Monday, July 12, 2021

S1NET Message Summary - 9 Jul 21

1. HAPPY 103D BIRTHDAY TO THE WARRANT OFFICER CORPS! From CW5 Yolondria S. Dixon-Carter, Senior Warrant Officer Advisor to the CSA: “It was July 9, 1918 when the first warrant officers were sanctioned. We started out with 40 warrant officers that shared one branch and one single rank. All specialized with the Army Mine Planter Service as a part of the Coastal Artillery Corps. Warrant officers were experts then and even more so today. Today our cohort has close to 27,000 leaders, combat operators and multipliers, technicians, systems integrators, trainers, and advisors across all three components of the Army: Active, Guard, and Reserves; in 17 unique branches and over 60 Military Occupational Specialties. I am incredibly proud of our warrant officers. Each and every day they make a difference all over the world, doing the hard work to make our Squads, Teams, and Army --- Strong! Thank you for your dedicated service and rich history. I am honored to be a part of this cohort.” Visit the following link for the entire message.

2. COUNTRY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, GERMANY AND ITALY.  From the IMCOM-Europe G-1: Recently there have been several instances where military family members have arrived to Italy and Germany without the proper documentation and have been refused entry.  This results in the SM having to purchase tickets out of pocket to return family members back to CONUS. Please ensure that Soldiers and DoD Civilians with family members accompanying them on assignment to Italy or Germany possess the following mandatory documents required for entry.

     a. COUNTRY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (ITALY):   In accordance with the Italian Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), No-Fee Passports and "Missione” Visas are required for all DoD civilians and Eligible Family Members of both US military and DoD civilian personnel.  Special Issuance (No-fee) Passports and Italian Entry Visas are mandatory prior to departure for Italy.  Failure to comply will result in expulsion of dependents from Italy at personal expense, causing financial hardship not reimbursable by the U.S. government.  For the most up to date information on this critical requirement, visit using CAC-Enabled Computer and select 'Europe' and then 'Italy'.

     b. COUNTRY ENTRY REQUIREMENT (GERMANY):   In accordance with the SOFA and the DoD Foreign Clearance Guide, all dependents accompanying their military or DoD Civilian sponsor on PCS to Germany must have either a Special Issuance (No-fee) Passport (SIP) or, as a temporary measure, a memorandum from a DoD Passport Agent stating the SIP application was submitted prior to departure from the point of origin. The memorandum must identify each applicant, date of submission, country of travel and DoD VPAS ID. For a limited time, boarding a flight while on official travel status with a Regular (blue tourist) Passport is permissible ONLY with such a memo, which is to be presented to boarding officials, upon request. NOTE: The temporary exception allowing official travel on a Regular Passport with memorandum (in lieu of a SIP), will expire on 30 September 2021. Effective 01 October 2021, official travel must be conducted with a SIP.  For the most up to date information on this critical requirement, visit using CAC-Enabled Computer and select 'Europe' and then 'Germany'. 

3. FINANCIAL FRONTLINE. From Soldier & Family Readiness Division, Army G-9: The Army’s Financial Readiness Program is a military life-cycle-based financial education and counseling program to bolster a Soldiers’ financial fitness throughout their career. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 implemented a change in the military retirement plan instituting the Blended Retirement System and required financial literacy training at personal and professional milestones as mandated common military training requirements across the military lifecycle.  Financial literacy training provides the pathway for sustaining financial well-being and resiliency with benchmarks of meeting all financial responsibilities, building wealth and obtaining a sound financial future, and a secure retirement. Standardized course completion can now be recorded via Digital Training Management System. Visit the following link for more information.

4. AC FLAG SNAPSHOT - JUNE 2021. HRC can provide a drill down, by unit, installation and individual at the request of COL Commanders and above. Note: C and X Flags will be purged on 5 August 2021. Units must close these flags appropriately and, if a valid reason still exists, initiate a flag with a more appropriate authorized flag code.

5. 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.

6. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay E-Messages.  All MILPER messages are available on the HRC MILPER web page at All Military Pay E-Messages are available on milBook at

     a. MILPER MESSAGE 21-240, SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES (SAMS) ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES PROGRAM (AMSP) 2023 SELECTION, ISSUED: [7/9/2021 6:24:16 AM]. This message announces the selection process for the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), Advanced Military Studies Program (AMSP).  This selection is to source students to attend resident AMSP 2023 Course, which begins on 28 June 2022 at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

7. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 9 JUL 21). Hot openings listed at the following link. 

     a. ECAB DCO in support Spartan Shield. Interested Service Members must be in the MOS of 15A/B within the rank of LTC-COL and will have the responsibility of supporting the command to achieve mission success. Location: Kuwait.

     b. Budget Team Chief in support Operation Inherent Resolve, and Office of Security Cooperation. Interested Service Members must be in the MOS of 36A within the rank of CPT(P)-LTC and will have the responsibility of managing all financial operations. Location: Baghdad Embassy Complex, Iraq.

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 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.



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