My Introduction to Recruiting was through the Department of Defense (DOD) - U S Army Headquarters (Presidential Seal Full Color) - Washington DC Shoulder Insigna Patch for Class A Uniform

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Comment by Valentino Martinez on December 27, 2012 at 2:33am

My introduction to recruitment came through my U.S. Army assignment to the Officer Personnel Directorate (OPD) as the Staffing Specialist responsible for all civilian hires, promotions, transfers and terminations for all Department of Defense-Department of Army (DOD-DA) Branches based in Washington, D.C.  I also administered the Army Suggestion Program and Special Projects for the Chief of Staff-OPD.

Comment by Valentino Martinez on February 18, 2013 at 4:25pm

Description The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, taken from an airplane in January 2008
Date 12 January 2008, 13:44
Source The Pentagon

David B. Gleason from Chicago, IL

I was assigned to the Pentagon upon my arrive to the Presidential Traveling Team when I arrived in Washington, D.C. in January 1972.  I transfered to the Officer Personnel Directorate (OPD) to do civilian staffing for all of the Department of the Army Branches. 

President Nixon decided he did not want all of the operational divisions of the US Army based at the Pentagon, for security reasons (feared the occurance of what happened on 9/11 and didn't want all military assets in harm's way in one place) and moved OPD & EPD out to the Tempo Buildings near Fort McNair and then to the newly constructed Military Personnel Center (MILPERCEN) in Alexandria, VA - to the Hoffman Buildings.


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