Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

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

Update, 5 September 2018

1. ADJUTANT GENERAL’S CORPS HALL OF FAME, DISTINGUISHED MEMBER OF THE CORPS AND AGS OF THE YEAR MOIS, 2019. On behalf of the Chief of the Corps, Colonel Michael McTigue, the attached memorandums of instruction (MOI) (at the following link) are provided for nominating candidates for induction to the Adjutant General Hall of Fame, or as a Distinguished Member of the Corps. Also attached is the MOI for the seven (7) Adjutant General’s Corps of the Year categories to be awarded at the National Adjutant General’s Corps Ball in June 2019. Nominations are due no later than: Hall of Fame and Distinguished Members of the Corps – 21 December 2018; Adjutant General’s Corps Officers…of the Year – 1 February 2019.   https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-510688

2. Recently published Army Directives (AD) and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. None. For research purposes, all ALARACTs are posted on AKO at the following link.https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/550282

3. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page athttps://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper. All Military Pay E-Messages are available on the DFAS website at https://dfas4dod.dfas.mil/centers/dfasin/library/milpay.htm.

a. MILPER MESSAGE 18-281, CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CNODP) CLASS OF 2022, ISSUED: [8/30/2018 7:24:26 AM]. This is a call for the CNODP class of 2021.  The CNODP is comprised of the System and Network Interdisciplinary Program (SNIP), the Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst (GNEVA) Development Program (GDP), and the Joint Cyber Development Program (JCDP).  This is an opportunity for a select group of very technically inclined individuals to develop capabilities and tools required for computer network operations (CNO) and to thereby develop their skills in the areas of secure system design, vulnerability analysis, computer network defense (CND), and computer network exploitation (CNE).  https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/18-281

b. MILPER MESSAGE 18-282, 1ST QTR, FY19 VOLUNTARY TRANSFER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (VTIP), ISSUED: [8/30/2018 10:21:07 AM]. This message provides procedural guidance for the 1st QTR, FY19 Voluntary Transfer Incentive Program (VTIP).  Army Competitive Category (ACC) officers may submit a DA Form 4187 requesting Branch or Functional Area (FA) transfer from 29 August 2018 through 25 September 2018. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-510580

c. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE 18-048, ADVANCEMENTS, PROMOTIONS AND COMMISSIONING OF ARMY RESERVE SOLDIERS (USAR) ATTENDING TRAINING.  The purpose of this message is to inform all on the guidance for promotions of USAR Troop Program Unit (TPU) Soldiers attending training. https://dfas4dod.dfas.mil/centers/dfasin/library/milpay/policy18/msg18-048.htm

4. FORSCOM WORLDWIDE INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTATION SYSTEM (WIAS) REQUIREMENTS. Visit the FORSCOM WIAS topic on S1NET at the following link.https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias

a. FORSCOM WIAS “TOP 20” VACANT POSITIONS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-502391

5. ARNG/USAR POSITIONS/JOBS AVAILABLE.  S1NET members have posted the following RC position/job vacancy information.  For a listing of all USAR primary vacancies (updated weekly) visit https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-375787. Units/commands who wish to post vacancies on S1NET may do so by following the instructions posted on the front page of the Job Announcements topic at the following link. Those posts which are in the correct location and which are posted in accordance with the instructions provided will be included in a future S1NET Message Summary.      https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsmobvacancies

a. 655TH REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUP, TPU, E7/00G, EO ADVISOR, WESTOVER ARB, MA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-506864

b. ARNG MEDIC/MOUNTAIN INSTRUCTOR (E5/E6 68W) – ARMY MOUNTAIN WARFARE SCHOOL, JERICHO, VT. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-508051

c. IMMEDIATE TPU VACANCIES TO BE FILLED AT 84TH TRAINING COMMAND, FORT KNOX, KY, ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF G2 (06/COL/35D/TPU), ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF G3 (06/COL/01A/TPU), ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF (05/LTC/01A00/TPU), AND ASSISTANT SGS (03/CPT/01A00/TPU). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-508069

d. 1ST BRIGADE (EN), 102D TRAINING DIVISION TPU OFFICER AND ENLISTED VACANCIES. FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-509301

e. 1394TH TRANSPORTATION SURFACE BDE, TPU, MULTIPLE VACANCIES, CAMP PENDLETON, CA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-509341

f. 146TH MEDICAL BATTALION, M-DAY ARNG, CSM/E9, YPSILANTI, MI. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-510290

g. USAR TPU VACANCY, COMPANY COMMANDER, CPT/O3/01A00, A CO, 3-304th IN REGT (USMA), JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, NJ.https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-510597

h. 380TH TRANSPORTATION THEATER OPENING ELEMENT SGM VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, RIVERSIDE, CA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-510567

i. 483D TC BN, 650 RSG CSM VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, VALLEJO, CA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-510622

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.