Friday, February 3, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 2/3/2023

1. FRAGO 38 to HQDA EXORD 225-21, COVID-19 Steady State Operations (CUI), DTG: 021954Z Feb 23. This order implements the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) memorandum, "Consolidated Department of Defense Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance-Revision 4" dated 30 January 2023 (annex MMMMM). Some key points in this FRAGO: https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226298      a. 3.D.15. (U) [Add] Pursuant to Section 7.1 of Annex MMMMM, USD(P&R) has rescinded the prohibition on not fully vaccinated individuals conducting any official travel not deemed mission critical. Effective immediately, not fully vaccinated individuals may conduct any official travel that is appropriate under the Joint Travel Regulations, and not otherwise prohibited by Army regulation or Force Health Protection Guidance Revision 4.      b. 3.D.15.B.3.K. (U) [Change to Read] Soldiers who are flagged in accordance with Annex YYY will not PCS. 2. ADJUTANT GENERAL’S CORPS NATIONAL BALL, 2023, SAVE THE DATE. Please save the date for the Adjutant General’s Corps National Ball, scheduled for Thursday, June 15th, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC.  Registration information will be provided at a later date. Also included at the following link are flyers on the National Ball Logo design contest, a Master of Ceremony search, and a call for “How You Serve” photos and videos. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225993 3. ARMY DISASTER PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (ADPAAS) DPAPM/COR CERTIFICATION MOBILE TRAINING TEAM (MTT). HQDA G-1 Personnel Contingency Cell (PCC) has reinstituted an ADPAAS Mobile Training Team (MTT) in order to train and certify Army Command Disaster Personnel Accountability Program Managers (DPAPMs) and Command Officer Representatives (CORs). HQDA G-1 PCC is hosting three separate 1-day training events at multiple locations CONUS/OCONUS. We encourage Commands to ensure a DPAPM, and an alternate, and major Command CORs are appointed as soon as possible so personnel are eligible to register for training seats for the course. HQDA G-1 PCC is seeking additional MTT training locations. If your organization is able and willing to host an ADPAAS MTT, please reach out to the HQDA G-1 PCC ADPAAS Team. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225887 4. USAR TPU BOLC REQUEST. From AR TPU Officer Career Mgt Office:  Submit requests for officer enrollment to attend BOLC through an Admin Records Correction Personnel Action Request (PAR), Other-BOLC Enrollment and upload supporting documents which is DA Form 4187 and HRC Accessions Orders. BOLC Enrollments are to be routed in the approval chain to the USARC IMT Officer Management for final approval. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1193276 5. (USAR TPU) FEBRUARY 2023 CMO NEWSLETTER. The February 2023 ARCG Career Management Officer Newsletter is attached at the following link. Highlights in this newsletter: Hot Topics - Addresses recent issue related to updated ORBs populating into board files, Deep Dive - WO focused on promotion process from WO1 to WO2, Career Tip of the Month - Focuses on lessons from Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People." https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226148 6. USAR AMEDD SYMPOSIUM – PROMOTION BOARD PROCESS - CAREER PROGRESSION – 70B OVERSTRENGTH. Enclosed (at following link) please find the USARC Symposium slides provided by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command Reserve Personnel Management Directorate - Health Services Division. The recording and slides provide a plethora of information regarding USAR promotion board process, current 70B overstrength numbers, career progression, changes to AR 135-155 and excellent resources for the RC Population (AGR/TPU/IRR/IMA). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225864 7. ASK cPEOPLE CAPABILITY AVAILABLE. Ask cPeople research capability is currently offered to all senior leaders and their staff with detailed research and analysis on a variety of people-centric topics that will assist the Senior Leaders in making informed data-driven decisions. Ask cPeople is a short-turn descriptive statistics analysis capability for simple "rates and counts" type of questions. Ask cPeople utilizes the Person-event Data Environment (PDE) to access and compile vast amounts of data to produce targeted reports. The typical turn-around time for each question submitted, when data is readily available, is approximately 72 hours after the question is finalized.  Visit the following link for more information. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012671 8.  IPPS-A ITEMS.      a. IPPS-A "A DAY IN THE LIFE" WEBINAR SERIES - R3 MILPAY PROCESSING PART 1 - 8 FEB 2023. Attached is the CONOP for the IPPS-A "A Day in the Life" Webinar Series - R3 MilPay Processing Part 1. The FMD Training Team will be conducting two sessions on 8 FEB 23 at 1100 ET and 1900 ET. We will have a Deep Dive into how MilPay actions will be processed in IPPS-A conducted by an FMD SME and a conduct Q&A session. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226042      b. IPPS-A "A DAY IN THE LIFE" WEBINAR SERIES - LEADER CAPABILITIES IN IPPS-A, 9 FEB 2023. Attached is the CONOP for the IPPS-A "A Day in the Life" Webinar Series - Leader Capabilities in IPPS-A. The FMD Training Team will be conducting two sessions on 9 FEB 23 at 1100 ET and 1900 ET. Session will cover a Leader's role in IPPS-A and detailing its capabilities:  Roles as Approvals; Delegating Approvals; Tiles, reports, escalations, Alerts vs Actions; Monthly reports/tasks (promotions/awards); and Impacts. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226063      c. IPPS-A EXAMPLE:  ORDERS PRODUCED THROUGH IPPS-A. IPPS-A produces Absence Requests (previously called Leave Requests), Assignment Orders, and Promotion Orders. These replace the legacy paper formats previously produced for validation of Soldiers’ leave dates, PCS moves and promotions. Samples are provided at the following link.   https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012661 9. Recently published DOD and Army Directives (AD) and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. None. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link.  https://armypubs.army.mil/default.aspx 10. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper. All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/milpaye-messages.      a. MILPER MESSAGE 23-044, CLARIFICATION FOR REQUESTING EXPANDED MILITARY PARENTAL LEAVE PROGRAM (MPLP), ISSUED: [2/1/2023 6:42:59 PM]. The purpose of this message is to provide clarifying guidance for Soldiers using the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army (IPPS-A) to request Expanded Military Parental Leave. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226301      b. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE # 23-002, SUBJECT: DJMS-RC FEBRUARY 2023 PRODUCTION SCHEDULE. The purpose of this message is to inform all of the DJMS Reserve Component Update Schedule for the process month of February 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1218827      c. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE # 23-003, SUBJECT: DJMS-AC FEBRUARY 2023 PRODUCTION SCHEDULE. The purpose of this message is to inform all of the DJMS Active Component Update Schedule for the processing month of February 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1218828      d. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE # 23-005, SUBJECT: DJMS-AC March 2023 Production Schedule. The purpose of this message is to inform all of the DJMS Active Component Update Schedule for the processing month of  March 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225898      e. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE # 23-006, SUBJECT: DJMS-RC March 2023 Production Schedule. The purpose of this message is to inform all of the DJMS Reserve Component Update Schedule for the process month of March 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225899 11. S1NET MEMBER REQUESTS. The following S1NET member requests/questions are pending.  If you can assist, please do so.      a. TRAVEL BUDGET TRACKER. “Looking for a good product regarding TDY and travel and to incorporate MS Teams into battle rhythm. To include funding forecasts, budget tracking, requests, due outs for Senior leaders to have easy open access to. Not looking to recreate the wheel but I lost all products and templates and pivot tables from previous assignment. Thank you!” https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012476      b. ADVICE FOR NEW STRENGTH MANAGER. “I am going on an ADOS tour as a Strength Manager for the first time. This will be my first time filling an AD slot from Reserves. Can anyone give advice on what to know or study or systems to know before I arrive? This would be for a O-2 slot. I have never been through manning cycles and curious how they work. I appreciate any help.” https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012628 12. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 27 JAN 23). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias       a. ADJUTANT SGM | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | E-9 | 11Z | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS.   https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989       b. PETROLEUM TECHNICIAN | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | W-2/3 | 923A | SECRET | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        c. FIELD ARTILLERY, GENERAL | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | O-4/5 | 13A | TS/SCI | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        d.  AVN FMS CASE MANAGER | BAGHDAD | O-4 |15A | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989  13. ARNG/USAR POSITIONS/JOBS AVAILABLE.  S1NET members have posted the following RC position/job vacancy information.  For a listing of all USAR primary vacancies (updated weekly) visit https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-375787. Units/commands who wish to post vacancies on S1NET may do so by following the instructions posted on the front page of the Job Announcements topic at the following link. Those posts which are in the correct location and which are posted in accordance with the instructions provided will be included in a future S1NET Message Summary.      https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsmobvacancies      a. (OC/T UNIT) 1 MCTD, 2ND BDE, TPU, MULTIPLE AVAILABLE POSITIONS (E7,E8,O3,O4), FORT JACKSON, SC. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1147561      b. 978TH QM CO, 157TH CSSB, TPU COMPANY COMMANDER VACANCY, NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225837      c. COADOS-CAG CHIEF-O5-59A, USA SMDC, HUNTSVILLE, AL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225907      d. USAR INSPECTOR GENERAL TPU VACANCIES FEB 23. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1205503      e. DEFENSE COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY AGENCY (DCSA) ADOS 01A/00G E5 - O4 FT. MEADE, MD / QUANTICO, VA/ BOYERS, PA / ANDOVER, MA / FARMERS BRANCH, TX / SAN DIEGO, CA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012637      f. 1173RD DDSB – VACANCIES, LOCATIONS IN FLORIDA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225135      g. POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: G3 AND DEPUTY COMMANDER, 98TH TRAINING DIVISION (IET), FORT BENNING, GA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1226266 14.  CIVILIAN JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS. Units/organizations who wish to advertise GS positions, GS 12-15, may post them at the following link on S1NET.  Positions posted per the instructions provided will then be listed once in an S1NET message. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsciv      a. MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST, GS-0343-12, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, NASHVILLE, TN. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012488      b. OUTREACH COORDINATOR GS-0301-12, US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, NASHVILLE, TN. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012489      c. REVIEW APPRAISER GS-1171-12, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, NASHVILLE, TN. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012490

