HRC, Brazilian army leaders discuss talent management
By Fonda Bock | U.S. Army Human Resources CommandFebruary 13, 2020
FORT KNOX, Kentucky -- Major Gen. Joseph Calloway, commanding general, U.S. Army Human Resources Command and senior leaders met with a delegation from the Brazilian army in the command headquarters here, Feb. 5, as part of the Army's commitment to strengthen ties with allies.Following a traditional gift exchange between Calloway and Lt. Gen. Heber Garcia Portella, director of Brazilian army's human resources management directorate, the two leaders discussed U.S. Army personnel programs, policies, Soldier management and development, with a focus on the Army Talent Alignment Process (ATAP).Calloway told the Brazilian delegation, "Our mission is to deliver the right person with the right skills to the right unit at the right time, over time."As human resource professionals, we must also provide world-class services and support to Soldiers and Families across the world. "That includes mail delivery [to and from Soldiers], [processing] awards and promotions. We also conduct about 95-100 promotion selection boards a year," Calloway said.Learning about ATAP was the main purpose for Portella's visit. He said the Brazilian army adopted an assignment tool six months ago that is similar to HRC's Assignment Interactive Module 2.0 (AIM 2.0), for use when selecting officers and senior enlisted soldiers for their next duty location."We have the same problems … I want to focus on how the U.S. Army makes the match with Soldier preference and the Army's needs because I want to do the same thing in my country. We want to make it a good match for everybody," Portella stated.The Brazilian army has 225,000 soldiers and moves 15,000 officers and senior enlisted soldiers a year."I have received some very good information and we are learning about the process, which is great for us," Portella said.During their visit, the delegation received briefings from HRC's Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate, Officer Personnel Management Directorate and the Personnel Information Systems Directorate regarding talent management.U.S. Army South is the Army's executive agent for army-to-army staff talks with partner nations in Latin America and coordinated the visit with HRC.