Tuesday, March 30, 2021

DoD Dine Smart Traveler Rewards - Enroll Today!

When you travel through the Defense Travel System, consider enrolling in DoD Dine Smart Traveler Rewards, a new frequent dining program that allows DoD travelers to earn points towards gift cards every time you dine at participating restaurants and pay with your Government Travel Charge Card while on official travel.

The Defense Travel Management Office manages the DoD Dine Smart program, which operates through Dinova, a dining network with more than 18,000 participating restaurants throughout the United States.

Here is what you need to know:

-- It takes just two minutes to enroll. Go to https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/dinesmart.cfm and follow the link on our website to enroll today through Dinova's DoD Dine Smart webpage.

-- Earn one point for every $1 you spend at in-network restaurants. Points are earned on the total purchase amount, including tax and tip! Your points can then be redeemed for gift cards from retailers (like Amazon and Target) and restaurants (like Outback and Jersey Mike's).

-- DoD policy requires you use your government travel charge card to pay for all official travel expenses, including meals.

-- Easily locate participating restaurants through the DISA-approved smartphone app, myDinova, which is available through the DoD app store, Google Play, and Apple App Store. The app lets you filter restaurants by COVID safety protocol and map nearby restaurants.

For more information, visit the Defense Travel Management Office website, www.defensetravel.dod.mil.

S1NET Message Summary - 27 Mar 21

1. PROMOTION POINT WORKSHEET (PPW) - UNABLE TO INTEGRATE – 26 MARCH 2021. From HRC Enlisted Promotions:  Due to system errors within the PPW application, the system will not allow integration of Soldiers in the secondary zone (SZ) based on the Time In Service (TIS) / Time In Grade (TIG) requirements outlined in MILPER Message 21-044. TIS/TIG updates are delayed due to system errors within the PPW application. These errors delayed deployment of new business rules being applied to the new TIS/TIG requirements for Soldiers in the secondary zone (SZ). As a result of this system error, units are allowed to integrate on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 and Wednesday, 31 March 2021. Integrations on 31 March 2021 MUST be completed no later than 2000 hrs (EDT). Soldiers who are integrated from 10-31 March 2021, will be considered for promotion selection for 01 May 2021; so long as the Soldier was fully eligible in accordance with AR 600-8-19 and MILPER Message 21-044.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-955021 

2. AC ENLISTED PROMOTION CUTOFF SCORES AND SGT/SSG BY-NAME PROMOTION LISTS, April 2021. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954796

3. AC ENLISTED CUTOFF SCORES TEMPORARY PROMOTIONS - APRIL 2021. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954797

4. HQDA EXORD 145-21, U.S. ARMY RESPONSE TO FOREIGN MALIGN MISINFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION (M/D) (UNCLAS CUI), DTG: 252221Z Mar 21. From the Army G-3/5/7: Mission: Effective immediately, the Army determines and develops the operational requirements, task organization, capabilities/tools, and required resourcing to identify and understand malign M/D spread through publicly available information in the information environment in order to determine risk to the Army and protect the force. See the EXORD for specifics. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-955135

5. DANTES MILITARY TRAINING EVALUATIONS PROGRAM (MTEP) WEBINAR. An MTEP webinar will be held on Tuesday, 30 March 2021, at 1400 hours EST via MS Teams.  Understanding the value of your JST Military Transcript: DANTES operates the Military Training Evaluations Program (MTEP) to evaluate military training and occupational experiences and translate them into American Council on Education (ACE) college credit recommendations. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/931558

6. Recently published 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

7. 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.

8. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 12 MAR 21). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias 

     a. Multiple openings in support of the Federal COVID Response Task Force formerly Operation WARP SPEED in Washington D.C. starting 15APR21. Interested Service Members must be 01A / O2-O6; 90A / O3-O4; 42A / E6-E7. Positions include XO to Chief of Operations, Battle Captain, and Legislative Liaison. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

     b. J1 Director in support of joint operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Interested Service Members must be 42H / O-4(P) - O-6 and will be responsible for reporting directly to the Commanding General, and advise them on all administrative matters for the command. 2x Locations: Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

     c. Food Service Supervisor in support Operation Inherent Resolve. Interested Service Members must be 922A / W3 - W5 and will be responsible for supervising all Class I distribution throughout ARCENT's AOR. Location: Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989 

     d. Ops Advisor in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel (OFS). Interested Service Members must be a 15T /E5-E7 and will be a part of the establishment of a UH-60 Aircrew Advisors Train, Advise and Assist (TAA) Mission. Location: Kandahar, Afghanistan. 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. ACoS G3 (COL/90A), 143D ESC, ORLANDO, FL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954629

     b. 1-95TH EN BN- TPU, NON-NOMINATIVE SGM VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954837

     c. SOLDIER RECOVERY UNIT (SRU-NCR), COADOS, MULTIPLE E5-E7 POSITION VACANCIES AS APPLIES, BETHESDA, MD. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954962

     d. AREA SUPPORT GROUP-JORDAN/25B1O/25B2O/INFORMATION SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954889

     e. 5TH ARMORED BRIGADE, TPU, CPT/01A, HHC COMMANDER VACANCY, EL PASO, TX. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-955027

     f. MULTIPLE KEY OFFICER POSITIONS AT THE 416TH TEC DARIEN, IL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-955020

S1NET Message Summary - 26 Mar 21

1. EVALUATIONS T38 ERROR (LATE FOR BOARD) MESSAGE IS FIRING IMPROPERLY IN EVALUATION ENTRY SYSTEM (EES). From HRC Evaluations Branch:  Evaluations Branch has found that the T38 error (Late for board) message is firing improperly in EES. The error should fire if the date has passed on the RNLTD (Return Not Later Than) date in the MILPER.  "Example: RNLTD = 24 MARCH 2021 and rating chain is trying to submit today on 24 MARCH 2021. EES will say the evaluation is too late, which is untrue, it is true tomorrow which starts at 2400 Eastern Standard time." Actions to take to submit and process these evaluations are provided in the attachment at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954025

2. THE COMMANDER'S QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO CASUALTY PROCESSING. From CMAOD: Recently there have been instances where a dependent death has occurred and not immediately reported. Commanders, Casualty Assistance Centers and Soldiers are reminded to: 1) Report Family member fatalities to CMAOD using the same reporting process as used for Soldiers. 2) Unit leaders should also report these fatalities to their local Emergency Services. 3) Direct the surviving Soldier to supporting CAC to process FSGLI and coordinate transportation and mortuary (if eligible). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-665576

