Thursday, June 22, 2023

S1NET Message Summary - 12 Jun 23

1. NOTIFICATION OF NEW ARMY BODY FAT ASSESSMENT FOR THE ARMY BODY COMPOSITION PROGRAM. Posted at the following link are Army Directive (AD) 2023-11, Army Body Fat Assessment for the Army Body Composition Program, 9 Jun 23, and ALARACT 046/2023, Notification of New Army Body Fat Assessment for the Army Body Composition Program, dated 12 Jun 23.  Also attached are updated DA Forms 5500 and 5501.  Per the AD, DoD authorized the U.S. Army to review methods to implement revisions to the ABCP that embody the whole Soldier concept and improve talent management. The AD announces changes to the ABCP to ensure all Army Soldiers maintain a level of physical readiness necessary to perform their duties. The ALARACT provides notice that AR 600–9 is being revised and will incorporate a one – site circumference – based tape method and supplemental body fat assessment (see attachment 1 of the ALARACT). The procedural modifications to AR 600–9, Appendix B (Attachment 1) are effective immediately. Some key points from the AD and ALARACT follow. View and download the document from the following link on S1NET      a. The policy applies to all Soldiers, all cadets of the United States Military Academy (USMA) and Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (SROTC), all retention actions, and all military schools and institutional training courses.      b. The only U.S. Army-authorized methods of estimating body fat are the multi-site circumference-based tape method, as prescribed in appendix B of AR 600–9; the one-site circumference-based tape method; and the supplemental body fat assessment.      c. The one-site circumference-based tape method will be phased in over the next year. During the 12-month period extending from the date of this directive, Soldiers who require a circumference-based tape test will take the one-site tape test. Those who fail the one-site tape method are authorized to be measured by the multi-site circumference-based tape method, as prescribed in AR 600–9, for their confirmation tape test. After 12 months from the date of this directive, the one-site tape test will be the only authorized circumference-based tape method.      d. A Soldier who fails the circumference-based tape methods will be flagged. Those Soldiers may request a supplemental body fat assessment if the means for such testing is reasonably available. Commanders of Soldiers who do not request a supplemental body fat assessment or who fail the supplemental body fat assessment will maintain the original flagging action, and the Soldier will be enrolled in the ABCP.      e. All Army components will utilize a one–site (abdomen) body circumference–based tape method and corresponding calculation model for males and females, respectively.      f. All Soldiers who fail the first body fat tape test and follow–on confirmation tape test assessments are authorized to request, subject to the appropriate commander’s determination of reasonable availability, a supplemental body fat assessment via the Dual–Energy X–Ray Absorptiometry (DXA), INBODY 770 (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis), or BOD POD® (Air Displacement Plethysmography) and must be recorded on DA Form 5500 or DA Form 5501.      g. Pursuant to AR 600–9, the updated DA Form 5500 and DA Form 5501 must be used to record approved supplemental body fat assessment results (DXA, INBODY 770, or BOD POD®) from any governmental facility. This includes military treatment facilities, armed forces wellness centers, government fitness centers, and state–owned facilities. Additionally, Soldiers may request to take the test at local colleges or universities, to include private colleges and universities. Official results of the supplemental test must be submitted by the Soldier to the commander to be recorded on DA Form 5500 or DA Form 5501. 2. THE ADJUTANT GENERAL DIRECTORATE (TAGD) MILPAY TOWNHALL – ABSENCES, 13 JUNE 1300ET. #TAGD is continuing its commitment to our Soldiers in the field to ensure they have every tool at their disposal for success! Please join our #MilPay team for a townhall regarding managing absences, on Tuesday, 13 June at 1300. Teams meeting link is available at the following link on S1NET 3. USAR PERSONNEL ACTIONS GUIDE (PAG) RELOCATION.  From USARC G-1:  XTRANet will decommission on 30 June 2023 and the PAG under the USARC XTRANett will no longer be used. Beginning 18 May 2023 information from the XTRANet site is being transferred over to the NEW USAR-G1-PAG site on SharePoint Online (SPO) A365. In preparation of going live on 1 July 2023, no actions will be updated on the XTRANet site. All future updates will be conducted on SPO on/after 1 July 2023. The graphic at the following link shows the projected location of the new PAG link on the USAR Home Page (by 1 Jul 23). 4. ENLISTED PROMOTIONS TOWNHALL (9 JUN 23) - TPU SLIDES. Did you miss the townhall but wanted insight into the TPU Enlisted Promotions process? Here you go! 5. Recently published All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link.      a. ALARACT 045/2023, ANTITERRORISM QUARTERLY THEME – SETTING THE CONDITIONS FOR THE FUTURE (4TH QUARTER/FISCAL YEAR 2023 (4Q/FY23)) (CUI), DTG: R 121300Z JUN 23. Army Antiterrorism Communication Synchronization heightens awareness and vigilance to prevent and protect the Army community and critical resources from terrorist activities and support Army missions. The theme for 4Q/FY23 (July 2023 - September 2023) is Setting the Conditions for the Future, including implementing key tasks from a new antiterrorism strategy. The primary audience for this theme includes Army leaders, antiterrorism officers, and antiterrorism coordinators responsible for antiterrorism plans/programs. 7. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay Messages. None.   8. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 9 JUN 23). The below hot openings, and others, are listed at the following link.      a. U 4 LOGISTICS CHIEF MALI| BAMAKO, MALI | O-5 | 90A | S | OCT 2023 | 365 DAYS.      b. UNITED NATIONS MILITARY OBSERVER | WESTERN SAHARA | O-6 | 02A | SECRET | OCT 2023 | 365 DAYS.      c. ARTILLERY FMS CASE MANAGER | BAGHDAD, IRAQ | O-4 | 13A | TS/SCI | AUG 2023 | 365 DAYS.      d. PYSOP PLANNER| WIESBADEN CLAY KS, DE | O-3/4 |37A | TS/SCI | AUG 2023 |180 DAYS. 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 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. 3-485TH IN OSUT, TPU, MULTIPLE ENLISTED, WARRANT AND OFFICER POSITIONS IN SC, NC AND GA.      b. 98TH ATC AVN, USAFTD (PEACE VANGUARD) FTNGD-OS - TITLE 10, MULTIPLE E3 - E8 AND OFFICER POSITIONS, MARANA, AZ.


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