OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SPECIALIST (68L)

Major duties: The Occupational Therapy Specialist, under the direction of a registered militaryoccupational therapist, supervises or interviews, tests, plans treatment programs, and teaches andassists patients to facilitate maximum recovery by decreasing physical and mental disabilities resultingfrom illness or trauma, prevent injury, and promote life-style modification to improve fitness. The occupational therapy specialist must possess the […]

SPECIAL LEAVE ACCRUAL (SLA) COVID-19

Leave earned from 01 October 2020 thru 30 September 2021 (FY21), is NOT protected by Special Leave Accrual (SLA) and will be lost if not used or before 30 September 2021. SLA continues to be authorized to Soldiers serving in qualifying Hostile Fire Pay and Imminent Danger Pay locations per AR 600-8-10 and DoD 7000.14–RLeave […]

ACFT 3.0

A message from the 16th Sergeant Major of the Army In our continued efforts to improve the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), we knew there would be changes along the way. Today, we formally announce ACFT 3.0, effective 1 April. What has changed? First, the Plank has been added as a full 100-point alternative to […]

Tuition Assistance Changes

On 12 February 2021, the GoArmyEd system will be deactivated. To facilitate the migration of the Tuition Assistance (TA) program data from GoArmyEd to ArmyIgnitED, the ArmyIgnitED system will be offline from 25 February-8 March 2021. Soldiers, Army Education Counselors, and Educational Institutions (EIs) will not be able to access TA data or functionality during […]

FY21 SFC Evaluation Board Results

The FY21 Regular Army (RA)/United States Army Reserve (USAR) Active Guard Reserve (AGR) SFC Evaluation Board evaluated all NCOs in the zone of consideration. All considered NCOs will either be: Most Qualified (MQ); Distinctly annotated Full Qualified (FQ) Not Fully Qualified (NFQ); Name not included Individual OML standing (MQ, FQ and NFQ) will be able […]

Army Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance Overview/Eligibility The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier’s professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must […]

Special Duty Assignments

Performing Special Duty assignments is not only career enhancing, but also gives self-satisfaction while serving Soldiers. The following PDF explains some of the Special Duty assignments available for Soldiers. Full PDF found here: http://armyreup.s3.amazonaws.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/30130013/Special-Assignments-February-2019.pdf **Special assignments include special management command and joint, HQDA, and HRC assignments that have special missions and require personnel with specific […]

Recruit the Recruiter

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Be a United States citizen by birth or naturalization or a permanent resident alien.  Have a minimum general technical (GT) score of 95 with a skilled-technical score of 95. (waiver authorized for GT and ST Score below 90). Be at least 21 years old, but not more than 39 years old at time […]

Written Bonus Agreement (WBA)

The WBA, within the SRB program, was established by reference (C) to provide the Army with an agile and flexible process to incentivize Soldiers currently on indefinite term reenlistment contracts to continue serving in the Regular Army. This MILPER message is effective on 1 June 2020 and may change after 1 July 2020 without further […]

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Benefit Fact Sheet Summary The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a Federal Government-sponsored retirement savings and investment plan. It offers the same type of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under “401(k)” plans. Blended Retirement System (BRS) Members of the Uniformed Services If you are a member of the uniformed services […]

Controversial changes to GI Bill transfer rules delayed until next year

Defense Department officials will delay a controversial proposal limiting troops ability to share their GI Bill benefits with spouses and children after complaints from advocates and lawmakers that the move could hurt recruiting and morale. In a letter to lawmakers last week, acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness James Stewart said the move will be pushed […]

Army to Appoint ‘Social Media Content Czar’

PENTAGON – If you think the idea of a “social media content czar” sounds like a joke, you may soon be in the minority. It’s an idea that’s gaining steam—and isn’t nearly as farfetched as it sounds. The pandemic has given rise to interesting, quirky, brilliant and questionable new trends. We’ve seen the widespread acceptance […]

Update to the Assignment Satisfaction Key – Enlisted Module (ASK-EM)

MILPER Message 21-088 was released with important updates to the ASK-EM, including reenlistment and EFMP. Reenlistment Program Considerations Initial Term Soldiers Soldiers and NCOs on their initial term contract are issued Year-Month-Available to move (YMAV) of “999912”, are not aligned to enlisted manning cycles (EMCs), and are ineligible for ASK-EM market participation until they reenlist. […]

**OFFICIAL** Updated Army Grooming Modifications

The Army released ALARACT 016?2021 and accompanying slides for implementation and use. ALARACT 016/2021, US Army Appearance and Grooming Modifications & Slides ALARACT 015/2021 (Inactive) Tab B – Appearance & Grooming Slides Authorizes– Male & female Soldiers to wear highlights No minimum hair length for female Soldiers Medium length ponytails for female Soldiers Females to […]