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Retirees to lose AKO. Did you use it, will you miss it, or do you care?

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In the last edition of Army Echoes, it was announced that the Secretary of the Army directed a significant change to Army Knowledge Online (AKO), as HQDA moves toward “the information foundation of Army 2020.” The article explained that among the key components of this transformation will be that military retirees, family members and Army civilian retirees will lose their personal AKO accounts. During the initial staffing of the Army G-6 plan, it was recommended that if the implementation date could not be delayed, the Army should grant an exception to policy to automatically forward e-mails to civilian accounts until Dec. 31, 2014.

That recommendation was approved. Please read Mark Overberg’s article “Army plans to close retiree AKO accounts by Mar. 31, 2014” on page 6 of the October-December Army Echoes.

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Dan is a leadership coach, management consultant, and change agent who has mentored hundreds of leaders at all levels. A retired Command Sergeant Major with more than 26-years serving soldiers and their families, he has deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq. Dan's culminating assignment was as the senior enlisted advisor of a major Army Command (USAMC) and as the Army's senior enlisted sustainer. He served on the Sergeant Major of the Army's Board of Directors and is author, editor or advisor to a number of soldier-related books and articles. Working as an independent consultant and small-business owner in Killeen TX, Dan continues to serve soldiers as a Blogger, Podcaster and Speaker. He was selected as the first enlisted Senior Fellow for the Association of the United States Army and was inducted to the US Army Sergeants Major Academy Wall of Fame, and the US Army Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame

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One thought on “Retirees to lose AKO. Did you use it, will you miss it, or do you care?

  1. Lt. Tom

    This is absolutely crap. No matter what we do we seem to always loose! Of course I care, we should all care!

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