Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

Army G1 Message to the AG Corps

To the Soldiers and Civilians of our Adjutant General’s Corps,

I assumed duties as the Army G-1 on 5 August 2022 – I am honored, humbled, and inspired to serve with you, the world’s best Corps of Human Resources Professionals!  I witness the incredible service, sacrifice, and power within our Total Force of the AG Corps as you care for our Soldiers and Families – your actions speak volumes every day.  It is clear our Corps fully embraces and epitomizes People First, building diverse and adaptive experts prepared to fight and win in large scale combat operations.  I ask please for your continued efforts toward two critical initiatives over the next several months – the rollout of IPPS-A and our first AG Strategy Implementation Plan.

The opening of IPPS-A access to HR professionals ushers our Corps onto a 21st century data centric platform and transforms our ability to win for the Army of 2030.  We would not be where we are without the efforts of all our Soldiers and Civilians to prepare, train, and accept IPPS-A, I cannot thank you all enough.  Our AG Corps is ready – fielding this system speaks to our ability to serve as change agents, operating and driving predictive outcomes within data rich environments.  I am excited for this opportunity for our Corps to embrace and utilize this game-changing capability.

The first AG Corps Strategy was published in April 2022.  There are four distinct lines of effort (acquire, develop, employ and retain) leading to the AG Corps Strategy Implementation Plan, which is expected to launch in January 2023.  The strategy is a monumental effort for our Corps as we prepare for our future, and we will reach out to solicit your feedback and input.  I ask all of you to please embrace and provide your input and thoughts.

We are operating in extremely exciting times for all in our AG Corps and 2023 looks exceptionally bright.  Thank you all for what you do each day for Soldiers and Families, I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.  It is my honor to serve as your Army G-1.




DCS, G-1


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.