3. IMPROVEMENTS TO THE UNIT COMMANDERS FINANCE REPORT (UCFR). From USAFMCOM: Beginning with the March UCFR, Commanders will be able to see the current Leave Balance and the proper zip code for BAH for their Soldiers on the UCFR summary page. With this update Commanders will be able to see at a glance the financial readiness of their formations.  Over the past months, there have been a number of other important improvements in the UCFR to include a print/export function.  If there are other improvements needed, please contact the POC with your suggestions. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954162

4. AIM 2 TALENT MARKETPLACE TRAINING FOR 22-01 DISTRIBUTION CYCLE. HRD Officer Personnel Management Directorate will conduct training for Active Component (AC) Units/Officers on operating in the 22-01 AIM2 Marketplace using Microsoft Live on 29, 30, and 31 March for Unit Training, and on 30 and 31 March and 1 April for Officer Training.  Units may request Assignment Interactive Module 2.0 (AIM2) training for their units, officers, and staff. Visit the following link for more information. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-609865

5. IPPS-A CRM IMPROVED MY AGENT CASES PAGE JOB-AID. IPPS-A Helpdesk Agents did not have the capability to pull customized case lists from the My Agent Cases page to monitor and prioritize the cases that they are working on in the CRM application. By enhancing the My Agent Cases functionality, all of the Helpdesk Agents (including HR Pros) will now be able to create personalized lists of cases which will allow them to work and monitor prioritized lists of Cases. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954491

6. NON-DEPLOYABLE REPORT AS OF EOM FEB 21. From Army G-1 Readiness:  As of EoM Feb 21, ~55.8K or ~5.53% of the Total Army was considered Non-Deployable; Army Non-Deployable rate increased by ~.05% from Jan 21. Visit the following link for specifics. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954461

7. AC OFFICER PROMOTION ORDERS, APRIL 2021. Orders for CPT-COL and CW3-CW5 are posted.  CW2 and 1LT orders will also be posted to this link when available.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954228

8. ENLISTED PROMOTION ITEMS:

     a. AGR (USAR) (SFC-SGM) SENIOR ENLISTED PROMOTION SEQUENCE NUMBER REPORT AND BY-NAME PROMOTIONS LIST, APRIL 2021. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954137

     b. AC SENIOR ENLISTED PROMOTIONS BY- NAME, SEQUENCE REPORT AND ORDERS, APRIL 2021. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954238

     c. AGR (USAR) SGT/SSG PROMOTION CUTOFF SCORES AND BY-NAME LIST, 1 APRIL 2021. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954206

9. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.

     a. 174TH INFANTRY BRIGADE (JOINT BASE MCGUIRE DIX LAKEHURST, NJ ) TOWN HALL FOR 22-01 MOVERS. The 174th Infantry Brigade Commander will host the Town Hall on Facebook for all 22-01 movers on 20 APRIL 2021 at 1430 EST. The brigade is seeking talented CPTs (IN, EN, LG, MI), MAJs (SC and MI), CW3 (920A) and CW2s (915A) for the 22-01 AIM Cycle. The brigade is a professional, adaptable, and innovative team that helps to build and sustain readiness in partnered Army National Guard and Reserve formations and conduct unified land operations during National Guard and Reserve pre-mobilization training. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/931058

     b. *Extended Deadline* - ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CALENDAR YEAR 2020 ORDER OF DAEDALIANS BG CARL I. HUTTON MEMORIAL AND U.S. ARMY EXCEPTIONAL AVIATOR AWARD. From the USAACE:  The Order of Daedalians, the national fraternity of military pilots, has presented the United States Army two 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 US Army Exceptional Pilot Award is to inspire excellence in duty performance by career military pilots who place Nation above self. The BG Carl I. Hutton Memorial Award is presented to an Army unit that has demonstrated outstanding professionalism and made the most invaluable contributions to the advancement of flight safety in Army Aviation for calendar year 2020. The *extended* deadline for submission this year is 23 April 2021 for all nominations. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-923745

10. Recently published 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 025/2021, LINE OF DUTY REQUIREMENTS AND INTEGRATED DISABILITY EVALUATION SYSTEM REFERRAL MEMORANDUM (FOUO), DTG: R 241204Z MAR 21. The purpose of this message is to provide clarification on the need for a line of duty (LOD) determination for reserve component (RC) Soldiers and to clarify Integrated Disability Evaluation System referral memorandum (IDRM) use. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954487

     b. ALARACT 026/2021, FY20 ARMY ANTITERRORISM AWARD WINNERS (FOUO), DTG: R 241916Z MAR 21. The Office of the Provost Marshal General (OPMG), Antiterrorism Division, convened the Fy20 Army Antiterrorism Awards Board on 3 December 2020. The Antiterrorism Award winners for each competitive category are announced in this message at the following link. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954489

     c. ALARACT 027/2021, 12-MONTH DEFERMENT FOR POSTPARTUM SOLDIERS TO MEET AR 600–9 STANDARDS FOR HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AND BODY COMPOSITION (FOUO), DTG: R 251357Z MAR 21. The purpose of this message is to provide notice that the DCS, G–1 has approved an exception to AR 600–9 for Soldiers in the RA, ARNG/ARNGUS, and USAR to extend the exemption to comply with AR 600-9 for pregnant and postpartum Soldiers. The exception to policy (also attached) extends the exemption for pregnant RA, ARNG/ARNGUS, and USAR Soldiers from 180 days to 365 days after the pregnancy ends. This exception will allow units to better prepare these Soldiers to meet body-composition standards. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954599

11. 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 21-093, RELEASE OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 (FY21) ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC), COLONEL (COL), MEDICAL CORPS (MC) AND DENTAL CORPS (DC), PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS (PSB), ISSUED: [3/25/2021 10:44:38 AM]. This message announces the release of the results for the FY21 Active Component (AC), Colonel (COL), Medical Corps (MC), and Dental Corps (DC), Promotion Selection Boards, (PSB). The Prepositioning Release date is 29 Mar 21. The official promotion list will be released at 0730 hours EDT, 31 Mar 21. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/21-093

     b. MILPER MESSAGE 21-094, ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023 ENGINEER APPLICATIONS TO MILITARY INTELLIGENCE JUNIOR OFFICER GEOINT PROGRAM, ISSUED: [3/25/2021 2:14:43 PM]. This message announces the procedures for Engineer officers and warrant officers requesting consideration for highly competitive Junior Officer GEOINT Program in Academic Year (AY) 2022-2023. This MILPER message pertains only to active component Engineer officers and 125D (primary) series warrant officers. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/21-094

12. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 12 MAR 21). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias 

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. TOD POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT FORT RILEY SOLDIER RECOVERY UNIT (SRU). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-953559

     b. EUCOM JOC MULTIPLE VACANCIES (COADOS), O4-O6 (STUTTGART, GERMANY). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-953430

     c. US FORCES - AFGHANISTAN DEPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, COL/MI. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-953655

     d. SPECIAL OPERATION DETACHMENT-NORTH (SOD-N) M-DAY POSITION/OFFICER O-6 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT/CA ARNG. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-953782

     e. TPU 1SG/74D, 92ND CBRN BN, DECATUR, GA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-954437

S1NET Message Summary - 24 Mar 21

1. HQDA EXORD 144-21 ARMY PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING (APFT) AND TESTING FOR FY 21-22 (CUI), DTG: 221425Z MAR 21. The Secretary of the Army published Army Directive 2020-06 on 12 June 2020, which terminated the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) on 30 September 2020 and established the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) as the Army's physical fitness test of record beginning 01 October 2020. This EXORD rescinds HQDA EXORD 219-18 (all annexes A-K and FRAGOs 1-10) and reference h, HQDA EXORD 164-20 (with FRAGOS 1-2). Some key points in this EXORD, which is attached at the following link: https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-953018

     a. Effective 01 April 2021, the Army will transition to ACFT 3.0 as part of the continued evolution of the ACFT.

     b. Effective immediately, units will continue to train and test for the ACFT in order to enable data collection and further analysis.

     c. ACFT efforts will continue to focus on (1) training the force and (2) maximizing data collection to support further analysis. ACFT data (to include a Soldiers score or whether a Soldier passes or fails) will not be used for any adverse administrative actions (to Include, but not limited to, flags, separation (to include Disability Evaluation System (DES) referrals), denial of appointment / commissioning, derogatory / referred evaluation reports, and order of merit standings) until further guidance is published by the Assistant Secretary of the Army Manpower and reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA)).

     d. A Soldier's score or comments regarding performance on the ACFT will not be used administratively (to include, but not limited to, the officer or noncommissioned officer evaluation report, academic evaluation report, enlisted record brief, soldier record brief, or officer record brief) until further guidance is published by the ASA (M&RA).

     e. The ACFT will not be considered as part of a semi-centralized or centralized promotion process (including eligibility or promotion points) until further guidance is published by the ASA (M&RA).

     f. All COMPOs will conduct a minimum of one ACFT and record the results in the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) prior to 31 August 2021.

     g. The storing of ACFT data in locally maintained databases or spreadsheets is prohibited during the transition period and any files already in use must be entered into DTMS and then deleted. Commanders and unit leaders will not have access to individual Soldier ACFT data and will only use the DTMS display and reports functionality to assess their organization's overall physical fitness.

     h. Height/weight data remains under the authority and requirements of AR 600-9 and MILPER Message 20-087.  Units will record HT/WT in DTMS and will continue to forward data to HRC.  Administration of all body fat content assessments and HT/WTs conducted under AR 600-9 must incorporate COVID-19 mitigation measures.

     i. Administration of the ACFT must incorporate COVID-19 mitigation measures, such as, social distancing between all personnel, local HPCON measures and cleaning of equipment as required.

     j. Guidance on temporary and permanent profiles and the ACFT is provided.

     k. Annex A provides ACFT plank instructions and scoring scale.

2. HQDA EXORD 116-21, THE ARMY TALENT ALIGNMENT PROCESS. This EXORD directs active component (AC) units and officers to participate in the Army Talent Alignment Process (ATAP) via the Assignment Interactive Module 2.0 (AIM2). The Army has transitioned from an officer distribution system to an officer alignment process that incorporates talent management principles. The ATAP employs a regulated talent marketplace to improve the alignment of officer Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, And Preferences (KSB-P) with unit requirements. This EXORD does not apply to special branches (Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Chaplain’s Corps, and specific Medical Service) or officers in special branches. HQDA EXORD 116-21 Army Talent Alignment Process (ATAP) was released via official NIPR channels on 11 March 2021.  HQDA EXORD 116-21 supersedes HQDA EXORD 145-19. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-952974

3. BUILD CONNECTION AND TRUST DURING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS. From the Army Resilience Directorate: Effective communication is essential for building and maintaining trust and connection in any relationship, especially when emotions run high or we have opposing opinions. In moments like these, communicating in a clear, controlled, and confident manner can be challenging. We may unintentionally send different spoken and unspoken messages from what we intend, fail to accomplish what we set out to achieve when we initiated the conversation, and fail to build or maintain trust and connection. At the following link are some strategies to build trust and connection during difficult conversations. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-952946

4. Recently published 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

5. 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 21-091, UPDATE TO THE ASSIGNMENT SATISFACTION KEY – ENLISTED MODULE (ASK-EM), ISSUED: [3/22/2021 2:32:20 PM]. The enlisted manning cycle (EMC) alignment by their year-month-available to move (YMAV) date is as indicated in this message. NCOs whose YMAV aligns to more than one EMC in the two-month overlap period will be aligned to the earlier EMC. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-953079

     b. MILPER MESSAGE 21-092, ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023 MILITARY INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMS AND ADVANCED CIVIL SCHOOLING, ISSUED: [3/23/2021 8:41:15 AM]. This message announces the procedures for Military Intelligence (MI) officers requesting consideration for highly competitive MI academic programs in Academic Year (AY) 2022-2023. This MILPER message pertains to the following programs:  Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS), Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program (JOCCP), Junior Officer GEOINT Program (JOGP), Army Intelligence Development Program (AIDP), Warrant Officer Cryptologic Career Program (WOCCP), the United States Army Intelligence Capabilities Modernization Professional Development Program (USAICMPDP), and the National Intelligence University (NIU) bachelor’s degree program and master’s degree program for AY 2022-2023. This MILPER message pertains only to active component MI Branch 35-series Officers and 350-series Warrant Officers.  15C35 officers are considered eligible under the active component 35-series career field eligibility requirements. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/21-092

6. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 12 MAR 21). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias 

     a. Multiple openings in support of the Federal COVID Response Task Force formerly Operation WARP SPEED in Washington D.C. starting 15APR21. Interested Service Members must be 01A / O2-O6; 90A / O3-O4; 42A / E6-E7. Positions include XO to Chief of Operations, Battle Captain, and Legislative Liaison. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

     b. J1 Director in support of joint operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Interested Service Members must be 42H / O-4(P) - O-6 and will be responsible for reporting directly to the Commanding General, and advise them on all administrative matters for the command. 2x Locations: Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

     c. Food Service Supervisor in support Operation Inherent Resolve. Interested Service Members must be 922A / W3 - W5 and will be responsible for supervising all Class I distribution throughout ARCENT's AOR. Location: Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989 

     d. Ops Advisor in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel (OFS). Interested Service Members must be a 15T /E5-E7 and will be a part of the establishment of a UH-60 Aircrew Advisors Train, Advise and Assist (TAA) Mission. Location: Kandahar, Afghanistan. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

7. 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. ARMY RESERVE MEDICAL COMMAND, TPU, CPT/01A, HHD COMMANDER, PINELLAS PARK, FL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-952773

S1NET Message Summary - 23 Mar 21

1. UPDATED DOD FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE.

     a. FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 15) REVISION 1 - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUIDANCE FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES, 15 MAR 21. This memorandum updates previous DoD coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) laboratory testing guidance and rescinds and replaces "Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 15)" January 11, 2021. This force health protection (FHP) supplement provides guidance on COVID-19 testing for eligible persons suspected of having contracted COVID-19, and applies Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testing guidance in the DoD context. DoD Components will continue to employ clinical diagnostic testing in accordance with this guidance. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-951719

     b. FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 16) - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUIDANCE FOR DEPLOYMENT AND REDEPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND UNITS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC, 16 MAR 21. This memorandum rescinds "Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 9), May 26, 2020, and provides updated force health protection (FHP) deployment and redeployment guidance for Service members (including Reserve Component (RC) and National Guard (NG) members in a title 10 or title 32 duty status) and DoD civilian employees deploying within and outside the United States during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This guidance covers deployment to, and redeployment from, any operational area, including COVID-19 operational areas, to home station. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-951720

     c. FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 17) - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF MASKS, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, AND NON-PHARMACEUTICAL INTERVENTIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC, 17 MAR 21. This memorandum rescinds and replaces "Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 7)" April 8, 2020, and supplements Secretary of Defense Memorandum, "Use of Masks and Other Public Health Measures," February 4, 2021, with updated guidance on the use of face coverings ("masks") in conjunction with other public health measures, including non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPis), and reiterates guidance on use of personal protective equipment (PPE). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-951731

     d. FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 18) - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUIDANCE FOR PROTECTING ALL PERSONNEL IN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WORKPLACES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC, 17 MAR 21. This memorandum further supplements requirements regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in accordance with reference (a), this memorandum, and rescinds "Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 8)" April 13, 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is continuously updating science-based guidance to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, including guidance to prevent transmission of the disease in workplaces. All DoD Components will continually implement appropriate procedures to protect all personnel from disease transmission in DoD workplaces. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-951732

2. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FY21 RESERVE COMPONENT (RC), ARMY RESERVE, NON-ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE, PROMOTION VACANCY BOARD (PVB) FOR TROOP PROGRAM UNIT (TPU) POSITIONS, 1 MAR 21. The United States Army Reserve (USAR) PVB program is designed to promote officers to fill vacancies in Troop Program Units (TPU) that cannot be filled with qualified officers of the authorized grade already assigned to the unit, assigned to other nearby units, or assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). The FY21 PVB will convene on or about 7 Jun 21 to consider eligible USAR officers for promotion selection based on authorized vacant TPU positions. The board will recess on or about 11 Jun 21. Applications instructions are provided at the following link. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-952046

3. CRM KNOWN ISSUES TILE & GLOBAL CASE NOTIFICATIONS - JOB AID. From the IPPS-A Team: The new update delivers enhancement to the current CRM functionality for the IT and HR Helpdesk Agents. The availability of the Check box function on the ITHD Case page will allow the Global cases to be shown on a delivered Known Issues Tile. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-951626

4. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.

     a. AGCRA IRON MIKE CHAPTER HOSTS FORT BRAGG AG SENIOR LEADER PANEL SERIES 1000-1130, 30 MARCH 2021 VIA MS TEAMS, FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM LIVE. Panel members include Assistant Chief of Staff, XVIII ABN Corps G1- COL Luis "Tony" Parilli, XVIII ABN Corps G1 Sergeant Major - SGM Tyrone Surmons, USASOC G1 Sergeant Major - SGM Israel Luther, and Director of Human Resources, Fort Bragg Soldier Support Center (SSC) - Ms. Ann Nollett. Topics of discussion are Leadership, Talent Management, ASK-EM, NCO Evaluations Panels, and SSC HR functions/highlights. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/930600

5. Recently published 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 024/2021, 2021 BEST SNIPER COMPETITION (FOUO), DTG: R 181742Z MAR 21. On behalf of Major General Donahoe, Commander, U.S. Army Maneuver Center Of Excellence (MCOE), the U.S. Army Infantry School would like to extend an invitation to your unit to participate in the 2021 Best Sniper Competition, which will take place 8 to 16 April 2021 at Fort Benning, GA. The Best Sniper Competition is open to sniper – qualified active duty, joint service, reserve, and national guard servicemembers. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-952145

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. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 12 MAR 21). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias 

     a. Multiple openings in support of the Federal COVID Response Task Force formerly Operation WARP SPEED in Washington D.C. starting 15APR21. Interested Service Members must be 01A / O2-O6; 90A / O3-O4; 42A / E6-E7. Positions include XO to Chief of Operations, Battle Captain, and Legislative Liaison. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

     b. J1 Director in support of joint operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Interested Service Members must be 42H / O-4(P) - O-6 and will be responsible for reporting directly to the Commanding General, and advise them on all administrative matters for the command. 2x Locations: Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

     c. Food Service Supervisor in support Operation Inherent Resolve. Interested Service Members must be 922A / W3 - W5 and will be responsible for supervising all Class I distribution throughout ARCENT's AOR. Location: Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989 

     d. Ops Advisor in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel (OFS). Interested Service Members must be a 15T /E5-E7 and will be a part of the establishment of a UH-60 Aircrew Advisors Train, Advise and Assist (TAA) Mission. Location: Kandahar, Afghanistan. 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. MI TSC, TPU, CPT/35D, COMPANY COMMANDER, FORT BELVOIR, VA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-951105

