Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

AGCRA Scholarship Program for 2023

Do you like money?  Money for college?  We thought so!  You have goals and dreams and we want to help you realize them.  So here it comes again, the 12th Annual AGCRA Scholarship Program!

In June 2023, not only do we celebrate the Adjutant General’s Corps’ Birthday, but we will also declare six students as winners of a $1,000 AGCRA scholarship, making that education dream a little easier to attain.  All you have to do is apply online at Scholarships.agcra.com not later than May 15, 2023.  Our scholarship website will be open by March 1, 2023.

Currently, AGCRA extends its sincere gratitude to the individuals and AGCRA Chapters listed below who have contributed to the 2023 AGCRA Scholarship Fund to date.  There’s still ample time to make a charitable donation to our 2023 scholarship fund.

Gold Club – $1,000 or Higher
COL (Ret) Nick & LTC (Ret) Dianne Monje
COL (Ret) Bob & Mrs. Gayl Murphy
COL (Ret) Jim Walker
CW5 (Ret) Jerry & LTC (Ret) Cynthia Dillard
CW5 (Ret) Rick Ford
CSM (Ret) Billy Blackmon
AGCRA Rocket City Chapter

Silver Club – $750 to $999
AGCRA Thunder Mountain Chapter

Bronze Club – $500 to $749
BG (Ret) Jim Iacocca
COL (Ret) Tom Palmatier

Copper Club – $250 to $499
MG (Ret) Patricia Hickerson
MG (Ret) Reuben Jones
BG (Ret) David (Mac) MacEwen
BG (Ret) Stephen R. Smith
COL (Ret) Les Bowen
COL (Ret) Craig Glassner
COL (Ret) Ward Nickisch
COL (Ret) Tim Robertson
CW4 (Ret) Charlie Green
CSM (Ret) Keith Miller

Members Club – $249 and Less
COL (Ret) Jon Finke
COL (Ret) John Radke
COL (Ret) Mark Rado
CSM (Ret) William Hoffer

All the information you need for applying or donating to our AGCRA Scholarship Program can be found in our Memorandum of Instruction (MOI) attached HERE

Email Scholarships@agcra.com if you need additional information or have questions.

Defend and Serve!

TAG Sends: IPPS-A Release 3 (R3) GO-Live is Here!

IPPS-A R3 GO-LIVE IS HERE! 

HR Professionals (and any user with a subcat role, to include those with the Commander’s bundle) have access as of 0900 EST on 20 December 2022.
On 3 January 2023, Leaders and Managers will have access to process, route or approve actions.
And on 9 January 2023, all service members will have self-service access.
Focus early on your priority of work items that need to be completed to ensure Soldiers get promoted as we begin to quickly regain accountability within the system.

IPPS-A team established 11 Go Live Cutover Support Team channels for S1/G1s/MPDs/HRC direct support. Please see attached Release 3 IPPS-A Capability Support.
Teams IPPS-A Go-Live Cutover Support channel(s): IPPS-A Go-Live Cutover Support
Helpdesk and Customer Relationship Management (CRM):
IPPS-A helpdesk: 1-844-HR-IPPSA (1-844-474-7772)
CRM:  https://ipps-a.army.mil/

Here is some additional information on IPPS-A Go-Live and tasks associates with Go-Live events.

DA Selection Boards:

Please be advised that due to the Army’s transition to IPPS-A several legacy HR systems can no longer be updated. As a precaution the Army archived Record Briefs of all Soldiers who would meet a centralized selection board prior to April 2023. Record Briefs are not source documents, but we know they are used as a summary of information for selection boards. Soldiers that will be considered by a centralized board should view and certify their board files as laid out by the related MILPER. If significant discrepancies exist between one’s file and their Record Brief, they can submit a letter to the board highlighting those concerns. Soldiers should continue to submit documents to iPERMS, which was unaffected by the transition to IPPS-A. Board Members sitting on centralized selection boards are informed to not rely on the Record Brief for up-to-date critical information and, if needed, should review the Soldier’s iPERMs. By April 2023 centralized selection boards will be fed by IPPS-A data so please ensure that Service Member data is accurately captured in IPPS-A.

