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U.S. Army Regimental System

The United States Army Regimental System was established in 1981 to replace the Combat Arms Regimental System, to provide each soldier with continuous identification with a single regiment, to increase a soldier's probability of serving recurring assignments with his or her regiment. The USARS was intended to enhance combat effectiveness by providing the opportunity for a regimental affiliation, thus obtaining some of the benefits of the traditional regimental system. USARS was developed to include the reserve components, it was developed to offer the opportunity for long-term identification with a regiment or corps, provide the potential for recurring assignments within a regiment or corps, provide the opportunity to further emphasize the history and traditions of the regiment or corps, provide regiments that are structured as one or more continental United States units of like type linked with one or more units of like type outside the continental United States, or one or more units of like type located in either CONUS or OCONUS, including one or more training battalions or tactical armored cavalry or ranger regiments.

USARS is designed to provide for CS, CSS, special branches to operate on a “whole branch” concept as a corps or special branch, carrying on the activities and traditions of a regiment, offer regimental affiliation to allow soldiers the opportunity for continuous identification with a combat arms regiment, a corps, or special branch throughout their careers. USARS provides different opportunities for soldiers, depending upon which combat arms regiment they choose to be affiliated with or whether they affiliate with a CS or CSS corps or special branch. In addition, the regimental affiliation process allows combat arms soldiers to select the regiment of choice. Combat arms is a rescinded doctrinal term, though colloquially it includes air defense artillery, aviation, field artillery and special forces regiments. Combat arms soldiers may affiliate with any of the combat arms regiments consistent with their primary military occupational specialty, specialty code, special qualification identifiers, or additional skill identifiers.

Soldiers will have greater opportunities to serve recurring assignments in their regiments if regiments are chosen that have battalions in both CONUS and OCONUS locations. Since there is no ceiling on the number of soldiers who can affiliate with a particular regiment, the potential for recurring assignments to regiments is diminished where the number of affiliated soldiers exceeds the requirements. Quoting from Chapter 3–2, page 7 of Army Regulation 600-82, U. S. Army Regimental System: a. USARS regiments offered to active Army and USAR soldiers for affiliation are listed. All active Army soldiers are required to affiliate with a regiment. Although affiliation is mandatory, the choice of regiment is left up to the individual. Officers who are single-tracked in a Functional Area will affiliate with a regiment associated with their basic combat arms branch. Functional Area officers who have no basic branch will submit request for regimental affiliation using procedures outlined below. Regimental affiliation is based on the Army branch associated with specialty.

AR 670–1 contains a listing of all PMOS and corresponding branches for each. Army recruiters who have been assigned the SQI“4” will affiliate with a regiment associated with their PMOS. Recruiters or retention noncommissioned officers will be affiliated with The Adjutant General Corps. Regimental affiliation may be changed at any time. All combat arms officers and soldiers will affiliate with a regiment upon arrival at their first unit of assignment; these Soldiers will be affiliated with their regiment of assignment unless they voluntarily select another. Combat arms officers and soldiers whose initial Army assignment is not to a regimental unit may defer selection until they are so assigned. Enlisted soldiers may elect the Regiment of Choice Reenlistment Option under AR 601–280. Soldiers who deliberately terminate airborne status after affiliating with an airborne regiment will change their affiliation to a non-airborne regiment at the time of their termination; those who are terminated for medical reasons may retain their regimental affiliation with an airborne regiment if they desire.

Regimental affiliation will be a primary assignment consideration for officers and enlisted soldiers. To the maximum extent possible, soldiers who are regimentally affiliated will be assigned to their regimental units. No assignment guarantees will be made, as Army requirements and soldier professional development needs must be met.

Echarlens

Echarlens is a municipality in the district of Gruyère in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. Echarlens is first mentioned in 855 as Escarlinges. Echarlens has an area, as of 2009, of 4.6 square kilometers. Of this area, 3.46 km2 or 74.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.63 km2 or 13.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.44 km2 or 9.5% is settled, 0.01 km2 or 0.2% is either rivers or lakes and 0.07 km2 or 1.5% is unproductive land. Of the built up area and buildings made up 6.5% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.6%. Out of the forested land, 11.9% of the total land area is forested and 1.7% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 20.5% is used for growing crops and 46.9% is pastures and 7.1% is used for alpine pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water; the municipality is located in the Gruyère district. It consists of the village of Echarlens near the Bulle-Fribourg road; the blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Pally of Six Argent and Gules overall in chief a Mullet of Five Or.

