Thursday, October 14, 2021

S1NET Message Summary - 12 Oct 21

1. FRAGO 6 TO HQDA EXORD 225-21, COVID-19 STEADY STATE OPERATIONS (CUI), DTG: P 071800Z OCT 21. Included in this FRAGO:

     a. (1.H.) [Add] On 9 Sep 21, the President issued Executive Orders 14043 and 14042 requiring vaccination for all federal employees and contractors, respectively. Subsequently, on 1 Oct 21, the Deputy Secretary of Defense directed all civilian federal employees to be vaccinated NLT 22 Nov 21.

     b. (3.B.4.A.) [Add] DOD civilian employees are currently eligible to voluntarily receive the COVID-19 vaccine at any DOD vaccination site, including military medical treatment facilities. As specifically stated in Annex EEE, those civilian employees with previous COVID-19 infection(s) or previous serology are not considered fully vaccinated on that basis for the purposes of this mandate.

     c. (3.B.4.C.) [Add] Supervisors and federal employees should be prepared to utilize the appropriate DD Form (3150 or 3175) as and when directed in Force Health Protection Supplement (FHP) 23, Revision 1 when published. Employees may voluntarily attest to their vaccination status at any time, however supervisors will take no action seeking an attestation form/documentation from an employee to verify vaccination status until directed.

     d. (3.B.4.C.2.) [Add] Information on the process for civilian employees to request an exemption is anticipated to be published in FHP 23, Revision 1. Civilian employees anticipating submission of an exemption for medical reasons through their supervisory chain should begin the process of coordination with their health care provider(s) for consultation and supporting documentation to support exemption requests in preparation for submission. Disciplinary action will not be initiated against civilian employees who will not achieve fully vaccinated status by 22 Nov 21 if they are pending a decision on a medical or religious exemption request.

     e. (3.C.2.F.) [Add] All activated U.S. Army National Guard (USARNG) Soldiers mobilized after 15 Dec 21 will be fully vaccinated prior to departing home station or home of record in order to ensure mission readiness for mobilization at the multi-force generation installations (MFGIS).

     f. (3.C.3.D.) [Add] All activated USAR Soldiers mobilized after 15 Dec 21 will be fully vaccinated prior to departing home station or home of record in order to ensure mission readiness for mobilization at the MFGIS.

     g. (3.D.8.B.1.A.) [Change To Read] Commanders, Command Sergeants Majors, nominative and key billet Sergeants Majors (SGM), First Sergeants, and officers on the centralized select list (CSL) key billets who refuse the mandatory vaccination order, and who are not pending final decision regarding an exemption request, will be suspended, notified in writing of their pending relief of duties, provided a reasonable period not to exceed 5 calendar days to respond, and will be subject to relief of their duties due to continuing refusal.

     h. (3.D.15.A.) [Add] Fully vaccinated individuals are not restricted from official travel, both domestic and international.

     i. (3.D.15.B.) [Add] Individuals (mil, civ, or ctr) who are unvaccinated or decline to provide information regarding vaccination status are limited to mission-critical official travel, both domestic and international. Mission critical is determined by the Secretary of the Army.

     j. (3.D.15.C.) [Add] Any in person meetings, events, and conferences sponsored by the Army with more than 50 participants will require approval from the Secretary of the Army. Meetings do not include military training and exercises.

     k. (3.D.15.D.) [Add] Attendees of in person meetings, events, and conferences sponsored by the army will be required to complete DD Form 3150, "COVID-19 Certification of Vaccination." Attendees who are unvaccinated or decline to complete the DD Form 3150 will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test no earlier than 72 hours prior to the meeting and at least weekly if the meeting is greater than 1 week in duration. Attendees may not attend the meeting if they do not fill out the DD Form 3150 or provide negative test results.

2. 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.

     a. ARMY DIRECTIVE 2021-33, APPROVAL AND APPEAL AUTHORITIES FOR MILITARY MEDICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTIONS, 24 SEP 21. This directive establishes approval and appeal authorities for requests for medical exemptions (temporary or permanent) and administrative exemptions (including religious accommodations) from mandatory immunizations.

     b. ALARACT 082/2021, 2021 SECRETARY OF THE ARMY AWARDS FOR IMPROVING PUBLICATIONS (CUI), DTG: R 081300Z OCT 21. The Army Publishing Directorate (APD) is accepting nominations for the 2021 Secretary of the Army Awards for Improving Publications. The awards recognize military and civilian personnel who have made superior contributions in publications. The period of consideration is 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, and nominations are due to APD by 17 December 2021.

3. 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 21-384, CALENDAR YEAR 2021 (CY21) GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR LEADERSHIP AWARD PROGRAM, ISSUED: [10/8/2021 4:27:43 PM]. The General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award recognizes company grade officers who demonstrate the ideals for which General MacArthur stood, Duty, Honor, and Country, and promotes and sustains effective junior officer leadership in the Army. A total of 28 officers will be selected for the award: 24 Commissioned Officers (COs) and four Warrant Officers (WOs). All Regular Army organizations must submit electronic nomination packets NLT 31 Jan 22.  The National Guard Bureau (NGB) and the Office of the Chief Army Reserve (OCAR) will determine the selection process for all ARNG and USAR nominees. NGB and OCAR will publish additional special instructions for their nomination packets as required.

     b. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE 21-042, FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2022 MILITARY CLOTHING REPLACEMENT RATES.  The purpose of this message is to provide information on the new Clothing Allowances effective October 1, 2021.

4. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 1 Oct 21). Hot openings listed at the following link.   

     a. J3 Joint Ops Center Chief (11A) in the grade of O5 (LTC).  Location: AL UDEID AB. 

     b. Two Ammunition Specialist/ Inspector (89B) positions in the grade of E5-E7 (SGT-SFC).  Location: Honduras. 

     c. Food Service Technician in support of OEFF-SS, FS and OIR. Interested service members must be in the MOS of 922A/ W2-W4 or 92G/ E8-E9 with a SECRET Clearance. Location: As Sayliyah, Qatar. 

     d. ECAB DCO in support of Spartan Shield. Interested Service Members must be in the MOS of 15A/B within the rank of LTC-COL Location: KUWAIT.

5. 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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