My POC for Selection Boards is LTC Michael Miller, Chief, DA Secretariat, at 502-613-8808, michael.j.miller654.mil@army.mil.

Officer Promotions

The HRC Officer Promotions team will begin working backdated orders and future January Promotions at Go-Live! Any updates to Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (SFPAs) must be completed in IPPS-A no later than 29 December 2022, 1159 EST. The IPPS-A priority of work checklist requires this task is completed as a “day 1 task” at Go-Live. Succuss is important in preventing any erroneous promotions. The Officer Promotions, Special Actions Team is working in accordance with the same timeline in the effort to add or remove all HQDA Flags.

The monthly MILPER for Officer AC and AGR promotions are anticipated for release NLT 23 December to the HRC website: https://www.hrc.army.mil/milper.

IPPS-A changes the way an officer receives their promotion order. An order is not generated in IPPS-A until the effective date of promotion if all eligibility is met. Therefore, the Officer Promotions list will continue to be posted on the milSuite site to provide units visibility of projected promotions: https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/promotionsofficers/officerpromotionorders. Units can use the projected list to plan for the execution of ceremonies assuming all other eligibility is met.

My POC for Officers Promotions is MAJ Crystal Moore, Promotion Branch, at 502-613-8654, crystal.d.moore14.mil@army.mil. The Officers Promotions mailbox is:  usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-ac-officer-promotions@army.mil

Enlisted Promotions

The HRC Enlisted Promotions team will begin working backdated orders and future January Promotions at Go-Live! Any updates to Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (SFPAs) must be completed in IPPS-A no later than 29 December 2022, 1159 EST. The IPPS-A priority of work checklist requires this task is completed as a “day 1 task” at Go-Live. Succuss is important in preventing any erroneous promotions. The Enlisted Promotions Team is working in accordance with the same timeline in the effort to add or remove all HQDA Flags.

See attached IPPS-A Promotion Consideration Roster cheat sheet HERE.
January Enlisted Promotion Lists
AC SR Enlisted By-Name & Sequence Number List posted 20 December 2022 https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/1175
AGR/RC SR Enlisted By-Name & Sequence Number List posted 20 December 2022 https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/11628
AC JR Enlisted Cutoff & By-Name Promotion List posted 20 December 2022 https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/5784
AGR JR Enlisted Cutoff, By-Name & PPRL posted 20 December 2022 https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/21832

IPPS-A changes the way Soldiers receive their promotion order. An order is not generated in IPPS-A until the effective date of promotion if all eligibility is met. Therefore, Enlisted Promotions will continue to be posted on the HRC Enlisted Promotions site to provide units visibility of projected promotions: Enlisted Promotions. Units can use the projected list to plan for the execution of ceremonies assuming all other eligibility requirements are met.

HR Professionals at the unit level need to ensure that all promotion transactions (waivers/reductions) that should have occurred during the brownout are completed in IPPS-A. Decentralized promotions that were effective in November 2022 have to be reviewed and corrected (adjust DORs), as needed. See attached IPPS-A Decentralized enlisted promotion catch up task cheat sheet HERE.

My POC for Enlisted Promotions is SGM Nephoteria O’Meally, at 502-613-9015/9013, nephoteria.s.omeally.mil@army.mil.

AMHRR/iPERMS:

Servicemembers must log into iPERMS with a DoD certificate/CAC using the EAMS-A login option to successfully initiate, view and or complete Record Reviews. The DS LOGON option cannot be utilized to initiate or complete Record Review tasks.

Effective 16 December 2022, SRB upload is no longer required to initiate a Personnel Record Review (PRR) in iPERMS.

