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APVR-AG-ACAP SUBJECT: Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) (AG Policy Statement #1-2)

c. Participation in ACAP conserves scarce resources. Few soldiers know that the Department of the Army reimburses individual states for unemployment compensation paid to Army veterans. In FY98, the Army transferred $83 million for this purpose. This amount has declined steadily from a high of $280 million in FY93. ACAP contributes to the decline in unemployment reimbursement costs by accelerating opportunities for earlier employment. The Army Research Institute reported in June 1995 that soldiers who use all ACAP services earn $7,300 more per year than those who do not. It is a good investment for the United States, the Army and soldiers.

d. I encourage everyone to visit the ACAP Center at Fort Wainwright, the Transition and Employment Center at Fort Richardson, schedule annual professional development briefings and get transitioning soldiers in the program early and support their participation.

ROBERTA A. ANTRY LTC, DCSPER Adjutant General

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