Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

2022 Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama Veteran of the Year

On 10 November 2022, CW4 (Ret) EuGene Roberts, Chapter President of the AGCRA Rocket City Chapter, was named the 2022 Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama Veteran of the Year.

CW4 (Ret) Roberts led the Rocket City Chapter Volunteer Team to receive the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association Small Chapter of the Year for the last six consecutive years.  His exemplary leadership has displayed true patriotism and selfless volunteerism for all to emulate.

CW4 (Ret) EuGene Roberts (7th from left), with his wife CW4 (Ret) Sheren Roberts, are flanked by members of the AGCRA Rocket City Chapter.

His genuine leadership has demonstrated an enthusiastic patriotism through tireless work to enrich the quality of life for our Veterans, First Responders, Gold Star Families, Heroes Week Warriors events and activities in Alabama, children with cancer, children of low-income communities, and teachers.

CW4 (Ret) Roberts has exemplified himself and led many others to come out to make a difference in our society as a whole.  Moreover, CW4 (Ret) Roberts’ selfless and tireless service continues to perpetuate the finest traditions and history of volunteerism in our communities and our country.

CW4 (Ret) EuGene Roberts and his wife CW4 (Ret) Sheren Roberts.

Congrats to CW4 (Ret) Roberts, a cut above within the ranks of AGCRA!

CW4 (Ret) EuGene Roberts, 2022 Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama Veteran of the Year.

AGCRA Rocket City Chapter Breakfast

On 23 August 2022, the AGCRA Rocket City Chapter conducted its quarterly AG Breakfast.

SES Max Wyche, U.S. Army Materiel Command’s Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, was our Guest Speaker.  In his speech Mr. Wyche talked about the biggest challenge facing the Army today is Active-Duty recruiting.  He emphasized that the Army is committed to maintaining high enlistment standards and is prioritizing quality over quantity.  Specifically he stated:

  • “The Army, along with the other services, is facing unprecedented recruiting conditions due to a combination of factors including the current robust labor market, intense competition for talent within the private sector, and an ongoing decline in the segment of America’s youth that is qualified and interested in serving in the military.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic further limited the ability of recruiters to interact with recruiting prospects in person.  It also exacerbated academic and physical fitness challenges, limiting the pool of qualified applicants.  Two years of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in lower ASVAB scores (9% decrease) and applicant fitness shortfalls.

  • The Army is taking active measures to overcome these challenges without compromising our standards for high-quality Soldiers, including temporarily increasing the tours of duty for experienced, successful recruiters; revising the tattoo policy to mirror the other military service branches; and adding funding for targeted enlistment bonuses and increased marketing in key areas.  The Army will continue to develop innovative ideas to build high-quality recruits as an investment in America’s youth.”

COL Tim Zimmerman, AMC G1, gave an update on IPPS-A, including the challenges that the system is currently facing.  We understand how desperate the Army needs this system and we look forward to when all the kinks are worked out so that we can have a fully functioning personnel and pay system.

CW4 (Ret) EuGene Roberts, Chapter President, congratulated the members for their dedication and support to the Chapter, ultimately resulting in our being named the Best Small Chapter 6 years in a row.  He explained how important the AG Corps is and how our dedication and commitment to People should always be a priority.