On behalf of the Potomac Chapter of the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association, we cordially invite you to attend our Potomac Chapter AG Breakfast on Thursday, September 15th from 0730-0930 at The Royal in Springfield, VA. We invite and encourage all to join us for this great event.
We are honored to have an esteemed leadership panel join us for the event. The panelists include:
– LTG Douglas Stitt, Deputy Chief of Staff G-1
– BG Hope Rampy, Director of Military Personnel Management (DMPM)
– Mr. Roy Wallace, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff G-1
– SGM Mark Clark Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 Sergeant Major
– CW5 Yolondria Dixon-Carter, Senior Warrant Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army
– COL David Grant, Director, Solider For Life Program
– COL Rebecca Eggers, Division Chief, IPPS-A
Come join us for a morning of fellowship, fine dining, and professional development from an esteemed leadership panel of the highest levels of the AG Corps and related organizations. We hope to see you there!
The Potomac Chapter held another outstanding Chapter Breakfast on Friday, 26 October 2018. The Breakfast’s featured guest speaker was COL (Ret) Robert L. Manning at the Fort Myer Community Center. COL (Ret) Manning is the AGCRA President and former Chief of the Adjutant General’s Corps, Commandant of the AG School, and Chief of Army Music. There were approximately 200 Army HR professionals from the National Capital Region in attendance, to include Mr. Don Salo (SES), Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army – Manpower & Reserve Affairs (ASA M&RA). The host for the Potomac Chapter Breakfast was LTC Becky Siu, Chapter President. LTC Siu works in the J6 Directorate of the Joint Staff at The Pentagon. Photos of the Potomac Chapter Breakfast can be viewed at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmpVZXhE.
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) 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.
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.