The Yellow Ribbon Program is a Department of Defense mandated initiative designed to provide information, services, referrals, and proactive outreach programs to Army Reserve Soldiers and their families through all phases of the deployment cycle in accordance with DoD Directive 5124.02, DoD Instruction 1342.28, and Operation Order (OPORD) 16-004. The overall objective of the program is to prepare and sustain Soldiers and their families before and during their mobilization.
These events are for all Soldiers and their families who are assigned to the United States Army Reserve Command. All attendees are placed on official travel orders and/or Invitational Travel Orders (ITOs) in accordance with the Joint Federal Travel Regulation (JFTR), the Joint travel regulation (JTR) and OPORD 16-004. Family members are authorized to travel on Invitational Travel Orders (ITOs).
During these events, families gain practical, useful information based on curriculum designed specifically for military families. Through small group and one-on-one activities, family members learn how to maintain closeness, and leverage resources during frequent relocation, long separations, and repeated reunions. This approach provides the continuum of care needed to ensure successful Soldier and family reintegration.
Arch Systems coordinates with Program and Project Managers to translate Program/Project requirements into Contractual and Technical Requirements. Arch works with Management Teams to review Alternative Approaches and recommends logistics planning and deployment strategies that achieved optimal solutions with consideration to cost, performance, and schedule.
From our Excellent-rated CPARS:
“Exceeded all statutory goals or goals, as negotiated. Had exceptional success with initiatives to assist, promote, and utilize small business (SB), small disadvantaged business (SDB), women-owned small business (WOSB), HUBZone small business, veteran-owned small business (VOSB), and service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB). Complied with FAR 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns. Exceeded any other small business participation requirements incorporated in the contract or order, including the use of small businesses in mission critical aspects of the program. Went above and beyond the required elements of the subcontracting plan, and other small business requirements of the contract or order. Completed and submitted Individual Subcontract Reports and/or Summary Subcontract Reports in an accurate and timely manner.”
The following details outline the requirements the Yellow Ribbon Program “Pre-Deployment” and “During Deployment” Event.
Size: 700-1000 attendees at each event. Close to 4 million in annual revenue
Scope: Matches the scope of the EBRD project
Complexity: High-profile national project for the Army.