     b. 3RD TRANSPORTATION BRIGADE (EXPEDITIONARY), MULTIPLE TPU OFFICER VACANCIES, FORT BELVOIR, VA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950993

     c. I CORPS G6, ADOS-AC POSITION, W4 255N, JBLM, WA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-951666

     d. TPU VACANCIES (DCO LTC/ 1SG/S4 MAJ), FORT HUACHUCA, AZ 4TH BDE/102ND TRAINING DIVISION. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-951738

     e. ADOS NCO POSITIONS, SOLDIER RECOVERY UNIT (SRU), FORT BENNING, GA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-951992

     f. 468TH CHEMICAL BATTALION, TPU, MULTIPLE ENLISTED AND OFFICER VACANCIES, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS IN ARKANSAS, KENTUCKY AND MISSOURI. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-952142

     g. 374TH HOSPITAL CENTER, TPU, COL / LTC (P) 66N, DEPUTY COMMANDER-NURSING VACANCY, FORT SHERIDAN, IL. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-952182

     h. 7306TH MEDICAL EXERCISE SUPPORT BATTALION (MESB) HHC CDR VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, SAN ANTONIO, TX. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-951406

Monday, March 29, 2021

International Women's Month Letter from CNGB

To the Soldiers and Airmen of the National Guard:

The best part of my job is meeting the extraordinary people who make up our National Guard family.  Earlier this month, I was shoulder-to-shoulder with Master Sergeant Jenny Velazquez in the boom pod of a KC-135 as she expertly refueled an F-16 in the skies above our Nation's heartland.  Master Sergeant Velazquez is a member of the 190th Air Refueling Wing and one of approximately 85,000 women in the National Guard.  Every drill weekend, she drives five hours from her home to Forbes Field in Topeka, Kansas.  She's been an inflight refueling specialist for four years and a member of the National Guard for fourteen.  In her civilian life, she's a flight attendant, a wife, and the mother of a two-year-old.  In the National Guard, she helps our Nation project our power around the world.

This International Women's Month, we salute all the women who serve in our Nation's armed forces.  We honor those who defied the conventions of an earlier era to wear the battle flag of our country.  We pay tribute to the women who have broken barriers to become Aviators, Army Rangers, and combatant command leaders.  We remember the women who have given their lives for our Nation as we recognize the next generation of female warriors.  I am proud to serve beside you. 

We recognize there is more to do in promoting equality in the National Guard.  Approximately 20 percent of the National Guard is female, but those proportions do not hold as women rise in rank.  Talking to recruiters across the country, I hear the problem lies with mentorship.  There is too little encouragement and too few support systems for women to build long-lasting careers in the National Guard.  We need to challenge that.  We cannot lose good Soldiers and Airmen because they can't see a path forward and aren't encouraged to grow; it hurts our morale and damages our readiness.  It's up to all of us to create an environment where every Soldier and Airman can find professional success at the highest levels no matter their gender.

Thank you to all of the women of the National Guard who make us "Always Ready, Always There!"

Sincerely,


Daniel R. Hokanson
General, U.S. Army
Chief, National Guard Bureau


Tony L. Whitehead
Senior Enlisted Advisor
National Guard Bureau

SMA Sends - ACFT

Total Army teammates, this is a long message - but an important one.

In our continued efforts to improve the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), we knew there would be changes along the way. Today, we formally announce ACFT 3.0, effective 1 April. 

What has changed?

First, the Plank has been added as a full 100-point alternative to the Leg Tuck. Each Soldier will indicate which core strength test event they will do before the test begins.  The reason we are keeping the Leg Tuck, and adding the Plank, is that the Leg Tuck is a better correlation to fitness requirements for Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills (WTBDs) and Soldier common tasks.  By making the Plank a fully graded, alternate assessment, we are working to give Soldiers who are currently struggling with the Leg Tuck, a chance to succeed on the ACFT, while adapting their physical readiness training to the Army's changing culture of fitness.

I challenge all Soldiers to continue to train for the Leg Tuck, but encourage you to choose the event best for you to meet the Army Standard.

Second, "how" your ACFT performance may be used in the future for assessments and promotions. The absence of Army policy has led many Soldiers to conclude that only the ACFT raw-score would be used. However, as we continue to refine the ACFT, we identified that use of a raw-score alone does not allow us to account for physiological differences between men and women. In ACFT 3.0, the Army is exploring a gender based tier system with the goal of both accounting for recognized physiological differences between men and women, while fostering and recognizing above-average physical performance, something inherent to Army culture.   

The current plan is that each October, we will separate men's and women's scores and rank order them from highest to lowest. The top 1% of scores in each gender may make up the Platinum category, top 2-10% in the Gold category, top 11-25% in Silver category, and top 26-50% in the Bronze category. The green category may be for Soldiers who pass the ACFT, but do not place in the top 50% of scores across the Total Army.

While the Army is exploring the potential to use these tiers in the future, ACFT 3.0 maintains the gender neutral baseline of 60 points in each event, for a total of 360 points on the ACFT.  This baseline is the expected standard to be a Soldier in any MOS, and is directly related to a Soldier's ability to successfully complete combat related WTBDs.  Independent research shows that the ACFT is nearly twice as effective at predicting WTBD performance, compared to the APFT.

While we already know that the ACFT is a far better test than the APFT, the Army will continue to refine the ACFT as necessary and appropriate.  These adjustments will make the ACFT the most effective test for the Army and our Soldiers.  The refinements will be data driven and it's critical we make training for, and taking the ACFT, one of our highest priorities. As of last week, only 25% of the Army had taken the test. We cannot, and should not, make final policy decisions based this limited data set.  Taking the ACFT and putting scores into DTMS is critical to allow leaders to make these decisions.

While we expect to be ready for full implementation around March 2022, we will only make policy changes when sufficient data exists for Army leaders to make fully informed decisions. Until full implementation, any diagnostic score recorded in DTMS will not by linked to your name in any Army personnel system and no administrative actions will be taken for or against you on the basis of your performance on the ACFT during this ongoing transition period.

Training resources are available at www.army.mil/ACFT, including the ACFT Training Guide, which contains a full 30-day training plan.

While there is often a focus on fitness, as it is one of the cornerstones of a fit and lethal force, fitness is just one metric the Army rewards excellence for. Soldiers understand there are many leadership and performance elements that make up a great Soldier.  We need to continue to grow and set new challenges in all of these areas.

To recap:

* ALL Soldiers are expected to pass the 60-point Army Standard on each test event - regardless of age or gender.

