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SPONSORSHIP Mission: To assist soldiers, civilians, and families in successfully relocating into and out of their commands Responsibility: Commander IAW: AR 600-8-8 A ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: SPONSORSHIP


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SPONSORSHIP
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TOTAL ARMY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
Mission To assist soldiers, civilians, and
families in successfully relocating into and out
of their commands Responsibility
Commander IAW AR 600-8-8 A SPONSOR Provides
accurate, timely information and support needed
to help relieve the problems of relocating
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  • Is a soldier or civilian employee usually of the
    same gender, family structure, rank and military
    career field or occupational series
  • Is usually from the same unit, has been in
    country more than 60 days, is not scheduled to
    deploy or PCS within 60 days of newcomers
    arrival and is available to provide assistance
  • Is not the person the newcomer will replace
  • Assists new arrivals to the community
  • Represents the gaining unit in a positive manner

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  • Make newcomers and their families feel welcome
  • Help newcomers make informed decisions
  • Help newcomers get settled and adapt to the
    environment quicker
  • Represent the gaining unit in a positive manner

Why??? Because Soldiers take care of Soldiers!!
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  • Complete sponsorship training
  • Review any command regulations and policy
    letters on sponsorship program.
  •  
  • Provide timely and accurate information
  •  
  • Let newcomer know you are available to assist
  •  
  • Make new personnel and their families feel
    welcome

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Who Gets a Sponsor???
  • All civilians and service members in pay grades
    E-1 through 0-6 (single and married) will be
    appointed an individual sponsor
  • It is up to the incoming personnel to decide how
    much support they require from their sponsor

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ADVANCE
REACTIONARY
TYPES OF
SPONSORSHIP
REAR DETACHMENT
OUT- SPONSORSHIP
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Advance Sponsorship Pre-Arrival
  • Initiate contact with incoming personnel within
    5 working days of receiving their information
  • Send a Welcome Packet, you can get them from ACS
  • Ask what specific needs and concerns newcomer
    has. If they dont know, then try to ask them
    questions to help you determine the needs and
    meet them
  • Quickly answer all questions and concerns of the
    newcomer. If you do not know the answer, ask for
    help instead of not answering at all.
  • Provide specific unit, mission/duties and in
    processing details
  • Provide specific installation housing policies
    and cost of living information
  • Sponsor the newcomers whole family. Initiate
    contact between spouses and children, if
    appropriate

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Advance Sponsorship Pre-Arrival
  • Tell newcomers where you will meet them when the
    arrive
  • Arrange temporary lodging and transportation
  • Inform chain of command of any change of status
    concerning incoming personnel
  • Conduct routine follow-up with newcomer and all
    correspondence, make sure nothing has changed in
    the the status
  • Unaccompanied and single personnel need just as
    much information and assistance as accompanied
    personnel, In addition to the above information,
    take single soldiers to the BOSS office

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Advance Sponsorship Arrival Duties
  • Welcome member at arrival point, include family
    is possible
  • Escort them to temporary lodging and ensure they
    have immediate basic needs taken care of (meals,
    money, pets, emergency contact numbers)

Be Prepared for the unexpected, you never know
what can happen
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Advance Sponsorship Post-Arrival Duties
  • Escort to in processing locations
  • Introduce to immediate chain of command,
    supervisors, and co-workers
  • Provide tour of essential post and community
    locations
  • Take the newcomer and their families to ACS and
    other support agencies
  • Assist in POV information (here in USAREUR need
    to remember registration and USAREUR drivers
    license
  • Keep in touch with the newcomer

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Things to Remember
  • Help newcomers settle-in and take care of
    immediate needs
  • Think of what would have helped you when you
    arrived to the community
  • Greet the newcomer with a positive attitude
  • Provide reliable information
  • FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE IMPORTANT, THEY LAST
  • REMEMBER THE GOLDEN RULE TREAT OTHERS LIKE YOU
    WANT TO BE TREATED

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Going The Extra Mile
  • While this is not a requirement, the sponsor may
    also provide
  • Unit patches
  • Welcome plant or small gift
  • Snacks and water in lodging
  • Have food for pets, if needed
  • Provide list of telephone numbers and telephone
    dialing directions
  • Plan a welcoming event for the newcomers or
    invite them to join you in off duty activities

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Where to Get Help/Information
  • Central Processing Facility
  • Housing/Billeting Office
  • Transportation Office
  • Child and Youth Services
  • DoDDS Schools
  • Unit Family Readiness Group
  • USAREUR Go to sponsorship website

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REFERENCES YOU CAN REFER TO
  • AR 600-8-8 TOTAL ARMY SPONSORSHIP

REFER TO UNIT REGULATIONS/POLICY LETTERS
  • UR 600-8-8 USAREUR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
  • USAREUR PAM 600-8-8 HOW TO BE A GOOD SPONSOR
  • POLICY LETTER 13 SPONSORSHIP AND INPROCESSING

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SUMMARY
  • Sponsorship is more than a handshake and hello
  • A good sponsor makes the newcomer feel welcome
    into the unit an a member of the team

You never get a second chance to make a positive
first impression
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OPEN FOR DISCUSSION
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