Friday, November 4, 2022

S1NET Message Summary - 5 Nov 22

1. DEFINING THE TERM “IN GOOD STANDING” FOR RESERVE COMPONENT SOLDIERS RECEIVING RETIREMENT POINTS DUE TO ATTENDANCE RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19, 31 OCT 22.  Memo from the ASA M&RA: Section 516 of Public Law 116-283 amended Sections 12732 and 12733 of Title 10 U.S.C. to allow one retirement point to be awarded for the purpose of computing years of service for non-regular retired pay for each day of active service or for each drill or period of equivalent instruction that was prescribed to be performed during the covered emergency period, defined in this memo. Retirement points can be awarded if the Reserve Component (RC) member concerned was prevented from performing such duty due to travel or duty restrictions imposed by the President or the Secretary of Defense. See the memo for specifics. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203811 2. FRAGMENTARY ORDER 017 (UPDATED GUIDANCE) TO OPERATION ORDER 21-075 UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE COMMAND (USARC) MANDATORY CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) VACCINATION PROGRAM (CUI), DTG: 281700ZOCT22. This order supersedes USARC OPORD 21-019 and all subsequent FRAGORD, and addresses Secretary of the Army implementation of Reference 3, COVID-19 Vaccination of Department of Defense Service Members, dated 24 AUG 2021. Civilian employees who are also members of the reserve and not on active-duty orders will complete vaccination in accordance with published civilian employee vaccination guidelines. This OPORD does not address federal civilian or contract employees (see USARC OPORD 21-048). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203677 3. (USAR) ARMY RESERVE CAREER GROUP (ARCG) CAREER MANAGEMENT OFFICE - WORKSHOP AND SITE VISIT REQUEST. Would you like an ARCG Career Manager to visit your unit to brief your unit and provide some one-on-one support to your officers?  If so, submit your request per the instructions at the following link. This is a NEW initiative so be prepared to be patient and flexible while we iron out how we approach and improve this initiative going forward. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203124 4. FY23 USAR SELECTED RESERVE INCENTIVE PROGRAM (SRIP) EFFECTIVE 31 OCTOBER 2022. The intent of the yearly SRIP policy of the United States Army Reserve (USAR) is to support leadership in meeting end strength, readiness, and force balancing objectives. It provides recruiting and retention incentives to assist in filling critical shortages. Incentives are implemented to support unit and occupational skill staffing requirements. All incentives are subject to the availability of funds, which may change without notice. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203241 5. IPPS-A ITEMS.      a. IPPS-A R3 ROLES AND PERMISSIONS TRAINING SERIES: PART III – 15 NOVEMBER 2022 (ROLES AND PERMISSIONS INTERNAL CONTROLS). Attached is the CONOP for the IPPS-A R3 Roles and Permissions Training Series Part III – Roles and Permissions Internal Controls. During Part III of the three-part series, the IPPS-A FMD Audit/Internal Controls team will familiarize users with IPPS-A training and Segregation of Duties (SODs) requirements, various reports and tools for Validators, access re-certification process, and application security sustainment. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203455      b. IPPS-A AUDIT AND INTERNAL CONTROLS SERIES: PART I – 28 NOVEMBER 2022 (INTRODUCTION AND REPORT REVIEW). Attached is the CONOP for the IPPS-A R3 Audit and Internal Controls live training Part I – Introduction and Report Review. During Part I of the three-part series, the IPPS-A FMD Audit/Internal Controls team will familiarize users with a deep dive of Army’s Financial Statement Audit. It includes topics about how IPPS-A contributes to the Army’s Audit Opinion. Additionally, there is a review of the Submitted TINs/FIDs and Pay Pers Mismatch reports. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203456 6. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.      a. XVIII ABN CORPS G1 HUMAN RESOURCES OPERATIONS CENTER (HROC) NEWSLETTER. Greetings HR Professionals, we are proud to introduce our new G1 HROC team of professionals ready to train, assist, and support the HR community across the Fort Bragg installation and beyond. Our newsletter encompasses their contributions to the AG Corps and the installation such as the G1 "This Is My Squad (TIMS) events, upcoming inspections, HR University dates, AG Week reminder, and IPPS-A information. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203329      b. MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT THE UNITED STATES ARMY PHYSICAL DISABILITY AGENCY AT FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS OR REMOTE FOR RETIRED OFFICERS, AND NCOS. (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. 42A (SGT-SFC) SPECIAL MISSIONS UNIT (SMU) ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION (A&S) FEBRUARY 2023. UPDATE: We no longer have 110 GT Score Requirement. The Army's premier Special Missions Unit (Airborne) located at Fort Bragg is seeking self-motivated, exceptionally proficient individuals holding the MOS of 42A to attend our next assessment and selection 13-24 February 2023. This career opportunity is not available in the Marketplace or USASOC Slate. Application deadline is 9 December 2022.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203534 7.  AIM CYCLE UNIT ANNOUNCEMENTS.      a. 188TH IN BDE (FORT STEWART, GA), FIRST ARMY - 23-02 MARKETPLACE UPDATE. As a result of the mid-market review, the brigade had four positions added (1x13A CPT, 1x14A CPT, 1x31A MAJ, 1x31A CPT) to the marketplace and are looking to speak with interested officers. In addition to the newly added positions, the brigade is still seeking highly motivated and talented officers to fill the following positions (1x12A CPT-position located in Atlanta, GA, 25Ax MAJ and 11A MAJ). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1004378      b. 316TH CAVALRY BRIGADE ASSIGNMENT OPPORTUNITIES, FORT BENNING, GA. The 316th Cavalry Brigade is seeking branch qualified Armor Officers in the ATAP 23-02 cycle to serve as Cavalry Leader Course Instructors. As a CLC instructor you will prepare students to be successful leaders at the troop, squadron, and brigade level through their ability to apply critical and creative thinking in order to understand and solve complex problems in a dynamic and uncertain operational environment. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1004503 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 22-427, 2023 CMH SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM, ISSUED: [11/2/2022 4:00:47 PM]. The U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH) invites qualified officers to apply to become the CMH Historian/Scholar in Residence. All officers must be available to serve a two year tour of duty, with the first year of duty spent serving as a military history instructor on the rotating faculty of the Department of History at the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point and the second year spent on a utilization tour at the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Basic eligibility is officers in the rank of CPT to LTC in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/22-427      b. MILPER MESSAGE 22-428, FY23 AND FY24 COLONEL (COL) AND FY23 LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LTC) FUNCTIONAL AREA 50 (FA50) KEY NOMINATIVE BILLET (KNB) SELECTION PANEL RESULTS, ISSUED: [11/3/2022 11:21:48 AM]. This message announces the results of the FY23 and FY24 Colonel (COL) and FY23 Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Functional Area 50 (FA50) Key Nominative Billet (KNB) Slating Panel. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/22-428      c. MILPER MESSAGE 22-429, FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2023 UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE (USAR) ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION (APDE) SELECTION PANEL SLATE RESULTS, ISSUED: [11/3/2022 11:57:11 PM]. This message announces the release of the FY22 USAR AGR/Non-AGR Officer APDE Selection Panel results for Academic Year (AY) 2023. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/22-429 10. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 4 NOV 22). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias       a. IMAGERY INTEL ANALYST CENT AF REPUB | BANGUI | E7 | 35G | SECRET | APR 2023 | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989         b. J5 DEPUTY DIRECTOR | DJIBOUTI |O5 | 02A | TS | ASAP | 365 DAYS.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        c. WIAS ACCOUNT OFFICER | FT BRAGG, NC | O3/4 | 01A | SECRET | MAR 2023 | 365 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        d. JOPES ANALYST | ARIFJAN | E6-E7 | 88N | SECRET | ASAP | 365 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989  11. 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 VACANCIES FOR USARPAC, HONOLULU, HAWAII. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1202906      b. OPERATIONS NCO (E6-7 MOS IMMATERIAL) OPENING - FORSCOM G33, FORT BRAGG, NC, 365 DAY TOUR.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203164      c. NGB-J33 ADMINISTRATIVE NCO, E5-7, T10 ADOS-RC, ARLINGTON, VA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203189      d. 382D MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, TPU, MAJ/31A, S3 (OPERATIONS OFFICER) VACANCY, WESTOVER ARB, MA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203190      e. B/2/19TH SFG(A) MDAY E9 (SGM)/18Z VACANCY COLUMBUS, OH. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203303      f. OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY VACANCIES (O4/O5), PENTAGON.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203410      g. OFFICER/WARRANT OFFICER/NCO POSITIONS AVAILABLE, 1186TH DDSB, - VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN FLORIDA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203461      h. VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – S3 (LTC/01A), 210TH REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUP (1ST MISSION SUPPORT COMMAND), AGUADILLA, PUERTO RICO. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1203804