All record briefs are being transferred from eMILPO to iPERMS in preparation for IPPS-A R3 and eMILPO going offline 27 December.

Per MILPER Message 22-318, Soldiers will execute a new, signed and verified DD Form 93 when there is a change in any item except unit (block 3b.), which includes, but is not limited to, marriage, divorce, or the addition of children or if changes are required (other than block 3.b. Unit /Duty Station). If there are no changes, it is not required to submit a new DD 93. During the annual PRR, the Soldier will select “DD 93 Accurate” from the dropdown and digitally sign the record review using the Common Access Card once the review is complete.

Send PRR inquires to usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.iperms-accounts@army.mil.

For iPERMS technical issues please email: usarmy.knox.hrc.mesg.iperms-technical-help-desk@army.mil or call (502) 608-0217. For iPERMS functional issues related to missing documents, duplicate documents, record reviews, iPERMS access request, etc. please email:  usarmy.know.hrc.mbx.it-help-desk@army.mil.

My POC for the AMHRR is Mr. Nathan L. May, Chief, Army Soldier Records Branch, at 502-613-8989, nathan.l.may.civ@army.mil.

Casualty Operations

CACs will refer to the Soldier Talent Profile (STP) and Person Profile within IPPS-A for Soldier data information. The Soldier Talent Profile and Person Profile will replace the SRB/ORB/ERB.   Please see attached IPPS-A R3 CAC Cheat sheet HERE.

My POC for DD93 and Casualty Ops is MAJ Steven Keister, Chief, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Branch, at 502-613-8341,  steven.t.keister.mil@army.mil. The Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operation Division mailbox is:  usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.casualty-mortuary-policy@army.mil.

TRANSPROC Outage

The Transition Processing (TRANSPROC) system will be unavailable from 2100 hrs EST, 23 December 2022 to 1630 hrs EST, 9 January 2023 to perform deployment of the Installation Support Module (ISM) release for the new IPPS-A R3 interface. This will delay the production of DD214, DD215, and office computations until after 9 January.

My POC for Transitions Services is Ms. Theresa Ringle, Transition Policy, at 502-613-8570, theresa.j.ringle.civ@mail.mil.

Thank you for all your support in getting IPPS-A to the Go-Live point and catching the system back up to accuracy. Your hard work does not go unnoticed!

v/r TAG63

BG Gregory S. Johnson
The Adjutant General of the Army/
CG, Physical Disability Agency/
Executive Director, MPSA
Office: 502-613-8001

AGCRA IS NOW AN ASSOCIATION PARTNER OF AUSA!

AGCRA Membership Benefits now include AUSA Membership!

AGCRA looks for ways to deliver more value to its members. To this end, we’re proud to announce that all AGCRA Members now have access to the membership benefits of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).

AGCRA has joined with AUSA as an Association Partner to bring our members even more best-in-class resources at no additional cost to them or to the Association. Since 1950, AUSA has supported the military community with professional development programs and educational resources as well as access to industry supporters across the country. Now our Members have access to their exclusive membership benefits, including:

* Employment assistance through AUSA Jobs Central with a free resume critique.

* Access to AUSA scholarships – more than $300,000 each year.

* Free ACT/SAT Test Prep materials for your kids or grandkids.

* A legal document service for both individuals and small businesses.

Discounts on travel, dining, entertainment, healthcare, and more services and products offered by dozens of AUSA affinity partners.

* Exclusive pricing for professional development and networking opportunities including national and international warfare expos, as well as digital courses and events.

AUSA is helping to build the next generation military community through programming that prioritizes education and connection among those who are serving and have served. And while AUSA’s primary mission is Army-focused, this program and these benefits are available to all Members, regardless of their branch affiliation.

We’re proud to bring this added value to AGCRA Members.

Check out the AUSA Member Savings Flyer below!

Note – AGCRA members may opt out of automatically becoming an AUSA member by notifying us at AGCRA_AUSA@agcra.com.