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ASK

WEB SITE LETS SOLDIERS "ASK" FOR ASSIGNMENT OPTIONS
A new Web-based program now gives enlisted Soldiers a say in choosing their next duty assignment.The Assignment Satisfaction Key, or ASK, Internet tool will provide Soldiers, for the first time, the capability to post assignment preference information directly onto the Total Army Personnel Database. ASK link is https://www.hrc.army.mil.+

Assignment preferences are no longer "Dream Sheets" as they used to be called. Under the old "Dream Sheet" days, Soldiers could choose from 230 continental United States locations and 280 overseas locations. "In reality, Soldiers had little chance of being assigned to many of these locations." ASK will require Soldiers to select three CONUS locations and three other preferences outside of the continental United States.

Preference locations mean that if a Soldier has to rotate or do a special duty like drill sergeant or recruiter, this is the place or the duty he/she would prefer. The first two preference choices will be from the Army's 10 divisions, because that's where Soldiers are needed most. The other choice will be from an expanded listing which includes the divisional installations plus other CONUS installations. Soldiers may also select three CONUS and three OCONUS volunteer locations. Volunteer locations mean that if a Soldier were to move now, this is where he/she would want to go. "By providing Soldiers with realistic location options, branch managers should be able to match Army readiness requirements with the Soldier's preferences ... which will be a win for both the Army and the Soldier". Soldiers are contributing to the overall decision process and their vote will count.

Soldiers who don't submit preferences will be sent to duty stations based on the needs of the Army. Soldiers also have to understand that they will not always be put in a position because they want to go there and it's open. "There's a saying that what's best for you is not always going to be the most comfortable for you". "When a Soldier submits their preferences, a branch manager will look to see if the Soldier meets the requirements, and also look into the Soldier's assignment history. Branch Managers are professional development NCOs, and their job is to find assignments that will help Soldiers progress in their military career.   

ASK is available to soldiers through HRC's Web site at https://www.hrc.army.mil.+ Soldiers will need to use their Army Knowledge Online account password to gain access to their information.

   Another initiative is the interactive voice response system, which is an interactive telephone system that provides enlisted Soldiers with automated assignment, school, and retention information 24 hours a day. The IVRS telephone number is 1-800-FYI-EPMD.

  Soldiers may select their assignment preference and assignment volunteer locations from the following listings:

Soldiers must select two CONUS assignment preference locations from this listing:  

Fort Bragg, N.C.
Fort Lewis, Wash.
Fort Campbell, Ky.
Fort Polk, La.
Fort Carson, Colo.
Fort Riley, Kan.
Fort Drum, N.Y.
Fort Stewart, Ga.
Fort Hood, Texas

Soldiers must select one CONUS assignment preference location and up to three CONUS assignment volunteer locations from this listing:

  Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Fort Belvoir, Va.
Fort Lee, Va.
Fort Benning, Ga.
Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Fort Bliss, Texas
Fort Lewis, Wash.
Fort Bragg, N.C.
Fort Meade, Md.
Fort Campbell, Ky.
Fort McClellan, Ala.
Fort Carson, Colo.
Fort McPherson, Ga.
Fort Drum, N.Y.
Fort Monroe, Va.
Fort Eustis, Va.
Fort Polk, La.
Fort Gordon, Ga.
Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
Fort Hood, Texas
Fort Riley, Kan.
Fort Huchuca, Ariz.
Fort Rucker, Ala.
Fort Irwin, Calif.
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Fort Jackson, S.C.
Fort Sill, Okla.
Fort Knox, Ky.
Fort Stewart, Ga.

 OCONUS Listing -- Soldiers must select three OCONUS assignment preferences locations and up to three OCONUS assignment volunteer locations.

Alaska
Hawaii
Germany
Korea



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