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Army Education Pledge

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"We really need to recognize and celebrate those ladies who just kind of went through uncharted territory with machetes. People like me who come after that think that path has always been there - and it just has not been."

- Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, director, Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, giving the keynote address at the Department of Defense Women's History Month Observance and Awards Program

Multi-service winners honored at Woman's History Month event

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Year of the Noncommissioned Officer

"We are human, but sometimes we have to show - no matter what - we are keeping everything together. NCOs control what's going on around them in the Army and we have to be the rock that keeps Soldiers working safely and completing missions on time."

- Sgt. Juan McGee, 4th - 58th Airfield Operations Battalion, a cook, who sees the job as not only a rewarding career, but as a way to help Soldiers stay alive

We have to be the rock that keeps Soldiers working safely

CALENDAR

2009: Year of the NCO

2009: Year of the Military Family

2009: 100th Anniversary of the Chaplain Assistant

March 2009:

- National Women's History Month: Army Heritage and History Web site

- Brain Injury Awareness Month: U.S. Army Medical Department Web site

April 2009:

- Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

- Month of the Military Child

PROFESSIONAL WRITING

Army Professional Writing

TODAY'S FOCUS

Army Education Pledge

What is it?

In order to provide the best counseling support possible for Soldiers and adult family members and assist them to make informed decisions, the Army Continuing Education System (ACES) staff at the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) created the Army Education Pledge to inform customers of their rights to receive clear guidance concerning ACES programs and services. The Army Education Pledge provides customers with a complete list of available counseling services, which will be provided to each customer upon entering the education center for a counseling session.

Why is it important to the Army?

Continuing education is a readiness, retention and quality of life issue for Soldiers and their adult family members. Educational pursuits assist them in job performance, provide an incentive to remain in service, and increase opportunities for promotion or a better career. Counseling is the key to ensuring that customers are encouraged and stay on track in their pursuit of education.

We feel it is important that customers understand the kinds of services counselors can provide. The Army Education Pledge is intended to help customers recognize the kinds of services that counselors can provide in order to help them prepare and plan for their sessions accordingly.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

IMCOM continues to work closely with the Human Resources Command, G1 and Manpower and Reserve Affairs to improve the services offered by ACES. The Army Education Pledge will enable customers to make the most of their time spent with education counselors.


Resources:

IMCOM Web site

IMCOM page on ARMY.MIL Web site

The Army Continuing Education Web site

Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command Web site

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