Echarlens has a population of 840. As of 2008, 11.9% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 20.6%. Migration accounted for 17.8%, while births and deaths accounted for 5.9%. Most of the population speaks French as their first language, German is the second most common and Portuguese is the third. There are 1 person who speaks Romansh; as of 2008, the population was 50.3 % female. The population was made up of 48 non-Swiss men. There were 313 33 non-Swiss women. Of the population in the municipality, 161 or about 29.2% were born in Echarlens and lived there in 2000. There were 232 or 42.0% who were born in the same canton, while 71 or 12.9% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, 67 or 12.1% were born outside of Switzerland. As of 2000, children and teenagers make up 26.3% of the population, while adults make up 63.4% and seniors make up 10.3%. As of 2000, there were 224 people who never married in the municipality. There were 24 individuals who are divorced.

As of 2000, there were 207 private households in the municipality, an average of 2.6 persons per household. There were 57 households that consist of 17 households with five or more people. In 2000, a total of 191 apartments were permanently occupied, while 15 apartments were seasonally occupied and 5 apartments were empty; as of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 10 new units per 1000 residents. The historical population is given in the following chart: The Notre-Dame De L’Assomption Church is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance. In the 2011 federal election the most popular party was the SP; the next three most popular parties were the SVP, the FDP and the CVP. The SPS gained an additional 6.4% of the vote from the 2007 Federal election. The SVP moved from third in 2007 to second in 2011, the FDP moved from second in 2007 to third and the CVP retained about the same popularity. A total of 236 votes were cast in this election, of which 1.7 % were invalid. As of 2010, Echarlens had an unemployment rate of 2.7%.

As of 2008, there were 42 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 19 businesses involved in this sector. 13 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 7 businesses in this sector. 38 people were employed with 11 businesses in this sector. There were 299 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 40.5% of the workforce. In 2008 the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 71; the number of jobs in the primary sector was 34. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 13 of which 5 or were in manufacturing and 8 were in construction; the number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 24. In the tertiary sector. In 2000, there were 28 workers who commuted into 233 workers who commuted away; the municipality is a net exporter of workers, with about 8.3 workers leaving the municipality for every one entering. Of the working population, 8.4% used public transportation to get to work, 71.9% used a private car. From the 2000 census, 440 or 79.7% were Roman Catholic, while 29 or 5.3% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church.

Of the rest of the population, there was 1 member of an Orthodox church. There were 7. There was 1 person, Hindu. 52 belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, 22 individuals did not answer the question. In Echarlens about 166 or of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, 70 or have completed additional higher education. Of the 70 who completed tertiary schooling, 61

Zhoucun District

Zhoucun district is a town and district of agricultural land inside Zibo city. The city covers 307 km2 and had an estimated population of 288,440 in 2013, its main industry is textiles and furniture manufacture. The center of the commercial district has a refurbished area with traditional buildings; some of the filming for Zhang Yimou's film To Live was done in the district. In the 17th century, the textile industry was flourishing in Zhoucun, while the local government was corrupted to a point that it set up a department called "二公衙门" for extorting money; the department hired parasitic scumbags to levy various high taxes. It began to leave. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Justice of the Qing Government, Huahsi Lee, came back to Zhoucun to see his family, he was outraged by the state of the economy of his hometown, reported to Emperor Shunzhi. It would have been embarrassing for Shunzhi not to show his mercy, but inadequate to take ease on his taxes, he compromised: Zhoucun shall take only one day off the tax.

This kind of stingy "mercy" was some gigantic excrement drained upon Huahsi's head, but he thought of a way around it. Hushsi made orders to build a monument with "今日无税" carvings ambiguously under the command of the emperor, so merchants are able to do business tax-free all the time. On Huahsi felt guilty about tax evasion and undertook the taxes himself. Huahsi promised that whoever got robbed within 200 Li around Zhoucun shall get reparation from his family; such act maintained for about 200 years. The economically preposterous and doubtful monument is still at the center of the relics called "周村大街", but it was long invalid