S1NET Message Summary - 1 Nov 22

1. FRAGO 34 TO HQDA EXORD 225-21 COVID-19 STEADY STATE OPERATIONS (CUI), DTG: 282124Z OCT 22.  This FRAGO provides guidance on the following: PCS guidance for unvaccinated Soldiers with a pending or approved COVID-19 medical or administrative (to include religious accommodation) exemption request, instructions for transferring a request for religious accommodation when a Soldier PCS’s to a new command, and clarifies eligibility for unvaccinated Department of the Army Civilians to PCS. Some key information/updates in this FRAGO: https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1183847      a. (3.B.7.A.) [Change to Read] IAW Annex IIIII, Soldiers who are not fully vaccinated and who have a pending medical or administrative exemption (to include religious accommodation) are authorized to conduct a permanent change of station (PCS) IAW existing procedures for reassignments found in Army policies…. Soldiers who are not fully vaccinated and who do not have a pending or approved medical or administrative exemption (to include religious accommodation) remain flagged and are therefore ineligible to PCS under current Army regulation and IAW Annex YYY.      b. (3.D.8.B.6.C.1.B.1.) [Add] Losing command: GCMCA-level commands will transfer religious accommodation requests for Soldiers who will PCS from the organization and who are pending religious accommodation decision by TSG or ASA(MR&A). Losing commands will complete transfer steps for pending religious accommodation requests no earlier than 14 days before Soldier departs current unit and no later than the Soldier's departure date. Gaining commands will complete transfer steps, from paragraph 3.D.8.B.6.C.1.B.2., NLT 30 days after the Soldier's report date.      c. (3.D.8.B.6.C.1.B.2.) [Add] Gaining command: Soldiers' gaining immediate commanders will counsel all Soldiers who PCS with a pending religious accommodation request regarding the process for transferring their packet to the new command using the template provided in Annex KKKKK. GCMCA-level commands will reinitiate religious accommodation request packets in ETMS2 for Soldiers who were pending a religious accommodation at previous unit and have not received a final approval/disapproval decision prior to PCS…. Updated chain of command memos and a local GCMCA-level legal review must be completed by the current (gaining) command reflecting the Soldier's current location, unit, and duty situation/environment. Chain-of-command recommendations will address the factors of military necessity described in AR 600-20, paragraph 5-6a. An updated legal review must be conducted at the GCMCA level prior to submitting the packet in ETMS2.      d. (3.D.8.B.6.C.1.C.) [Add] GCMCA-level commands will review the religious accommodation packets for any not fully vaccinated Soldiers who are reassigned to another command within the same GCMCA while their religious accommodation request is pending to determine whether the packet requires new chain of command recommendations and a GCMCA-level legal review based on the Soldiers' changed duty and/or work environment.      e. (3.D.15.B.3.K.1.) [Add] Soldiers on assignment may request assignment deletion or deferment and remain at their current duty location pending the adjudication of their request for permanent COVID-19 vaccine exemption IAW existing regulations. Active duty officers may submit requests using the procedures outlined in AR 614-100. Active-duty enlisted Soldiers may submit requests using the procedures in AR 614-200. USAR-AGR Soldiers may submit requests IAW AR 135-18. Soldiers stationed OCONUS will be processed IAW AR 600-8-11. 2. RENEWAL OF EXCEPTION TO POLICY (ETP) TO AWARD THE OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON TO ALL SOLDIERS DEPLOYED TO EUROPE IN SUPPORT OF ATLANTIC RESOLVE, 27 OCT 22. From the Army G-1: I approve your request to renew the exception to policy (ETP) to award the Overseas Service Ribbon (OSR) to all Soldiers deployed to Europe (regardless of specific location) for at least 270-consecutive days (nine months) in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve (OAR), retroactive to 3 April 2014. All retroactive, current, and future requests for the OSR from currently serving Active or Reserve Component Soldiers deployed to Europe (regardless of specific location) for at least 270-consecutive days (nine months) in support of OAR will be processed and validated by US Army Europe (USAREUR). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1202171 3. (USAR) OCTOBER 2022 TPU E6 SLOTTING REPORTS. Please see the attached (at the following link) E6 slotting reports for promotions effective 01 November 2022. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1201274 4. ARB GUIDANCE FOR TPU OFFICERS. Please see attached (at link) for additional guidance on ARBs and how to keep yours looking up to date for your next board.  ARB updates must be completed by your local unit S-1/HR Support. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1201108 5. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.      a. USAREUR-AF OPERATIONAL DEPLOYMENT FACT SHEET. From the USAREUR-AF G-1: The information in this fact sheet is applicable to all components (RA/RC/ARNG), and covers travel and military pay entitlements, DAMPS TDY orders processing, leave entitlements, awards, and deployment dwell. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1154945      b. AGCRA NEWSLETTER # 41. This edition contains updates/information on IPPS-A, the AGCRA Mount Ranier Chapter, and the AGRRA Gold Vault Chapter. