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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 8, 1983, Tokyo, Japan January 1983 Guam Pacific stars and stripes article 15s petitioned off the record by Helen Webb Japan Bureau chief Tokyo the army is giving soldiers in grades e6 and warrant officers and commissioned officers a Chance to have article 15s transferred from the portion of their records normally seen by centralized promotion boards through according to army staff judge advocate officials at Camp the change took effect As a result of a revision in army regulation military petitions must be filed within three years of the regulations 1 effective within three years of making e6 or within three years after the article 15 punishment was imposed or Appeal of the article 15 whichever is officials the a letter requesting the article 15 be May be sent directly to the Board by the or it May be sent through army Legal officials at Camp if the Board approves the the article 15 will be transferred to the soldiers restricted officials caution that the new petition policy is by no Means a free lunch and soldiers should not assume that appealing to the suitability Board will automatically rid their performance file of unwanted article the regulation change says that substantive evidence must be submitted to show the intended purpose of the article 15 has been served and that moving it to the restricted folder is in the Best interest of the new summarized proceedings the change in the regulation also established a new Type of article 15 dubbed summarized proceedings officials and is intended for punishment of minor maximum punishments under the new Type of article 15 Are restriction for 14 extra duty for 14 an Oral reprimand or any combination of these the summarized proceeding cannot be used to reduce soldiers in Fine them or detain their officials the biggest difference in the new Type of article 15 is that it is placed in the unit files for two years or until the Soldier is whichever comes it does not become a part of a soldiers permanent officials under the revised commanders who impose a regular no summarized article 15 can direct that the results be filed either in the soldiers performance file or the restricted according to since commanders have had the option of filing article 15s in the soldiers military personnel record jacket a filed file not seen by centralized boards or in the soldiers perform Ance file prior to the 1979 All article 15s were permanently filed in the soldiers official military personnel this left some soldiers with article 15s permanently on file for viewing by centralized viewing boards while others Are petitions to Transfer article 15s to the soldiers restricted file must be sent to a suitability evaluation department of the attn further information about the revision in a 2710 can be obtained from the staff judge advocate or a Legal cited for support Merrilee executive director of the United services receives a citation from rear Bruce naval Zellner was recognized for her contributions to the welfare and morale of the military Community on Guam and for the establishment of excellent facilities and wholesome diversions for Young military men and women where none had existed combat support group names airman of year by a1c Crombie air Force Andersen fab the Consoli dated base personnel office Here has within its midst a personnel specialist who proves the adage that Good things come in Small pack an Active air Force member for merely 14 this slender Young woman has just received the Honor of being selected As the 43rd combat support group airman of the year for this accomplishment Doest come to 21yearold airman 1st class Heather Vandergrift without she was also the recipient of the 43rd director of personnel airman of the quarters and the 43rd combat support group airman of the Quarter for the second How does she do it Vandergrift explained that she studies a lot during her of duty time by Reading the professional military education her Basic training manual and the air Force she said she also keeps abreast of current events by Reading the Pacific daily the Pacific stars and stripes and the air Force when i first discovered id been chosen for the i was she now i feel very privileged to have been i owe a great Deal of thanks to my supervisor for All the guidance and help Hes Given the native floridian my first impressions of Heather when she came under my super vision in april were that she was dedicated and hard impressions she has upheld throughout the past nine said staff Martin noncommissioned officer in charge of customer serv she does her Job extremely Well and is excellent at working with Ive heard nothing but praises from first sergeants and commanders concerning her Job abilities and i dont know of anyone who dealt with her that can she Vandergrift is in charge of handling identification card applications for both family and military Mem monitors information concerning All the family members of our assigned people As Well As the defense enrolment eligibility re porting she also acts As a first Point of Contact when Fielding questions for people concerning customer if we cant Supply an answer for we arrange an appoint ment for them with the appropriate work she she also ensures that any news worthy material receives the proper exposure by writing articles for the base bulletin and the base paper and tapes Short announcements for the local far East network radio the second oldest of seven Broth ers and she said she joined the air Force to develop a career of her own and to pursue a College she also likes the military Way of my husband David is a senior airman working Here with the 43rd transportation she before i i worked with family services As a i really enjoyed working with so a Job in personnel was my first As of i intend to be an air Force career woman within per i love the air Force and my i think being a military member is she Pacific stars and stripes depends largely on Public affairs offices for 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