Tuesday, May 7, 2024

S1NET Message Summary - 5/6/2024

1. OVERSEAS COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE (OCOLA) UPDATES. From the Army G-1: Attached at the following link is the latest report regarding Overseas Cost of Living Allowance (OCOLA). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1320279






     a. MILPAY/CRM TOWNHALL, 9 MAY 2024, 1300 ET. From TAGD:  Our MILPAY team is hosting a townhall on Thursday, May 9, 2024 @ 1300 ET to go over Defense Joint Military Pay System Analysis, #CRM updates, and more! https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1062135



     b. BAH WAIVER TOWNHALL, 10 MAY 1000 ET. From TAGD:  #TAGD's MILPAY team wants to ensure that our teammates in the field have all the possible information about pay and entitlements! They will be hosting a BAH Waiver Townhall on Friday, 10 May at 1000ET. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1062160



3. STRENGTH IN KNOWLEDGE, THE WARRANT OFFICER JOURNAL, JANUARY - MARCH 2024 VOLUME II, ISSUE 1. This Issue is nearly 100% Army National Guard-focused and emphasizes the complex nature of our 54 from a senior warrant officer perspective. There is something for everyone, from spatial disorientation training devices to inventory management in the US Virgin Islands! Also featured in this Issue is the reading list from the Commandant, US Army Warrant Officer Career College for all warrant officers or all grades and components. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1320607






     a. HRC MASTER WORKFLOW TEMPLATE - USER-DEFINED LISTS, A/O 2 MAY 24. Minor update to actions initiated outside of IPPS-A. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1311879






     a. IPPS-A PAR AWARD RELEASE ERROR NOTICE. I am receiving an error message when releasing a MSM to member. This prompted the system to send me an email with the error message but didn't provide an explanation on how to resolve the problem. “Error! Orders Framework expects the values: Jobcode/MOS to generate the Order.” https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1062128



     b. MEANING OF RES: RESTRICTED TOUR. I have a soldier whose STP is reflecting RES:1 under the experience section. I tried to find out but I couldn't find a source of information for this query. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1062105



     c. UPDATE SOURCE MILITARY CLASS? Where/how can I update source of military class (i.e. an officer's source is ROTC). I have about half my unit coming up as a "blank" error in CSSM report. Thank you!  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1061741






     a. AGCRA SCHOLARSHIP - MAY 15TH APPLICATION SUSPENSE IS APPROACHING. The 13th Annual AGCRA Scholarship Program is awarding six new $1,000 individual scholarships for 2024, and revalidating seven $1,000 scholarships from the 2023 Program. The AGCRA Scholarship 2024 website has been updated (to include our Memorandum of Instruction (MOI) and scholarship application cover sheet template). The application submission opportunity for our 2024 Program is open. Scholarship applications must be received by 15 May 2024. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1320754



7. Recently published Army Directives and All Army Activity (ALARACT) messages. New ALARACTs and ADs are also posted on APD at the following link.  armypubs.army.mil/default.aspx



     a. ALARACT 027/2024, ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY’S 56TH PHILIP A. CONNELLY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE PROGRAM WINNING UNITS, DTG: R 031713Z MAY 24. The evaluations for the 56th Philip A. Connelly competition have concluded. The Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), G–4 announces the winning units of this year's competition based on evaluated results and offers an enthusiastic congratulations to the winning units. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1320887



8. Recently published Military Personnel (MILPER) messages and Military Pay Messages.  Some messages are posted on S1NET, and some are on the HRC MILPER website.  If the link provided takes you to the HRC MILPER website, you have to log in with your CAC before the link to the MILPER message will work.  



     a. MILPER MESSAGE 24-166, EXPANSION OF GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL AREA OF ELIGIBILITY FOR OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, ISSUED: [6 MAY 24]. This message is to announce the expansion of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal area of eligibility for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Operations JUNIPER SHIELD, OCTAVE SHIELD, and SPARTAN SHIELD are deemed to be suboperations of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM for award of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOT-EM). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1062197



     b. MILPER MESSAGE 24-167, JOINT MERITORIOUS UNIT AWARD TO HEADQUARTERS, NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION AIR COMMAND-AFGHANISTAN, ISSUED: [6 MAY 24]. This message is to announce the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (JMUA) to Headquarters, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Air Command-Afghanistan, for exceptionally meritorious service during the period 1 February 2020 to 4 July 2021. This award is for the headquarters only. Service units and individuals assigned to Service units in support of this organization are not eligible for this award. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1062198



