Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

AGCRA Breakfast Highlights AG Professionalism

Fort Jackson NCO Club. Chief Warrant Officer Five, retired, Coral Jones was the keynote speaker at the Carolina Chapter Breakfast held as part of AG Week.  Marittsa Flowers, President of the Carolina Chapter, said that she was privileged to introduce the guest speaker and lauded her many contributions to the Corps as well as highlighting some key tributes from colleagues of Jones, past and present.

CW5(ret) Coral Jones address the AGCRA Carolina Chapter Breakfast as part of AG Week.
CW5(ret) Coral Jones accepts a recognition for serving as guest speaker for the AGCRA Carolina Chapter Breakfast June 21, 2018

CW5(ret) Jones started by conveying her acknowledgment that the most recent issue of 1775 is dedicated to the AG NCO and celebrated the work and professionalism of the NCO Corps. However, she abruptly threw in, to the laughter and delight of the crowd, she was of course going to focus on the great contributions of the Warrant Officer.  Among the many points she delivered she mentioned that the Warrant Officer Corps celebrates its centennial anniversary this year and gave great examples of the expertise and dedication of the Warrant Officers and the overall impact the Corps has had on both the Adjutant General’s Corps and the United States Army.

She highlighted firsts in AG history including the first AG Warrant assigned to the Congressional Liaison Office, the first in a Training with Industry Program, and the first to receive the professional HR certification in a deployed theater, among other notable firsts. She then asked the group to consider “What is our purpose?”  She explained that one should not mistake what you are for versus what you do.  She said, “Many answer the question, “what is your purpose?” with their job duties and what they do.  Those are not the same.” She went on to say that the AG Corps and the AG Warrants in particular are called to be a link and a focal point for their organizations.  That they should strive to be the technical experts.

Ms. Flowers, Carolina Chapter President presents a commemorative plaque to the guest speaker.

She added great humor and some irreverence which was captured on a Live Facebook feed in her short address to a distinguished group that included members of the Carolina Chapter, the National Executive Council, and inductees to the 2018 Hall of Fame and Distinguished Members of the Corps all gathering as part of the AG week festivities.  In addition to her address, several Soldiers, past and present were presented with AG Regimental Awards including the Horatio Gates Gold, Bronze and Honorary Medals, and the Colonel Robert Manning Achievement Medal during the breakfast.

AG Week 2018

AG Hall of Fame

Event filled week planned at Fort Jackson, SC

June 18-22, 2018 – Soldier Support Institute

The United States Army Adjutant General School and Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association will once again host AG Week in and around Fort Jackson and Columbia, South Carolina.  Among the events will be the annual Maude Memorial Golf Tournament, the AG Corps Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and the AG National Ball.

The AG Corps Hall of Fame (HOF) officially opened on 11 June 2010. The HOF was established to recognize and honor persons who have made positive, lasting and significant contributions to the AG Corps. AG Corps HOF members are honored with a permanent display in the AG Corps Hall of Honor at the Adjutant General’s School, Fort Jackson, SC.

The AG School will honor and recognize the achievements of the 2018 AG Corps HOF Class during the AG Corps HOF Induction Ceremony. The 2018 AG Corps Distinguished Members of the Corps (DMOC) will also be recognized at this ceremony and honored with a permanent display in the AG Corps Hall of Honor at the Adjutant General School.

The ceremony and National Ball that follows later in the evening will be the culmination events of AG Week 2018.

2017 AGCRA Scholarship Program

We had another great year for the AG Corps Regimental Association and the entire Army HR team.  We continue to grow AGCRA membership each month and are as large as we’ve ever been.  Most of the credit goes to all of you and your great AGCRA Chapter Teams.

It is also time to execute the 7th annual AGCRA Scholarship Program.  At the National AG Ball on 23 June 2017, we intend to announce our six new $1,000 AGCRA scholarships winners.  Our time is limited to board and select from these superstars, so we need your help, support and push to get the scholarship application packets submitted no later than 1 May 2017.  

The details for AGCRA Scholarship Program applications are on the attachment MOI, and will also be published to all members via the S1Net, our AGCRA website, AG School website, and the AGCRA Facebook Page.  We are counting on you and your Chapter Team to get the word out so all of our members have the opportunity to take advantage of these scholarships for the upcoming school year.

Again, thanks for all your great work and support!

Defend and Serve!

COL (Ret) Rob Manning

President, AGCRA National Executive Council

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