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1201703      c. MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT THE UNITED STATES ARMY PHYSICAL DISABILITY AGENCY AT FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS FOR RETIRED NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS. (92Y, 25B). 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-1200560 6.  AIM CYCLE UNIT ANNOUNCEMENTS.      a. EIGHTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS VIRTUAL HIRING TOWNHALL 3 NOV @ 1800. The Eighth Army Headquarters will be holding a virtual hiring townhall on November 3rd at 1800 EST via Zoom. We are looking for motivated and exceptional leaders in the 23-02 AIM marketplace to join this diverse team. Korea offers a rewarding personal, professional, and cultural experience. that provides an array of opportunities to enhance careers while providing a modernized world class quality of life for our Soldiers and their Families - making Korea the assignment of both choice and purpose. We have various positions available in most AOCs with an emphasis on Warrant Officers and MAJs and above (but all ranks and branches are welcome to attend). See you there. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1201084 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. ARMY DIRECTIVE 2022-15, U.S. ARMY BIOMETRIC PROGRAM, 27 OCT 22. This directive provides policy and guidance for the U.S. Army Biometric Program to reduce risk to Army missions and resources, including personnel, information, and facilities, and will serve as the basis for a new Army regulation that defines roles and responsibilities. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1202128 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 22-424, ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 2023-2024 ARMY RESERVE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS) FULLY FUNDED MASTER’S DEGREE IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH (OR), ISSUED: [10/28/2022 10:15:18 AM]. This message announces the procedures for Army Reserve Active Guard Reserve (AGR) officers to apply for attendance to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Operations Research (OR) Program in Monterey, California for AY 2023-2024. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/22-424      b. MILPER MESSAGE 22-425, FISCAL YEAR 2023 (FY23) ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC), MAJOR (MAJ), OPERATIONS (OPS), OPERATIONS SUPPORT (OS), FORCE SUSTAINMENT (FS), AND INFORMATION DOMINANCE (ID), PROMOTION SELECTION BOARD (PSB) ZONES OF CONSIDERATION, ISSUED: [10/28/2022 10:23:39 AM]. Selection boards will convene on or about 28 Mar 23 to consider eligible CPTs on the Active Duty List (ADL) for promotion to MAJ. The board will recess on or about 21 Apr 23. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/22-425      c. MILPER MESSAGE 22-426, RELEASE OF THE FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2022 COLONEL (COL), JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL CORPS (JAGC), ARMY RESERVE ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AR AGR) AND ARMY RESERVE NON-ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AR NON-AGR), COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES (CC), PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS (PSB), ISSUED: [10/28/2022 2:49:24 PM]. This message announces the release of the results for subject Promotion Selection Board (PSB). The Prepositioning Release date is 1 Nov 22. The official promotion list will be released at 0730 EDT, 3 Nov 22. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/22-426 9. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 28 OCT 22). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias       a. MULTI-FUNCTION LOGISTIAN | ALI AL SALEM, KUWAIT | O4 | 02A | SECRET | NOV 2022 | 365 days.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989         b. J6 DEPUTY DIRECTOR | STUTTGART, GERMANY | O3 | 25A | TS | NOV 2022 | 365 days.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989         c. FT BRAGG, NC | O3/4 | 01A | SECRET | MAR 2023 | 365 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        d. WIAS ACCOUNT MANAGER ASSISTANT | FT. BRAGG, NC | E6 | 00G | SECRET | JAN2023 | 365 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989  10. 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. TPU BDE LEVEL O4 AG (42H4J) VACANCY, 38TH RSG, CROSSLANES, WV. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1201714      b. THE 354TH MOVEMENT CONTROL BATTALION QUEENS, NY TPU VACANCIES (90A, 88A, 882A, 915A, 88N, 88M, 88Z, 91B, 91J, 92Y). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1202116      c. HHC, 100TH TRAINING DIVISION (LD), TPU, 1LT/CPT/01A, COMPANY COMMANDER, FORT KNOX, KY. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1171930      d. NORTH EAST MEDICAL AREA READINESS SUPPORT GROUP, OFFICER/ENLISTED VACANCIES, STATEN ISLAND, NY. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1201521      e. 99TH READINESS DIVISION, TPU, COL/60A, CMD SURGEON VACANCY, JBMDL, NJ. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1201335      f. SPECIAL MISSION UNIT (SMU), COADOS OPPORTUNITY, USAR/ARNG, MULTIPLE VACANCIES, FORT BRAG, FORT BELVOIR. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1201216      g. 200TH MILITARY POLICE COMMAND, TPU, MULTIPLE VACANCIES, FT. MEADE, MD. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1201094

