Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs discussed talent management's role in readiness during visit to HRC
Dr. E. Casey Wardynski, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs, was greeted by Command Sgt. Maj. Lynice Thorpe-Noel (left), HRC command sergeant major and Maj. Gen. Jason Evans (right), HRC commanding general, Feb. 28. Wardyns... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT KNOX, Ky. -- During a visit to U.S. Army Human Resources Command Feb. 28, Dr. E. Casey Wardynski, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs, expressed some of his expectations for what American Soldiers could anticipate from Army talent management including placing the right Soldier in the right place at the right time.

During his day long visit, Wardynski met with HRC Commanding General Maj. Gen. Jason Evans, and numerous command directorates, including the Officer Personnel Management Directorate and the Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate to gain a comprehensive understanding of HRC's capabilities and resources. Much of the discussions focused on talent management in support of readiness.

The briefings began with an overview of the Assignment Interactive Module from OPMD.

Wardynski's expectations for AIM 2 included allowing Soldiers to have the ability to communicate with the commanders of units in which they would like to serve, and commanders having visibility of the array of Army talent and being able to select Soldiers qualified for openings within their units.

U.S. Army Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Robert Bennett, presented Wardynski with an overview on the programs that fall under The Adjutant General Directorate and the changes coming to some of them. Upcoming changes include revamping the Academic Evaluation Report to more accurately track a Soldier's academic performance in military and civilian schools, consolidating the Physical Disability Agency from the current three locations into one at Joint Base San Antonio to streamline processes and save money, and rolling out the Self-Directed Credentialing Assistance Program now being piloted as a Limited User Test at Fort Hood, Texas, and for the entire Army by 2020. The program will provide Soldiers up to $4,000 each year to pay for credentials that will prepare them for life after the military including jobs in healthcare, plumbing, information technology and aviation repair.

Wardynski also received an overview of the Personnel Information Systems Directorate including a tour of the HRC Data Center and Service Center. The following day he wrapped up his trip here meeting with leaders at U.S. Army Recruiting Command and U.S. Army Cadet Command.

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