Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

AGCRA Chapter Recognition Program – Winning Chapters for FY 2018

By COL (Ret) Steve Shappell, AGCRA Vice President, History

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association announces the winning Chapters for the Association’s Chapter Recognition Program FY 2018.  The FY 2018 program covers Chapter activities from 1 October 2017 through 30 September 2018.

The FY 2018 winners represent the third year of this program.

In the Large Chapter category, the 2018 Chapter of the Year is the Gold Vault Chapter at Fort Knox.  This is the first year that the Gold Vault Chapter has been recognized by this program.  The Runner Up Chapter in the Large Chapter category is the Potomac Chapter in the National Capital Region area.  The Potomac Chapter was the Large Chapter of the Year in FY 2017, and the Runner Up in FY 2016.

In the Small Chapter category, the 2018 Chapter of the Year, for the third year in a row, is the Rocket City Chapter at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.  The Runner Up Chapter in the Small Chapter category is the Thunder Mountain Chapter at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.  This is Thunder Mountain’s first time to be recognized by this program.

The first place Chapters of the Year will each receive an award of $1,000 from the NEC.  The runners up will each receive an award of $750 for their respective Chapter treasury.

In this third year of the program, thirteen AGCRA chapters participated in the program by submitting annual historical reports – up from only five Chapters submitting historical reports for the FY 2017 program.

The Chapter Recognition Program was established by the NEC in late 2015 to encourage and support Association Chapters to remain active and consistently engaged in AGCRA membership recruitment and professional development efforts.  Historically, the strength of many AGCRA Chapters ebbed and flowed between active and inactive status due to deployments and reassignments, as well as frequent turnover of Chapter Officers.  The NEC saw a need to provide recognition, incentive, and rewards for Chapters that remained active and engaged despite personnel turnover.

The NEC has modified the program slightly for the FY 2019 Chapter Recognition Program and beyond.  In order to better synchronize NEC activities, the Chapters will now receive membership points based upon performance in the annual AGCRA membership drive, as opposed to points for increases in membership throughout the year.  A new program Memorandum of Instruction will be released by the NEC within the next few weeks. 

The FY 2019 Chapter Recognition Program will cover Chapter activities from 1 October 2018 through 30 September 2019.

Point of contact for the AGCRA Chapter Recognition Program is COL (Ret) Steve Shappell at History@agcra.com.

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AGCRA Chapter Recognition Program – FY 2017 Results

The AGCRA National Executive Council (NEC) is pleased to announce the winning Chapters for the Association’s annual Chapter Recognition Program for fiscal year (FY) 2017, the second year of the Program.  AGCRA Chapters competed in either the large or small Chapter category per the Association’s MOI, and the NEC selected the two top Chapters in each category.

Chapter of the Year in the large Chapter category for FY 2017 is the National Capital Region’s Potomac Chapter – which was the runner up in this category for FY 2016.  Runner-up in the large Chapter category for FY 2017 is the Carolina Chapter, based at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  The Carolina Chapter was the large Chapter of the Year winner for 2016.

In the small Chapter category, Chapter of the Year for FY 2017, for the second year in a row, is Redstone Arsenal’s Rocket City Chapter.  The Old Dominion Chapter, based at Fort Pickett, Virginia, is the small Chapter category runner-up for FY 2017.

Each of the Chapters of the Year will receive a $1,000 award from the NEC.  The runners-up Chapters will each receive a $750 award.

The Chapter Recognition Program was established by the NEC in late 2015 to encourage and support Association Chapters to remain active and consistently engaged in Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association membership recruitment and professional development efforts.  Historically, the strength of many AGCRA Chapters ebbed and flowed between active and inactive status based on deployments, reassignments, and OPTEMPO, as well as frequent turnover of Chapter Officers.  The NEC saw a need to provide recognition, incentive and rewards for Chapters that remained active and engaged despite personnel turnover.

For the inaugural year of the Chapter Recognition Program (FY 2016) results were tabulated based upon free-form historical reports submitted by participating Chapters, as well as input on key performance metrics from the NEC.  For fiscal year 2017 and beyond, the NEC requires Chapters to submit a fill-in-the-blank form for uniformity and ease of submission.

For Fiscal Year 2018 (the third year of the program), Chapters are asked to return the fill-in-the-blank report format by 31 December 2018.

The AGCRA POC for the Chapter Recognition Program is our VP, History at History@agcra.com.

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