a. (3.D.13.C.2.) [CHANGE TO READ] On 15 March 2021, the Secretary of Defense published the memorandum, Update to Conditions-Based Approach to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Personnel Movement and Travel Restrictions, Annex III. This memorandum reaffirms the exemption of authorized leave for Department of Defense service members from Coronavirus Disease 2019 personnel movement and travel restrictions. Unit-level commanders and other leave approval authorities pursuant to AR 600-8-10, not below the company, battery, or detachment level, will use the procedures in AR 600-8-10 to process leave and pass requests for Soldiers. This authority may be further restricted by commanders and supervisors in the chain of command or supervision.
b. (3.D.23.C.) [CHANGE TO READ] For Soldiers deploying to, or redeploying from, any operational area, including COVID-19 operational areas, all ACOMs, ASCCs, and DRUs will follow the requirements outlined in DOD force Health Protection Supplement 16, Annex JJJ.
c. (3.D.23.C.1.) [ADD] Soldiers and DA Civilians deploying outside the United States will undergo a mandatory ROM and COVID test prior to deployment. Pursuant to SECARMY VOCO, travel-associated ROM is reduced to a minimum ROM for 7 days with a negative SARS-COV-2 test within 48 hours prior to the end of the 7-day ROM. The test completed as part of the 7-day ROM will also meet the pre-travel testing requirement if the test is conducted 1 to 3 days before departure. If the host nation requires a ROM upon arrival in the country, then a pre-deployment ROM is not required. A pre-travel COVID test is always required. This pre-deployment ROM is separate from any ROM that commanders deem necessary upon arrival at a mobilization station in order to ensure the safety of the mobilizing force.
d. (3.D.23.C.2.) [ADD] Soldiers and DA Civilians redeploying to the United States from or through a foreign country will undergo a mandatory ROM upon arrival at their destination. Pursuant to SECARMY VOCO, travel-associated ROM is reduced to 10 days without testing, or 7 days with a negative SARS-COV-2 test within 48 hours prior to the end of the 7-day ROM. For redeployment from within the United States, service members and DA civilians will undergo a risk-based screening to determine if a ROM is indicated.
e. (3.D.41.) [CHANGE TO READ] IAW Annex FFF, DOD Force Health Protection Supplement 15.1, and Annex LLL Dod Force Health Protection Supplement 18, commanders and supervisors will continue to follow prescribed procedures and standards for testing and quarantine of close contacts of a case (as determined by contact tracing). Personnel Who have been fully vaccinated as defined by CDC or personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and who have recovered, are not required to remain out of the workplace even if they have been in close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, if they remain asymptomatic.
2. RECORD REVIEWS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR MANUAL UPLOAD TO iPERMS. From HRC Army Soldier Records Branch: Due to the Records Review signing issue with the new Adobe version, we have received several IPERMS batches containing Personal Records Reviews for processing. Unfortunately, record reviews cannot be added by uploading to an iPERMS batch. The only way to add the document is by completing the signature process in the Record Review Tool once the Adobe issues have been resolved. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/
3. MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD. From Soldier & Family Readiness Division, Army G-9: 2021 marks the 35th year to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. Established by former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger in 1986, the designation of April as the Month of the Military Child (MOMC) acknowledges the significant role military children/youth play in our communities. This year’s theme is “Military Children and Youth: A Resilient Force in a Changing World”. The month of April provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of our youngest heroes, military children and youth. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/
4. FY2022 OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM (BROADENING OPPORTUNITY). The Olmsted Scholar Program is now open to CPTs and MAJs that have a minimum of three years of Active Federal Commissioned Service (AFCS), but not more than 11 years of Active Federal Service (AFS), as of 01 April 2022. Additionally, applicants must have at least one O3 level "key developmental" (KD) assignment Officer Evaluation Report at the time of application. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/
