The personnel officer works under the supervision of the adjutant and S1 section. This officer
has responsibility for keeping the records file of each individual assigned to the command. The
personnel officer maintains statistics on absences without leave and courts-martial. This officer prepares
records and strength reports, secures replacements, arranges for replacement reception and processing,
and makes recommendations concerning the transfer, assignment, and classification of personnel.
In the headquarters at division level or higher, the personnel officer is called the adjutant general
and works under the supervision of the G1. He may be given additional duties in accordance with the
policies of the headquarters to which he is assigned. FM 101-5, Staff Officers' Field Manual, gives a list
of the duties that will normally be performed by the adjutant general.
Information records on an individual concerning pay, allotments, promotions, decorations, status,
education, skills, religious affiliation, and other information will normally be found in the personnel
office. Military pay vouchers, as well as W-2 and W-4 forms, are made out in the personnel office
before being sent to the finance office.
The chaplain works closely with the personnel officer, both as a referral agent and as a source of
information for facts to help the personnel officer solve the problems of unit personnel.
The finance officer is responsible for paying military personnel. This officer is also responsible
for withholding money from a soldier's pay once he has evidence that payment to the government is due
and collect able. It is proper and appropriate to refer problems or questions in the following areas to the
finance officer -
Pay that is due an individual from the government or money due the government from an
Questions concerning basic pay, allowances, and income tax deductions.
Partial pay requests after they have been approved by the unit commander.
Travel pay due for travel made on military orders. Questions concerning per diem.