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Are Army National Guard Considered Veterans?

 The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard are the five branches that make up the American military. The Active Duty component and the Army National Guard are the two divisions that make up the Army. The Active Duty component is made up of full-time military personnel who have been in the service for a significant amount of time, typically 20 years or more. The Army National Guard, on the other hand, is made up of part-time soldiers who serve in their home states and are capable of being sent abroad or domestically.


So, do members of the Army National Guard qualify as veterans? Yes, they are, is the response. Anyone who has served on federal active duty for more than 180 days, excluding training, is regarded as a veteran, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Veterans are entitled to VA benefits and services if they have served on federal active duty for more than 180 days, whether it was during a period of war or peace.

It's vital to remember that not all members of the Army National Guard are federal active duty personnel. Some people solely serve in their home state, assisting law police, responding to natural catastrophes, and carrying out other tasks as assigned by their governor. Despite not fulfilling the federal active duty criterion to qualify as veterans, they are nonetheless regarded as military personnel and may be qualified for certain benefits and services offered by the VA and their state.

Veterans of the Army National Guard are entitled to certain benefits, including VA healthcare. Veterans who qualify can get complete medical treatment from the VA, including preventative care, main care, specialized care, and mental health services. Veterans can also receive disability benefits from the VA if they have a service-connected disability, which means that their illness was brought on by or made worse by their military service.

Veterans of the Army National Guard may also be eligible for benefits related to education and training. Veterans can enhance their education and acquire the skills they need to succeed in the workforce through a variety of education and training programs offered by the VA. The Post-9/11 GI Bill is the most well-known of these initiatives and offers qualified veterans financial aid to enroll in training or college.

In conclusion, members of the Army National Guard who have performed more than 180 days of federal active duty are regarded as veterans and are entitled to VA benefits and services. Even while not every member of the Army National Guard satisfies this condition, they are still considered members of the armed forces and may be qualified for some services and benefits offered by the VA and their state. To guarantee a smooth transition to civilian life for Army National Guard veterans, it's critical to be aware of the benefits and services that are available to you and to utilize them.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 1 Feb 23

