News: Army Human Resources Executive Road Show hits Daegu
Story by Cpl. Dong-weon Kim
CAMP HENRY, Korea—Leaders of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command welcomed the commanding general and command sergeant major of Human Resources Command, Maj. Gen. Richard Mustion and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Smith, as they brought the HRC Executive Road Show to Camp Henry and Camp Walker, March 26.
The show is a suite of briefings provided to the officers and noncommissioned officers of Area IV to communicate and discuss the impact of recent and pending changes as the Army transitions to the future.
Mustion kicked off the ‘Road Show’ with an office call with 19th ESC commanding general, Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen and his command team discussing the important roles leaders must consider while in command during this time.
“Leaders in the Army are shaping the future of the Army, and evaluations, retention, and enforcing standards are key factors that all leaders need to implement while the Army reorganizes,” said Mustion.
Mustion said another thing the Army is working to do is make sure exiting Soldiers will be treated with “the dignity and respect they deserve” by providing them with programs to succeed in the civilian world.
He stressed importance of leadership care, compassion, and commitment to Soldiers in transition because leaders will play a critical role in counseling, manning, and readiness.
The Executive Road Show moved from the Team 19 headquarters to Camp Henry’s theater for officer professional development with the HRC commander to discuss changes to the officer evaluation report.
A few of the key changes to the OER consist of incorporating a rater profile, refined senior rater techniques, and the identification of operational, transition to forms based on grade plates and broadening assignments.
HRC’s senior enlisted leader headed to Camp Walker’s Chapel for NCO professional development as Smith discussed the upcoming transitions, counseling and the way ahead for the enlisted ranks.
At the conclusion of each briefing Mustion and Smith answered all questions posed by leaders and subordinates in an effort to give them a better understanding about the reshaping of the officer and NCO Corps while the restructuring process of the military takes place, so that the Army can maintain readiness as well as care for its Soldiers.