Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

AG Corps Hall of Fame and the Distinguished Members of the Corps, Class of 2021

Colonel Marcus A. Motley, Chief of the Adjutant General (AG) Corps, announces the selections to the AG Corps Hall of Fame and the Distinguished Members of the AG Corps, Class of 2021. Each of the honorary selectees has made significant positive impacts on the AG Corps, the Army, and our Nation.  The AG Corps will formally recognize inductees in a separate ceremony later this year.

AG Corps Hall of Fame – Class of 2021

COL(R) Donald A. Bartholomew served the AG Corps for 27 years, culminating as the Director of the Command Planning Group for U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Prior to this, he served as the C-1 for Multinational Forces Iraq and as the 24th Commandant of the Adjutant General School and Chief of the Adjutant General’s Corps. During his tenure as Chief of the AG Corps, COL(R) Bartholomew led the effort to integrate Functional Area 43 Officers into the AG Corps and charted a new direction for their career paths.  His efforts also led to the creation of the S1Net which has become the Army’s largest professional collaboration site.


COL(R) Timothy F. Robertson served with distinction at every level of command from Company to Brigade. He led the 18th Soldier Support Group, the Army’s experimental HR and Finance Brigade, and deployed them with remarkable success to Kosovo and Bosnia. COL(R) Robertson led the 18th Personnel Services Company as one of the first units on the ground during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the first time a unit of this type had directly supported combat operations since Vietnam. In retirement, COL(R) Robertson continued to serve the Army by supporting efforts such as the Army Career and Alumni Program and the Army Wounded Warrior Advocate Program.


COL(R) Richard A. Teolis has served the AG Corps for 32 years and currently serves as the Chief of Readiness Division for the Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate at U.S. Army Human Resources Command.  Throughout his career, COL(R) Teolis has made lasting impacts regarding Army Readiness. He culminated his 26+ years of uniformed career as the Deputy to the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army. Prior to that, he served as the Director of the Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center. COL(R) Teolis continues to serve those in the AG Corps through his volunteer efforts with the Gold Vault Chapter of the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association where he has served as both President and Vice President.


COL(R) Wanda E. Wilson culminated her 27+ year military career as the 33rd Commandant of the Adjutant General School, a position she accepted after being recalled to active duty.  As Commandant, she helped lead one of the Army’s largest HR transformations with Personnel Services Delivery-Redesign. Her proven leadership landed her the toughest jobs; including Brigade Commander and Chief of Staff in U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Division Chief of Colonel’s Branch, Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, and Chief of the Adjutant Generals Branch at the Officer Personnel Management Directorate at U.S. Army Human Resources Command. COL(R) Wilson continues to serve today as a DA Civilian supporting DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory.


CW5(R) John L. Harrison, Sr. culminated his 32+ year military career as principal staff advisor to the Director of Human Resources, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel at Headquarters Department of the Army. CW5(R) Harrison broke ground on what we now view as “normal progression” with our Master Warrants. He was among the first AG Warrant Officers to serve as Special Assistant and Assistant Executive Officer to a 4-star General and paved the way for AG Warrants to serve as TAC Officers at the Warrant Officer Accession Course and to serve at USMA and GOMO. After retirement, CW5(R) Harrison continued to serve and spent 9-years as a professor of civilian leader development at the Army Management Staff College.


CW4(R) Eugene Roberts has spent his military and post-military career taking care of Soldiers. Throughout his 24-year military career, CW4(R) Roberts sought out and excelled in all the tough assignments and deployed during Operation Joint Endeavor, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Hurricane Mitch Relief Operations, and Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. CW4(R) Roberts continues to give back in retirement, serving as the President of the Rocket City Chapter of the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association, one of the most active Chapters in the AGCRA, and annually hosts a Black Tie Charity Ball to raise funds for local Veteran organizations throughout the Huntsville area.


SGM(R) Gabriella Russum culminated her 33-year military career as the Chief of Sergeant’s Major Branch at the Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate, U.S. Army Human Resources Command.  SGM(R) Russum led the effort to transform the Sergeant Major management system. During her tenure, the Army adopted the Select-Train-Promote methodology that formed the foundation of today’s Select-Train-Educate-Promote (STEP) policy.  She was also instrumental in the creation of the centralized selection list board process that selects the best-qualified SGMs for appointment to CSM billets at the Brigade and Battalion level.


