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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]