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Brig. Gen. Hope Rampy, 62nd Army Adjutant General (second from right), visited Fort Leonard Wood this week and presented coins to four outstanding human resources professionals here this morning: 1st Lt. Lonnae Williams, 3rd Chemical Brigade Warrant Officer (third from left), Joe Reynolds, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Officer Force Manager (center left), Cindy Drue, Enlisted Force Manager MSCoE (center right), and Eric Adams, Chief of Casualty Assistance and ID Facility (third from right) . Also pictured are: Lt. Col. Angel Vega, MSCoE G-1 (left), Mike Beando, director of human resources, and Sgt. Adjutant General Sergeant Major Jon Williams (right). The Army Adjutant General, commonly referred to as the TAG, is the chief administrative officer of the United States Army, responsible for procedures affecting the retention of all Army personnel records, military awards and decorations, relief operations and transition services. As TAG, Rampy is also Commanding General of the U.S. Army Physical Disability Agency and Executive Director of the Military Postal Service Agency.
(Photo Credit: Photo by Brian Hill, Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office)


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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The 62nd Army Adjutant General, Brig. General Hope Rampy traveled to Fort Leonard Wood this week to meet with senior leaders and speak with human resources professionals here.

The Army Adjutant General, commonly referred to as the TAG, is the chief administrative officer of the United States Army, responsible for procedures affecting the retention of all Army personnel records, military awards and decorations, relief operations and transition services.

Rampy, who took the reins of TAG in 2020, highlighted four individuals from Fort Leonard Wood and presented them with a coin before a professional development event she hosted Tuesday at Lincoln Hall Auditorium.

Those highlighted included:

  • Joe Reynolds, the officer complement manager of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, who was named the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s 2020 Senior Civilian of the Year. Under Reynolds’ watch, 14 stationed battalions changed command as the training mission continued. He also oversaw the training and dissemination of information related to agent staffing cycles, resulting in four new HR administration agents being properly trained and able to replace over 90% of all agents. permanent members of the MSCoE. Reynolds helped increase the number of lieutenants needed to fill the platoon leader and executive officer positions as well;
  • Cindy Drue, the MSCoE has enlisted the Force Leader, who is the TRADOC 2021 Senior AG Civilian of the Year. Drue trained three sections of the brigade human resources administrator, nine senior non-commissioned officers and more than 20 senior leaders in the management of enlisted personnel. Drue improved workforce management strategies and prepared comprehensive briefings and products that supported senior managers while helping subordinate units become more effective in their management and tracking of personnel. Drue also developed and coordinated a monthly meeting that improved the effectiveness of staff action and communicated trends to act on;
  • 1st Lt. Lonnae Williams, Warrant Officer of the 3rd Chemical Brigade, who is the TRADOC 2021 AG Officer of the Year. Williams handled the administrative actions and accountability of over 1,300 permanent and 5,000 trainees within the brigade. Williams ensured that personnel were distributed across four basic combat training battalions, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training battalion and a chemical defense training center while meeting readiness standards. Staff; and
  • Eric Adams, Head of Injury Assistance Center and Identity Card Service, who has seen an increase in customer satisfaction of more than 25% in the last calendar year. Adams worked with command teams to reduce backlogs, resulting in a 20% decrease in processing backlogs. The Casualty Assistance Team provided support to 446 family members of deceased service members, and more than 4,400 military funeral honors for active duty and retired service members were prepared and processed.

Prior to the presentation, Lt. Col. Angel Vega, MSCoE G-1, spoke about his “outstanding” team.

Calling Williams, “the best AG lieutenant I’ve served with in over 27 years of service,” Vega praised his exceptional management skills and supervision within his unit.

“She excels in all areas where an AG officer needs skills, especially as a technical expert in human resource systems and as a magnificent section leader,” Vega said. “I’m proud to have him in our AG community and look forward to seeing his continued success in the future.”

Reynolds took on “a myriad of responsibilities in the absence of key personnel,” Vega said.

“He’s also the best officer strength manager I’ve come across in my career and an expert in HR capability analysis,” Vega said. “It’s an honor to work with him.”

Vega called Drue a “subject matter expert,” who is always willing to volunteer some of her valuable time to help units become more efficient in managing and tracking their personnel.

“Cindy is a focused and caring leader who analyzes, engages and goes above and beyond to ensure people gains that support our training mission,” Vega said.

Mike Beando, director of human resources at Fort Leonard Wood, called Adams a “force multiplier.”

“Mr. Adams has the ability to create and foster high performing teams and dynamic programs while demonstrating the highest level of Army values ​​in all that he does,” Beando said. force multiplier that builds and sustains high performing teams that consistently exceed mission requirements.”

The 2021 AG awards at the Army level will be announced later this year.

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