Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

AGCRA Rocket City Chapter Breakfast

On 13 January 2020, the AGCRA President, COL (Ret) Robert L. Manning, was the guest speaker at the AGCRA Rocket City Chapter Breakfast in Huntsville, AL.

COL (Ret) Robert L. Manning, with his wife Glenda (left), was the guest speaker at the AGCRA Rocket City Chapter Breakfast in Huntsville, AL, on 13 January 2020.  Leading the way for the Breakfast were CW4 (Ret) EuGene Roberts, Chapter President, and his wife CW4 (Ret) Sheren Roberts, Vice-President (right).

The event was well attended by all the Major Commands on Redstone Arsenal, AL, which included Army Materiel Command (AMC), Army Contracting Command (ACC), SMDC, AMCOM, MDA, PEO, Garrison, and the MPD.  In attendance from the Redstone post leadership were COL Kelsey A. Smith, Garrison Commander; the AMC Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 (Mil), COL John Motzko; AMC Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 (Civ), COL (Ret) Charlen “Sonny” Chestang; and the ACC Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, COL Richard Nelson.

COL (Ret) Manning listened to the attendees as they shared their personal AG stories, he spoke on the importance of being an AG advocate and encouraged non-members to join AGCRA.

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Selection of the 8th Chief Warrant Officer of the Adjutant General’s Corps

From CW5 Jacque Nixon, Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) of the AG Corps:  AG Team, please join me in congratulating CW5 Mark Hickman on his selection as our 8th CWO for the Adjutant General’s Corps!  This is a great day for our Corps and our Warrant Officer cohort.  Mark’s leadership, experience at the Tactical, Operational and Institutional levels, coupled with his forward-thinking and can-do attitude will assist our AG leaders as we pursue a competent, agile and efficient Corps of Human Resources and Bandmaster Soldiers.  Mark will be the CWO in charge of seeing IPPS-A becoming reality and a key member that will continue to help oversee our Army’s HR transformation.  This is a great time to be an Adjutant General leader and an excellent opportunity for an accomplished leader and technical/tactical expert.

CW5 Mark Hickman selected as the 8th Chief Warrant Officer of the Adjutant General’s Corps.

Also, “Save the Date” for the AG Senior Warrant Council (SWC) & 420A/420C WOPD, and the Change of Responsibility (COR) between CW5 Jacque Nixon and CW5 Mark Hickman, which will be held 26 -27 March 2020.  An official invitation with details on the events and how to register to attend will be sent out on 31 January 2020.

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Rocket City Chapter President & VP Visit Kaieteur Falls in Guyana, South America

Kaieteur Falls is the world’s largest single-drop waterfall by the volume of water flowing over it.  Located on the Potaro River in the Kaieteur National Park in South America, it sits in a section of the Amazon rainforest included in the Potaro-Siparuni region of Guyana.  It is 741 feet high when measured from its plunge over a sandstone and conglomerate cliff to the first break.  It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 822 feet.  While many falls have greater height, few have the combination of height and water volume, and Kaieteur is among the most powerful waterfalls in the world with an average flow rate of 23,400 cubic feet per second.

President of the Rocket City Chapter, CW4 (Ret) EuGene A. Roberts and Vice-President, CW4 (Ret) Sheren A. Roberts visit the Kaieteur Falls in Guyana, South America

Kaieteur Falls is about four times higher than Niagara Falls, on the border between Canada and the United States, and about twice the height of Victoria Falls, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa.  It is a single drop waterfall.

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