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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - December 2, 1982, Tokyo, JapanThursday december 2, 1982 Pacific Pacific stars and stripes 140 senior cos to attend school by Rudi Williams european stars and stripes Washington about 140 senior cos Are expected to be picked for the army sergeants major Academy s non resident course when selection Board convenes at it. Benjamin Harrison ind., March 29, 1983, to consider eligible applicants for enrolment said a military personnel Center spokesman. To be eligible the spokesman said regular army reservists and National guardsmen on Active duty must be promotable e-7s and above who have completed 23 years or less of service. Longevity requirements Are waive Rable to 27years As of the Start Date of the class in april 1982. Soldiers who were not selected by a previous Board Are urged to reapply. The spokesman said soldiers who have completed or been selected for the non resident course Are not eligible for the resident course atthe sergeants major Academy it. Bliss Texas. However non resident graduates do not incur service obligation As do the resident course graduates who must serve 19 months after completing the course. The resident course is 22 weeks Long said the spokesman. Non resident students Are Given up to two years to finish. It s a very demanding course and How fast you finish depends a lot on the Type of Job you have. It will take someone with a combat arms Job longer to finish than someone with a staff Job. There is a lot of writing and Oral presentation. Oral presentations some changes have been made to improve the Academy s curriculum. The course is now Given in four phases leadership and human relations resources management military studies and world studies said the spokesman. Each non resident student will have to have two weeks of resident training at the Academy at the end of the course. Each graduate will receive 18 undergraduate College credits in general management psychology sociology and International affairs he interested in the sergeants major Academy s non resident course should submit their requests for consideration on a form 4187 As outlined in paragraph 6-27e a a 351-1 to arrive at Mil percen no later than feb. 1 1983. Applications received after that Date will be returned. Applicants must state on a form 4187 that her she acknowledges the fact that people selected for the non resident course Are not eligible for the resident course. All applicants must also sign the following statement in item 35, a form 2-1 have received the information contained herein and it is Correct and Complete. My current Heights my current weight is a copy of the Soldier s current a form 2-1 must accompany each application which must be submitted through the applicant s immediate commander who will Forward it to commander usar Erec attn Dap ept in 2461 Eisenhower ave., Alexandria a. 22331. Board members will review each application together with a performance portion of the Soldier s official miliary personnel file Impf soldiers can request a free copy of their Impf by writing commander usar Erec attn Pcre-Rf-1, it. Benjamin Harrison ind. 46249. Requests must contain name signature social Security number and address of the Soldier. Telephone requests will not be accepted. Convening Date letters received after the convening Date no specifically addressed to the president of the Board or letters not signed by the Soldier will note referred to the Board. Cos should mail their letters to president Sasha nonresident selection Board co commander usar Erc attn pure re Harrison ind. 46249. Letters must be signed by the Soldier and include name social Security number Grade and the organization in the signature Block. Wet ceremony How to keep the re enlistment contract from getting wet was the comment from it. Cmdr. Greg Braniff left of naval Mobile construction battalion one when he found himself re enlisting Petty officer 2nd class Jesse Blankenbiller As Petty officer 1st class Bob Snowden clicked away. The ceremony was conducted at Talofofo Falls in Guam. Us ph3 Rick George gis overseas might see higher paychecks by Dwight trimmer ps8.s Washington Bureau chief Washington gis overseas will prob ably draw larger Cost of living allowances cola next fiscal year according to Pentagon sources. Defense officials want to raise overseas cola by replacing their outdated rate setting tables with newer More accurate , Congress must first appropriate the additional Money. The defense department considered the change for this fiscal year but it needed an estimated $51 million. That Money was no available in the defense budget. Dod had also considered the shift to More accurate tables and higher rates in 1979, but budget constraints again prevented them. Also at that time the new tables would have generated lower cola rates for Junior enlisted. Now said defense officials the shift to newer tables would mean a cola hike for nearly All gis overseas. Pentagon source would not speculate on the amount of those increases but an army finance office estimated the raise could be As much As $60 a month for some officers and senior cos. Gis living in High Cost areas overseas draw cola to offset those higher living costs. A Dod panel compares stateside and overseas Price for some 160 goods and services. From those comparisons they derive a cola rate for specific overseas locations. Dod is now using 20-year-old data take from a 1961-62 Survey to determine those cola rates. The general accounting office reported earlier this year that 98 percent of All gis overseas get less cola than they should. The state department shifted to newer More accurate tables in 1978. They use 1972-73 Survey statistics to determine cola rates for their overseas employees. Dod would use those same Survey Dollar s Exchange value with foreign currency has risen recently. Therefore de sense officials said the Cost of cola increases next fiscal year will be less than the $51 million needed in by 83. They believe that the program s lower Cost next fiscal year might influence Congress to appropriate the needed Money. In any event the defense department has told army Navy and air Force officials to program those cola increases into their by 84 budgets. Pacific stars and stripes depends largely on Public affairs offices for contributions to this Page. If you have a Story that would be of particular interest to this newspaper please let your Pao know about it

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