* Soldiers will choose either the Leg Tuck or Plank for their core strength test event.

* The Army is exploring options for Soldiers to be tiered based on their gender and total ACFT score.

* Take the test! The diagnostic ACFT scores uploaded to DTMS will not be used against you or even available to your local command, but are critical to providing sufficient data for Army leaders to make fully informed decisions.

Modernizing for the future battlefield isn't just about technology and equipment. We must modernize the way we view physical fitness and train our bodies to ensure we remain the world's most fit, ready, and lethal force. Thank you for what you do each and every day for our Army and our Nation.

People First. Winning Matters. Army Strong.

-SMA

Updated Guidance to Soldiers on ETP TA Approval

Date Published: 18 Mar 21

1. Due to the delay in launch of ArmyIgnitED, HQ ACCESS will now provide exception to policy (ETP) Tuition Assistance (TA) funding for all classes that began 8 March 2021 and extend this ETP for all classes that start up to 10 business days after the launch of the TA program in ArmyIgnitED, regardless of the date Soldiers enrolled in these classes. 

a. HQ ACCESS will message Soldiers through ACT and ArmyIgnitED when the TA program is back on line.  Soldiers can determine if their class is eligible for ETP funding by adding 10 business days to the TA program launch date or consulting an online business date calculator.  Example: if the TA program launches in ArmyIgnitED on 19 March 2021 then classes with start dates up to 5 April 2021 (10 business days from 19 March) would be eligible for ETP TA.

b. This ETP process will cover TA at the approved rate of up to $250 per semester hour.   Even though HQ ACCESS has requested that Educational Institutions (EI) allow Soldiers to attend classes pending the approval of TA under this ETP, some EIs may require that Soldiers pay out of pocket tuition or late fees to secure their classes.   HQ ACCESS is working with EIs to address this. Soldiers who pay out-of-pocket for tuition should receive reimbursement from the EI equal to the amount of TA paid to the EI by the Army.

c. Soldiers should continue enrolling in classes at their EIs; however, Soldiers will not be able to submit an ETP TA Request or receive ETP TA for any classes until after the TA program comes back on line in ArmyIgnitED.

d. Soldiers must be eligible for TA (e.g., not Flagged, have TA remaining for FY) to receive this ETP TA funding.

e. Soldiers with questions about this ETP should contact their Army Education Center/Office directly or submit an ArmyIgnitED SNOW helpdesk case after the TA program goes back on line.

2. Once the TA program is back on line in ArmyIgnitED, Soldiers must take the following steps to request ETP TA for classes beginning 8 March 2021 through the extended ETP period:
a. Soldiers must check their ArmyIgnitED TA education record to ensure that they have an approved Education Path (formerly known as a home school and degree plan). 

b. If an approved Education Path does not exist, Soldiers must submit an Education Path and have it approved by an Army Education Counselor and their EI within ArmyIgnitED before they can receive ETP TA.  Soldiers can find a how-to-guide for submitting an Education Path in the ArmyIgnitED Soldier Help Center.

c. Once an Education Path has been approved, Soldiers should submit an ETP request via an ArmyIgnitED ServiceNow helpdesk case using the "Other" case category.  Soldiers should include the EI name, class catalog acronym/number, class name, and class start/end dates for all classes in the case. Soldiers whose EI submitted a list of enrollments eligible for an ETP to HQ ACCESS do not have to submit an ETP request via an ArmyIgnitED Service helpdesk case; however, Soldiers who want to verify whether their EI submitted their enrollments should submit a case requesting this information.

d. The ETP request helpdesk case will be escalated to a Soldier's assigned Army Education Center/Office.  Once received, the Army Education Center/Office will verify that all required information is present in the helpdesk case and then escalate the case to HQ ACCESS for submission of the TA Request (TAR).

e. After receiving the helpdesk case, HQ ACCESS will verify that a Soldier's EI has electronically uploaded the Soldier's enrollment file to ArmyIgnitED. This enrollment file must be uploaded before a TAR can be submitted.  HQ ACCESS will contact the EI if the electronic enrollment file has not been uploaded.

f. After HQ ACCESS submits the TAR, the TAR will route to the Soldier's assigned Army Education Center/Office for approval.  The Soldier will receive an email notification when the TAR has been approved.

3. A Soldier's class or classes must begin 8 March 2021 through the extended ETP period for a Soldier to receive TA under this ETP.  Soldiers with questions about the process for requesting ETP TA for classes beginning before and after this timeframe should contact their Education Centers/Offices directly or submit an ArmyIgnitED helpdesk case after the TA program comes back on line.

ACCESS, Army University

S1NET Message Summary - 19 Mar 21

1. FRAGORD 1 TO OPORD 21-11 (IMPLEMENTATION OF ARMY SICKLE CELL TRAIT (SCT) SCREENING OF ALL SOLDIERS) - USAMEDCOM, 161645Q MARCH 2021. [CHANGE] SCT positive Soldiers will receive a formal counseling and education on SCT and ECAST by a healthcare provider (physician, physician assistant (PA), nurse practitioner (NP) or registered nurse (RN)). The SCT counseling statement, education and training products can now also be found on the G-37 Medical Readiness page on the Army Training Network. Completed training can be documented in the Digital Training Management System (DTMS). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-905231

2. AC FLAG SNAPSHOT - FEBRUARY 2021. 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-950494

3. UPDATED GUIDANCE TO SOLDIERS ON EXCEPTION TO POLICY TA APPROVAL FOR ALL CLASSES THAT BEGAN 8 MARCH 2021. Due to the delay in launch of ArmyIgnitED, HQ ACCESS will now provide exception to policy (ETP) Tuition Assistance (TA) funding for all classes that began 8 March 2021 and extend this ETP for all classes that start up to 10 business days after the launch of the TA program in ArmyIgnitED, regardless of the date Soldiers enrolled in these classes. Visit the following link for more information. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/929366 

4. NEW GI BILL STUDENT NEWSLETTER. The VA has developed an online newsletter for GI Bill benefits. This is an electronic newsletter sent out to all students using GI Bill benefits.  To view the March edition, go to  https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVAVBA/bulletins/2aee375.
https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/929910

