94th AAMDC runs SRP, readies to deploy

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sgt. Rafael Collazomorales (right) and Spc. Hnin Aye (left) help Lt. Col. William Johnson update his emergency data record during Soldier Readiness Processing held by the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Feb. 20.

Sgt. Rafael Collazomorales (right) and Spc. Hnin Aye (left) help Lt. Col. William Johnson update his emergency data record during Soldier Readiness Processing held by the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Feb. 20.

Story and photo by
Sgt. Louis Lamar
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

In February, the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command conducted the first part of its Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) at Schofield Barracks, and part two, here.

“The most important part of Soldiers going through SRP is to ensure that Soldiers are both administratively and medically ready to deploy,” said 1st Lt. Richard Eriksson, executive officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 94th AAMDC. “That means that whatever processing they need to do for the region of deployment gets done along with updating their will, Service Members Group Life Insurance and Record of Emergency Data.”

The SRP was held in order to verify individual Soldier readiness and to prepare the command to deploy to the Republic of Korea for a training exercise.

“I strongly believe that the SRP process is a readiness tool,” said Sgt. Maj. Julio Padilla, supply senior enlisted leader, 94th AAMDC, a Bronx, New York, native, and the G4 sergeant major. “It ensures that your medical, immunizations and administrative paper work is up-to-date.”

The SRP is very important, said Staff Sgt. Lehua Johnson, supply, 94th AAMDC.

“In the case of you deploying, you’re fit to go physically and mentally, plus all of your family and emergency contact data will be updated, and if anything happens to you while you’re downrange, your family will be taken care of,” said Johnson. “This is not my first time having to SRP, but it is for an exercise.”

SRP is broken into administrative and medical sections. When combined, they may take up to eight hours, depending on the areas of processing the Soldier may be required to complete in order to be deployment-ready.

During the administrative portion of the SRP, the Soldier visits several stations, including legal, chaplain, life insurance and security clearances. During each of these stations, a representative asks the Soldier if he or she has any new information to add or delete from the current information on file.

“Everything is equally important during SRP, but I think for me the Record of Emergency Data form, which is also known as the DD-93, is the most important document that you can have updated during this process,” Padilla said.

The medical section of the SRP includes several medical examinations, immunizations, drawing a blood sample and a dental exam. Once completed, the Soldier meets with a health care provider to review all of the data collected on the Soldier throughout the SRP to determine the over-all deployable status of the Soldier.

Your SRP and Army Regulation 600–8–101
Chapter 4 states that SRP requires commanders to maximize Soldier readiness by identifying and correcting non-deployment conditions. Personnel processing requirements include checking the status of individual Soldier readiness during in-processing, at least once annually, during out-processing and within 30 days before an actual unit deployment date or the date an individual Soldier departs on a permanent change of station, or PCS move.

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