1. LANGUAGE UPDATES IN IPPS-A. From the HRC Enlisted Language Accession Manager: AHRC utilizes an automated process to update the Integrated Personnel and Pay System - Army (IPPS-A) for regular Army, Reserve and Guard personnel.  This automated process uploads Listening and Reading scores for Soldiers who took a Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and the speaking score for Soldiers who took an oral proficiency interview (OPI). AHRC uploads DLPT scores to the database within 72 hours. AHRC uploads OPI scores on a monthly basis due to the complexity of the OPI reporting process. Submission of an IPPS-A Customer Relationship Management (CRM) case is the appropriate process for data resolution. Soldiers should allow time for DMDC’s automated process to work. Visit the following link for more information. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225775 2. (USAR) STARS AND WREATHS (A QUICK LOOK AT E9 TALENT MANAGEMENT) (QUARTERLY BULLETIN) ISSUE 2. From the USAR SLDO E9 Talent Management Team:  The SLDO E9 Talent Management Team has published its Second Issue of Stars and Wreaths, a Quarterly newsletter to improve transparency, provide situational awareness, and create the shared understanding of the latest developments to Army policy and USAR E9 talent management practices and processes. Enjoy and Please Share! https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225670 3. ARMY RESERVE PAY MESSAGE 23-04, JAN 2023 UNIT PAY REPORTS. The Jan 2023 Unit Commander’s Pay Management Report (UCPMR) and the Jan 2023 Master Military Pay Account (MMPA) 2405 reports are available in RLAS for downloading. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225601 4. IPPS-A QUESTIONS.  (If you can assist, please do so.)      a. IPPS-A ROUTING: BDE HHC TO SUBORDINATE BN (O5 APPROVALS). We're trying to solve a routing problem in IPPS-A. For our BDE, our BDE HHC has a MOA with our 5th BN on sending O-5 level actions/approvals to their commander. The issue we're having in IPPS-A is that we cannot route BDE HHC originated actions to this BN ROWSEC….  Has anyone found an IPPS-A internal solution to this issue for their organization? Thank you in advance. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012406      b. TPU ETS UPDATE. Can someone guide me on how to Update TPU ETS date with IPPS-A?  I am a Career Counselor and I have noticed that some of my Soldiers have their ETS date aligned to their MSO date moving them out of their window of reenlistment due to IPPS-A.  I have several unit leaders HR admin that don't know how to make the changes back as they were. I will strongly appreciate your guidance. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012300      c. DELETIONS/DEFERMENTS/STABILIZATIONS. When processing Deletions/Deferments/Stabilizations, is the PAR the 4187? Is the PAR routed from/through S-1? OR Is the PAR routed from/through the SM, company, S-1, battalion, etc? https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012417 5. Recently published DOD and Army Directives (AD) and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link.  https://armypubs.army.mil/default.aspx      a. ALARACT 003/2023, ANTITERRORISM QUARTERLY THEME – ANTITERRORISM RISK MANAGEMENT (3RD QUARTER/FISCAL YEAR 2023 (3Q/FY23)) (CUI), DTG: R 301630Z JAN 23. The theme for 3Q/FY23 (April 2023 - June 2023) is Antiterrorism Risk Management. The primary audience for this theme includes Army Leaders, antiterrorism officers, and antiterrorism coordinators responsible for antiterrorism plans/programs. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225690      b. ALARACT 004/2023, FY22 ARMY ANTITERRORISM AWARD WINNERS (CUI), DTG: R 301730Z JAN 23. The Army Antiterrorism Awards Program is designed to recognize personnel/organizations that have achieved antiterrorism excellence, while deterring terrorism through aggressive defensive measures and Army antiterrorism strategic plans. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225771      c. ALARACT 005/2023, 2022 SECRETARY OF THE ARMY AWARDS FOR IMPROVING PUBLICATIONS (CUI), DTG: R 301810Z JAN 23. The Army Publishing Directorate (APD) is accepting nominations for the 2021 Secretary of the Army Awards for Improving Publications. The awards recognize military and civilian personnel who have made superior contributions in publications. The period of consideration is 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022, and nominations are due to APD by 1 March 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225772      d. ALARACT 006/2023, ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2021 SECRETARY OF THE ARMY AWARDS FOR IMPROVING PUBLICATIONS WINNERS (CUI), DTG: R 311435Z JAN 23. The Army Incentive Awards Board has completed the evaluation of the nominations for the Secretary of the Army Awards for Improving Publications in accordance with AR 25–30 and DA Pam 25–40. The Army Publishing Directorate, on behalf of the Secretary of the Army, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Secretary of the Army Awards for Improving Publications. The awards recognize military and civilian personnel who have made superior contributions in publications. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225773      e. ALARACT 008/2023, MICROSOFT WINDOWS 11 MIGRATION (CUI), DTG: R 311700Z JAN 23. Army Commands will begin transition to Windows 11 in 2QFY23 to endpoint devices that are Windows 11 compatible. Do not purchase lifecycle hardware that is not compatible with Windows 11. HQDA DCS, G–6 will determine by 2QFY23 the operational feasibility to replace non-compatible endpoints with either thin clients (Windows 11 Internet of Things (IOT)) or Windows 11 compatible thick clients. Stand by for further guidance on this matter. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225774 6. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper. All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/milpaye-messages.      a. MILPER MESSAGE 23-042, JROTC CYBER PILOT PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR VACANCIES, ISSUED: [1/31/2023 9:53:01 AM]. This message announces opportunities for soon-to-be retired Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Warrant Officers in all components to serve as Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Cyber instructors at select locations. USACC has immediate vacancies at Missouri Military Academy, Mexico, MO.; Francis Lewis High School, NYC, NY.; Putnam City West High School, Oklahoma City, OK.; Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, IN.; Vanguard High School, Mesquite, TX.; Jackson-Reed High School, Washington, DC.; Sidney Lanier High School, San Antonio, TX.; and Liberty Magnet High School, East Baton Rouge, LA. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-042      b. MILPER MESSAGE 23-043, RELEASE OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2023 (FY23) ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC), COLONEL ARMY COMPETITIVE CATEGORY (ACC), PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS (PSB), ISSUED: [1/31/2023 3:01:22 PM]. This message announces the release of the results for subject Promotion Selection Boards (PSB). The Prepositioning Release Date for this board results will be between 0900-1300 EST 1 Feb 23. The official promotion list will be released at 0730 hours EST, 3 Feb 23. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-043 7. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 27 JAN 23). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias       a. ADJUTANT SGM | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | E-9 | 11Z | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS.   https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989       b. PETROLEUM TECHNICIAN | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | W-2/3 | 923A | SECRET | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        c. FIELD ARTILLERY, GENERAL | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | O-4/5 | 13A | TS/SCI | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        d.  AVN FMS CASE MANAGER | BAGHDAD | O-4 |15A | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989  8. ARNG/USAR POSITIONS/JOBS AVAILABLE.  S1NET members have posted the following RC position/job vacancy information.  For a listing of all USAR primary vacancies (updated weekly) visit https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-375787. Units/commands who wish to post vacancies on S1NET may do so by following the instructions posted on the front page of the Job Announcements topic at the following link. Those posts which are in the correct location and which are posted in accordance with the instructions provided will be included in a future S1NET Message Summary.      https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsmobvacancies      a. M-DAY OFFICER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, JAG OFFICER LTC O5 27A, SODC MACDILL AFB TAMPA, FL.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225506      b. 980TH EN BN, TPU VACANCIES, COMPANY COMMAND / KD / XO / STAFF;  AUSTIN, SAN ANTONIO, HOUSTON, TX. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225599      c. ANNOUNCEMENT OF TPU COMPANY COMMANDER, HHC COMMANDER AND EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR 348TH FIELD HOSPITAL, FT MEADE, MD. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225630

S1NET Special Message – 31 Jan 23 - Expansion of the Military Parental Leave Program (MPLP)