Monday, October 31, 2022

S1NET Message Summary - 28 Oct 22

1. THE ADJUTANT GENERAL (TAG) SENDS: ENLISTED EVALUATION BOARDS, AFGHANISTAN RETROGRADE UNIT AWARDS, IPPS-A UPDATE. From BG Gregory S. Johnson, TAG 63:  Thank you for all the hard work!  We see your efforts in the field and appreciate what you are accomplishing as we push the AG Corps to meet the needs of our ever-evolving Army.  The intent of the TAG Sends is to highlight some of these changes.  As we move towards the IPPS-A brownout and IPPS-A Go-Live, it is imperative that you focus on data accuracy.  Please make sure Soldiers and Officers are updating their SRB/ORB information prior to the upcoming brownout.  Lots of reasons this is important, but specifically need your attention here. Four topic updates this month.  Enlisted Evaluation Board Process, November Unit Promotion Board change, Afghanistan Retrograde Unit Awards, and an IPPS-A Update. Some key points in this TAG Sends listed below.  View the entire message at the following link. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1200880      a. Enlisted Evaluations Board Process and Board Schedule, including an LPD brief on the Evaluations Board Process.      b. Due to maintenance impacting the automated Promotion Point Worksheet (PPW), we ask units to conduct November 2022 promotion boards immediately and complete them no later than 7 November 2022.  Soldiers successfully recommended for promotion must be integrated onto the PPW NLT 7 November 2022, without exception.      c. Afghan Retrograde MUC/PUC Submission. Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC), Presidential Unit Citation (PUC), and individual award submissions for all units that supported the Afghanistan Retrograde Mission, OAR, and OAW are due to HRC NLT November 7th or November 21st respectively.  To help facilitate, the Awards and Decorations Branch is conducting weekly Working Group with G1s every Thursday at 1100 EST for timely and consistent processing of these awards.      d. IPPS-A Update. Before Go Live, the HRC IPPS-A team will lead an Army-wide IPPS-A Exercise from 7-10 November 2022. This event will demonstrate system processing via personnel action requests and the execution of Business Processes from end to end. We ask that all HR professionals participate to the maximum extent to gain user experience. In the following days, an EXORD will be published with details. If all conditions are met, the plan is to start brownout of Legacy HR Systems no earlier than 10 November 2022.  Brownout dates are not set yet and are conditional based off of final testing.  Please continue to set conditions in your organizations and complete mandatory IPPS-A training prior to 4 November 2022 and focus on data accuracy.      e. Records Updates: Remind Soldier’s to continue to update their Soldier Record Briefs (SRB, ORB). Soldiers will be unable to update their records during BOCO.  Personnel data can still be updated after the BOCO, but any changes won’t be visible to centralized boards until the Record Brief is recreated in the coming months.       f. As a recommendation to S1s during BOCO, 1) Continue to pull/refresh queries that you may need during Brownout/cut over from EDAS, WEBEDAS, TOPMIS, COPS, eMILPO Datastore.  Anything related to personnel readiness (projections, flags, restrictions, non-deployables, etc). 2) Anticipate your Commanders’ questions on personnel readiness – USR is a monthly battle rhythm. 2. TPU PROMOTION TO 1LT. From the Army Reserve CMO: Basic Branch TPU promotion to 1LT is normally automatic and orders generated by HRC when a 2LT reaches 18 month time in grade as long as the following criteria is met: The officer is NOT flagged, and promotion documents are uploaded into the Soldier's iPERMS.  If you're a 2LT who was not automatically promoted to 1LT or there's an officer in your unit that this applies to, then there will NOT be an automatic second look to promote to 1LT.  Instead once it is confirmed the 2LT meets the above criteria, then an ePAT action must be initiated and routed to your GFC to forward to HRC for orders to be generated. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/thread/273162 3. IPPS-A ITEMS.      a. IPPS-A "A DAY IN THE LIFE" WEBINAR SERIES - MONTHLY REPORTS AND PROMOTION ROSTERS - 2 NOV 22. Attached is the CONOP for the IPPS-A "A Day in the Life" Webinar Series on Monthly Reports and Promotion Rosters. The FMD Training Team will be conducting two sessions on 2 NOV 22 at 1100 EDT and 1900 EDT. These sessions will cover the Decentralized Promotion Roster, Semi-Centralized Promotion Roster, Restrictions Report, SFPA Report and the Awards Roster. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1200642      b. IPPS-A COUNCIL OF COLONELS - 27 OCT 2022. Attached is the slide deck for IPPS-A's monthly Council of Colonels meeting that takes place on 27 OCT 2022. HR leaders across the US Army will receive real-time updates from program FMD leads on the progression of IPPS-A. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1200702 4. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.      a. AGCRA NEWSLETTER # 40. Items in this edition include military retirees and dependents with ID cards that don’t expire need to get replacements within 4 years, the AGCRA Arctic Adjutants Chapter food drive, Vicenza (Italy) military community retiree appreciation day, and AGCRA Alamo Chapter Toys for Tots. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1201017 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 073/2022, ARMY SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY (CUI), DTG: R 271153Z OCT 22. This message provides information to ensure Army compliance with DOD social media use policy. New and emerging platforms: Public affairs and social media managers must not test, use, or otherwise engage on new platforms (including on personal devices) prior to Defense Information System Agency review and approval for official use. Public affairs and social media managers must coordinate with the component’s chief information officer before submitting a request through DISA’s DOD application vetting environment. DOD personnel must not use personal social media accounts for official purposes of conveying DOD information or official DOD positions. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1200997 6. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  None. 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. 7. 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. WORK CARE PLAN - INITIAL COUNSELING FOR NEW SERVICE MEMBERS AT HOLDING/RECEPTION/TRANSITION UNITS. “Attached are templates I created for new members arriving at the Welcome, Integration, and Transition Center (WITC) of the United States Cyber Command at Fort Meade, MD. Since USCYBERCOM is reliant on the National Security Agency's security procedures, service members newly assigned to USCYBERCOM can spend anywhere from four weeks to six months trying to get through the additional security checks necessary to begin their work. The Work Care Plan is meant to help service members devise a plan to improve their professional development (the Work Plan) and their personal welfare (the Care Plan) during this mandatory wait time. Examples include Navy, Air Force, and Army templates at Fort Meade.” Contributed by LTC Tenay Benes. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1199888 8. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 14 OCT 22). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias       a. JOPES ANALYST | ARIFJAN, KUWAIT | E7 | 88N | SECRET | ASAP | 365 days.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989       b. AVIATION OPERATIONS NCO | AMMAN, JORDAN | E7 | All COMBAT ARMS MOS AND 15P MOS Acceptable | TS/SCI | ASAP | 365 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989       c. AIR MOVEMENT NCO | ARIFJAN, KUWAIT | E6 | 88N | SECRET | NOV2022 | 365 days.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989       d. MEDLOG NCO | IRAQ | E7 | 68J | SECRET | NOV2022 | 365 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989  9. 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. USAR, 3RD LOGISTICS CIVIL AUGMENTATION PROGRAM (LOGCAP) SUPPORT BATTALION, DEPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CENTCOM AOR, MULTIPLE VACANCIES (OFFICER AND ENLISTED), BIRMINGHAM, AL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1175363      b. OKARNG AGR ANNOUNCEMENT 22-45, 1LT/CPT, O1A OSU ASST. PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE, STILLWATER, OK. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1200975      c. 647TH REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUP, E5-E9, W2, AND O3-O4 TPU VACANCIES, WICHITA, KS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1200976      d. TPU OFFICER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE OFFICER (60C), HHC, 352D CIVIL AFFAIRS COMMAND (CACOM), FORT MEADE, MD. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1200999

"Treat" Your Employer to a Nomination for The Freedom Award

Dear Service Member,

There are only nine weeks left to nominate your outstanding employer for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

The Freedom Award is the highest honor the Department of Defense gives to employers for supporting National Guard and Reserve employees. The employers chosen exemplify what it means to go above and beyond federal requirements in support of military employees.

