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Army Civilian Corps

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In addition to its Officer Corps and Noncommissioned Officer Corps, there is now a new corps in the Army family--the Army Civilian Corps. The establishment of this corps was announced to Army personnel in a 19 June 2006 memorandum signed by General Peter J. Schoomaker, then Chief of Staff of the Army, and Dr. Francis J. Harvey, then Secretary of the Army. In the memorandum, they stated that Army civilians have a 230-year record of service and are extremely critical to the total Army force structure. Army Civilian Corps is a fitting title for this group of people the name helps unify the Army civilian service and exemplifies the commitment of these dedicated individuals. The memorandum further stated that Army civilians serve in all theaters and are deployed throughout the world in support of the Army s missions, to include the Global War on Terrorism. Not only do they assist with many of the reconstruction projects in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Army civilians are also being recruited to fill other positions to support the war. And here at home, they help train Soldiers for deployment and maintain the facilities while the Soldiers are away, defending our country. As the missions have evolved and become more complex, so have the roles of Army civilians. In addition, the stability and continuity that the civilians provide is invaluable in keeping the Army at a high state of readiness. Like their uniformed counterparts, Army civilians are committed to selfless service in the performance of their duties. This is illustrated in the Army Civilian Corps Creed, which defines the purpose and role of Army civilian employees see Figure 1.

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  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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