1. ALARACT 007/2023, Expansion of the Military Parental Leave Program (MPLP) Implementation Guidance, DTG: R 311525Z JAN 23, has been released and is available on APD, https://armypubs.army.mil/ProductMaps/PubForm/ALARACT.aspx, and posted at the following link on S1NET.  Some key points in this ALARACT:  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225640      a. All active component Soldiers; reserve component Soldiers performing active guard and reserve duty or full-time national guard duty for more than 12 months consecutively; and reserve component Soldiers performing duty under a call or order to active service for more than 12 months consecutively, referred to collectively in this message as “Soldiers,” are covered by the parental leave policy.      b. Effective date. The parental leave described in this message applies to a Soldier when any one of these events occurs on or after 27 December 2022: the birth of a Soldier’s child, adoption of a minor child by the Soldier, or placement of a minor child with the Soldier for adoption or long-term foster care.      c. All birthparents (Soldiers who physically give birth) are deferred or excused for 365 days after the birth of their child from all continuous duty events that are in excess of 1 normal duty day/shift. These include, but are not limited to:  deployment, mobilization, field training, combat training center program rotations, collective training events away from home station (unit of assignment), pre-mobilization training, unit training assembly away from home station (unit of assignment), and temporary duty.      d. For the birth parent, 12 weeks of parental leave will be authorized in addition to and following a period of maternity convalescent leave from childbirth.      e. Non-birth parents and Soldiers who adopt a minor child or who have a minor child placed for adoption or long-term foster care are authorized 12 weeks of parental leave, either taken in whole or taken in increments during the 1-year period beginning on the date of birth of the child. Additionally, these Soldiers should expect to deploy with their units.  Unit commanders will consider the significance of the event and its impact on readiness (for example a critical deployment or critical training exercise) when considering a Soldier’s request for parental leave.      f. Soldiers may take parental leave in one continuous period or in increments.  Parental leave may be taken together with ordinary leave. Soldiers choosing to take parental leave in more than one increment must request such proposed leave in blocks of at least 7 days each for a maximum of 12 increments and must submit such requests within the timelines established by normal procedures and/or the unit commander.      g. Unit commanders are encouraged to approve requests for incremental periods of parental leave. If the unit commander does not approve taking incremental parental leave, they must allow the Soldier to take the full 12 weeks of parental leave in one continuous period.      h. Parental leave also applies to Soldiers who have unused caregiver leave remaining on 27 December 2022. In such cases, a Soldier is authorized a total of 12 weeks of parental leave, but any unused caregiver leave when combined with parental leave must not exceed 12 weeks.       i. See the ALARACT for complete information. 2.  Expanded Military Parental Leave Program FAQs are also posted with the ALARACT, and at the following link. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225651 3.  Screen shots are also provided at the following link, and posted with the ALARACT, which guide Soldiers on how to request parental leave absences in IPPS-A. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225652

S1NET Message Summary - 31 Jan 23

1. (USAR) UNDER SECRETARY OF THE ARMY APPROVED ETP FOR USARC TRAVEL. The Under Secretary of the Army approved all unvaccinated USAR Soldiers to conduct official travel for training. The Army Reserve currently has more than 6,000 Soldiers who require an exception to policy (ETP) for travel in order to conduct training. The attached (at following link) ETP provides approval for all unvaccinated to conduct travel for training. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225434 2. UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE (USAR) PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME) & CIVILIAN EDUCATION (CES) CONSTRUCTIVE, OPERATIONAL, OR EQUIVALENT CREDIT PACKETS, 29 JAN 23. This memo establishes United States Army Reserve (USAR) policy for submitting PME Constructive, Operational, or Equivalent Packets. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225454 3. IPPS-A ITEMS.      a. IPPS-A COUNCIL OF COLONELS - 26 JAN 2023. Attached at the following link is the slide deck for IPPS-A's monthly Council of Colonels meeting that took place on 26JAN2023. HR leaders across the US Army received real-time updates from program FMD leads on the progression of IPPS-A. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224500      b. UPCOMING IPPS-A LIVE TRAINING - FEBRUARY 2023. Please see summary of upcoming IPPS-A live training with meeting links at the following link. This summary details training currently scheduled for February 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224514 4. AGR (USAR) SGT/SSG PROMOTION CUTOFF SCORES AND BY-NAME LISTS, 1 FEBRUARY 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224752 5. IPPS-A QUESTIONS.  (If you can assist, please do so.)      a. GAINS/LOSSES/ASSIGNMENTS/SLOTTING. Currently we have alot of personnel in standard excess and we would like to slot those personnel in a vacant position.  I know with IPPSA now gains are linked to a position down at the company level to position and paragraph line number.  My question is if I start slotting personnel what happens to the Soldier that is on orders to a position.  Will the Soldiers orders get diverted to another installation? Does IPPSA automatically diverts or deletes the incoming gain? https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1011749 6. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.      a. Ft. BRAGG SPECIAL MISSIONS UNIT (SMU) (AIRBORNE) SUPPORT A&S FOR MAY 2023. The Army's premier Special Missions Unit (Airborne) located at Fort Bragg is seeking self-motivated, exceptionally proficient individuals in the MOSs of 88H, 88N, 88M, 89A, 89B, 92A, 92G, 92R, 92Y, 91A, 91B, 91C, 91D, 91E, 91F, 91H, 91J, 91L, 91M, 91P, 91S, 91X to attend our next assessment and selection 16-25 May 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225412      b. MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT THE UNITED STATES ARMY PHYSICAL DISABILITY AGENCY AT FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS OR REMOTE FOR RETIRED OFFICERS, AND NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS. (MOS IMMATERIAL NCOS, BRANCH IMMATERIAL OFFICER, 27A, 27D, 92Y, 25B AND MSC OFFICER). The United States Army Physical Disability Agency at Fort Sam Houston, Texas is seeking retired Officers and Noncommissioned Officers to fill multiple positions for a two-year Retiree Recall Period.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1202949      c. AGCRA NEWSLETTER # 54. In this edition:  AG School Commandant Sends, AGCRA Carolina Chapter Breakfast on 14 Feb 23, 13th Army Band, and AGCRA Pony Express Chapter. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225168 7. Recently published DOD and Army Directives (AD) and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link.  https://armypubs.army.mil/default.aspx      a. ALARACT 002/2023, ARMY GREEN SERVICE UNIFORM (AGSU) NAMEPLATE ADDITION (CUI), DTG: R 261319Z JAN 23. (NOTE: This ALARACT is not new policy, it is a reissuance of policy published in ALARACT 002/2023, due to expiration of that ALARACT.) Soldiers are now authorized to wear the prescribed nameplate on the AGSU. Nameplates are available for purchase through various merchants. Mandatory possession date and issue at central initial issue points will be 1 October 2023. Beginning 1 October 2023, the nameplate is required to be worn on the AGSU coat, the AGSU short- and long – sleeved shirts, the Eisenhower Jacket, and the Heritage 564 Pullover. Wear guidance and a slide deck are provided with the ALARACT. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224817 8. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper. All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/milpaye-messages.      a. MILPER MESSAGE 23-039, FY 2023 ARMY COMPETITIVE CATEGORY (ACC) INTERMEDIATE LEVEL EDUCATION (ILE) SELECTION BOARD AND PROCESS FOR SUBMITTING ILE RESIDENT ATTENDANCE PREFERENCES, ISSUED: [1/26/2023 12:23:27 PM]. The ILE Board will consider officers selected for promotion to major for attendance at the 10-month resident or 14-week satellite courses beginning in summer 2024.  The FY23 ILE Selection Board will be conducted immediately following the Major, ACC Promotion Selection Board convening on 28 Mar 2022 recessing o/a 21 Apr 2023.  Officers not selected for promotion to major will not be considered by the ILE Board. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-039      b. MILPER MESSAGE 23-040, UNITED STATES ARMY WARRANT OFFICER SELECTION BOARD RESULTS, ISSUED: [1/26/2023 2:41:37 PM]. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-040      c. MILPER MESSAGE 23-041, UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE (USAR) WARRANT OFFICER SELECTION BOARD RESULTS JANUARY 2023, ISSUED: [1/26/2023 2:50:01 PM]. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-041 9. S1NET MEMBER/UNIT CONTRIBUTIONS. The following unit/individually developed products or information have been contributed to S1NET for the use and benefit of all members/units. These products have not been reviewed nor sanctioned by TRADOC or the AG School, and may be specific to the unit/component/location.      a. AID & LITTER (A&L) NET. ‘Medical professionals of every MOS, component, and rank are invited to join A&L NET on milBook; a community of professionals sharing casualty response and prevention knowledge Army-wide & world-wide, across all components through conversation in context of current operations! Collaborate and learn from your fellow tactical leaders and medical professionals. A&L NET gathers the most up to date information and delivers it directly to your inbox.’ Contributed by SFC Christopher Siler. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/al-net 10. S1NET MEMBER REQUESTS. The following S1NET member requests/questions are pending.  If you can assist, please do so.      a. AG PHONEBOOK DIRECTORY. I'm SSG Payne, I currently serve as an BN S1 NCOIC over at FT. Bliss, Texas. I'm reaching out today to bring as many AG Professionals together as possible to create a phone directory to use across the Army. Many units require action and need to reach previous units HR Offices with this transition to IPPS-A and I believe this will be a good tool to have access to for that reason. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1011805 11. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 27 JAN 23). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias       a. ADJUTANT SGM | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | E-9 | 11Z | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS.   https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989       b. PETROLEUM TECHNICIAN | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | W-2/3 | 923A | SECRET | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        c. FIELD ARTILLERY, GENERAL | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | O-4/5 | 13A | TS/SCI | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        d.  AVN FMS CASE MANAGER | BAGHDAD | O-4 |15A | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989  12. ARNG/USAR POSITIONS/JOBS AVAILABLE.  S1NET members have posted the following RC position/job vacancy information.  For a listing of all USAR primary vacancies (updated weekly) visit https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-375787. Units/commands who wish to post vacancies on S1NET may do so by following the instructions posted on the front page of the Job Announcements topic at the following link. Those posts which are in the correct location and which are posted in accordance with the instructions provided will be included in a future S1NET Message Summary.      https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsmobvacancies      a. VACANCIES (TPU): 415 CBRN BDE, 485 CBRN BN, 300 CBRN CO, & 355 MCAS (GRADE E3-O4) (MOS 74A, 25B, 42B, 42A, 35D, 35F, 92Y, 62B, 56A, 91X, 74D, 91B, 91Z, 68W, 68X, 25U, 27D, 90A, 65D), VARIOUS LOCATIONS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196366      b. ADMIN-ADOS PARALEGAL ASSISTANT (27D)- E5, 1ST SPACE BDE, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224634      c. JRTC AND FORT POLK, 2-ADOS-RC POSITIONS, 1LT-CPT/01A, CO OC/T, FORT POLK, LA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224677      d. ADOS-RC OPPORUNITY, OPERATION NCO/ E7-E8, MULTIFUNCTIONAL PLANNER/ O3-O4, AREC, FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224689      e. WARRIOR TRAINING CENTER, ADOS-RC, MULTIPLE VACANCIES, ENL/WO/OFF, FORT BENNING, GA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225269      f. TPU VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, DIRECTOR, 398TH FINANCE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT CENTER (FMSC), FT BELVOIR, VA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225301      g. USARCENT DEPUTY G2 FORWARD POSITION CAMP ARIFJAN, KU:  MAJ-LTC, MI, ENG, LOG, 01A. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225429      h. TPU, 1SG VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, 3RD BRIGADE (OD), 94TH DIV, HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY (HHC), INDIANAPOLIS, IN. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1225386 13.  CIVILIAN JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS. Units/organizations who wish to advertise GS positions, GS 12-15, may post them at the following link on S1NET.  Positions posted per the instructions provided will then be listed once in an S1NET message. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsciv      a. NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU, VACANT GG-0132-14, INTELLIGENCE PLANS BRANCH CHIEF, ARLINGTON VA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224754      b. U.S. ARMY SATMO, VACANT GS-0560-14, BUDGET OFFICER, FORT BRAGG, NC. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1012258

