1. Why AGCRA? When the Army transitioned to a Brigade-centric force back in 2005, the Army’s HR Community became more dispersed. Gone are the old PSBs, Personnel Groups, and theater PERSCOMs. Army HR professionals are now more likely in smaller or dispersed G1 Directorates, Recruiting Brigades / Battalions, Bands, Brigade / Battalion S1 Sections, theater-level HR units, and IMCOM MPDs. The need for a professional AG / HR organization that can reach across all Army components is needed now more than ever. AGCRA continues to serve as the Army’s professional AG / HR organization, but again, we need your help.
2. The Association’s website, AGCRA.com, is new and improved. We have 100% functionality and the website allows you to:
- View Army HR and AGCRA news, information, and announcements.
- See each separate AGCRA Chapter’s web page.
- Contact AGCRA National Executive Council (NEC) members.
- View AGCRA Awards information / criteria.
- Shop on-line at the Sutler Store for AG Corps merchandise, to include purchasing new Association memberships or renewing existing memberships.
New to AGCRA.com are:
- An AG Corps Hall of Fame (HOF) and Distinguished Member of the Corps (DMOC) section. Note – the HOF and DMOC Programs are the responsibility of and executed by the Chief of the Corps at the AG School, Fort Jackson, SC.
- An S1Net section.
- An AG Corps / AGCRA History section.
- Access to all 1775 digital copies.
We are also working to add an IPPS-A section.
3. “1775”, the AGCRA’s Professional Journal:
- Has been revamped to focus on Army HR professional development. AGCRA continues to solicit “1775” articles from all AG / HR personnel.
- Each 1775 edition is also theme oriented.
4. AGCRA Chapters are critical to informing, promoting, and encouraging AG / HR programs and initiatives. We solicit your support to maintain or stand up AGCRA Chapters. We need you to seek out motivated junior leaders to lead and actively participate as local AGCRA Chapter Officers. The wide spread involvement of junior AG / HR leaders within local Chapters will preclude the notion that AGCRA is an Association for senior leaders only.
5. AGCRA initiatives include:
(a) First ever AG Corps Print by the world-renowned artist Mort Kunstler.
- Since 2010, AG Corps Print and Giclee sales have funded the annual AGCRA Scholarship Program.
- Corps Print and Giclee sales continue to be the sole source of providing annual scholarships to AGCRA members and their dependents.
(b) The annual AGCRA Scholarship Program.
- Our program provides eight annual $1,000 scholarships to AGCRA members or their dependents.
- Additionally, if the scholarship recipient maintains a B average during their first year in college, then AGCRA automatically renews the $1,000 scholarship for an additional year.
(c) AGCRA is the new host for the National AG Corps Ball held in Columbia, SC each June. AGCRA also actively supports other AG Balls around the Army through our local Chapters.
- Through AGCRA Chapters, we execute several LTG Timothy J. Maude Memorial Golf Tournaments which supports the AGCRA Maude Fund dedicated to supporting the Maude Leadership Lecture Series and other Soldier initiatives.
6. If you are not a member, we ask you to join – we need you! Click here to join today.
- For all new members, we’ll send you a free AGCRA translucent blue click stick pen.
- Forward your new AGCRA member number to Sales@agcra.com for your free pen.
7. When registering, please use your personal e-mail address as DOIMs across the Army are making it more challenging to reach AGCRA.com through @mail.mil e-mail addresses.