Sunday, January 16, 2022

S1NET Message Summary - 14 Jan 22

1. FY22 AC/USAR(AGR)/IMA SSG EVALUATION BOARD, MY BOARD FILE EXTENSION. From the DA Secretariat SGM: I want to make sure everyone is tracking a recent discussion that I’ve had with the team here in regards to the FY22 SSG Evaluation Board My Board File (MBF) that is about to close. We are going to extend the MBF closing date from 15 Jan 22 to 25 Jan 22. This will allow all eligible SSGs to view there file an extra 10 days and continue to see updates as it refreshes. Also, I want to discuss a few things (at the following link) that give more clarity on the MBF process and what it does. 2. R3 IPPS-A USER MANUAL - VERSION 1. Version 1 of the IPPS-A R3 User Manual is now available for review and feedback. Feedback received by 31 JAN 22 will be considered for inclusion in Version 2, set to release mid-March 2022. 3. FY22 TPU/IRR MSG/1SG NCO EVALUATION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT. From the USARC G-1: The board will convene on 2 May 2022 and will review all eligible MSG/1SG records in their primary MOS only for the purpose of creating an Order of Merit List (OML) to facilitate a myriad of human resource decisions. These management decisions include selection for training to attend the Sergeants Major Course for the purpose of satisfying the Army's Select, Train, Educate, Promote (STEP) policy. 4. 23-01 MISSION ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS (MER) TRAINING. From HRC OPMD: Officer Personnel Management Directorate, US Army Human Resources Command, will conduct training for Active Component (AC) Unit Strength Managers on the AIM2 Mission Essential Requirements (MER) list on 24 & 25 January 2022 using Microsoft Teams. The purpose is to provide training on the MER process in AIM2 for the upcoming ATAP 23-01 Cycle. 5. ARMY'S RETIREMENT PLANNING NEWSLETTER, "CHANGE OF MISSION", JAN-MAR 22 EDITION.  From the Director, Army Retirement Services: The newest edition of the Army's retirement planning newsletter, "Change of Mission," is ready for download.  All Soldiers with 17+ years of service should receive an email notice from DFAS at the email address they have entered in myPay. Some topics covered this quarter are mandatory retirement planning courses, the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act, what to do with your TSP account when you retire, and help making a Survivor Benefit Plan decision. 6. ARNG EDUCATION OFFICE ISSUES.      a. POST-9/11 GI BILL PROVISIONS FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE EXTENDED. Public Law 117-46/REMOTE Act was signed on December 21, 2021.  This new law extends the provisions in the Coronavirus Response Act from December 21, 2021 to June 1, 2022.  The primary provisions extended due to this law and impacts to Soldiers are listed at the following link.      b. LINKS TO NEW ARMYIGNITED VIDEO. This new video provides information for Soldiers who paid out of pocket for their Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA).  The video informs Soldiers who have paid out of pocket of the proper steps to take.      c. MILITARY ONE SOURCE BRIEFING – 21 JAN. Did you know your spouse is eligible for benefits through the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program (MyCAA) program if you are on Title 10 orders?  And now, MyCAA is offering free CLEP & DSST exams to eligible spouses.  To learn more about the CLEP & DSST program thru MyCAA you are invited to attend a briefing hosted by DANTES and College Board on Friday, 21 January 2022 at 1200 hrs EST. 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. 8. 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 22-022, RELEASE OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 2022-2023 ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (AMEDD) INTERMEDIATE LEVEL EDUCATION SLATE, ISSUED: [1/13/2022 9:29:22 AM]. This message announces those officers slated for attendance to academic year 2022-2023 Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Intermediate Level Education.      