     c. MILPER MESSAGE 24-168, JOINT MERITORIOUS UNIT AWARD TO HEADQUARTERS, SPECIAL OPERATIONS JOINT TASK FORCE-ARABIAN PENINSULA, ISSUED: [6 MAY 24]. This message is to announce the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (JMUA) to Headquarters, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Arabian Peninsula, for exceptionally meritorious service during the period 16 June 2020 to 1 April 2023. This award is for the headquarters only. Service units and individuals assigned to Service units in support of this organization are not eligible for this award. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1062199



     d. MILPER MESSAGE 24-169, 4TH QTR, FY24 VOLUNTARY TRANSFER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (VTIP) FOR ARMY COMPETITIVE CATEGORY (ACC) OFFICERS, ISSUED: [6 MAY 24]. This message provides procedural guidance for the 4th QTR, Fiscal Year (FY)24 Voluntary Transfer Incentive Program (VTIP). Army Competitive Category (ACC) officers may submit a DA Form 4187 requesting Branch or Functional Area (FA) transfer from 3 May 2024 – 10 June 2024. This VTIP aligns with Army Talent Alignment Process (ATAP) 25-02 cycle. Officers forecasted to move in the ATAP 25-01 movement cycle are ineligible to apply unless they are moving to PME and their basic branch concurs with the move. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1062200



     e. MILPER MESSAGE 24-170, TRANSITION FROM VOLUNTEER LOGICAL ACCESS CREDENTIAL (VOLAC) TO NON-CLASSIFIED INTERNET PROTOCOL ROUTER NETWORK (NIPRNET) ENTERPRISE ALTERNATE TOKEN SYSTEM (NEATS) CREDENTIAL FOR DOD VOLUNTEERS, ISSUED: [6 MAY 24]. This message announces changes to the directive for the issuance of Logical Access Credentials for all Department of Defense (DoD) Volunteers. Effective 21 March 2024, the DoD discontinued the issuance of the VoLAC credential issued at identification (ID) card facilities via the Real-time Automated Personnel Identification System (RAPIDS). Authorized volunteers will now receive a NEATS tokens through the sponsoring Service’s Network Command (NETCOM). NETCOM will utilize the Alternate Token Issuance and Management System (ATIMS) for the issuance of NEATS tokens. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1062201



     f. MILPER MESSAGE 24-171, ACADEMIC YEAR 2025-2026 ENGINEER APPLICATIONS TO THE DEFENCE SCHOOL OF GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE (U.K.), ISSUED: [6 MAY 24]. This message announces the procedures for Active Component Engineer Officers (12A) requesting consideration for the highly competitive Defence School of Geospatial-Intelligence (DSGI), Royal School of Military Survey (RSMS) in Academic Year (AY) 2025-2026. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/message/1062202



     g. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE # 24-023, SUBJECT: DJMS-AC June 2024 Production Schedule. The purpose of this message is to inform all of the DJMS Active Component Update Schedule for the processing month of June 2024. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1320759



     h. MILITARY PAY E-MESSAGE # 24-024, SUBJECT: DJMS-RC June 2024 Production. The purpose of this message is to inform all of the DJMS Reserve Component Update Schedule for the process month of June 2024. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1320760



9. FORSCOM WIAS POSITIONS (UPDATED A/O 30 APR 24). The below hot openings, and others, are listed at the following link.  https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-871989






     b. TARGETING TECHNICIAN | AMMAN, JORDAN | WO-3 | 131A | S | APR 24 | 365 DAYS (can be split into 2 x 180).



     c. IO ASSESSMENT | ARIFIJAN, KUWAIT | O-4 | 02A | TS/SCI | MAY 24 | 180 DAYS.



     d. OGP XO | AMMAN, JORDAN | O-4 | 02A | TS/SCI | MAY 24 | 365 DAYS.



     e. J4 LOGISTICS DIRECTOR | BAGHDAD, IRAQ | O-5 | 90A | S | JUN 24 | 365 DAYS.



10. 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 milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-375787. 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. milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/apf/s1net/jobannouncementsmobvacancies    



     a. 3100TH STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE GROUP, USAR TPU, MULTIPLE VACANCIES (OFF (35A/35B) / WO (350F) / ENL (35F)), MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1320655



     b. D CO, 3-415TH REGT (BCT), TPU, CPT/01A, COMPANY COMMANDER, SEATTLE, WA (JBLM). https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1320656



     c. USARPAC INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE (IA) REQUIREMENTS - WORLDWIDE OPENINGS. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1320402



     d. 319TH CSSB, MULTIPLE VACANCIES TPU ENL/WO/OFF, HARLINGEN, TX. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-1320802


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