☷Army Reserve Soldier develops My PCS Application
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Sgt . 1st Class Adam Litterio , a Soldier with the leader development division at U . S . Army Reserve Command , is the sole developer , designer , and software engineer for the U . S . Army My PCS app . ( Courtesy photo ) An image from the My PCS app . My PCS App is a personalized experience that allows users to target their own demands during their PCS move . Sgt . 1st Class Litterio is the sole developer , designer , and software engineer for the U . S . Army My PCS app . ( Courtesy photo ) FORT BRAGG , N . C . – Many people despise moving , but it’s an unavoidable part of life in the Army for Soldiers . A permanent change of station ( PCS ) brings with it many questions and stressors . One Army Reserve Soldier , on the other hand , has stepped forward to help ease the process . Sgt . 1st Class Adam Litterio , a 92F petroleum specialist with U . S . Army Reserve Command training and operations , responded to an email from Department of Army Headquarters calling for volunteers to redesigning its PCS app . Litterio , who is also a full - time college student at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco , submitted his seven - page concept , which found its way to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J . Austin III and Sergeant Major of the Army Michael A . Grinston . HQDA contacted Litterio and requested his help for building the application based off the concepts he presented . But , while earning his bachelor’s degree , he was already balancing his life on the go with his wife of seven years , who is also a Soldier , and his two daughters . “I did not have time to sit and focus and build an in - depth app , ” Litterio said . On top of everything , one of Litterio’s daughters fell ill . It was while watching over her that he began developing the app . “I had my laptop with me in the hospital room , so I started tinkering around with the application , ” said Litterio . The early stage of development contributed to a quicker turnaround than expected . “The process of developing and building an app typically takes over a year , ” Litterio said . “I completed it in three months . ” The new app , being beta - tested , will act as a resource for all Soldiers , including National Guard and Reserve , directing them to vital resources at their new station . From local Soldier support centers to Exceptional Family Member Program information , and even locations of local reserve centers and National Guard armories . “The app itself is designed as a tool , ” Litterio said , “a tool for all Army personnel to use . ” Links to pay calculators and other financial resources are also featured in the app to assist with basic allowance for housing and Army Emergency Relief ( AER ) . Once the app is thoroughly tested and approved , it will be officially handed over to the U . S . Army Training and Doctrine Command for future development and maintenance . Litterio is excited about the apps progress , and the positive impact it will make once it goes live . "As the sole developer , I am ready [for the transition] , " Litterio said . Litterio will focus on his newborn son , as well as complete his current degree so he can pursue a master’s degree and ultimately develop game apps . Both Android and iPhone users will be able to use the My PCS app .
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