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A unique institution established in 1968 for current and former personnelists who love the Army.

Greetings to all our Army Civilian Personnel Alumni Association Members and Potential Members: 

It is my honor and privilege to serve as your president, and to welcome you to our new website.  We are so excited to have this “up and running,” and encourage you to register and obtain the most current information about this great organization. 

Our Army Civilian Personnel Alumni family is growing every day, and our new website will enhance our opportunity to exchange information with current and former colleagues.  An added benefit will be our ability to keep current on what is happening in the Army Civilian Human Resources field. 

An enormous debt of gratitude goes to all our Board Members and Directors for their invaluable input, and especially Mary Hannagan, Greg Adams, our Immediate Past President, Toni B. Wainwright, and our new functional webmaster, Mike Vajda, all of whom worked tirelessly and relentlessly to make this a reality, not just a desire.

As most of you are aware, ACPAA was founded during World War II as the Office of the Secretary of War, Civilian Personnel Division Alumni Association.  Bill Kushnick, John Macy, Chuck Mullaly Walt Jacobson, and Bob Willey were the founders. 

In 1967, the William H. Kushnick award was established, and the group began to have banquets to recognize the contributions of outstanding individuals in our field.  In the late 70’s, the name was changed to the Army Civilian Personnel Alumni Association.  Later, the John Macy and Nick Hogue awards were added.  We continue this tradition today, with this year’s Kushnick Banquet scheduled for June 9th at the Officers’ Club at Fort Belvoir Virginia.

Our mission is straight forward, “to serve as the Army civilian human resource professional association, providing a sense of community for the Army CHR personnelists through professional and social networking and the recognition of excellence.”

Lastly, we give a big thank you to Jay Aronowitz, our current Army Director of Civilian Human Resources, and Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel, for his interest and support of our organization.  We have been meeting regularly to exchange ideas and information on how ACPAA can serve the Army and its Alumni, as our founders envisioned.

I encourage you to register if you are already a member, and to join and register if you are not currently a member.  Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of this enduring organization.

MELINDA McMILLON DARBY
President