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Greetings from the Home of the AG, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. It is with great pleasure that we bring you the latest issue of 1775. This issue is dedicated to the G-1 Teams from ACC to Division level. We want to thank LTC Randy Lefebvre, G-1, 82d Airborne Division and his team for spearheading this issue’s theme as well as all those who contributed to this issue. We also hope you enjoy the retro cover. It is a facsimile of the actual July 1943 issue of The Bulletin magazine published in the middle of World War II (1941-1945).
The Bulletin was the official magazine of the Adjutant General School more than 76 years ago. The cover was used with permission of the current AG School Commandant, COL Michael McTigue, who loaned us the magazine from his personal collection. The cover was fitting then, and it is appropriate now as we shape our current force. The Army continues to move away from irregular warfare in preparation for Large Scale Combat Operations against great power competition. The G-1s throughout the Army are key to the Commander’s understanding of accurate and timely strength reporting. The effective use of combat power is the key to success. And, to quote the 40th Chief of Staff, Army, GEN James McConville, “Winning Matters!”
We hope you enjoy this edition of 1775 and solicit your comments and feedback at Magazine@agcra.com.
Defend and Serve!
Paul R. Dwigans
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army
AGCRA VP, Publications
Members of the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association (AGCRA),
The AGCRA Membership Drive is upon us from 1 September to 31 October 2019. This is the number, 4,000, that we are asking all AGCRA members to focus on. We set 4,000 members as an objective to reach by the end of 2019 as part of our strategic goal to grow the AGCRA. This objective should be easy to meet given that we are currently sitting near 3,500 members, but we absolutely need and we are asking for your help to ensure we get there.
Why are we making growing the AGCRA a top priority and why 4,000 by the end of the year? It is simple, the AG Corps is the best in the Army! As such, the AG Corps deserves a great Professional Association to support it, that Association being the AGCRA.
I am asking every AGCRA member from General Officer / SES to Private, from every Retiree to the newest Soldiers and Leaders graduating from AIT, ALC, SLC, WOBC, BOLC, and AGCCC, from octogenarians to twenty somethings, from Active to Reserve, from Guard to Civilians, and from the Band community to Recruiters, and anyone else who cares about the AG Corps and the AGCRA to recruit one new member between now and the end of the year.
All that is required is for you to sit down for a few minutes between now and the end of the year and talk to a prospective member who is already a part of our Corps and persuade him or her to join their Professional Association. I ask that you relate your personal AG story to the prospective member and let him or her know why you are an AG and how the AGCRA can benefit them. Need help discussing AGCRA benefits, then please review our link below.
The AGCRA exists to support the AG Corps and should serve as an advocate and force multiplier for the Corps. As such, we are in the process of changing the AGCRA business model. We want a dynamic and relevant Association that is more responsive to you. Therefore, you should expect action and results from your AGCRA. We also need new volunteers to get after the following AGCRA initiatives:
AGCRA Outreach – We are interested in your insight about improving our reach to AG Soldiers and Army HR Professionals. In addition to AGCRA.com, we also have an AGCRA Facebook page, AGCRA Twitter account, and we’re connected to S1Net.
Army HR Professional Development & Networking – We want to provide HR professional development (PD) and networking opportunities for AG Soldiers, not just on a national level, but at the regional or local level as well; to include former 42A Soldiers that have already separated or retired from service. AGCRA can also provide funding support for PD / networking opportunities through our membership program and Army-wide Chapters to support this initiative.
HR Certification – Civilian HR certifications are essential for transitioning AG Soldiers seeking private sector or DA civilian careers. We seek to partner with organizations like the AG School and SHRM to connect and support Soldiers seeking HR certifications.
Army HR Tactical Tools of the Trade – AGCRA can be an advocate or resource in making Army HR tools more readily available and easy to find for junior and mid-grade cohorts of the AG Corps.
AGCRA.com Bloggers – We would like to establish interested Army HR bloggers on AGCRA.com to discuss relevant and pertinent HR issues that impact the Army HR Community today.