The principal staff officer for all matters concerning human resources (military and civilian),which include personnel readiness, personnel services,and headquarters management.
Personnel readiness management, current combat capabilities. Projecting future requirements. Unit strength maintenance, including monitoring, collecting of data. Development of plans to maintain strength. Retention (reenlistment). Assessing and documenting of enemy prisoner of war (EPW) injury, sick, and wound rates. Deployment of civilian personnel. Use of civilian labor in coordination with the civilian personnel officer (CPO).
Health and personnel service support Responsibilities:
Morale support activities, including recreational and fitness activities. Community and family support activities. Quality-of-life programs. Postal operations. Awards programs. Administration of discipline. Personnel service support, including finance, record keeping, Servicemens Group Life Insurance(SGLI), religious support, legal services, and command information.
Staff planning and supervision Responsibilities:
Administrative support for military and civilian personnel, to include leaves, passes, counseling, and personal affairs. Administrative support for augmentees (non-US forces, foreign nationals, civilian internees). Administration of discipline, and law and order (in coordination with the S3 and Provost Marshall (PM), including absence without leave (AWOL), desertion, court martial offenses, requests for transfers, rewards and punishments, and disposition of stragglers. Recommending of intelligence requirements (IR) to the S2.
Staff responsibility for Coordination:
Adjutant general (AG), Civilian personnel officer (CPO), Dental surgeon, Equal opportunity advisor (EOA), Finance officer, Surgeon, Veterinary officer, Chaplain, Inspector general, Public affairs officer, Staff judge advocate.