We have seen many changes over the last year, changes that are transforming our command into a more cohesive, transparent and professional recruiting force. Part of our goal is to truly be a Profession of Arms. In order to do so, we must do what is morally and ethically right all the time.
Our organization is primarily comprised of noncommissioned officers. As such, it is the nature of the NCO to train, lead, and share experiences and knowledge. It is the duty of all NCOs to seek self-improvement in leadership and also in their assigned duties. It is my duty to provide you with the tools to accomplish your duties.
As in any unit, professionals share knowledge, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and engage in discussions within the organization. We do so in professional forums. USAREC is fortunate to have one of many of the Army’s professional forums - the Recruiting ProNet - dedicated to our profession. The Recruiting ProNet, located on milBook, is a part of the milSuite family of software applications. The Recruiting ProNet is our official site for information on policy and doctrine, good ideas, emerging technologies, and it provides forums to discuss issues as they arise. This leads to a sharing of ideas, opinions and experiences.
Through milSuite, Soldiers and civilians locate information, connect with other professionals and share knowledge. For example the chief of chaplains created a collaboration site similar to the Recruiting ProNet that every chaplain within the Army is a member. What an excellent network to tap for our chaplain recruiters.
In addition to the various collaboration sites on milBook, it now houses DA Pam 611-21, the MOS Smartbook. The link is located via the Recruiting ProNet. You can explore many other milSuite applications such as the milWiki that houses the Army’s inventory of official Army techniques publications (ATP), or the milTube with its many videos that support training and education. You can even access Eureka and post an improvement idea, which could get enough votes for the Army to adopt. The DOD milSuite is a powerful tool specifically tailored with you in mind.
I urge each and every member of the command to use the Recruiting ProNet for official notifications, sharing ideas and discussion of doctrine and policy as it pertains to our profession. The resources offered will assist in your daily duties.
The link below will assist you in setting up your personal account. If you are a commander or OIC the attachment illustrates how to join the USAREC Commander’s Corner and if you are a CSM/SGM/1SG the attachment will show you how to join the USAREC Command Sergeant Major’s Corner. Both the USAREC Commander and USAREC Command Sergeant Major’s corners are mandatory for the Soldiers mentioned above.
The recruiting force drove the development of our Recruiting ProNet site, so use it for its intended purpose. Join a group, a conversation, or simply ask questions regarding answers to your recruiting challenges. It is also a great place to suggest ways to improve our business practice as well as keep up-to-date on all publications, policies, and doctrine.
I am proud to serve with each of you. Keep up the good work and strive to continually improve yourself, your leadership abilities, and your team.
CSM Willie C. Clemmons