5. SOUTH DAKOTA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRANSITIONING SERVICE MEMBERS. From IMCOM Transition Services: DemKota Ranch Beef is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Their mission is to provide their customers, locally and around the world, with elite products by sourcing cattle from their neighbors: ranchers and feeders located in the heartland. Major General (Retired) Mark R. Stammer, serves as the Vice President, Human Resources at DemKota and continues to serve and take care of service members and their families after their transition from the military. DemKota Ranch Beef is currently seeking transitioning service members, veterans, retirees, and their families to fulfill 150 open positions at DemKota Ranch Beef. https://www.milsuite.mil/
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/defa
a. ALARACT 029/2021, ARMY GREEN SERVICE UNIFORM (AGSU) CLASS B UPDATE, DTG: R 301109Z MAR 21. The purpose of this message is to provide an update for optional wear of insignia and accoutrements on the AGSU Class B and tropical dress variations. Guidance contained in this message is effective immediately. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/
b. ALARACT 030/2021, RETIREMENT SERVICES COVID-19 ACCOMMODATIONS, DTG: R 301630Z MAR 21. This message provides modified Retirement Services Program guidance to Army Commands (ACOMs), Army Service Component Commands (ASCCs), and Direct Reporting Units (DRUs) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Soldiers and families who require the support of Army Retirement Services Officers (RSO) in their transition to retirement will continue to receive services using modified procedures outlined in this message to minimize health risks by implementing social distancing rules. This urgent ALARACT replaces ALARACT 093/2020, which is now inactive. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/
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/Milpe
a. MILPER MESSAGE 21-096, 2021 FUNDED LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (FLEP) SELECTION BOARD (ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 22-23), ISSUED: [3/30/2021 8:38:23 AM]. This message announces zones of eligibility, methodology, and administrative instructions for use by the 2021 FLEP Selection Board for AY 2022-23. The FLEP Selection Board considers eligible Regular Army Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants First Class, Staff Sergeants, and Sergeants from the Operations Division (OD), Operations Support Division (OSD), Force Sustainment Division (FSD), Health Services Division (HSD), Army Special Operations Force (ARSOF), and Cyber (CB) branches for detail to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) and a funded legal education. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milpe
b. MILPER MESSAGE 21-097, FA58 ENTERPRISE MARKETING & BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS OFFICER FUNCTIONAL AREA SELECTION PANEL, ISSUED: [3/31/2021 1:04:25 PM]. This message provides procedural guidance for officers desiring transfer to FA58, Enterprise Marketing and Behavioral Economics Officer. Eligible Army officers in the rank of CPT through MAJ in the designated year groups may submit an application for selection from 1 APR 21 through 18 MAY 21. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milpe
c. MILPER MESSAGE 21-098, OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THE FY21 ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) ARMY CHAPLAIN CORPS (CH) SENIOR SERVICE COLLEGE (SSC) SELECTION BOARD RESULTS, ISSUED: [3/31/2021 1:06:11 PM]. This message announces the release schedule of subject SSC Selection Board results on the Human Resources Command (HRC) website. The official release date is 7 April 2021. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milpe
d. MILPER MESSAGE 21-099, REGULAR ARMY VOLUNTARY PRIMARY MILITARY OCCUPATION SPECIALTY (PMOS) RECLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES OF FORMER DETAILED RECRUITERS TO PMOS 79R (RECRUITER), ISSUED: [3/31/2021 2:47:46 PM]. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) is seeking qualified prior detailed recruiters to reclassify to military occupational specialty (MOS) 79R. The U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) is accepting volunteer requests for previous detailed recruiters in the rank of SSG who hold special qualification identifier (SQI) 4 for reclassification into MOS 79R and have an acceptance memorandum from USAREC. https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milpe
8. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 29 MAR 21). Hot openings listed at the following link. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/
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/
a. 2-95TH TD (IET), CY21, TPU POSITION VACANCIES, VANCOUVER, WA. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/
b. 114TH CHAPLAIN DETACHMENT, JFTB LOS ALAMITOS, CA SENIOR RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS NCO FOR 2022 DEPLOYMENT. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/