What We Do

Advocacy

Since 1922, The Reserve Officers Association has been the nation’s leading advocate for Reservists and their families. Reserve service members face the unique burdens of balancing civilian and military commitments. These men and women deserve a dedicated voice in creating government policy: ROA provides that voice. As the only organization dedicated to the support of all Reserve service members we work to promote the development and execution of a legislative agenda that ensures an adequate national security and a strong Reserve Component. Together ROA’s members create one voice for one mission.


Legal Assistance

The Service Members Law Center was established by ROA in 2009 to provide free legal information on laws relevant to reservists. It is the nation’s only legal assistance center dedicated to advising and informing Reserve service members. Through direct assistance and an extensive law review library, the Service Members Law Center helps thousands of Reservists each month.


Education

ROA’s Defense Education Forum produces a wide variety of educational events designed to foster an informed dialogue on national security issues impacting the Reserve Components. DEF’s annual calendar of events covers a vast range of topics produced with a diverse group of educational partners.


Professional Development

Since 1999 thousands of young officers have enhanced their careers through ROA’s professional development courses. Hosted in unique locations twice each year, ROA’s Joint Officer Professional Development Seminars feature a joint service agenda and are among the nation’s premier professional development opportunities available to junior officers.


Foundation Programs

The ROA STARs Foundation is a membership organization of patriotic individuals and corporations Standing Together for America’s Reservists. The foundation supports ROA’s work through philanthropy, professional military awards, top-level educational forums, pro bono legal information, scholarships, and tools for family readiness.