Soldiers can ASK for assignment
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Oct 19, 2001
The Army last week launched a Web-based program that gives enlisted soldiers
an online voice to "ask" for their next duty assignment.
The Assignment Satisfaction Key (ASK) Internet tool enables soldiers,
for the first time, to post assignment preference information directly onto
the Total Army Personnel Database.
ASK went live Oct. 12 at www.perscom.army.mil,
and soldiers will need to use their Army Knowledge Online account password
to gain access to their information.
Under the old system, soldiers could choose from 230 continental U.S.
locations and 280 overseas locations on assignment preferences. ASK requires
soldiers to select three continental U.S. locations and three other preferences
outside the continental United States.
Preference locations are used if and when a soldier has to change locations
or perform a special duty.