Thursday, January 26, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 26 Jan 23

1. TAG SENDS-DD 214 PROCESSING, LOD/FIB, AFGHANISTAN RETROGRADE AWARDS, AND IPPS-A, 25 JAN 23. From BG, Gregory S. Johnson, The Adjutant General of the Army:  This edition contains updates/information on:  Processing DD Form 214’s, LOD and Fatal Incident Briefs, Transition Services Update, IPPS-A Order Format, and Effects of Training in IPPS-A With iPERMS. Some key points follow:  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224239      a. Processing of DD Form 214s. The Army is experiencing data processing issues with the Transition Processing System (TRANSPROC) preventing Soldiers across the Army from signing their DD 214. Additionally, there may be delays in processing separation orders for Active and Reserve Component Soldiers. Those impacted should contact their supporting transition center for any updates regarding their documents.       b. IPPS-A Order (and Absence Request) Format. There are several reports that Soldiers were turned away from Housing Offices and/or Transportation Offices because those organizations had never seen the IPPS-A orders/absence formats that Soldiers now possess. This system is a monumental change for the Army. To help us all with the transition, attached is a document that includes photos of the IPPS-A PCS Orders format, an Absence request, and a Promotion order.      c. Effects of training in IPPS-A with iPERMS. While it is awesome that HR Professionals and S1s are conducting IPPS-A training, please do not use the IPPS-A system for training purposes.  Doing so will cause second and third effects in the Soldier AMHRR (iPERMS). IPPS-A provides the Operational Training Environments (OTE) for any IPPS-A training, the links for access are provided with this TAG Sends. 2. INCREASE IN MAXIMUM SGLI COVERAGE IN MAR 23.  From Army G-1 Compensation & Entitlements: Public Law 117-209 (Supporting Families of the Fallen Act) increased the maximum SGLI coverage from $400,000 to $500,000 for all Service members, including those Service members who previously declined or reduced coverage.  By law, when the increase in coverage occurs, all eligible Service members will have their coverage increased to the new maximum. This is to ensure that all Service members can obtain the new maximum coverage without any medical underwriting. Service members who previously declined SGLI coverage will be automatically insured for $500,000 unless they opt out or elect a lesser coverage amount. The earliest date to reduce or decline coverage is 1 March 2023.  Service members should not try to reduce their coverage before 1 March 2023, or the election will be automatically increased the maximum SGLI coverage of $500,000 on 1 March when the change goes into effect. Visit the following link for more information. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224227 3. ARMY DISASTER PERSONNEL ACCOUNTABILITY AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (ADPAAS) DPAPM/COR CERTIFICATION MOBILE TRAINING TEAM (MTT). HQDA G-1 Personnel Contingency Cell (PCC) has reinstituted an ADPAAS Mobile Training Team (MTT) in order to train and certify Army Command Disaster Personnel Accountability Program Managers (DPAPMs) and Command Officer Representatives (CORs). HQDA G-1 PCC is hosting three separate 1-day training events between 14-16 FEB 2023 at the 40ID Headquarters on Joint Force Training Base (JFTB), Los Alamitos, CA. We encourage Commands to ensure a DPAPM, and an alternate, and major Command CORs are appointed as soon as possible so personnel are eligible to register for training seats for the course in FEB. DA G-1 PCC is seeking additional MTT training locations. If your Organization is able and willing to host an ADPAAS MTT, please reach out to the HQDA G-1 PCC ADPAAS Team. Visit the following link for more information. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/thread/275579  4. ENLISTED PROMOTION ITEMS.      a. AC SENIOR ENLISTED PROMOTIONS BY- NAME AND OML SEQUENCE REPORT, FEBRUARY 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224185      b. AGR (USAR) (SFC-SGM) SENIOR ENLISTED PROMOTION SEQUENCE NUMBER REPORT AND BY-NAME PROMOTIONS LIST, FEBRUARY 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224184      c. ACTIVE COMPONENT ENLISTED PROMOTION CUTOFF SCORES AND SGT/SSG BY-NAME PROMOTION LISTS, FEBRUARY 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224203 5. FY23 1ST QTR, USAR AGR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER ALC SCHEDULING (PROMOTION POINTS DATA). From HRC Military Schools Branch:  This is the FY23 1st Qtr, USAR AGR NCO ALC Scheduling Report. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223755 6. UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE (USAR) FY23 CONFEDERATION OF INTERALLIED RESERVE OFFICERS (CIOR)/CONFEDERATION OF INTERALLIED RESERVE MEDICAL OFFICERS (CIOMR) PROGRAMS. Eligible USAR Soldiers (TPU and AGR) may apply for the opportunity to participate in the USAR FY23 CIOR/CIOMR by submitting a complete application packet NLT 18 February 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224072 7. HRC MASTER WORKFLOW TEMPLATE - USER-DEFINED LIST (UDL), A/O 25 JAN 23. Please see the attached (at following link) for the latest version of HRC's Master Workflow Template - UDL List. If the action is not listed in Annex F, IPPS-A User Manual, or not listed in the attached excel, continue to submit it via the legacy processes. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1010790 8.  IPPS-A ITEMS.      a. IPPS-A Replays: INITIATE A SUSPENSION OF FAVORABLE PERSONNEL ACTION (SFPA). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/leadercasts/17492      b. IPPS-A Replays: REMOVE A SUSPENSION OF FAVORABLE PERSONNEL ACTION (SFPA). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/leadercasts/17491      c. IPPS-A Replays: VALIDATE UNIT LEVEL ACCOUNTABILITY. In this episode, MAJ Mclean explains how to Validate Unit Level Accountability Using the Readiness Roster. This action ensures all Soldiers are reflected on the Readiness Roster in their current duty status. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/leadercasts/17483      d. (UPDATE) IPPS-A JOB AID: CUTOVER ASSIGNMENTS DEFERMENT PROCESS. IPPS-A requires every day to be accounted for during the Permanent Change of Station period up to the report date. IPPS-A will now automate these assignments to minimize work by HR Professionals. Members will not need to re-create absence requests with their former organizations, and local military personnel directorates will not need to complete duplicate orders. Please review the attached Cutover Assignments Deferment Process guidance. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1217651      e. (UPDATE) IPPS-A JOB AID: JUNIOR ENLISTED PROMOTIONS, PCR TO PRR. This Job Aid assists in integrating Service Members to the Promotion Recommended Roster (PRR) from Promotion Consideration Roster (PCR).  Normal timeline for this task is after monthly unit promotion boards held between 10-26th of each month. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1217731      f. IPPS-A "A DAY IN THE LIFE" WEBINAR SERIES - DAY 1 POW TASKS: MANAGING ABSENCES 1 FEB 2023. Attached is the CONOP for the IPPS-A "A Day in the Life" Webinar Series - Day 1 POW Tasks: Managing Absences. The FMD Training Team will be conducting two sessions on 1 FEB 23 at 1100 ET and 1900 ET. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224153 9. ARMY RESERVE PAY MESSAGES.      a. ARMY RESERVE PAY MESSAGE 23-02, UPDATED TEMPORARY RESOLUTION FOR DEPENDENCY MISMATCH WHEN PAYING ORDERS IN RADARS. A temporary fix has been implemented to allow the DA Form 5960 that is input into RLAS RM to update the RLAS Personnel module so that the dependency data will match, allowing orders to be paid. It is a known issue that the DA Form 5960 still has a mismatch error for Soldiers with a military spouse.  A fix is being worked. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223950      b. ARMY RESERVE PAY MESSAGE 23-03, DEC 2022 UNIT PAY REPORTS. The Dec 2022 Unit Commander’s Pay Management Report (UCPMR) and the Dec 2022 Master Military Pay Account (MMPA) 2405 reports are available in RLAS for downloading. