HR Soldiers learn more than basics in class

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Human resource Soldiers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division listen to class on the Army TOMPIS program inside the Mission Training Complex at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Feb. 23, 2016. More than 50 Soldiers attending the five day Human Resource University courses. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

Human resource Soldiers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division listen to class on the Army TOMPIS program inside the Mission Training Complex at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Feb. 23, 2016. More than 50 Soldiers attending the five day Human Resource University courses. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — More than 50 Human Resource Soldiers participated in the U.S. Army-Hawaii’s Human Resources University, held at the Mission Training Complex, here, Feb. 22-­26.

Staff Sgt. Jose Cordova, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, stated that HR University is a five-day course that teaches a variety of HR systems.

“Besides HR systems,” Cordova said, “We also give them (tactics, techniques and procedures) on different areas within the HR community, as far as what you could do to improve your unit’s ability in the HR world. We’re just giving them different ways. We’re not telling them it’s the right answer, but we’re giving them different answers on how to do stuff.”

This course was the second iteration of HR University, and it’s now a quarterly course that first began in October, Cordova added.

Chief Warrant Office 2 Dearonne Bethea, chief human resources operations center, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, teaches a course for Human Resource University inside the Mission Training Complex at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Feb. 23, 2016. The Soldier students spent five days learning the various human resource programs from WebEDAS to eMILPO. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

Chief Warrant Office 2 Dearonne Bethea, chief human resources operations center, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, teaches a course for Human Resource University inside the Mission Training Complex at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Feb. 23, 2016. The Soldier students spent five days learning the various human resource programs from WebEDAS to eMILPO. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason Timothy, HR technician, assigned to 311th Signal Command, was one of the instructors for the specialists and below class.

“We’re going over a few different classes to expand the knowledge base of Soldiers,” Timothy said. “We’re also giving them a better understanding of HR systems and processes.”

HR University teaches things that one doesn’t normally get when attending Advanced Individual Training, the Advanced Leader Course, or even Senior Leader Course, said Timothy.

“We’re trying to give them more an advanced look into the systems and how we can implement different things within the organizations,” he said.

Timothy stressed that they were going over all of the HR systems for all the Soldiers participating.

“We’re going over not how those systems work, but how to implement it in your organization to make it more effective,” he said.

The Soldiers were placed in two different groups where those in the rank of specialist and below were in one, and sergeant and above in another. However, even though Soldiers were in two distinct groups, they learned more than just the basics of their military occupational specialty.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dearonne Bethea, chief HR Operations Center, HHBN, 25th ID, and an instructor, described an issue within the HR community that was being resolved with the class.

Chief Warrant Office 2 Jason Timothy, human resources technician, 311th Signal Command, teaches a course on TOMPIS for the Human Resource University inside the Mission Training Complex at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Feb. 23, 2016. The Soldier students spent five days learning the various human resource programs from WebEDAS to eMILPO. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

Chief Warrant Office 2 Jason Timothy, human resources technician, 311th Signal Command, teaches a course on TOMPIS for the Human Resource University inside the Mission Training Complex at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, on Feb. 23, 2016. The Soldier students spent five days learning the various human resource programs from WebEDAS to eMILPO.

“The biggest problem we’ve seen is enlisted Soldiers not knowing how to operate the officer systems, and officers don’t know how to use the enlisted systems,” he said. “This course, here, will bridge that gap.

“Officers will know how to use not just the systems they normally use, but those enlisted systems, because, just like if your weapon system goes down in a fight, you got to be able to pick up another weapon system to be able to get the task done,” he explained.

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