94TH AAMDC PARTICIPATES IN SOLDIER READINESS PROCESSING
February 25, 2013
FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII--The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command conducted part one of its Soldier Readiness Processing at Schofield Barracks and part two on Fort Shafter, Hawaii on 20 Feb. 2013.
The SRP was held in order to verify individual Soldier readiness and to prepare the command to deploy to the Republic of Korea for a training exercise.
"The most important part of Soldiers going through SRP is to ensure that Soldiers are both administratively and medically ready to deploy," said 1st Lt. Richard A. Eriksson, the 94th AAMDC Headquarters and Headquarters Battery executive officer and Detroit native. "That means that whatever processing they need to do for the region of deployment gets done along with updating their will, Service Members' Group Life Insurance and Record Of Emergency Data.
"I strongly believe that the SRP process is a readiness tool," said Sgt. Maj. Julio A. Padilla, a Bronx, New York native and the 94th AAMDC G4 sergeant major. "It ensures that your medical, immunizations and administrative paper work is up-to-date."
"The SRP process is very important," said Staff Sgt. Lehua G. Johnson, a native of Hilo, Hawaii and a 94th AAMDC G4 noncommissioned officer. "In the case of you deploying, you're fit to go physically and mentally, plus all of your family and emergency contact data will be updated and if anything happens to you while you're down range, your family will be taken care of."
Johnson also stated, "This is not my first time having to SRP, but it is for an exercise."
SRP is broken into two areas, administrative and medical. When combined they may take up to eight hours depending on the areas of processing the Soldier may be required to do to be deployment ready.
During the administrative portion of the SRP, the Soldier visits several stations including legal, chaplain, life insurance and security clearances. During each of these stations, the representative will ask the Soldier if he or she has any new information to add or delete from the current information on file.
"Everything is equally important during SRP, but I think for me the Record Of Emergency Data form, which is also known as the DD-93, is the most important document that you can have updated during this process," Padilla stated.
The medical section of the SRP includes several medical examinations, immunizations, the taking of a blood sample and a dental exam. Once completed, the Soldier meets with a health care provider to review all of the data collected on the Soldier throughout the SRP to determine the over-all deployable status of the Soldier.
Army Regulation 600--8--101 Chapter 4 states that SRP requires commanders to
maximize Soldier readiness by identifying and correcting non-deployment conditions. Personnel processing requirements include checking the status of individual Soldier readiness during in-processing, at least once annually, during out-processing and within 30 days before an actual unit deployment date or the date an individual Soldier departs on a TCS move.