For the hundreds of you who have already nominated your supportive employer, thank you! And, for those of you who’d like to, visit www.FreedomAward.mil and click on the “Nominate Employer” tab.

The nomination form takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Nominations must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2022.

Thank you for your service,

The Freedom Award Team

This e-mail was sent by the U.S. Department of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Credentialing Assistance Launches in ArmyIgnitED

Date Published: 24 Oct 22 SUBJECT: Army Credentialing Assistance Program Launch in the Upgraded ArmyIgnitED Portal The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program is launching in the upgraded ArmyIgnitED portal on 25 October 2022! When launched, Soldiers will be able to request CA funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The web address is https://www.armyignited.army.mil/. Improvements to ArmyIgnitED are in three phases. Phase One launched on 29 August 2022 and provided access to the Tuition Assistance Program. Phase Two will be launched on 25 October 2022. Phase Two provides access to the CA Program. Soldiers will be able to request CA for FY23. Phase Three will include continued system enhancements. 1. What should Soldiers do now in preparation for the CA Program? Soldiers should research credentialing options and develop a plan for the use of CA funding. Find a vendor that provides what is needed to attain the credential of choice. Request a custom quote from the vendor for the training, or exam, or books and/or materials. 2. What do Soldiers need to do once CA is live? Create an Account: If a Soldier does not already have an established account, visit the ArmyIgnitED website, https://www.armyignited.army.mil, and click on “Login.” This will register your CAC to the upgraded ArmyIgnitED. You will only need the URL and your CAC. (Login.gov will not be used to access the site.) In some cases, Soldiers may need assistance creating an account in the upgraded ArmyIgnitED system. Please visit or contact your local Education Center if you need assistance. Submit an Education Goal for CA: Each Soldier will need to submit a CA education goal through ArmyIgnitED. Once submitted, the Army Credentialing Assistance Program Office (ACAPO) will either approve, disapprove, or request additional information about the goal. You must have an approved CA education goal to request CA. Follow this pathway for a tutorial that outlines how a Soldier can create a CA education goal: Login to ArmyIgnitED > Click on “HELP” Located at the Upper Right Corner > Documents & Links > Tutorial- Creating a (CA) Credentialing Assistance Ed Goal - MOS Related (or Non-MOS Related) Follow the steps below to submit an Education Goal for CA. Step 1 – Click on “Education Programs” dropdown menu and click “Credentialing Assistance” from the left side menu, then “Explore Credentials” or “Education Goals” under the Tuition Assistance Request tab. Step 2 – Click on “Create New Goal”. Step 3 – Select either Credentialing Assistance – MOS Related or Credentialing Assistance – Non MOS Related. Step 4 – Select your credential by typing in a keyword or search the options provided, click “Next”. Step 5 – Upload the custom quote provided by the vendor, then click “Submit Goal”.  Once confirmed it will be routed to the ACAPO office for review. Step 6 – Once concurrence from ACAPO on the Goal, click “Apply for Funding”. Step 7 – Review the User Agreement. Step 8 – Proceed with selecting your vendor, start and end date, training, exam, and/or books/materials and submit! Step 9 – Review & Approval/Disapproval. Once you submit your CA request, whether approved or disapproved, you will receive a message in your student message section. *Important Notes: 1. With the new ArmyIgnitED, Soldiers must apply for CA in the system no earlier than 90 days and no later than 45 days prior to the class start date. 2. Soldiers must accept the CA User Agreement (formerly the Statement of Understanding) when submitting a CA Request. 3. All CA requests must be approved prior to the start date of the course. 4. Eligible Soldiers must contact their vendor after a CA request is approved in ArmyIgnitED. 5. Soldiers will be solely responsible for all credentialing costs if the training or exam is not completed successfully with a passing grade. 6. CA is approved on a course-by-course basis and only for the specific course(s) and class dates that a Soldier requests. 7. After a CAR has been paid, if a Soldier needs to withdraw from an exam or course, he or she must use the ArmyIgnitED messaging function in their account or the ArmyIgnitED Helpdesk.  Select the “Credentialing Assistance” category and enter “Withdraw” as the Subject of your message.  In the narrative, provide your name, CA Request ID #, ArmyIgnitED user ID #, and request to withdraw.  ACAPO will add a “W” grade to your course or exam.  You will receive a message when the W grade has been added with further instructions on how to complete your recoupment plan. All requests for recoupment waivers for withdrawals must be completed in ArmyIgnitED. Note: If a CAR has not been paid and it is prior to the start date, Soldiers can delete their own CAR in their account.  Soldiers should not submit a ArmyIgnitED Helpdesk ticket to resolve this.  Updated CA Policy can be found on Army COOL: https://www.cool.osd.mil/army/costs_and_funding/index.html?credentialingassistance Army Credentialing and Continuing Education Services for Soldiers (ACCESS Army University / Combined Arms Center / contact your education center / support team

