Personnel Files

Army Human Resources Command (HRC) Overview

I have said it before and I will say it again, the United States Army is quite similar to a large corporation. If you want to work for any large corporation, you will first go through Human Resources in that company. It is quite similar with the United States Army. While you won’t go to …

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How to Manage Your Military Records & Personnel

How to Manage Your Military Records & Personnel File

In today’s post, I’d like to share some tips and ideas about how to manage your military records and personnel files. While these tips are geared toward Army Reserve and National Guard personnel, most of this information will benefit veterans, too. Smart Soldiers ACTIVELY manage their personnel files and records. This includes their evaluation reports, …

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ADOS and ADSW Program for Army National Guard Soldiers

If you are currently serving in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves, you should consider the ADSW Program.  This stands for Active Duty Special Work.  In the past, it has also been referred to as ADOS, which is Active Duty Operational Support.  In either case, this program is reserved for traditional, one weekend a …

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AR 600-8-2: Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions Flags

As a Company Commander or small unit leader, you should familiarize yourself with AR 600-8-2.  This Army Regulation covers all aspects of initiating, transferring, and removing Personnel Flag Actions. As a leader, you a responsible for the discipline of your unit.  From my personal experience, I’ve found that FLAGS are a very effective way to handle …

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NGB Form 23 Retirement Points Summary Statement

Most Army National Guard Soldiers receive an updated NGB Form 23 each year on their service anniversary or birth month. This is an automated form generated by the Retirement Points Accounting System. This statement provides a summary of your years of service, retirement points, and estimated retirement pay. I believe the NGB Form 23 is …

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