AER Company Commander and First Sergeant Quick Assist Program

USAG Stuttgart Army Community Service

The Army Emergency Relief Company Commander and First Sergeant Quick Assist Program, formerly known as the AER Commander’s Referral Program, serves as an expedient and valuable tool for leaders to help Soldiers resolve short-term cash flow issues.

Company Commander’s and/or First Sergeants can approve an interest-free loan up to $2000.00 for Active Duty Soldiers, single or married. Common Categories of Assistance include (but not limited to): Rent/Mortgage, Utilities/Deposits, Food, Emergency Travel, Vehicle Repair, Non-Receipt of Pay/Loss of Funds, Funeral Expenses, and Repair/Replacement of Major Appliances.

The Soldier completes AER Form 600, the Company Commander & First Sergeant Quick Assist Program Application, and submits to the Company Commander or First Sergeant for review. The Soldier will be interviewed by the Commander/First Sergeant who will verify the financial need. The Commander/First Sergeant will then sign/approve AER Form 600 and send the Soldier to the AER Office (Army Community Service) located in Bldg. 2915, 2nd Floor, Panzer Kaserne. The Soldier needs to bring the signed AER Form 600, valid Military ID Card, and his/her Leave and Earnings Statement to the AER Office. The AER Officer will confirm eligibility before issuing the funds.

“The intent of the Quick Assist Program is to allow leaders to directly respond to valid financial needs of their Soldiers”, states Merilee Nevins, USAG Stuttgart Army Emergency Relief Officer. “

AER wants to deter Soldiers from using payday loans, pawn shops, and title loan companies who are not looking out for their best interests. Use of these type of businesses will only deepen the Soldiers financial struggles. This program reinforces unit leader involvement in the resolution of their Soldiers’ financial issues while making the process for the Soldier more convenient.”

For Soldier’s requiring loans of more than $2000 or who choose not to use the Quick Assist Program, contact the USAG Stuttgart AER Office, at DSN 431-3362/3348 or civ 07031-15-3362/3348 or by stopping by ACS, Bldg. 2915, 2nd floor, Panzer Kaserne.