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Proponent
SMDC-OPZ-F
Title
Processing Procedures for Award of Skill Identifier/Additional Skill Identifier (SI/ASI) Q4, Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) Operator
…Issued:[21-Apr-2017]…
1. This message will expire no later than 20 April 2018.

2. The purpose of this message is to announce changes to the processing procedures for award of SI/ASI Q4 to qualified Soldiers.

3. The Army Space Personnel Development Office (ASPDO) assumed responsibility and management of SI/ASI Q4. The following procedures are effective 1 April 2017:

a. ASPDO is the only office authorized to award SI/ASI Q4 to qualified Soldiers.

b. Qualified Soldiers will be awarded the SI/ASI upon graduation from the JTAGS Initial Qualification Training (IQT) course taught by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), Future Warfare Center, Directorate of Training and Doctrine.

c. Soldiers who graduated from the JTAGS IQT prior to this date and have not been awarded the SI/ASI must submit a DA Form 4187 (Request for Personnel Action) signed by the Soldier and company commander, Enlisted Record Brief (ERB)/Officer Record Brief (ORB), and training completion certificate to ASPDO for processing.

4. ASPDO is in the process of writing a procedural guide outlining the new procedures. When complete, the procedural guide will be posted on the Army Space Knowledge Management Site (ASKMS) at https://army.deps.mil/army/sites/askms/badges/sitepages/home.aspx. For access, ensure you select your CAC email certificate when prompted.

5. Scan and email all requests for the SI/ASI Q4 with supporting documentation to usarmy.peterson.smdc.mbx.aspdo@mail.mil. Requests can also be mailed to the following address:

Commander, USASMDC/ARSTRAT
Attn: SMDC-OPZ-F (ASPDO)
350 Vandenberg Street
Peterson AFB, CO 80914

6. Questions concerning SI/ASI Q4 should be addressed to April Pellegrino, ASPDO Operation Officer, at telephone (719) 554-0455 or email april.s.pellegrino.civ@mail.mil.