5. Recently published 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 2021-05, INTEGRATED DISABILITY EVALUATION SYSTEM, 16 MAR 21. To improve total force readiness and reduce the Army’s medically non-deployable population, the Department of Defense (DoD) implemented new timeliness goals for Soldier referrals through the Disability Evaluation System (DES).Commanders and leaders at all levels are responsible for individual Soldier readiness and will use all available tools, resources, and authorities to reduce the number of medically non-deployable Soldiers within their formations. This directive implements procedures for the disposition of Soldiers referred through the DES. This directive also provides Army guidance for processing DES referrals of Reserve component (RC) Soldiers with potentially unfitting conditions that they claim were incurred or aggravated while on an order to active duty of more than30 days. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950860

     b. ALARACT 023/2021, INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE MANAGEMENT (FOUO), DTG: R 181328Z MAR 21. This message provides implementing instructions to Army Directive 2021–07 regarding Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) management. Responsible commands will implement the instructions of the Army Directive and will provide periodic progress updates as required by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Training, Readiness and Mobilization (ASA (TR&M)). The ASA (TR&M) will publish further guidance on the frequency and format of the required updates. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950859

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 21-089, AC OFFICER PROMOTION NUMBERS FOR APRIL 2021, ISSUED: [3/18/2021 7:45:41 AM]. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/21-089

     b. MILPER MESSAGE 21-090, AGR OFFICER PROMOTION NUMBERS FOR APRIL 2021, ISSUED: [3/18/2021 7:47:52 AM]. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/21-090

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. SPECIAL LEAVE ACCRUAL (SLA) LEAVE BALANCE CALCULATOR (FY21). "With regard to the leave guidance on special accrual leave (SLA), this calculator will help you visualize which days are use/lose and which are SLA." Developed and contributed by LT Sean Murray. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-951121

8. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 29 JAN 21). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias 

     a. Multiple openings in support of the Federal COVID Response Task Force formerly Operation WARP SPEED in Washington D.C. starting 15APR21. Interested Service Members must be 01A / O2-O6; 90A / O3-O4; 42A / E6-E7. Positions include XO to Chief of Operations, Battle Captain, and Legislative Liaison. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

     b. J1 Director in support of joint operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Interested Service Members must be 42H / O-4(P) - O-6 and will be responsible for reporting directly to the Commanding General, and advise them on all administrative matters for the command. 2x Locations: Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

     c. Food Service Supervisor in support Operation Inherent Resolve. Interested Service Members must be 922A / W3 - W5 and will be responsible for supervising all Class I distribution throughout ARCENT's AOR. Location: Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989 

     d. Ops Advisor in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel (OFS). Interested Service Members must be a 15T /E5-E7 and will be a part of the establishment of a UH-60 Aircrew Advisors Train, Advise and Assist (TAA) Mission. Location: Kandahar, Afghanistan. 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 COMPANY CDR AND 1SG TPU OPENING, 4TH CAVALRY MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TRAINING BRIGADE, USAR BRIGADE SUPPORT ELEMENT, FORT KNOX, KY. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950261

     b. ARMY RESERVE SUSTAINMENT COMMAND (ARSC), MULTIPLE TPU VACANCIES, 51 SERIES MOS (51A/C/Z), E-6-O-5, THROUGHOUT CONUS.  ALSO ACCEPTING INQUIRIES FOR THE UPCOMING 51 (FA) ACCESSIONS BOARD FOR OFFICERS AND NCOS (E-5(P)/CPT(P), AND ABOVE). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950151

     c. 2/354TH REGIMENT MULTIPLE COMPANY COMMANDER AND COMPANY XO VACANCIES IN TX AND LA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950234

     d. MULTIPLE VACANCIES FOR COMPO'S 1-3 (OFF/WO/ENL) IN SUPPORT OPERATION FREEDOM SENTINEL (OFS) TRAIN, ADVISE AND ASSIST (TAA) MISSION. LOCATION: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950205

     e. 100TH TRAINING DIVISION (LD), TPU POSITIONS, MULTIPLE VACANCIES, ENL/ OFF, INCLUDING, LTC G-4, LTC G-8 ,LTC G-2/6,IG LTC, EO LTC, LEGAL NCO SFC AT FT KNOX, KY. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-839329

     f. 4TH ESC, MULTIPLE IMMEDIATE CONUS MOBILIZATION OPPORTUNITIES, E6-E8, CW2-3, O2-O5, FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950496

     g. TPU HHC COMPANY COMMANDER POSITION VACANCY WITH 6TH BDE CA/PO, 102D TNG DIV, FORT TOTTEN, NY. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950478

     h. 334TH CBRN COMPANY TPU VACANCIES, ENL/OFF, MARYSVILLE, WA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-760427

     i. 303D MANEUVER ENHANCEMENT BRIGADE TPU VACANCIES, VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE PACIFIC. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950603

     j. IMA POSITIONS HRC FT KNOX KENTUCKY 42A. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-890332

     k. MULTIPLE KEY SR AND JR NCO POSITIONS AT FORT SHERIDAN, IL WITH THE 97TH TRAINING BRIGADE (CGSOC). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950969

S1NET Message Summary - 17 Mar 21

1. SPECIAL LEAVE ACCRUAL (SLA) IN CONNECTION WITH COVID-19.  From Army G-1 Compensation and Entitlements: Leave earned from 1 October 2020 thru 30 September 2021 (FY21), is NOT protected by Special Leave Accrual (SLA) and will be lost if not used or before 30 September 2021. [SLA continues to be authorized to Soldiers serving in qualifying Hostile Fire Pay and Imminent Danger Pay locations per AR 600-8-10 and DoD 7000.14–R] Leave accountability is based on a Last-In-First-Out (LIFO) system. The PDF examples provided at the following link illustrate LIFO and the need for Soldiers to carefully track their Regular Leave and SLA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-949041

2. IDENTIFICATION BADGE PLACEMENT ON THE ACU. From Army G-1 Uniform Policy: Due to numerous questions from the field, the slide at the following link is provided to clarify policy on the placement and wear of same side badges on the ACU.  Bottom line, if you are wearing two same side badges on the ACU, the badge with higher precedence remains on the side prescribed in DA PAM 670-1, para 22-17 e., the lower precedence badge will move to the opposite side. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950052

3. DELAY IN LAUNCH OF ARMYIGNITED. Due to the delay in the launch of ArmyIgnitED, ACCESS will provide a blanket Exception to Policy (ETP) to qualified Soldiers for TA for courses that start 8 Mar 2021 through 22 Mar 2021.  At the following link are guidelines to process ETP for Soldier enrollments affected by the delay. After ArmyIgnitED is fully launched, Soldiers should reach out to their local Army Education Center to initiate the ETP Request. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/929366