Distinguished Members of the AG Corps Class of 2021

  • BG Kris A. Belanger
  • BG Thomas J. Edwards
  • BG Hope C. Rampy
  • COL(R) Daniel Ahern
  • COL June S. Copeland
  • COL Greg S. Johnson
  • COL Michael T. McTigue
  • COL(R) Patrick M. Rice
  • LTC Randy P. Lefebvre
  • MAJ Derrick E. Lucarelli
  • CW5 Chad G. Bowen
  • CW5 Maria D. Martinez
  • CW5 R. Tina Rendon
  • CW5(R) Gail B. Shillingford
  • CW4 Charmaine L. Hilliard
  • CW4 Raymond Rijkse
  • CSM Jamie K. Price
  • CSM Jon Y. Williams
  • SGM Stacy S. Crawford
  • SGM Rebeca R. Kennedy
  • SGM(R) Chris T. Lyons
  • SGM Andrea J. Metcalf
  • SGM Marlena J. Neal
  • SGM Roger Rendon
  • Arthur L. Nelson

AG Corps Hall of Fame & Distinguished Members of the Corps MOI for 2020


HR Leaders,

Attached at the bottom is the 2020 AG Corps Hall of Fame (HOF) and Distinguished Member of the Corps (DMOC) MOI with enclosures.

Based on feedback from the field and the 2019 HOF / DMOC panels, we have made some changes for the 2020 program.

1.  All HOF nominations must include a minimum of TWO endorsements.  The cover letter / narrative from the individual making the nomination does NOT count as one of those endorsements.

2.  We’ve extended the deadline from 21 December to 10 January to allow additional time over the holidays to complete the nomination packets.

3.  We developed a new nomination form for both HOF and DMOC to ensure we capture all required data.

Mr. Dave Smoot now has the lead for the HOF / DMOC Programs, please send all nomination packets and questions to him at, or 803-751-5854.


v/r Ward

Ward D. Ward, PMP, SPHR
Deputy Commandant
U.S. Army Adjutant General School
10000 Hampton Parkway
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
803-751-8545, DSN 734

AG Corps HOF – DMOC MOI 2020 – Change 1

Encl 1 – HOF Packet Info

Encl 2 – HOF Nomination Form

Encl 3 – DMOC Packet Info

Encl 4 – DMOC Nomination Form


Chief of the AG Corps announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Army HR Professionals (Present and Past),

As Chief of the Adjutant General’s Corps, it gives me great pleasure to announce the selection of the 2019 Class of the AG Corps Hall of Fame (HOF).  The 2019 AG Corps HOF inductees are:

MG (Ret) Barrye L. Price

COL (Ret) Robert T. Murphy

COL (Ret) Steven R. Shappell

CW5 (Ret) Jeanne Y. Pace

CW5 (Ret) Richard L. Ford

CSM (Ret) Christopher D. Culbertson

The AG Corps Hall of Fame officially opened on 11 June 2010.  The AG Corps Hall of Fame exists to recognize and honor persons who have made positive, lasting and significant contributions that truly perpetuate the history and traditions of the U.S. Army Adjutant General’s Corps. AG Corps HOF members are honored with a permanent display in the AG Corps Hall of Honor at the Adjutant General School, Fort Jackson, SC.

A board comprised of current AG Corps senior leaders and Hall of Fame members selects the AG Corps HOF inductees.  The AG School will honor and recognize the achievements of the 2019 AG Corps HOF Class during the AG Corps HOF Induction Ceremony, 21 June 2019, at Fort Jackson, SC.  The National AG Ball will also be executed the evening of 21 June 2019 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC (formal announcement and details are forthcoming).

Please note that we will announce the 2019 AG Corps Distinguished Members of the Corps (DMOCs) in the coming weeks.  The AG Corps will recognize DMOCs during the AG Corps HOF Induction Ceremony on 21 June 2019 with a permanent display in the AG Corps Hall of Honor at the Adjutant General School.

Again, congratulations to the 2019 Class of the AG Corps Hall of Fame.


Very respectfully,

COL McTigue

Michael T. McTigue
Commandant, Adjutant General School
Chief, Adjutant General’s Corps
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