Would it make more logical sense to have an assigned 42A MOS qualified human resource specialist at the company level for admin? As you know, units just train up someone in a different MOS to do administrative work. Would a change in the unit's MTOE to authorize this personnel move at the company level be something worth considering in your opinion?
Posted 6 y ago
Sir, I totally agree. It makes everyone's job a little bit easier. When I was a BN S1, I had some non 42A company PACs. It is okay to train these high speed Soldiers on personnel stuff but the problem is they cannot get any access on any of the systems that we use because of the simple fact that they're not 42s. A simple PT or weapons update to me should be done in company level but BN always end up doing these little updates because they don't have access.
SFC Douglas Eshenbaugh stated it very well. This is one of those great in theory, not very practical ideas. 42A is a low density MOS to begin with and while you may think a -10 level would suffice, the skill set of the person would most likely not be sufficient to do the job. It would take -20 level to ensure enough time in service to have developed the required skills to really be an asset. Even then, there is no guarantee. And you would have to either increase the Army end strength (good luck) or request to swap out an existing slot in your MTOE for a 42A slot. And this change would have to be agreed upon by EVERY major unit in the Army that uses the same MTOE structure (again, good luck in getting every Fires Brigade to agree on anything!). A more plausible solution is to have the company admin Soldier conduct low density training with the BN S1 staff at least twice a month. Most of what an admin clerk does is easily acquired skill that a seasoned Senior HR Sergeant (ahem!) could train them on.
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