Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

42A Update – January 2020

From the AG School at Fort Jackson, please see the attached 42A Monthly Update for January 2020 at the bottom of this webpage.

Please note the following as part of this Monthly Update:

1.  HUMAN RESOURCES OPTIMIZATION FDU JR. – Has been released for worldwide field staffing.  The FDU Jr. packet has been placed on the FDD MilSuite site under the HR Optimization FDU Jr. field staffing portal for the Force Management and Force Modernization Sections within your commands. 

     a.  Your FM Sections should have access to the field staffing portal. 

     b.  The FDU Jr. highlights the need to increase the HR capacity in order to complete the actions necessary to report casualties, maintain personnel asset visibility, and account for, synchronize and distribute replacements during large scale combat operations. 

     c.  The proposed FDU Jr. is a no-growth solution that will remain grade plate neutral. 

     d.  The suspense for a response to this FDU is 30 January 2020.  Your Force Management/Modernization Office will submit responses using the CRM template found on MilSuite. 

     e.  Attached are three slides that give a brief overview, see link at the bottom of the webpage.

2.  DOCTRINE REVIEW OF FIELD MANUAL (FM) 1-0, HUMAN RESOURCES SUPPORT, INITIAL DRAFT – From the AG School.  Field input is requested on the draft FM 1-0, attached at the following link https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-711220.   The suspense for comments is 3 February 2020.  We need input from the Enlisted COHORT.  Please get with your commands and make appropriate recommendations.

3.  MEPS 1SG VACANCIES FOR FARGO, ND / LANSING, MI / DETROIT, MI IN THE SUMMER OF 2020 – NCOs need to look at these jobs and not the specific location.  MEPs 1SG duty is listed on the 42A PDM and viewed favorably by Evaluation Boards.  MEPCOM along with the Soldier Support Branch is noticing a lack of interest in those inquiring about these positions.

4.  FORSCOMS G-1/S-1 RECOGNITION ROLL FOR DECEMBER – This is mentioned in the attached update.  These units are doing a great job affecting readiness within their elements.  It is critical to ensure all units continue to track their METRICs and keep their Commander’s informed along with taking care of Soldiers.  FORSCOM is doing a great job capturing/measuring areas of importance (PRR, DD Form 93/SGLV, MEC to CAC and PERSTEMPO).  An additional area to continue to keep tabs on and track is UCFR/UCPMR timeliness and accuracy by Commanders.  S-1s can gain access to track and ensure each Commander meets their monthly suspense.  ALARACT  083/2019 is mentioned within the attached update IRT monthly certification.

5.  EXEMPLARY HR SERVICE – Continue to go above and beyond to provide adequate support to those within our elements.  Don’t be that S1/ADMIN Section that continually is closed or not manned and cannot support their clientele.  When not providing outstanding support, we as HR Professionals lose our credibility and relevance.  We should not only receive a document and forward it, but we should track the document through until it is processed.  When sections are open for business, they should be manned to provide appropriate support.  There are many changes that are going on within the Army HR Community, but we need to keep abreast of all changes to ensure we are the experts for our Commanders and the footprint we support.  AG NCOs need to strive to ensure our Soldiers are crossed trained on all areas within their shops to include proper phone etiquette.  Professionalism, competence, service, and support should always be our focus.  Thanks for what you are all doing.  Defend and Serve!

6.  Finally, the JANUARY SEMI-CENTRALIZED PROMOTION ANALYSIS AND JANUARY PME BACKLOG DATA have been placed on the 42A Community Following Page along with the AG Proponent Page on MilSuite.

Respectfully,

SGM Scott D. Lesch
Proponency/Leader Development Division
Soldier Support Institute
Fort Jackson, SC
Comm:  803-751-8368

42A Monthly Update January 2020

HR Optimization FDU JR

42A Update – December 2019

Please see the attached 42A Enlisted Monthly Update for December 2019 at the bottom of this web page. 

Please note the Top Ten assignments listed on page 2 for Skill Levels 2-5 along with the broadening opportunities mentioned on page 3, which include MEPs 1SG vacancies that will need to be filled in the summer of 2020 (Fargo, ND / Boise, ID / Lansing, MI / Detroit, MI).

For those 42As assigned to Fort Jackson, there is a 42A Leader Development Session (open to all 42A skill levels) Thursday, 5 December in Building #2300 (42A / 36B AIT Building – Auditorium) at 1330 hours.  SGM Mark Clark will provide a brief on the new Senior Enlisted Evaluation Board Process.  This brief will be streamed via Facebook Live from the Adjutant General Proponency and Leader Development Division (PLDD) Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/473381166555907/

And Friday, 6 December at 1000 hours in the SSI Auditorium (Building #10,000), Fort Jackson, CSM Corey Gill will relinquish his responsibility as the AG Corps and School CSM to CSM Rob Atkinson.

Respectfully,

SGM Scott D. Lesch
Proponency/Leader Development Division
Soldier Support Institute
Fort Jackson, SC
Comm:  803-751-8368

42A Update – December 2019

42A Update – November 2019

The 42A Enlisted Update for November 2019 is attached below.  This has been sent to all 42A6s/5s/4s along with military personnel at SSI.  Please disseminate to those Junior NCOs and Soldiers within your footprints.  

The Physical Requirements for CMF 42 have been updated and 42As are listed as MODERATE in the Enlisted OPAT Physical Demands Category (Gold).  Links are provided to applicable documents on the attached Enlisted Update (below).

Once again I want to mention the ACT 42A Community Following – several relevant documents have been placed on this page to include a Semi-Centralized Analysis that provides a snapshot of the qualifications, training, education and APFT scores of those who made the cut-off score.  We currently have about a 21% following based on the Active component 42A numbers.  Would like to get more participation.  Information on how to become a follower is provided on the attached Enlisted Update (below). 

Please continue to forward pictures/story boards, we will select one for the monthly update and will post the others on ACT along with the AG Proponency and Leader Development Division (PLDD) Facebook Group.  You can become a member at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/473381166555907/

The Proponent continues to make recommendations that support the HR structure in both the FDU process and HR Optimization along with enhancing the Corps interest with initiatives such as Credentialing, TWI, the Army Cool Website, Digital Ruck Sack, and civilian education opportunities.

Thanks for all your hard work and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns and what other information you would like to see.  The goal is provide the Enlisted COHORT of the AG Corp with as much information as possible to become successful and be transparent.

Respectfully,

SGM Scott D. Lesch
Proponency/Leader Development Division
Soldier Support Institute
Fort Jackson, SC
Comm:  803-751-8368

42A Enlisted Update – November 2019