Posted on Apr 23, 2015
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If you’re preparing for your next Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and you want to know what your options are, then iPCS Army is the App for you. Start taking control of your career now!!!

This app is designed to give Soldier worldwide, a full range spectrum look, into their next possible Permanent Change of Station. With iPCS Army Soldiers will have mobile access to; required MOS qualifications, specific duty descriptions, exact location, housing facilities and off duty activities, all in the palm of their hand.

iPCS Army will allow Soldiers within a 365 day window of their next PCS, to build a profile that will list detailed information pertaining to their duty position. If another Soldier is interested in filling that position and meets all specified qualifications, the Soldiers can converse and share information and photos. The app will also automatically link like specified interested of Soldiers together to make your search for your next duty station fast and simple.

This app will bridge the gap between Soldiers and their branch managers; it’s a two sided tool that works in benefit of the Soldier and their branch managers. The app will benefit the Soldier by giving them a firsthand look at PCS options in their career field to help make a more informative decision based on career progression, with detailed insight from their predecessor who also serves as a sponsor. With the information provided from iPCS Army it will alleviate the time branch managers have to spend searching to find Soldiers to fill positions, who may not be completely suitable for that particular position. iPCS Army puts you in the KNOW, and “KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE”
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Just FYI - Similar functionality already exists on RallyPoint. For members looking for openings in assignments, in the sub-header (on desktop) just go to Careers -> Military Assignments. You'll see PCS opportunities based on hundreds of thousands of RallyPoint members.
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Thanks for the info. I've been in the Army for 13 years and I just recently got to know RallyPoint. Didn't realize there was such a huge social media network for military personnel that actually discuss talk worthy topics.
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Will this facilitate both conus and oconus assignments? A fear I have is about security. If active duty Army is the target market, how will this app protect every soldier using so his/her information does not fall into the wrong hands.
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To answer your first question, yes it would facilitate both conus and oconus. In regards to your second question, security would be the number one priority, and there are several ways to control that with app functionalities. It would be similar to the security perimeter that allow you to access your financial institutions app.
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No worries, did I answer your question?
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You did. I would us it. Thank you for the post.
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Thank you.
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COL Jason Smallfield, PMP, CFM, CM
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Good information above but for an older person like me it does not answer the question of "how do I get the app" or "where is this app located".
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I'm taking a survey to build a social following, to generate as much information as possible to meet the needs of Soldiers personally and professionally within the app. If you have any input please post your thoughts.
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