We continue to push the best technology available to assist in our mission to recruit the best Soldiers for our Army. Google Apps for Government (GAFG) on the goarmy.com domain, and smart phone fielding are major technology improvement efforts as we move to the cloud and provide innovative tools to the recruiter in the field. FRAGO 49 lays out the plan
for deploying GAFG. We are activating all GAFG accounts, phones, and devices, but I need each of you to activate your accounts and phones so we can continue to improve collaboration.
One of our first efforts to put better technology into your hand is the USAREC Army Recruiter Knowledge Network Google site
(https://sites.google.com/a/goarmy.com/arkn/). This portal provides access to up-to-date information and links to recruiting tools. You can access training, references, news, and guidance from this site. Also, Links to the Recruiter Toolkit, Company Commander Handbook, and "What Right Looks Like" training videos support learning and best practice sharing.
Our new E-pubs website ensures you have ready access to USAREC regulations, pubs, forms, and memorandums, as well as links to TRADOC and Army pubs. We will post current news and guidance from the Headquarters as well as live news feeds from USAREC, TRADOC, and the Army on this site. Brigades and headquarters staff will link to their websites to share information using the same tools.
The Knowledge Network is searchable and can provide content to your laptop, smart phone, tablet, or other computer with a GAFG goarmy.com account. We will also field apps that give you quick, easy access to publications and E-forms on your smart phone. This allows us to share updates and content immediately for a common operating picture in the command.
The Knowledge Network will also hold our new doctrine, one of the most important series of documents we have updated. One of my first priorities after arrival was to Adapt Doctrine, Training and Education for the Future.
In order to succeed, leaders at every echelon must read, understand, assess, and apply the doctrine to their daily operations, training, and leader development. Our challenge as an organization is to develop a new mind-set about which kinds of decisions and behaviors are valuable. You must commit to a rigorous self-development program and institute procedures within your units to ensure everyone understands and applies the new doctrine.
Implementing our revised doctrine creates conditions for future success. I expect all leaders to establish an action plan for integrating and implementing the revised doctrine and include specific goals/objectives from the action plan on their support forms. Use the following considerations to develop goals and objectives.
1-Craft a vision for your unit.
2-Develop procedures to facilitate knowledge sharing.
3-Translate how your unit will use the doctrine to develop a competitive edge.
4-Outline how you will conduct reinforcement training.
5-Revise organizational tools and the Command Inspection Program (CIP) to enhance doctrinal understanding and implementation.
6-Establish a method for capturing lessons learned within your organization and routinely share these lessons on the Recruiting ProNet.
7-Ensure your team understands and operates using the doctrine as their foundation by checking adherence, correcting shortfalls and rewarding success.
We will continue to develop tools to help recruiters, but we need your input to know what you need. I encourage you to use your chain of command and recruiter forums to provide feedback and share best practices.
Strength Starts Here!
MG Allen Batschelet