Posted on Jul 17, 2014
1SG Company First Sergeant
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Not sure how many of you know about the "Army Awards" app for the smart phones. I was introduced to the app a few years ago and think it is an awesome tool. You can have numerous people listed on it and select their awards and then when you turn the phone sideways it will display the awards in the proper order (build your rack). Kind of like rackbuilder or those other sites, but this one is saved on your phone.

When I was still a PSG, I had my whole platoon's worth of Soldiers awards on it. It was a quick easy way to make sure that all my Soldiers had all their awards. The app also tells you all the details of each award. tell what it is, when it was established, criteria/criterion to have earned it.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Way too cool. Hey how about we take it to next level with a digital screen for the Class A's so you don't have to keep buying ribbon racks? You can transfer your awards from your phone app to your chest! When you get the award it gets digitally posted to your records in your MPRJ and becomes available through the app. At the awards ceremony, the CDR/CSM WiFis his phone to your screen and the new award magically appears in its proper place.

Technology, baby! Coming soon to a chest near you.
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SGT Ben Keen
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Gotta love the 21st Century Army! Kind of stinks that it doesn't cover the other branches as well.
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True, it was an Army CPT that designed it though so I am sure that there is a CPT out there for every branch that is capable of doing it for their branch.
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SGT Ben Keen
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Be capable of doing something is never an issue, being willing is! ;)
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1SG Company First Sergeant
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Fair enough!! Maybe you can do it for the other branches?!?!?! LOL
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SGT Ben Keen
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LOL While I would say "Yes"; I think with everything else I'm doing within the Veterans' world my time is slim. So sadly, I'm not willing to do it. I don't ever think it's ever a bad thing to say you are unwilling to do something. Sometimes people are busy or don't want to put themselves out there or whatever. What does make me upset is when you are willing but you make excuses.
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Great resource! Thank you for this, Sergeant!
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