DVIDS – News – Service VI members have received corrected TAD compensation since 2017.

Four years after the devastation of two Category Five hurricanes, which led to round-the-clock support operations, the transport of goods, the removal of debris, the establishment and management of distribution points and at the regulation of traffic checkpoints, many members of the Virgin Islands National Guard finally received corrected rate payments, Jan. 7, 2022.

More than 433 members of the VING service were activated in Territorial Active Service (TAD) to support humanitarian missions after Hurricanes Irma and Maria on September 5, 2017, which lasted until November 3, 2017. During the operation, many members of the service suffered incorrect payment for their time. served on status, which led to over four years of member service awaiting specific compensation. Last December, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach provided additional funds to the Adjutant General’s office to issue checks to over 300 military personnel for a total of over $ 1,093,000.

“Our men and women of the Virgin Islands National Guard are always there when needed. They answered the call in these dark and uncertain days after Hurricanes Irma and Maria and are still here today in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. They deserve our gratitude and deserve more than fair compensation for their service. It is deeply disappointing that they were not properly remunerated for their service in 2017. However, since taking office in 2019, our administration has prioritized the payment of our guards and guards due to them, and I am proud that we healed them, ”exclaimed Governor Albert Bryan Jr, during a short ceremony held at the joint force headquarters, Estate Bethlehem Compound.

Under the direction of the Adjutant General, Major General Kodjo Knox-Limbacker, the Office of the Adjutant General, or OTAG, in coordination with the Division of Personnel, the Department of Finance, the Office of Disasters and Recovery and the Office of Management and Budget to reconcile discrepancies and accurately compensate for strength.

“It was one of the most difficult projects,” said Ms. Nikita Ward, administrative and commercial director of the Office of the Adjutant General. “We had to go through all the documentation for each person to see how much they were originally paid to determine the difference to calculate how much they were owed. Once we could establish that, we then coordinated with our partner agencies to work together to pay the military. “

Major General Kodjo Knox-Limbacker has remained able to rectify any financial problems arising from TAD since he began his tenure as Adjutant General in 2019. His unwavering leadership and unwavering dedication have helped create a permanent solution for remedy this problem indefinitely.

“This is an important milestone for us to achieve by being able to pay a large number of our male and female guards for the services they performed over four years ago,” said the major. – General Knox-Limbacker. It was not an easy road. It took a lot of detailed analysis and deliberation to pay the male and female guards for the services they provided during the time of our territory’s need. The force remains resilient regardless of individual circumstances. Thank you all for your commitment, dedication and continued support to our territory as you serve as both the Army and the Air Guard of the Virgin Islands. “

Knox-Limbacker continues, “Through it all, the soldiers and airmen of VING continue to support the territory of the Virgin Islands in times of need. We will always be ready and always here to provide exceptional professional support and expertise to the community in which we reside while being positioned to fight and win our nation’s wars. The Guardians of the Eastern Front remain ready, relevant and responsive for our Virgin Islands! ”

Date taken: 07/01/2022
Date posted: 08/01/2022 09:53
Story ID: 412614
Hometown: ST. THOMAS, VI

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