Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

Where in the World is COL (Ret) Bob Murphy?

Again, AGCRA has a goal of touching all corners of the Army, from South Korea, Alaska, Hawaii, the Continental U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and all the way to Afghanistan.  After seeing COL (Ret) Nick Monje and his wife Dianne in China, COL (Ret) Bob Murphy and his wife Gayl accepted the challenge to carry the AGCRA logo to another exotic place… so where in the world are they?

Answer – the Panama Canal.

COL (Ret) Bob Murphy and his wife Gayl approach the Panama Canal shortly after 6 AM going under the Bridge of the Americas, which is the span for the Pan American Highway connecting Panama to Alaska.
On the Caribbean/Atlantic end of the Panama Canal, COL (Ret) Bob and Gayl Murphy exit the last canal lock. You can see the rolling door closing. In the background is a container ship inside the first of the Atlantic locks. Note the difference in the water levels as we have been lowered to meet the Caribbean/Atlantic.
Our last look at the Canal as we pass under the Atlantic Bridge.

Editor’s Note – COL (Ret) Bob Murphy is an AG Corps Hall of Fame Inductee, Class of 2019, and a Distinguished Member of the AG Corps.  COL (Ret) Murphy culminated his 28-year military career as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G1 for the U.S. Army Information Systems Command.  During his time in uniform, he served and deployed to three separate conflicts.

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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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New Honorary Officers of the AG Corps

AG Corps Leaders,

It is my pleasure to announce the new Honorary Officers of the AG Corps.

Honorary Colonel:  MG (Ret) Richard Mustion (AG Corps Hall of Fame (HOF), Class of 2018)

Honorary Chief Warrant Officer:  CW5 (Ret) David Ratliff (HOF, Class of 2012)

Honorary Sergeant Major:  CSM (Ret) Billy Blackmon (HOF, Class of 2015)

The primary mission of these special appointees is to perpetuate the history and traditions of the Corps.  Each of these special appointees has remained engaged with the AG Corps and our Soldiers and has led the way in perpetuating our proud history and traditions.

As we welcome these three in, we also bid farewell to our current Honorary Officers, each of whom have served two 3-year tours:

BG (Ret) Earl M. Simms (HOF, Class of 2011)

CW5 (Ret) Gerald L. Sims (HOF, Class of 2013)

CSM (Ret) Freddie Lash (HOF, Class of 2017)

We thank these stalwarts for their years of service and look forward to their continued involvement and support to the AG Corps.

Defend and Serve!

COL McTigue

Michael T. McTigue
Commandant, Adjutant General School
Chief, Adjutant General’s Corps
Chief of Army Bands

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