Posted on Mar 7, 2014
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Mine says Jones, Matthew A. SFC USARMY or something like that, but I'd like to distinguish myself without having to move a mountain and get some installation level NEC to do it. There are too many SFC Jones or Matthew Jones in general for example and I always get a TON of emails from random people. I'd like to change it to say something like 500th MI BDE or something. Is that possible? I heard it pulls from AKO or something.
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SFC Jones,

 

Follow this link it will give you a step by step. You have to be able to log on with a CAC card but this will square you away.

 

 

https://militarycac.com/files/Update_Your_GAL_Info.pdf

 

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SGM Matthew Quick
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Good info, SSG Schmidt
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Edited 8 y ago
Yes, you can change what's displayed on the 'Global Address List'. (Mine has (Retention) as nickname)

Go to the MilConnect site (https://dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect) and login with CAC

Go to 'My Profile' (Update and View My Profile)


Click 'Edit' next to 'Display Name for GAL' and update.
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This is ridiculous. I hate the DoD. I'm using the latest MSIE, which I need to log on with a CaC, and it tells me it's unsupported. It wants me to use an older browser. So I assume that's why when I click on the update and view my profile, it does nothing as if the link is dead.
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NM I used Chrome. Stupid government systems. They can't run anything to save their life.
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Changed mine to say SFC Jones, Matthew Allan (205th MI Bn, USARPAC)

Hopefully that will cut down on the number of national guard units sending me their medical readiness slides.
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SSG Zachery Mitchell
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This is all great information. Thank you for sharing the knowledge.
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