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223966 10. SPOTLIGHT RESOURCES FOR FAMILY & CAREGIVER SUPPORT. The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.  It provides access to services and resources at the national, state, and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration. The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1011585 11. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.      a. ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CALENDAR YEAR 2022 ORDER OF DAEDALIANS BG CARL I. HUTTON MEMORIAL AND U.S. ARMY EXCEPTIONAL AVIATOR AWARD. The Order of Daedalians, the national fraternity of military pilots, has presented the two United States Army awards annually to recognize safe flying practices and exceptional Aviators.  In 1978, they established the BG Carl I. Hutton Memorial Award, and in 1999, they established the US Army Exceptional Aviator Award. The deadline for submission this year is 13 March 2023 for all nominations. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223744 12. Recently published DOD and Army Directives (AD) and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. None. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link.  https://armypubs.army.mil/default.aspx 13. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper. All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/milpaye-messages.      a. (REVOKED) MILPER MESSAGE 23-032, FY2023 IPPS-A POST GO LIVE ARMY WIDE PERSONNEL ASSET INVENTORY (PAI), ISSUED: [1/20/2023 6:03:15 PM]. This message has been revoked and will be reissued with modifications. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-032      b. MILPER MESSAGE 23-033, UPDATE TO RECLASSIFICATION IN/OUT CALLS, ISSUED: [1/24/2023 11:36:09 AM]. This message is used for Regular Army reclassification purposes. In/Out calls are changed as needed based on the strength of the MOS and are immediately posted on the Army’s RETAIN system. The In/Out call data on RETAIN takes precedence when a discrepancy exists between RETAIN and the current MILPER message. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-033      c. MILPER MESSAGE 23-034, SELECTIVE RETENTION BONUS (SRB) PROGRAM, ISSUED: [1/24/2023 11:40:22 AM]. This MILPER message announces changes to the Regular Army Selective Retention Bonus (SRB) program. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-034      d. MILPER MESSAGE 23-035, REGULAR ARMY PRECISION RETENTION, ISSUED: [1/24/2023 11:45:23 AM]. Precision Retention is designed to sustain unit readiness and force alignment through the reenlistment and reclassification of Soldiers. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-035      e. MILPER MESSAGE 23-036, AMENDMENT TO FISCAL YEAR 2024 (FY24) WARRANT OFFICER APPLICATIONS FOR ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE VETERINARY CORPS (VC) FOOD SAFETY OFFICER (MOS 640A), ISSUED: [1/25/2023 11:14:47 AM]. See the message for changes. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-036      f. MILPER MESSAGE 23-037, AMENDMENT TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2023 (FY23), BRIGADIER GENERAL (BG), CHAPLAIN CORPS (CH), PROMOTION SELECTION BOARD, ZONES OF CONSIDERATION, ISSUED: [1/25/2023 11:58:57 AM]. Paragraph 2 in MILPER Message 22-505, issued 23 Dec 22 is amended to read: A selection board is scheduled to convene on or about 22 Feb 23 to consider officers for promotion to BG in the Chaplain Corps. The BG, Chaplain competitive category is a military education level (MEL) 1 utilization assignment; to be eligible for this board, officers must be MEL 1 graduates. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-037      g. MILPER MESSAGE 23-038, IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE FOR EARLY PROMOTION UNDER THE SOLDIER REFERRAL PROGRAM AND THE ARMY RECRUITING RIBBON, ISSUED: [1/25/2023 3:19:08 PM]. This message is to announce the implementation of the Army Soldier Referral Program (SRP) and the establishment of the Army Recruiting Ribbon (ARR). See the message for specifics.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224299 14. S1NET MEMBER/UNIT CONTRIBUTIONS. The following unit/individually developed products or information have been contributed to S1NET for the use and benefit of all members/units. These products have not been reviewed nor sanctioned by TRADOC or the AG School, and may be specific to the unit/component/location.      a. IPPS-A DNS ISSUE/SOLUTION. “Problem: The ippsa.army.mil domain cannot be found on Google or Sprint DNS lookups. If your router uses either of these two exclusively you will not be able to reach the site. Solution: Add or change settings to use an additional DNS server. In my case, I used OpenDNS.” Contributed by LT Martin Buitrago. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/thread/275596      b. ACFT 4.0 CALCULATOR. “See attached ACFT calculator that is updated for the Plank event. Instructions on how to use at the unit level is on the 'Instructions' sheet.” Contributed by SFC Kevin Villarreal. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224125 15. S1NET MEMBER REQUESTS. The following S1NET member requests/questions are pending.  If you can assist, please do so.      a. AIT COURSE MANAGER LOOKING FOR A ONE-STOP-SHOP TRACKER/DATABASE FOR EACH ASPECT OF DAILY OPERATIONS. WHERE CAN I FIND A TEMPLATE? I have an extensive Excel sheet that has nearly everything, but not properly organized as I have reached the extent of my Excel & Power Query knowledge. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/thread/275633 16. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 20 JAN 23). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias       a. ADJUTANT SGM | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | E-9 | 11Z | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS.   https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989       b. PETROLEUM TECHNICIAN | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | W-2/3 | 923A | SECRET | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        c. FIELD ARTILLERY, GENERAL | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | O-4/5 | 13A | TS/SCI | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        d. AVN FMS CASE MANAGER | BAGHDAD | O-4 |15A | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989  17. ARNG/USAR POSITIONS/JOBS AVAILABLE.  S1NET members have posted the following RC position/job vacancy information.  For a listing of all USAR primary vacancies (updated weekly) visit https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-375787. Units/commands who wish to post vacancies on S1NET may do so by following the instructions posted on the front page of the Job Announcements topic at the following link. Those posts which are in the correct location and which are posted in accordance with the instructions provided will be included in a future S1NET Message Summary.      https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsmobvacancies      a. IMA PAO OPPORTUNITY (MAJ/LTC/46A) FOR USARPAC, HONOLULU, HAWAII. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223760      b. 63D READINESS DIVISION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT COL G6, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223723      c. TPU BDE CSM, 1ST BRIGADE 78TH TRAINING DIVISION, JBDLM, NJ. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223905      d. ARMY RESERVE SUSTAINMENT COMMAND (ARSC) MOBILIZATION OPPORTUNITY: THEATER PROPERTY EQUIPMENT (TPE) OFFICER, 920A, CW2-CW4, 401ST AFSB, CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1224242 18.  CIVILIAN JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS. Units/organizations who wish to advertise GS positions, GS 12-15, may post them at the following link on S1NET.  Positions posted per the instructions provided will then be listed once in an S1NET message. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsciv      a. JOINT MUNITIONS COMMAND, GS-0018-12, SUPERVISORY SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST, TOOELE ARMY DEPOT, UT. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223827      b. FORT RUCKER, AL, ATTORNEY-ADVISER (GENERAL) (GS-0905-13) – LABOR LAW. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223991

