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Army updates online tool for selecting assignments

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The Army is updating a program that allows active-duty enlisted soldiers to choose preferences for assignments and locations.

The Assignment Satisfaction Key, or ASK, program has been redesigned by the Army Human Resources Command to be an expanded career development tool, according to an Army news release .

As in the past, soldiers can use the Web-based program to choose their preferences for future assignments and locations. Enlisted soldiers in ranks E-1 through E-8 non-promotable can view requisitions via the online tool, then volunteer for them and indicate their preferences.

When a soldier logs in to ASK, he or she will only see assignments they are eligible for, based on MOS, rank, time on station, and military education. This provides troops with realistic expectations, according to the release.

Once a soldier submits the request, it shows up in the Army's Enlisted Distribution and Assignment System, and Human Resources Command assignment managers will work on the order.

The updated tool allows soldiers to select assignments with lower requisition priority, instead of only showing assignments that have the most in-demand needs to be filled.

This has increased the number of assignments soldiers can view, an HRC spokeswoman said.

"Requisitions are each assigned a priority, based on Army Manning Guidance, that dictates which assignments should be filled first," Lt. Col. Janet Herrick said.

ASK now includes additional priorities, allowing soldiers to select from a higher number of available units and locations, she said.

The updated program now has one screen that's easier to navigate, and it also offers soldiers the option of indicating his or her availability for broadening opportunities, including drill sergeant and recruiter assignments, or other special-duty interests.

Soldiers who nominate themselves for assignment through ASK will receive feedback via email.

The assignment tool is available at https://www.ask.army.mil/ask . An Army Knowledge Online account password is needed to gain access.

Charlsy Panzino covers the Guard and Reserve, training, technology, operations and features for Army Times and Air Force Times. Email her at [email protected] .  

Charlsy is a Reporter and Engagement Manager for Military Times. Email her at [email protected].

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Army Expands Assignment Satisfaction Tool

The Army Human Resources Command has further expanded an online tool that enables active duty, enlisted Soldiers to designate assignment location and assignment preferences. The Assignment Satisfaction Key (ASK) program was initially fielded to fill vacant positions in deploying units, but a redesign has transformed it into a career development tool for enlisted Soldiers in ranks E-1 through E-8 non-promotable. ASK has been updated to ensure that Soldiers who log in see only assignments for which they are currently eligible based on MOS, rank, time on station as of report date, and military education. Once submitted, requests show up in the Army's Enlisted Distribution and Assignment System (EDAS) within minutes. HRC assignment managers can then immediately begin working the requisition.

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U.S. Army Human Resources Command launches new webpage to assist in choosing assignments

U.S. Army Human Resources Command launches new webpage to assist in choosing assignments

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U.S. Army Human Resources Command launched a new webpage designed to assist Soldiers and their families as they prepare to transition to a new duty assignment and location. The Family Relocation Portal is a collection of links to resources that will help Army families make more informed choices when considering the options available to them in their assignment marketplaces. HRC understands that several factors, other than career progression, are taken into consideration when Soldiers weigh their options in the Assignment Interactive Module 2.0 and the Assignment Satisfaction Key – Enlisted Module. “The PCS season is one of the most important seasons to both the Human Resources Command and every Soldier in our Army,” Maj. Gen. Thomas Drew, commanding general, HRC, said. “Much consideration goes into each assignment cycle, specifically the preferences of family members. We know it is stressful to compete in the marketplace and ultimately relocate a household. To better support those decisions, HRC developed a relocation page focused on family member interests and also to provide a platform for units to recruit.” The portal provides users with links to resources that allow them to explore the amenities, services and opportunities available at installations throughout the Army. The new features include links that allow family members to explore job opportunities at prospective installations, and links to educational resources that can assist with navigating the hiring process and building additional skills for the future. There are also links to a variety of resources to learn about installation amenities such as housing and signing up for on-post childcare. One feature, to which Soldiers and families are encouraged to particular attention when considering a duty location, falls under the ‘Special Considerations’ heading. In this section, users will find location specific information ranging from the availably of telehealth resources to VISA considerations for foreign assignments. Lastly, the site features messages directly from the leadership of units across the Army, which allows users to learn about that unit’s mission as well as amenities and programs offered that may interest any family member. To visit the new Family Resource Portal, go to https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/26361

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Milper message 21-088 was released with important updates to the ask-em, including reenlistment and efmp., reenlistment program considerations, initial term soldiers.

Soldiers and NCOs on their initial term contract are issued Year-Month-Available to move (YMAV) of “999912”, are not aligned to enlisted manning cycles (EMCs), and are ineligible for ASK-EM market participation until they reenlist.

Upon reenlistment, a valid YMAV date will be issued based on a system review of the Soldier’s record and their current tour type such as 2/3/4 year continental United States (CONUS) tour or based on their outside continental United States (OCONUS) date eligible to return overseas (DEROS).

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NCOs who are within eighteen months of ETS, or whose ETS equals less than 10 months time in service (TIS), will use RETAIN as their sole market option, are ineligible to participate in the ASK-EM market, and must contact their local Career Counselor for reassignment options.

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