S1NET Message Summary - 25 Oct 22

1. ENLISTED PROMOTION ITEMS.      a. AC SENIOR ENLISTED PROMOTIONS BY- NAME, SEQUENCE REPORT AND ORDERS, NOVEMBER 2022. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1198640      b. AGR (USAR) (SFC-SGM) SENIOR ENLISTED PROMOTION SEQUENCE NUMBER REPORT AND BY-NAME PROMOTIONS LIST, NOVEMBER 2022. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1198639      c. ACTIVE COMPONENT ENLISTED PROMOTION CUTOFF SCORES AND SGT/SSG BY-NAME PROMOTION LISTS, NOVEMBER 2022. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1199001      d. AGR (USAR) SGT/SSG PROMOTION CUTOFF SCORES, BY-NAME LISTS & PPRL 01 NOVEMBER 2022. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1199585 2. ARMY CREDENTIALING ASSISTANCE LAUNCHES IN ARMYIGNITED. The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program is launching in the upgraded ArmyIgnitED portal on 25 October 2022! When launched, Soldiers will be able to request CA funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. Visit the following link for information on creating an account and requesting CA.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1198814 3. U.S. ARMY RESERVE (USAR) PERMISSIVE PARACHUTE PROGRAM POLICY, 17 OCT 22. Permissive parachuting is an Army personnel program for experienced airborne-qualified Soldiers on active duty, members of the Selected Reserve, and Individual Ready Reserve, assigned to non-airborne duty positions. Soldiers who volunteer for permissive parachute status should have a desire for future airborne assignments and seek to enhance and maintain their static-line military parachuting skills. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1198564 4. IPPS-A "A DAY IN THE LIFE" WEBINAR SERIES - UNIT LEVEL ASSIGNMENTS - 26 OCT 22. Attached is the CONOP for the IPPS-A "A Day in the Life" Webinar Series on Unit Level Assignments. The FMD Training Team will be conducting two sessions on 26 OCT 22 at 1100 EDT and 1900 EDT. These sessions will cover Temporary Assignments, Unit Slotting Tools, and the Assignment Dashboard. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1198778 5. CHANGING CULTURE - MOVING FROM METRICS TO READINESS. Please see attached article for the Chief of the Army Reserve, Lt. Gen. Jody Daniel's guidance on the USAR shift from being metrics focused to readiness focused. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1199012 6.  AIM CYCLE UNIT ANNOUNCEMENTS.      a. THE 3D CAVALRY REGIMENT, FORT HOOD, TX IS HIRING! If you are interested in joining the Regiment of Mounted Rifleman, please contact us. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1198698 7. 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 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 22-412, AC OFFICER PROMOTION SEQUENCE NUMBERS FOR NOVEMBER 2022, ISSUED: [10/21/2022 3:45:22 PM]. Officer promotion orders will be available on the S1 Net milSuite NLT 25 October 2022. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/promotionsofficers/officerpromotionorders. The FY22 AC CPT Army promotion results have not been approved for official release. Once the official announcement of the fully qualified certification is released, projections for October and November promotions can be confirmed. The production of backdated orders (if applicable) will be completed within 30 days of the official release. Officer Promotions cannot answer any queries in consideration to the population until official release of results. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/22-412      b. MILPER MESSAGE 22-413, ADVANCED STRATEGIC PLANNING AND POLICY PROGRAM (ASP3) - THE GOODPASTER SCHOLARS 2023 COHORT SELECTION, ISSUED: [10/21/2022 4:21:18 PM]. This message announces the Combined Arms Center – Army University (CAC-AU) selection process for the Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program (ASP3) cohort that will begin graduate school in August or September 2024. The Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program is a nine-year program that prepares field-grade officers for service as strategic planners through a combination of practical experience, professional military education, and a doctorate level education through a civilian university. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/22-413 9. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 21 OCT 22). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias       a. J5 DEPUTY DIRECTOR | DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI | O5 | 02A | TS/SCI | ASAP | 365 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989         b. JOPES ANALYST | ARIFJAN, KUWAIT | E7 | 88N | SECRET | ASAP | 365 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        c. ARIFJAN, KUWAIT | O3/4 | 01A | TS/SCI | JAN2023 | 365 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989        d. WIAS ACCOUNT MANAGER ASSISTANT | FT. BRAGG, NC | E6 | 00G | SECRET | JAN2023 | 365 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989  10. 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. 4TH BATTALION 323RD REGIMENT, TPU, MULTIPLE VACANCIES FOR 1LT (P), CPT (01A), CW2-420A, CW3-920A AND E-4, E-5 (00G), VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN AL, FL, MS, LA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1198518      b. 188TH INFANTRY BRIGADE (FIRST ARMY) IS SEEKING MOTIVATED TPU OFFICERS, WARRANT OFFICERS, AND NCOS FOR SEVERAL VACANCIES AT FORT STEWART, GA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1199011      c. 1-158TH ASSAULT HELICOPTER BATTALION (AHB), TPU, CPT/15A-B/67J, MULTIPLE COMPANY COMMAND VACANCIES, HOUSTON, TX. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1199287      d. 7/98TH TRAINING BATTALION XO (MAJ), S1 (CPT), S4 (CPT), INSTRUCTOR TPU VACANCIES (DEVENS, MA / NEW YORK / NEW ENGLAND) MULTIPLE VACANCIES: MAJ, CPT, SFC & SSG. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1199264      e. 642D REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUP, MULTIPLE OFFICER AND ENLISTED TPU VACANCIES, DECATUR, GA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1199276      f. 88TH RD/FORT SNELLING, MN-COL/O6 OFFICER VACANCY FOR CHIEF OF STAFF (TPU). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1199265      g. 102ND TNG DIV, 5TH BDE, 2 OPERATIONS OFFICER'S POSITIONS, O4/01A, FT GORDON, GA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1199576      h. 658TH REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUP, TPU, SFC, 00G4Q VACANCY, CAMP HUMPHREYS, KOREA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1199343      i. MOBILIZATION OPPORTUNITY WITH JSOC GLOBAL ANALYTICS PLATFORM CO-ADOS, E1-O5, FORT BRAGG OR WASH D.C. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1186487      j. MULTIPLE USAR TPU VACANCIES, 316TH ESC/475TH QM GP/635TH QM DET/TM, FARRELL, PA (ENL&OFF). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1199581