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 24 Jan 23

1. A MESSAGE TO THE ARMY COMMUNITY ABOUT THE SOLDIER REFERRAL PROGRAM. From the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Army, and the Sergeant Major of the Army (including a memo from the ASA M&RA):   When duty calls, our Army stands ready. Right now, your Army needs you! We face the most challenging recruiting environment since the establishment of our All-Volunteer Force in 1973, but our goal has not changed: to recruit America's best and brightest volunteers. We call on you to ensure quality Soldiers serve on our team and continue the legacy of service so that we remain the best trained, best led, and best equipped Army in the world. Army mission success depends on our ability to remain manned, ready, and able to fight and win! We have created a network of initiatives to help recruit and retain our Nation's best talent, including two referral incentives driven by Soldier suggestions: https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223766      a. Army Recruiting Ribbon (see para 2 below). All Soldiers will be eligible to earn the new Army Recruiting Ribbon for a valid referral of someone who both enlists and ships to Army Initial Military Training (IMT). This honor may be awarded up to four times, as indicated with a numerical device added to the ribbon. Soldiers in the grades of E-4 or E-5 receive 10 promotion points for each award of the ribbon, up to a total of 40 promotion points.      b. Early Promotion. Under the Soldier Referral Program (SRP) Pilot, Soldiers in the grades of E-1, E-2, and E-3 may receive one rank advancement for providing a valid referral of someone who both enlists and ships to Army IMT. Soldiers may receive only one advancement for participation in this initiative throughout their entire careers, initiated within 60 days of the referred Soldier shipping to IMT.      c. You are our greatest asset. We ask you to tell the Army story-to tell your story and help other Americans understand the valuable opportunities our Army has to offer. We remain committed to maintaining our standards, investing in America's youth, and recruiting the quality Soldiers our Army needs to fight and win our Nation's wars.      d. Implementation guidance is forthcoming via MILPER message. 2. ARMY DIRECTIVE 2023-01, ARMY RECRUITING RIBBON PROGRAM, 20 JAN 23. This policy incentivizes support to recruiting efforts through the award of the Army Recruiting Ribbon and associated promotion points. This program provides increased recruiting awareness throughout the Army and encourages Soldiers to embed themselves within their communities to share their Army stories. It may also help to identify junior Soldiers who are best suited for recruiting duty as they advance in rank. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223699      a. Effective immediately, the Army Recruiting Ribbon will be awarded to all Soldiers who provide a valid referral to the U.S. Army of an individual who both enlists and ships to Army Initial Military Training (IMT) (see information on the Soldier Referral Program, para 2 below).      b. Soldiers may receive the Army Recruiting Ribbon up to four times during their career. Additional awards are identified with a numerical device added to the ribbon.      c. At each award of the Army Recruiting Ribbon, Soldiers will be awarded 10 points toward promotion to E-5/E-6. Soldiers may receive up to 40 total promotion points for four valid referrals.      d. Award Authority. Referrals will be submitted through the chain of command for approval. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is responsible for validating referral and departure of the trainee to IMT. The Soldier’s battalion commander is the approval authority for award of the Army Recruiting Ribbon and will provide a memorandum to serve as supporting documentation of the award.      e. Implementation guidance is forthcoming via MILPER message. 3. IPPS-A POST GO LIVE ARMY WIDE PERSONNEL ASSET INVENTORY (PAI).  See MILPER Message 23-032, summarized below, which requires this PAI will be conducted between 16 February and 18 March 2023. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223558 4. NEW CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER OF THE AG CORPS. As announced by Chief of the AG Corps/AG School Commandant, COL Chesley D. Thigpen, CW5 Chad G. Bowen, currently serving as the V Corps Senior HR Tech, has been selected to serve as the 9th Chief Warrant Officer of the AG Corps. CW5 Bowen is an exceptional AG Warrant Officer with an incredible reputation, and brings to the position over 32 years of experience and expertise while serving in a wide variety of operational positions across the globe. CW5 Bowen will assume responsibility from CW5 Mark Hickman in a change of responsibility ceremony at the Soldier Support Institute, tentatively scheduled for July 13, 2023.  Bio’s for both CW5 Bowen and CW5 Hickman are posted at the following link on S1NEThttps://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223649 5. UNIT ADMINS- PLEASE REVIEW YOUR R/A FLAGS. From HRC Flags Proponent: We are aware of a few instances where IPPS-A logic for calculating the admin non-deployable time (180 consecutive days or 180 non-consecutive days in a 360 day period) for auto generation of the R/A flag is POTENTIALLY in error. Please review any R/A flags that were system generated by IPPS-A for accuracy. Any flags noted that are questionable, please notify this office. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1011316 6. IPPS-A QUESTIONS.  (If you can assist, please do so.)      a. COMMISSIONING SOURCE. “I am looking for a way in either IPPS-A or DPRO to pull down a report for the entire state (ARNG) that would show the commissioning source for all officers.” https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1011221 7. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.      a. USAR COMPANY COMMANDER FIRST SERGEANT COURSE (CCFSC) MATERIAL UPDATES. A board (CTSSB) was held to update the POI for the USAR Company Commander First Sergeant Course. One of the blocks of instruction added, based on previous student feedback and board voting, was "Establish Continuity of Command/Leader's Book." Students are provided the tools for establishing and maintaining continuity with preceding and succeeding command teams, as well as integration with the next higher organizational echelon. I'm in the process of updating the presentation and products for the delivery of instruction. I wanted to survey the field to see if anybody had any input for the discussion, or products that were useful to them. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1011242 8. Recently published DOD and Army Directives (AD) and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. None. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link.  https://armypubs.army.mil/default.aspx 9. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper. All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/milpaye-messages.      a. MILPER MESSAGE 23-030, AGR OFFICER PROMOTION SEQUENCE NUMBERS FOR FEBRUARY 2023, ISSUED: [1/20/2023 5:53:04 PM]. This message announces the USAR AGR officer promotion sequence numbers for February 2023. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-030      b. MILPER MESSAGE 23-031, AC OFFICER PROMOTION SEQUENCE NUMBERS FOR FEBRUARY 2023, ISSUED: [1/20/2023 5:56:19 PM]. This message announces the AC officer promotion sequence numbers for February 2023. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/23-031      c. MILPER MESSAGE 23-032, FY2023 IPPS-A POST GO LIVE ARMY WIDE PERSONNEL ASSET INVENTORY (PAI), ISSUED: [1/20/2023 6:03:15 PM]. The IPPS-A Go Live Validation PAI will be conducted between 16 February and 18 March 2023.  Each Active Component (AC), Deployed and Garrison Units including Community Based Health Care Organizations (CBHCO) and Medical Retention Processing Units (MRPU) will conduct a Post Go Live PAI. The window for units to conduct the Post Go Live PAI will open NET 16 February and must be complete NLT 18 March 2023. Unit Commanders will follow PAI procedures IAW AR 600-8-6, Ch. 5, while using the IPPS-A Readiness Roster in place of the AAA-162. See the message for additional information. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223558 10. S1NET MEMBER/UNIT CONTRIBUTIONS. The following unit/individually developed products or information have been contributed to S1NET for the use and benefit of all members/units. These products have not been reviewed nor sanctioned by TRADOC or the AG School, and may be specific to the unit/component/location.      a. IPPS-A FRIENDLY MANNING DOCUMENT. “Attached is an updated MOSI formatted to accompany reports from our new IPPS-A system and the new Adhoc reporting OBIEE system. The goal of this was to create a document that is easily manipulated and copied as HR professionals and units get accustomed to IPPS-A.” Contributed by SSG Michael Roman. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223660 11. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 20 JAN 23). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias       a. ADJUTANT SGM | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | E-9 | 11Z | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS.   https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989       b. PETROLEUM TECHNICIAN | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | W-2/3 | 923A | SECRET | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        c. FIELD ARTILLERY, GENERAL | WIESBADEN CLAY KS | O-4/5 | 13A | TS/SCI | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        d.  AVN FMS CASE MANAGER | BAGHDAD | O-4 |15A | S | ASAP | 365 DAYS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989  12. ARNG/USAR POSITIONS/JOBS AVAILABLE.  S1NET members have posted the following RC position/job vacancy information.  For a listing of all USAR primary vacancies (updated weekly) visit https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-375787. Units/commands who wish to post vacancies on S1NET may do so by following the instructions posted on the front page of the Job Announcements topic at the following link. Those posts which are in the correct location and which are posted in accordance with the instructions provided will be included in a future S1NET Message Summary.      https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsmobvacancies      a. 445TH CIVIL AFFAIRS BATTALION, TPU, E4-E8 & O2-O4, CIVIL AFFAIRS NCOS AND OFFICERS, MOUNTAIN VIEW/MARINA, CA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223385      b. 620TH COMBAT SUSTAINMENT SUPPORT BATTALION, E7/E8, 92A/92F, 1SG POSITIONS, MO AND KS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223424      c. ADOS USAFRICOM J2, M-DAY E7 ENLISTED/ 03 OFFICER LOCATION KELLY BARRACKS STUTTGART, GERMANY. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1222919      d. TPU VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS (COL/90A), 310TH SUSTAINMENT COMMAND (EXPEDITIONARY), INDIANAPOLIS, IN. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223467      e. A CO, 372D MI BN, TPU, CPT/35A, COMPANY COMMANDER VACANCY, FRASER, MI. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223721 13.  CIVILIAN JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS. Units/organizations who wish to advertise GS positions, GS 12-15, may post them at the following link on S1NET.  Positions posted per the instructions provided will then be listed once in an S1NET message. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsciv      a. JOINT ACTIVITIES, VACANT GS-0343-12, PROGRAM ANALYST, FORT BRAGG, NC. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223438      b. JOINT ACTIVITIES, VACANCY, GS-0301-12, SHARP PROGRAM MANAGER, FORT BRAGG, NC. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1223445