GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosts its annual Total Army Sponsorship Rodeo, March 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Rose Barracks Multi-Purpose Complex, Bldg. 134, in Vilseck.
USAG Bavaria’s Directorate of Human Resources conducts the TASP rodeo to aid leaders and sponsors during the relocation of their personnel.
Sponsors and leaders should attend the TASP rodeo to improve the overall sponsorship experience of future Soldiers and civilians. Participants can register on-site.
“The intent of the TASP rodeo is to increase readiness by aiding leaders and sponsors to support newly assigned personnel moving from one installation to another,” said, Earl Mallard, event organizer and military personnel specialist.
The military personnel division provide a command sponsorship checklist for sponsorship for all newly arrived personnel.
“The USAG Bavaria community has embraced a creative way of insuring the success of this program,”
“The community has adopted a rodeo theme. Commonly referred to in the military community as a ‘Round Robin.’” said Mallard.
Organizations directly involved in the sponsorship process will provide rodeo-goers the opportunity to visit various agencies and receive training on how those agencies support the sponsorship program.
In the past, Soldiers had expressed frustration at the ineffectiveness of TASP. But direct garrison involvement aims to improve shortcomings and enhance the overall process.
“This process provides the structure and foundations for units to welcome and help prepare Soldiers, civilian employees and family members for their new duty station prior to their actual arrival,” said Mallard, who also serves as the USAG Bavaria sponsorship liaison.
The rodeo will also cover the use of the Army Career Tracker Sponsorship Module to request and track sponsorship for all military personnel in grades of E-1 to O-6.
The Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo is open to active Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserves and civilian employees assigned to positions within the Department of the Army.
For more information about the Sponsorship Rodeo, call DSN 475-8855 or CIV 09641-83-8855.