Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

AGCRA Strategic Plan

Hot off the press!

The AGCRA Strategic Plan is now available at the link below. This strategic plan will help the association focus on a vision that will make the AGCRA the preeminent organization supporting the AG Corps.

Please take the time to review it!

AGCRA Strategic Plan 12 Jul 21

AGCRA Thunder Mountain Chapter supports local CANTER Equestrian Therapy Organization

On May 8, 2021, the Thunder Mountain Chapter members had a great time supporting the local CANTER equestrian therapy organization located at 7388 East Chief Joseph Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ.  CANTER stands for the Cochise Area Network of Therapeutic Equestrian Resources.  CANTER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit United Way organization that offers therapeutic horseback riding.  Additionally, CANTER is one of only three Premier Accredited Riding Centers in the state of Arizona.

CANTER’s vision is to serve all eligible individuals in Cochise County, AZ, using multiple riding instructors with diverse skills and training methods to safely and effectively meet the specific needs and requirements of its students.  In therapeutic riding, the student actively performs exercises on the horse.  The exercises are supervised according to a plan developed by CANTER instructors.

The Thunder Mountain Chapter members performed general maintenance projects throughout the CANTER property.  The Chapter members discovered their way around saddles as they learned how to clean and condition them.

Mrs. Gayl Murphy of the AGCRA Thunder Mountain Chapter cleans and conditions a saddle at the CANTER Equestrian Therapy Organization in Sierra Vista, AZ.
Ms. Rachael Butler of the Intelligence Center of Excellence G1 Directorate at Fort Huachuca and an AGCRA Thunder Mountain Chapter member, cleans and conditions a saddle at the CANTER Equestrian Therapy Organization.

Other Chapter members were no strangers to paintbrushes as they applied preservative to two wooden bridges on the CANTER equestrian trail. 

CW2 Ryan Fleury (left) of the U.S. Army NETCOM G1 Directorate and COL (Ret) Bob Murphy, both from the AGCRA Thunder Mountain Chapter, support volunteer efforts at the CANTER Equestrian Therapy Organization.
They even had time for a photo break 🙂

The Chapter members had a glorious morning for this event.

Group photo of Thunder Chapter Mountain members at the CANTER Equestrian Therapy Organization.

AG Corps Hall of Fame and the Distinguished Members of the Corps, Class of 2021

Colonel Marcus A. Motley, Chief of the Adjutant General (AG) Corps, announces the selections to the AG Corps Hall of Fame and the Distinguished Members of the AG Corps, Class of 2021. Each of the honorary selectees has made significant positive impacts on the AG Corps, the Army, and our Nation.  The AG Corps will formally recognize inductees in a separate ceremony later this year.

AG Corps Hall of Fame – Class of 2021


COL(R) Donald A. Bartholomew served the AG Corps for 27 years, culminating as the Director of the Command Planning Group for U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Prior to this, he served as the C-1 for Multinational Forces Iraq and as the 24th Commandant of the Adjutant General School and Chief of the Adjutant General’s Corps. During his tenure as Chief of the AG Corps, COL(R) Bartholomew led the effort to integrate Functional Area 43 Officers into the AG Corps and charted a new direction for their career paths.  His efforts also led to the creation of the S1Net which has become the Army’s largest professional collaboration site.

 

COL(R) Timothy F. Robertson served with distinction at every level of command from Company to Brigade. He led the 18th Soldier Support Group, the Army’s experimental HR and Finance Brigade, and deployed them with remarkable success to Kosovo and Bosnia. COL(R) Robertson led the 18th Personnel Services Company as one of the first units on the ground during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the first time a unit of this type had directly supported combat operations since Vietnam. In retirement, COL(R) Robertson continued to serve the Army by supporting efforts such as the Army Career and Alumni Program and the Army Wounded Warrior Advocate Program.

 

COL(R) Richard A. Teolis has served the AG Corps for 32 years and currently serves as the Chief of Readiness Division for the Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate at U.S. Army Human Resources Command.  Throughout his career, COL(R) Teolis has made lasting impacts regarding Army Readiness. He culminated his 26+ years of uniformed career as the Deputy to the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army. Prior to that, he served as the Director of the Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center. COL(R) Teolis continues to serve those in the AG Corps through his volunteer efforts with the Gold Vault Chapter of the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association where he has served as both President and Vice President.

 

COL(R) Wanda E. Wilson culminated her 27+ year military career as the 33rd Commandant of the Adjutant General School, a position she accepted after being recalled to active duty.  As Commandant, she helped lead one of the Army’s largest HR transformations with Personnel Services Delivery-Redesign. Her proven leadership landed her the toughest jobs; including Brigade Commander and Chief of Staff in U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Division Chief of Colonel’s Branch, Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, and Chief of the Adjutant Generals Branch at the Officer Personnel Management Directorate at U.S. Army Human Resources Command. COL(R) Wilson continues to serve today as a DA Civilian supporting DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory.

 

CW5(R) John L. Harrison, Sr. culminated his 32+ year military career as principal staff advisor to the Director of Human Resources, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel at Headquarters Department of the Army. CW5(R) Harrison broke ground on what we now view as “normal progression” with our Master Warrants. He was among the first AG Warrant Officers to serve as Special Assistant and Assistant Executive Officer to a 4-star General and paved the way for AG Warrants to serve as TAC Officers at the Warrant Officer Accession Course and to serve at USMA and GOMO. After retirement, CW5(R) Harrison continued to serve and spent 9-years as a professor of civilian leader development at the Army Management Staff College.

 

CW4(R) Eugene Roberts has spent his military and post-military career taking care of Soldiers. Throughout his 24-year military career, CW4(R) Roberts sought out and excelled in all the tough assignments and deployed during Operation Joint Endeavor, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Hurricane Mitch Relief Operations, and Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. CW4(R) Roberts continues to give back in retirement, serving as the President of the Rocket City Chapter of the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association, one of the most active Chapters in the AGCRA, and annually hosts a Black Tie Charity Ball to raise funds for local Veteran organizations throughout the Huntsville area.

 

SGM(R) Gabriella Russum culminated her 33-year military career as the Chief of Sergeant’s Major Branch at the Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate, U.S. Army Human Resources Command.  SGM(R) Russum led the effort to transform the Sergeant Major management system. During her tenure, the Army adopted the Select-Train-Promote methodology that formed the foundation of today’s Select-Train-Educate-Promote (STEP) policy.  She was also instrumental in the creation of the centralized selection list board process that selects the best-qualified SGMs for appointment to CSM billets at the Brigade and Battalion level.

 

Distinguished Members of the AG Corps Class of 2021

  • BG Kris A. Belanger
  • BG Thomas J. Edwards
  • BG Hope C. Rampy
  • COL(R) Daniel Ahern
  • COL June S. Copeland
  • COL Greg S. Johnson
  • COL Michael T. McTigue
  • COL(R) Patrick M. Rice
  • LTC Randy P. Lefebvre
  • MAJ Derrick E. Lucarelli
  • CW5 Chad G. Bowen
  • CW5 Maria D. Martinez
  • CW5 R. Tina Rendon
  • CW5(R) Gail B. Shillingford
  • CW4 Charmaine L. Hilliard
  • CW4 Raymond Rijkse
  • CSM Jamie K. Price
  • CSM Jon Y. Williams
  • SGM Stacy S. Crawford
  • SGM Rebeca R. Kennedy
  • SGM(R) Chris T. Lyons
  • SGM Andrea J. Metcalf
  • SGM Marlena J. Neal
  • SGM Roger Rendon
  • Arthur L. Nelson