Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

AGCRA President Visits The Pentagon

On 31 August 2022, COL (Ret) Robert L. Manning, AGCRA President, visited the Army’s Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 (a.k.a. Army G-1), at The Pentagon.  He was accompanied by COL (Ret) Steve Shappell, AGCRA Vice President for History (and an Army G-1 Civilian employee).

While at the Pentagon, COL (Ret) Manning met with LTG Douglas Stitt, the new Army G-1; BG Hope Rampy, the new Director of Military Personnel Management (DMPM); and SGM Mark Clark, Army G-1 Sergeant Major.  COL (Ret) Manning outlined his plans to grow the AGCRA’s membership, including several new membership programs and benefits in development.  He also expressed the AGCRA’s continued support to the AG Corps, and thanked the Army G-1 leadership for their continued support of AGCRA.

From left to right: COL (Ret) Steve Shappell, AGCRA VP, History; BG Hope Rampy, DMPM; and COL (Ret) Robert L. Manning, AGCRA President.

COL (Ret) Manning also received feedback on the AGCRA Awards Program, and AG School recognition programs.  The visit also allowed COL (Ret) Manning to receive feedback from the Army G-1 Sergeant Major on innovative ways to reach out to the younger generation of AG Soldiers, including social media and engagements with young AG influencers. 

From left to right: SGM Mark Clark, Army G-1 Sergeant Major and COL (Ret) Steve Shappell, AGCRA VP, History.

COL (Ret) Manning also met with CPT Sara Higgins, AGCRA Potomac Chapter Secretary, to discuss Chapter activities and specific efforts to grow the Chapter via outreach to younger AG Soldiers. 

From left to right: COL (Ret) Steve Shappell, AGCRA VP, History; CPT Sara Higgins, AGCRA Potomac Chapter Secretary; and COL (Ret) Robert L. Manning, AGCRA President.

Finally, COL (Ret) Manning met with CW5 Ryan Martin, a senior AG Warrant Officer assigned to Army G-1, to discuss ways Ryan could continue to serve the AGCRA following his upcoming retirement.

From left to right: COL (Ret) Steve Shappell, AGCRA VP, History; COL (Ret) Robert L. Manning, AGCRA President; and CW5 Ryan Martin.

 

AGCRA President Visits the Pony Express Chapter

On July 19, 2019, COL (Ret) Robert L. Manning, President, AGCRA National Executive Council, served as the guest speaker for the Pony Express Chapter membership breakfast at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  COL (Ret) Manning spoke to AG Soldiers and Army HR Professionals about the importance of sharing their AG story, and enabling support and collaboration through AGCRA Chapter affiliation.  Remember, AGCRA is YOUR Professional Human Resources Association!

COL (Ret) Robert L. Manning speaks with Pony Express Chapter members about sharing their Army HR story and experiences. AGCRA can be an advocate for doing so.
COL Angel Liberg (center), Assistant Chief of Staff Army Reserve Affairs, Combined Arms Center (CAC) and Pony Express Chapter Vice President, presents COL (Ret) Manning a speaker gift for his participation with the Chapter Breakfast on July 19, 2019. SGM Jodi Melby, the Chapter Senior Enlisted Advisor, looks on.