4. NEW/REVISED PUBLICATIONS. The following new/revised ARs, DA Pams, ADPs, ADRPs, ATPs, ATTPs, and FMs have been published on the APD website during the past month. If the links provided do not work for you, go to the APD website at the following link and use the search function to look for the new edition. https://armypubs.army.mil/

     a. AR 12-1, 02/18/2021, Security Assistance, Training, and Export Policy. https://armypubs.army.mil/ProductMaps/PubForm/Details.aspx?PUB_ID=1021404

     b. AR 135-5, 02/23/2021, Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee. https://armypubs.army.mil/ProductMaps/PubForm/Details.aspx?PUB_ID=1021475

     c. ATP 3-28.1, 02/11/2021, Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA). https://armypubs.army.mil/ProductMaps/PubForm/Details.aspx?PUB_ID=1021505

     d. ATP 3-34.10, 02/2/2021, Engineer Platoons. https://armypubs.army.mil/ProductMaps/PubForm/Details.aspx?PUB_ID=1021468

     e. ATP 4-12, 02/12/2021, Army Container Operations. https://armypubs.army.mil/ProductMaps/PubForm/Details.aspx?PUB_ID=1021635

     f. DA PAM 700-48, 03/5/2021, Handling Procedures for Equipment Contaminated by Radioactive Commodities.  https://armypubs.army.mil/ProductMaps/PubForm/Details.aspx?PUB_ID=1021376

     g. FM 1-02.1, 03/9/2021, Operational Terms. https://armypubs.army.mil/ProductMaps/PubForm/Details.aspx?PUB_ID=1021737

5. BRANCH/COMMAND ITEMS.

     a. AGCRA GOLD VAULT CHAPTER | UPCOMING EVENTS (AS OF 15 MARCH 2021). Please join the AGCRA Gold Vault Chapter (Ft. Knox) at our upcoming events. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/agcra-gold-vault-chapter

6. Recently published 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 022/2021, DEFERMENT FROM DEPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED FOR TWELVE MONTHS AFTER THE BIRTH OF A CHILD (FOUO), DTG: R 151300Z MAR 21. This ALARACT applies to Regular Army (RA), United States Army Reserve (Active Guard Reserve) Soldiers, and Soldiers on active duty. The purpose of this message is to inform Soldiers that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2020 became PL 116–92 and amended 10 USC 701 to permit any member of the Army who gives birth to be exempt from deployment for 12 months after such birth unless they request deployment. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-950020

7. 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 21-087, AWARD OF THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (AMEDD) “A” PROFICIENCY DESIGNATOR, ISSUED: [3/15/2021 8:14:13 AM]. The Health Services Division (HSD), Human Resources Command (HRC), will convene the AMEDD “A” Proficiency Designator Panel on 28-29 July 2021. This message solicits nominations and provides procedures for nominating, selecting, and awarding of the AMEDD “A” Proficiency Designator. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/21-087

     b. MILPER MESSAGE 21-088, UPDATE TO THE ASSIGNMENT SATISFACTION KEY – ENLISTED MODULE (ASK-EM), ISSUED: [3/15/2021 1:37:43 PM]. The Assignment Satisfaction Key – Enlisted Module (ASK-EM) for Enlisted Manning Cycle (EMC) 21-01 went live Army-wide on 11 November 2020 at 0700 hours eastern standard time (EST) and was posted to the market tab for select NCOs in the grade of E5(P) thru E8 (non-USASMA-select (United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy)) on the ASK website.  The enlisted manning cycle (EMC) alignment by their year-month-available to move (YMAV) date are provided in this message. See the message for more information. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/21-088

8. 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. FAMILY CARE PLAN MADE EASY. "AR 600-20 was updated as in July 2020 and all the forms associated with the FCP were updated as well.  Many Soldiers become overwhelmed when they see how many documents are required for a Family Care Plan.  This packet includes instructions on how to complete each document in laymen's terms.  It also provides clarification on necessity for some documents that Soldiers do not initially think should be important." Contributed by SSG Chastity O'Dell. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-948608

9. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 29 JAN 21). Hot openings listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/forscom-wias 

     a. Multiple openings in support of the Federal COVID Response Task Force formerly Operation WARP SPEED in Washington D.C. starting 15APR21. Interested Service Members must be 01A / O2-O6; 90A / O3-O4; 42A / E6-E7. Positions include XO to Chief of Operations, Battle Captain, and Legislative Liaison. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

     b. J1 Director in support of joint operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Interested Service Members must be 42H / O-4(P) - O-6 and will be responsible for reporting directly to the Commanding General, and advise them on all administrative matters for the command. 2x Locations: Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989

     c. Food Service Supervisor in support Operation Inherent Resolve. Interested Service Members must be 922A / W3 - W5 and will be responsible for supervising all Class I distribution throughout ARCENT's AOR. Location: Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989 

     d. Ops Advisor in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel (OFS). Interested Service Members must be a 15T /E5-E7 and will be a part of the establishment of a UH-60 Aircrew Advisors Train, Advise and Assist (TAA) Mission. Location: Kandahar, Afghanistan. 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. 757TH EXPEDITIONARY RAILWAY CENTER (ERC), TPU VACANCIES: LTC/9OA, MOBILITY WARRANTS, E5-E6, N CHESTERFIELD, VA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-948712

     b. BN S1 OIC (42B), 422ND CA BN, MCLEANSVILLE, NC. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-948838

     c. 561ST REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUP S2 VACANCY ISO AT, OMAHA (ELKHORN), NE. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-949005

     d. 644TH REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUP, TPU, MAJ/42H AND CW2/420A VACANCIES, FORT SNELLING, MN. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-949321

     e. FY21 JOINT TASK FORCE NORTH (JTFN) ADOS-RC POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT, E5-E7 / O2-O3, ARMY MOS: 35D/35F/350F, EL PASO, TX.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-912887

     f. 652ND ETOE MULTIPLE VACANCIES, FORT WADSWORTH, NY. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-945627

     g. 2D BDE (MP), 202ND TRAINING DIV, EO ADVISOR POSITION, FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-945251

     h. 475TH QM GROUP EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ADVISOR (EOA) NCO VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, FARRELL, PA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-944791

     i. COMMANDER - 29TH MOBILE PUBLIC AFFAIRS DETACHMENT (MPAD) MDARNG (MAJ/O-4, 46A) M-DAY. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/929629

Ranger Training Assessment (RTAC) - FY22 Class Schedule

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