MISSION - As the program administrators and expert technical advisors, we are here to provide the leadership with necessary guidance to enable them to achieve their Retention Mission, attain rediness posture of the organizational Army Retention Program, comply with HQDA and higher headquarters regulatory guidance, and administer the daily operations of the Commander's Retention Program.

VISION - To deliver the best quality service while maintaining a high state of readiness in an organization of excellence.


o Reenlist Soldiers on a long term basis

o Enlist, or transfer / assign separating Soldiers into Reserve Component units

o Achieve and maintain Army force alignment

o Support special programs: United States Military Academy Prep School, ROTC, and Green to Gold

o Strive for our Retention Team to have mutual respect, confidence, and a stable foundation so as to which long-term relations fostered and organizational effectiveness achieved.

On Aug 27 and 28, 25th Infantry Division held the Career Counselor of the Year Board for Fiscal Year 13 at Schofield Barracks, HI. Four noncommissioned officers were chosen to compete, SFC Bartlett 1-27IN 2SBCT, SSG Walton 325 BSB 3IBCT, SSG Broughton 325 AV CAB, and SSG Prebot-Valvdere 2-6 CAV CAB.

The first day of the competition began with an Army Physical Fitness Test and the afternoon was filled with testing their knowledge of warrior tasks. This portion of the competition included disassembling and reassembling their M4 rifles and performing functions checks, assessing plotting a grid coordinate on a military map, issuing a WARNO, evaluating and treating a casualty and call in a medical evacuation. Competitors were required to move tactically between the lanes, utilizing the standard three to five second rushes.

The second day of the competition consisted of a written exam and a formal board. The written exam tested the competitors on their knowledge and capabilities in their chosen military occupational specialty. The board was the competitors' last chance in the competition to prove their knowledge and competence as both career counselors and soldiers. The questions ranged from the Active Duty Retention Program, Reserve Component Retention Program, Army Programs, and Current Events.

SFC Bartlett was named this year's Career Counselor of the Year for the 25th ID and is scheduled to go on to compete at the US Army Pacific level competition in December.