Coming Soon ArmyIgnitED Credentialing Assistance

Date Published: 20 Oct 22 Credentialing Assistance in the Upgraded ArmyIgnitED is Launching Soon! 1. Using the System         •  New website with a new layout!! This is a more reliable system with faster response times to Soldiers’ inquiries.         •  First, If Soldiers already have an account in the upgraded ArmyIgnitED Student Portal, there is no need to create a new account for CA.  If Soldiers DO NOT have an account, they must register on the upgraded ArmyIgnitED website, which will register their Common Access Card. Login.gov will not be used to access the site.         •  Soldiers will login to the upgraded ArmyIgnitED Student Portal with a dashboard containing a snapshot of their record.         •  The Student Portal dashboard will describe a Soldier’s Credentialing Assistance (CA) and Tuition Assistance (TA) funding remaining, credits remaining, any holds, messages, approved education goal, Ed. Center contact info, and more.         •  Soldiers should update personal information by going to My Profile at the upper right of the dashboard.         •  The Army Credentialing Assistance Program Office (ACAPO) and CA vendors will have their own ArmyIgnitED portals that will communicate with the Student Portal.         •  Soldiers should click on “Education Programs” dropdown menu and click “Credentialing Assistance” from the left side menu. Then “Explore Credentials” (click either MOS button or the Non-MOS Related button).         •  After exploring your options, contact the vendor of choice to obtain a custom quote before creating an Education Goal.          •  Soldiers will have user tutorials in the site to assist with everything from searching vendors, creating an education goal, creating a CA request, and more. Soldiers can also go to https://www.cool.osd.mil/army/costs_and_funding/index.html?credentialingassistance to download the Soldier CA process and approved vendor list.         •  Soldiers will be able to request CA for FY23 courses.         •  Soldiers will receive system messages and emails when CA requests are approved or if more information is needed from ACAPO.          2. What's Staying the Same         •  Soldiers’ CA requests will be approved in the upgraded ArmyIgnitED by the start date of the course.         •  Soldiers must acknowledge the CA User Agreement (formerly the Statement of Understanding) when requesting CA.         •  Soldiers must contact the vendor to obtain a custom quote for the course/exam they wish to pursue.         •  Soldiers must request CA within the upgraded ArmyIgnitED and register for the course (no money down) with the vendor.         •  When Soldiers earn an unsatisfactory grade OR there is no grade posted, the Army will recoup the credentialing assistance.  3. What's Changing               •  Soldiers must wait for the Education Goal to be approved before they can request CA.         •  Soldiers must submit their requests for CA no earlier than 90 days and no later than 45 days prior to the start date of the course or exam.         •  Soldiers must submit separate CA requests for training, exams, books, and/or materials.         •  Soldiers must withdraw from a course by submitting an ArmyIgnitED helpdesk case.         •  A course end date must be more than 30 days prior to ETS or retirement.         •  If a grade is not posted prior to ETS/Retirement, recoupment actions will be initiated.  Work with your vendor for timely grade posting in the system. If the vendor does not post the grade (such as Pearson Vue or CompTIA), it is your responsibility to send the certificate to the ACAPO office within the ArmyIgnitED system.         •  Soldiers will not be refunded for grades changed after a recoupment is processed.          •  Soldiers must initiate a Request for Recoupment Waiver within 30 days from the date the withdrawal (W) grade is posted.         •  Failing or unsatisfactory grades no longer qualify for a Request for Recoupment Waiver. ACAPO must post the withdrawal (W) grade for the Soldier to be eligible to apply for a recoupment waiver.         NOTE! All previous FY21 and FY22 CA requests located in the previous version of ArmyIgnitED will be migrated into the upgraded ArmyIgnitED. Soldiers will continue the process in the upgraded ArmyIgnitED and submit grades (certificates of completions) there by using the ArmyIgnitED helpdesk and selecting the credentialing assistance category. No further actions will take place in the previous version of ArmyIgnitED to include ServiceNow (SNOW) tickets.  We are excited about the launch of the upgraded ArmyIgnitED!  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. Army Credentialing and Continuing Education Services for Soldiers (ACCESS) Army University Combined Arms Center education center / support team

Latest Products and News from CALL (CALL Insider 4th QTR, FY22)

At https://www.army.mil/article/261190 is the CALL Insider Newsletter for 4th Quarter, FY22. Catch up on what you may have missed and please share widely within your organizations. Highlights include: - Joint Multinational Readiness Center’s executive summary on Dynamic Front ’22 - News on the publication of FM 3-0, Operations, and multidomain operations as the Army’s new operational concept. - Publications, best practices, and articles for the quarter, and more!   v/r, SCOTT W. MUELLER COL, AR Director, Center for Army Lessons Learned

