Date Published: 14 Sep 21

This is an important update to the Enlisted Aide packet submission cut off date for the upcoming 15 October Selection Board.

The new suspense for packet submission to be considered for the October 2021 Enlisted Aide Selection Board is Friday, 1 October 2021.

Once all required documents are completed, the Soldier MUST submit the packet to:

Professional Development Noncommissioned Officer (PDNCO) at the Human Resources Command (HRC), usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.epmd-qm-enlisted-aide@mail.mil
Senior Enlisted Aide Advisor (SEAA), usarmy.lee.tradoc.mbx.cascom- army-enlisted-aide-advisor@mail.mil for consideration.

For your reference, I am reposting all of the important information from the original Selection Panel Announcement below:

Soldiers should refer to the following link for additional Enlisted Aide Program information: https://quartermaster.army.mil/jccoe/Special_Programs_Directorate/Enlisted_Aide_web_documents/enlisted_aide_program_main.html.

Close attention must be given to specific eligibility criteria and other requirements contained in this message.

A selection panel will convene no earlier than (NET) 15 October 21 to consider eligible Active Component (AC) Soldiers in the rank of Sergeant (promotable only), Staff Sergeant, Sergeant First Class and Master Sergeant that apply for consideration into the Enlisted Aide Program. Soldiers that apply for consideration must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance. In addition, Soldiers must be deployable.

The Enlisted Aide Program is open to all AC Soldiers regardless of military occupational specialty (MOS). However, Soldiers in understrength MOS’s will not be considered (refer to the current Update to Reclassification In/Out Calls MILPER Message). Soldiers must complete and submit the nomination packet for consideration. An example of this packet, additional eligibility information, and requirements can be obtained at:


Soldiers selected that have not attended the Enlisted Aide Training Course or the Advanced Culinary Skills Course (ACSC) at Fort Lee, VA will be scheduled for training. Soldiers that do not hold the primary MOS of 92G: Culinary Specialist, will attend the Culinary Specialist Phase I Course, for which the Soldier’s current command will be responsible for funding, if approved. Upon completion of all training, the Enlisted Aide Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) of Z5 will be granted.

Soldiers selected for the program will become part of the Enlisted Aide Personnel Management Pool and the Enlisted Aide Apprenticeship Program. Upon selection for assignment to a General Officer, the Enlisted Aide will incur a two-year utilization tour, extendable to one additional year (based on the needs of the Army), at the two through four-star tactical, operational, or strategic level. Upon successful completion of the tour, the Soldier will be released to their career management branch for utilization. Soldiers may return to the Enlisted Aide Program after the completion of their follow-on utilization tour by re-submitting the nomination packet.

Only Soldiers that apply will be considered. Soldiers that were not previously selected may resubmit their nomination packet for consideration. Soldiers that have not completed their Selective Retention Bonus obligation by 15 Oct 2021 do not qualify to apply (92G’s are exempt from this rule).

Point of Contact for this message and the Enlisted Aide Program is the HRC Professional Development NCO (PDNCO), SFC Timothy E. Tirado, 502-613-5260 (312-983-5260 DSN) or via email at timothy.e.tirado.mil@mail.mil as well as the Senior Enlisted Aide Advisor (SEAA), MSG Candice L. Williamson, 804-734-4619 or via email at candice.l.williamson.mil@mail.mil.