the great contributions of the Warrant Officer.  Among the many points she delivered she mentioned that the Warrant Officer Corps celebrates its centennial anniversary this year and gave great examples of the expertise and dedication of the Warrant Officers and the overall impact the Corps has had on both the Adjutant General’s Corps and the United States Army.

She highlighted firsts in AG history including the first AG Warrant assigned to the Congressional Liaison Office, the first in a Training with Industry Program, and the first to receive the professional HR certification in a deployed theater, among other notable firsts. She then asked the group to consider “What is our purpose?”  She explained that one should not mistake what you are for versus what you do.  She said, “Many answer the question, “what is your purpose?” with their job duties and what they do.  Those are not the same.” She went on to say that the AG Corps and the AG Warrants in particular are called to be a link and a focal point for their organizations.  That they should strive to be the technical experts.

Ms. Flowers, Carolina Chapter President presents a commemorative plaque to the guest speaker.

She added great humor and some irreverence which was captured on a Live Facebook feed in her short address to a distinguished group that included members of the Carolina Chapter, the National Executive Council, and inductees to the 2018 Hall of Fame and Distinguished Members of the Corps all gathering as part of the AG week festivities.  In addition to her address, several Soldiers, past and present were presented with AG Regimental Awards including the Horatio Gates Gold, Bronze and Honorary Medals, and the Colonel Robert Manning Achievement Medal during the breakfast.