S1NET Message Summary - 18 Oct 22

1. RECOGNITION OF UNITS INVOLVED IN RETROGRADE OPERATION FROM AFGHANISTAN, OAR, AND OAW. From HRC Awards and Decorations Branch: To determine your unit’s eligibility for the Afghanistan Retrograde Operations MUC/PUC and/or to submit an awards packet, please contact your higher headquarters or major command that your unit was assigned to during the designated periods of service identified in MILPER Message 22-399. Additionally, we are aware the link for the template in Para 5 of MILPER Message 22-399 is not currently working, please see the template attached at the following link for use as needed. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196348 2. OFFICER PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT DIRECTORATE (OPMD), US ARMY HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND (HRC) MID-MARKET REVIEW (MMR). From 17-24 October, OPMD will execute their Mid-Market Review (MMR). This week-long meeting allows HRC to review the jobs/positions that are in the Marketplace and adjust as-needed, based on the number of Officers that are in the Marketplace and emerging Army requirements. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-609865 3. JOINT LOGISTICS COURSE OVERVIEW AND BROCHURE AND . From the ARCG CMO: The information attached at the following link provides an overview of the Joint Logistics Course (JLC) along with an informational brochure and an FY23 course schedule. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196426 4. IPPS-A WEBINAR SERIES - MANAGING ABSENCES (NOT INCLUDING PCS) - 19 OCT 22. Attached is the CONOP for the IPPS-A "A Day in the Life" Webinar Series on Managing Absences (not including PCS). The FMD Training Team will be conducting two sessions on 19 OCT 22 at 1100 EDT and 1900 EDT. This session will cover how to manage and reconcile chargeable absences, TL Submission considerations, and understanding the TIN/FID reports. The TIN/FID report allows the HR Professional to understand the relationship between HR data and the payroll transaction generated by input. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196910 5. ARMY LEADER EXCHANGE (ALx) - OCTOBER BULLETIN. The Army Leader Exchange (ALx) provides professional development content to help steward the Army profession by engaging and informing leaders. The October 2022 bulletin was recently published and includes topics on building the Army of 2030, the new FM 3-0 "Operations," and the evolving nature of the fog of war. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196928 6. AC FLAG SNAPSHOT - SEPTEMBER 2022. HRC can provide a drill down, by unit, installation and individual at the request of COL Commanders and above. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196934 7.  AIM CYCLE UNIT ANNOUNCEMENTS.      a. 32D MEDICAL BRIGADE AIM 23-02 POSITION ADVERTISEMENT. The 32d Medical Brigade is looking for talented and motivated officers in the 23-02 AIM Marketplace to join our exceptional diverse team. Located at Joint Base San Antonio, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. The 32d Medical Brigade is the premier military medical educational training institution, responsible for providing the Army with the best technically and tactically trained health care professionals. We seek the best AMEDD officers to fill our positions of company command (CPT in MS, SP and VC Corp) and company executive officer (1LT, 70B). Join our Team! https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1194542      b. CYBER/SPACE/INFO OPS AIM2 (23-02) POSITION INFORMATION SESSION HOSTED BY ARMY G-3/5/7 STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (DAMO-SO). MG Dustin Shultz, Director, Army G-3/5/7 Strategic Operations (DAMO-SO) will host a virtual information session w/ Q&A on Microsoft Teams. DAMO-SO, the Army lead for warfighting transformation, provides strategic focus for Cyber/Electronic Warfare, Space, Enterprise Systems, Mission Command, and Information Operations. To learn more, interested officers (17A, 25A, and 40A; MAJ-COL) can attend a virtual information session on 25 October 2022 from 1200-1300 EST. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196678      c. HIRING FOR G33 POSITIONS AT XVIII AIRBORNE CORPS, FBNC (OUT OF MARKET). XVIII Airborne Corps is looking for personnel who wish to remain on Fort Bragg, NC in summer 2023. Our G33 shop is looking for talented Officers and NCOs to help us innovate and plan for future missions in the IRF/CRF environment. We are hiring people for the positions listed at the following link. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196622      d. 32D MEDICAL BRIGADE AIM 23-02 POSITION ADVERTISEMENT. The 32d Medical Brigade is looking for talented and motivated officers in the 23-02 AIM Marketplace to join our exceptional diverse team of Soldiers and DA Civilians. Located at Joint Base San Antonio, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. The 32d Medical Brigade is the premier military medical educational training institution, responsible for providing the Army with the best technically and tactically trained health care professionals. We seek the best AMEDD officers to fill our positions of company command (CPT in MS, SP and VC Corp) and company executive officer (1LT, 70B). Join our Team! https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1194542      e. TRADOC 23-02 AIM2 MARKETPLACE POSITIONS. Are you an Army Officer scheduled to move in the 23-02 assignment cycle? TRADOC has OVER 1000 positions in the AIM2 marketplace supporting the Accessions and Training Enterprises. TRADOC shapes the Army through recruiting and training of Soldiers, develops adaptive leaders, guides the Army through doctrine, and shapes the Army by building and integrating formations, capabilities and material. TRADOC Headquarters is located at Fort Eustis, Virginia, with 10 Centers of Excellence locations at Ft. Jackson, Ft. Benning, Ft. Sill, Ft. Lee, Ft. Belvoir, Ft. Eustis, Carlisle Barracks, Ft. Rucker, Ft. Leonard Wood, Ft. Leavenworth. Ft. Huachuca, Redstone Arsenal, Ft. Gordon and Ft. Bliss. Please review the job listing attached at the following link. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1197370 8. 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 072/2022, 2022 ASSOCIATION OF OLD CROWS (AOC) OUTSTANDING U.S. ARMY UNIT AWARD WINNERS (CUI), DTG: 141751Z OCT 22. The Chief of Staff, Army (CSA) is pleased to announce the Fiscal Year 2022 winners of the Association of Old Crows Outstanding U.S. Army Unit Award. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1197518 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 22-400, SELECTIVE RETENTION BONUS (SRB) PROGRAM, ISSUED: [10/14/2022 9:31:15 AM]. This MILPER message announces changes to the Regular Army Selective Retention Bonus (SRB) program. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/22-400 10. S1NET MEMBER REQUESTS. The following S1NET member requests/questions are pending.  If you can assist, please do so.      a. DOES ANYONE HAVE A 20-MINUTE BRIEFING OR CLASS TO TRAIN COMMANDERS AND 1SGS ON FLAGS? https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1002736 11. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 14 OCT 22). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias      a. JOPES ANALYST | ARIFJAN, KUWAIT | E7 | 88N | SECRET | ASAP | 365 days.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989      b. AVIATION OPERATIONS NCO | AMMAN, JORDAN | E7 | All COMBAT ARMS MOS AND 15P MOS Acceptable | TS/SCI | ASAP | 365 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989      c. AIR MOVEMENT NCO | ARIFJAN, KUWAIT | E6 | 88N | SECRET | NOV2022 | 365 days.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989      d. MEDLOG NCO | IRAQ | E7 | 68J | SECRET | NOV2022 | 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. 7-158TH GENERAL SUPPORT AVIATION BATTALION (GSAB) MULTIPLE TPU COMPANY COMMANDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS, TX, CO, CA, KS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196711      b. VACANCIES (TPU): 415TH CBRN BDE, 485TH CBRN BN, AND 300TH CBRN CO (GRADE E3-O4) (MOS 74A, 25B, 42B, 35D, 92Y, 62B, 65D, 56A, 91X, 74D, 91B, 91Z, 68W), SC, DE, WV. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196366      c. JAPAN IMA OPPORTUNITIES APPLY NOW!! https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196643      d. FLORIDA ARNG MDAY OFFICER VACANCIES 83RD TRP CMD, SPECIAL OPERATIONS DETACHMENT CENTRAL (AIRBORNE) & 53RD IBCT. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196674      e. FLORIDA ARNG ENLISTED VACANCY, 74D/E7/E8, HHC, 50TH RSG, HOMESTEAD, FL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196751      f. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE) ARMY RESERVE IMA PROGRAM NEEDS YOU! https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196794      g. 211TH RTI, FLARNG, AGR - E6, 14S INSTRUCTOR, STARKE, FL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196800      h. DET AMERICAN SAMOA (AS), USAR TSG, TPU, SGM/00G6O 6S, PAGO PAGO, AS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1196991      i. 96TH SB, FT DOUGLAS, UT, 534 UNIT VACANCIES.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1129006      j. ANNOUNCEMENT OF TROOP PROGRAM UNIT (TPU) DETACHMENT COMMANDER (CDR) POSITION VACANCY FOR THE 335TH MEDICAL DETACHMENT, 18TH FIELD HOSPITAL, FORT STORY, VA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1197063      k. XVIII AIRBORNE CORPS MAIN COMMAND POST- OPERATIONAL DETACHMENT (MCP-OD), 1SG and JUNIOR ENLISTED AIRBORNE VACANCIES, FORT BRAGG, NC. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1197327      l. HHC, 416TH THEATER ENGINEER COMMAND-DARIEN, IL, MULTIPLE ENLISTED/WARRANT/OFFICER TPU POSITIONS FOR IMMEDIATE FILL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1197382