12P / Prime Power Production Specialist

The prime power production specialist performs electrical assessments, facilities maintenance and quality assurance/quality control operations. He or she supervises, operates, installs and performs direct support/general support-level maintenance on electric power plants, consisting of prime power generator sets of 500 KW and higher along with associated auxiliary systems and equipment. Other duties include serving as LNO […]

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 […]

Reenlistment Options

Updated: 20191001 Reenlistment Options and Eligibility Window Reenlistment Option Information See your servicing Career Counselor for indiviual qualifications and availability. Reenlistment options are designed to meet the personal desires of the Soldier and to fulfill the needs of the Army. To serve the interests of both the Soldier and the service, it is necessary to ensure […]

NCOES Course Scheduling

U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) centrally manages Regular Army (RA) and U.S. Army Reserve Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Soldiers’ attendance at the Basic Leader Course (BLC) (for AGR only), Advanced Leader Course (ALC), Senior Leader Course (SLC), and Master Leader Course (MLC). BLC scheduling: BLC is scheduled at installation level for RA Soldiers and […]

FY20 Army Astronaut Candidate Screening Board

The FY20 Army Astronaut Candidate Screening Board will convene in April 2020 to select Soldiers for nomination to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Soldiers successfully screened by the board will compete with other military and civilian applicants for selection to the NASA Astronaut Candidate Program, a rigorous 2-year program to train astronauts for […]

Precision Retention

Precision Retention is designed to sustain unit readiness and force alignment through the reenlistment and reclassification of Soldiers. Precision Retention is broken down into two parts: Shortages: This identifies MOSs that are under strength and offer Soldiers promotion opportunities and monetary incentives for reclassification into the MOSs. Overages: This identifies Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) that […]

Transition Tuesday!

Today we are showcasing Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA (JBLM)’s Career Skills Program named Camo2Commerce. “To prepare you for your civilian career, we’ve researched, designed and developed solid Career Skills Programs to help you get skills in several different industries and areas of interest, and to assist you with seeking for, applying for, and landing […]

SFAB Specific Bonuses

SFAB location specific SRB is only authorized for Soldiers who are currently assigned in, on AI to, or reenlisting for a Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB). Soldiers are required to successfully complete the Combat Advisor Training Course (CATC) at the Military Advisor Training Academy (MATA) and be awarded SQI 3. Soldiers who have not yet completed […]

BAH Rates for 2020 (Calculator)

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S.-based allowance that provides uniformed Service members equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local housing markets when government quarters are not provided. A Service member stationed overseas, who does not have government housing available, is eligible for Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA). Approximately $21 billion is paid […]