b. MILPER MESSAGE 22-023, ANNOUNCEMENT OF BRANCH TRANSFER PROCESS FOR ARMY RESERVE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (AMEDD) OFFICERS, ISSUED: [1/13/2022 4:16:32 PM]. This message provides Army Reserve AMEDD officers a clear and concise branch-transfer process to retain officers via branch transfer into basic branches and to minimize the number of AMEDD officers separated due to twice being non-selected for promotion. This MILPER message applies to all Army Reserve AMEDD officers; however, Medical Service (MS) officers are in an unprecedented over-strength status. Consequently, hundreds of MS officers face separation from the Army Reserve within the next 5 years due to an excess of over 900 officers in the ranks of 2LT through CPT.      c. MILPER MESSAGE 22-024, ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR RESERVE COMPONENT OFFICERS REQUESTING TO DEFER PROMOTION CONSIDERATION (OPT OUT) FROM THE FY22 RC CPT APL PSB, ISSUED: [1/13/2022 4:19:10 PM]. This message describes the specific eligibility criteria to allow Reserve Component (RC) officers to defer promotion consideration for (Opt Out of) the FY22 RC CPT APL PSB. This only applies to officers in the Primary Zone.      d. MILPER MESSAGE 22-025, APPROVAL OF THE HUMANITARIAN SERVICE MEDAL – HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF OPERATIONS, ISSUED: [1/13/2022 4:21:59 PM]. This message announces that the Joint Staff approved award of the Humanitarian Service Medal (HSM) for personnel who directly participated in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support to the people of Haiti following a devastating earthquake on 14 August 2021. The HSM has been approved by the award authority for U.S. Service members, Coast Guardsmen, and Reserve Components (to include the National Guard), who were physically present in the Joint Task Force Haiti Joint Operations (Haiti and 12 nautical miles per the national maritime boundary) and provided direct humanitarian assistance during the period 15 August 2021 to 5 September 2021. Determination of individual eligibility is delegated to the first O-6 commander/civilian equivalent or above.      e. MILPER MESSAGE 22-026, CHANGE IN POLICY TO AUTHORIZE THE ARMY ASTRONAUT DEVICE TO BE AFFIXED TO THE ARMY SPACE BADGE, ISSUED: [1/13/2022 4:23:35 PM]. This message is to announce that the Army Astronaut Device can be affixed to the Army Space Badge. The Army Astronaut device is awarded by the Chief of Staff, Army to personnel who complete a minimum of one operational mission in space (50 miles above earth) and is affixed to the appropriate Army Aviator Badge, Flight Surgeon Badge, or Aviation Badge awarded to the astronaut. Individuals who have not been awarded one of the badges listed above but who meet the other astronaut criteria will be awarded the Basic Aviation Badge with Army Astronaut device. Army officers who complete the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Astronaut Candidate Program are designated as Functional Area 40C (Astronaut), and are awarded the Basic Space Badge (if not previously awarded). Army Astronauts who are awarded multiple badges (Space, Aviation, Flight Surgeon) may affix the Astronaut device to the badge of their choosing. 9. S1NET MEMBER REQUESTS. The following S1NET member requests/questions are pending.  If you can assist, please do so.       a. I NEED A ARNG S-1 ORGANIZATIONAL SOP EXAMPLE CAN ANYONE HELP? “Looking for an example of an Organizational Structure S-1 SOP specifically for the Army National Guard.” 10. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 11 JAN 22). Hot openings listed at the following link.          a. Targeting Technician in Arifjan, Kuwait. All Components may apply: 131A with Secret clearance in the grade of CW3.      b. WIAS Account Manager at FORSCOM HQ at Fort Bragg, NC.  All components may apply (E5-E7 00G MOS Immaterial) with a Secret Clearance.      c. COMSEC Clerk (25B) in the grade of E5 (SGT) with a TS/SCI all components (IRR/IMA cannot apply) in Soto Cano, Honduras.       d. J2X NCOIC. All Components can apply: 35L/35M in the grade of E6-E7 (SSG-SFC) with a TOP SECRET clearance to serve in DJIBOUTI for 365 days, deploying ASAP official passport required.    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 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.      a. 7/108TH BN (PS), TPU, MULTIPLE VACANCIES, ENL/OFF (S1, S4, INSTRUCTOR), FORT JACKSON, SC/JACKSON, MS.      b. 2/415TH CAV OSUT; TPU; MULTIPLE VACANCIES (ENL, WO, OFF); VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN CA.      c. COARNG, AGR, PARALEGAL NCO, E5-E6, 27D, 100TH MISSILE DEFENSE BRIGADE, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO.

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