By Shannon Bishop
USAG Public Affairs
In the last issue of the Standard the Substance Abuse Program was highlighted as a major part of the Directorate of Human Resources at Fort Detrick. In the last part of this two-part feature, we will cover all of the services available through the Detrick Center for Training and Education Excellence, as well as the Military Personnel Division.
These programs and services allow active duty military and other members of the Fort Detrick community to receive job training, identification cards, and continuing education for military members as well as all the information needed for in-processing, out processing and reassignment.
"We are in a changing time in the Army and we need to grow our leaders. Our civilians need to be better equipped and educated so they can be ready to meet the needs of the Army. It's a testament to our dedication to war fighters and their families," according to the DCTEE website regarding the Civilian Education System.
The DCTEE handles all Army Continuing Education, Military Training and Civilian Training and Development. This division offers members of Fort Detrick access to computers in their education center if they are having difficulty completing training from their work station, or if they do not have access to another computer.For more information about DCTEE please visit http://www.detrick.army.mil/dctee/ or stop by their office in Building 1520.
The MPD provides military personnel support services to all Army units assigned to Fort Detrick. The division provides identification cards and Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System updates for all military service members, active duty, Reserve component, retirees, and their family members.
The office also provides identification cards to Fort Detrick civilian employees and contractor personnel. Identification cards and CAC cards are available by appointment only, a change that has occurred recently within the MPD.For in-processing, Soldiers must come to the MPD located in the Community Support Center, 1520 Freedman Drive, Room 139A, to pick up the Installation In-processing Checklist.
Their sponsor is responsible for escorting the new arrival to the various agencies for in-processing. When reporting to MPD, the Soldier should bring a duty position memorandum, permanent-change-of-station orders, military personnel file, medical, dental, and education records.For reassignment, Soldiers transferring to other installations must attend a mandatory reassignment briefing coordinated by the Reassignment Section.
During that time, the process is explained, and representatives from each agency involved in assisting Soldiers in relocating (i.e. ACS, Transportation, Legal, TriCare, Barquist Medical) will present a briefing.For more information about the MPD please visit http://www.detrick.army.mil/mpd/ or stop by their office in Building 1520.