ROA Testimony

The Reserve Officers Association testifies before Congress as expert witnesses in support of specific national defense issues and as a part of the annual budget authorization and appropriations processes. ROA prepares testimony, answers questions, and provides information for the record. 

2014 TESTIMONY 

March 26, 2014

ROA, Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Written, Oral (pdf)
CAPT Marshall Hanson points to inequities of programs available to the Reserve Component following the PB15 and the QDR.

2013 TESTIMONY 

November 13, 2013

ROA, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Written, Oral (pdf)
Major General Davis on RC efficiencies and maintaining Reserve compensation.

August 27, 2013

ROA, National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Written (pdf)
Major General Davis against proposed merger of the AFR and ANG.

June 26, 2013

ROA, House Veterans Affairs subcommittee on Economic Opportunites Written Oral (pdf)
Major General Davis on pending legislation.

June 20, 2013
ROA, House Veterans Affairs subcommittee on Econmic Opportunites  Written (pdf)
Statement on education opportunites for Veterans.

June 4, 2013
ROA, National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Written Oral (pdf)
President Walker Williams, Col, USAF (ret.) 

May 23, 2013

ROA, Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Written (pdf)
Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness, Access to Rural Health Care.

April 17, 2013
ROA, SASC Subcommittee on Personnel Written (pdf)
DoD Active, Reserve, and Civilian personnel issues
TMC, SASC Subcommiettee on Personal Written Oral (pdf)
DoD Active and Reserve, and Civilian personnel issues.
Oral Testimony on Reserve issues by CAPT Marshall Hanson, ROA legislative director

March 14, 2013
ROA, HVAC Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Written (pdf)
Are we improving Reserve unemployment rates: Employment


2012 TESTIMONY

Sep 13, 2012
ROA, Roundtable discussion with Leader Pelosi and other Democratic leaders Written (pdf)
Discussion on Veterans Issues, Maj. Gen. Andrew B. Davis, USMC (Ret.)

Sep 11, 2012
ROA, Roundtable disscussion with House Veteran Affairs Chairman and other Republican Congressmen Report WrittenTULtr (pdf) - 
Discussion on Veterans Issues, Maj. Gen. Andrew B. Davis, USMC (Ret.) and CAPT Marshall Hanson, USNR (Ret.)

July 19, 2012
ROA, Questions and Answers for the HLS subcommittee on Contracting Oversight Written (pdf)
Addressing questions from the subcommittee generated by a June Hearing.

June 21, 2012
ROA, HVAC Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (EO) Written Oral (pdf)
Testimony on Pending Legislation to amend SCRA and USC Title 38

June 14, 2012
ROA, Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Written (pdf)
Testimony against ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty, in the form of a letter as requested by the committee. 

June 6, 2012Testimony Video (start at 75:50 minutes)
ROA, Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Defense Written (pdf) Oral (pdf)
The importance of the Reserve Component to National Defense, Maj. Gen. Andrew B. Davis, USMC (Ret).
A4AD, Senate Appropriatoins subcommittee on Defense.  Written (pdf) Oral (pdf)
Weaknesses in the current Defense Strategy, need for a surge capability and the sequester threat to National Security, CAPT Marshall Hanson, USNR (Ret.) 

May 17, 2012
ROA, Veteran Roundtable w/Leader Nancy Pelsi  Oral (pdf)
Statement about transitional issues on employment and healthcare, CAPT Marshall Hanson, USNR (Ret.) 

April 25, 2012
ROA, SASC Subcommittee on Personnel Written (pdf)
Active and Reserve Component Personnel Issues 

April 17, 2012
ROA, House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Border & Maritime Security Written (pdf)
"How to Best Utilize the National Guard to Achieve Operational Control" 

March 28, 2012
ROA, SASC Subcommittee on Military Personnel Written (pdf)
Reserve Component Health Care, Personnel, and Compensation issues

March 21, 2012
ROA, HASC Subcommittee on Military Personnel Written (pdf)
Reserve Component Health Care

March 21, 2012
ROA, SASC Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support Written (pdf)
Military Construction, Environmental, and Base Closure Programs

March 20,2012
ROA, Senate Armed Services Committee Written (pdf)
Department of the Air Force Review of the Defense Authorization Request

March 6, 2012
ROA, HASC Subcommittee on Military Personnel Written (pdf)
Personnel and Compensation issues 

February 2, 2012
ROA, HVAC Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Written (pdf)
Military Personnel Guard and Reserve Issues: Employment and Education


2011 TESTIMONY

November 16, 2011
ROA, Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee Oral (pdf)
Veteran Transition Home and Unemployment, Maj. Gen. Andrew B. Davis, USMC (Ret).

November 2, 2011
ROA, Veterans Round Table with Democratic Leadership Oral (pdf)
Employment and Health Issues, CAPT Marshall Hanson, USNR (Ret)

October 25, 2011
ROA, HASC Subcommittee on Military Personnel Written (pdf)
Military Retirement Reform

October 6, 2011
ROA, HVAC Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Written (pdf)
Arlington National Cemetary: An Update on Reform and Progress

September 15, 2011
ROA, Comments submitted to the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee Written (pdf)

July 7, 2011
ROA, HVAC Subcommittee on Economic Opportunities Written  Oral (pdf)
Pending Legislation - MG David Bockel, USA (ret) ROA Executive Director

July 7, 2011
ROA, HVAC Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Written (pdf)
Pending Legislation  

June 22, 2011
ROA, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Written Oral (pdf)
FY2012 Budgeting for Reserve Component - Maj. Gen. David R. Bockel, USA (ret.) 

June 22, 2011
A4AD, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Written (pdf)
Force Structure - Capt. Ike Puzon, USN (ret.) ROA life member 

June 22, 2011
NMVA, Senate Appropriations Subcommitee on Defense Written Oral (pdf)
Force Readiness - Capt. Mike Smith, USNR (ret.) ROA Past President

June 21, 2011
ROA, VA Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation Written Oral (pdf)
Presumptive Eligibility for Veterans from Vietnam and Other Conflicts - Capt. Marshall Hanson, USNR (ret.)

June 15, 2011
ROA, Leader Pelosi MSO/VSO Roundtable Written (pdf)

June 1, 2011
ROA, House Veterans' Affairs Committee (HVAC) Written Oral (pdf)
Putting America's Veterans Back to Work - Capt. Marshall Hanson, USNR (ret.) 

May 25, 2011
ROA, Congressional Veterans Leadership Roundtable Written (pdf)
Outline of Specific Employment Issues Discussed 

April 13, 2011
ROA, Senate Armed Forces Personnel Subcommittee Written (pdf)
Testimony on Personnel issues including Health Care

April 13, 2011
ROA, Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs  Written (pdf)
Testimony on Employment: Improving the Transition from the Battlefield to the Workforce

March 17, 2011
ROA, House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Written (pdf)
Testimony on Military Personnel Issues

March 16, 2011
ROA, House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee  Written  Oral  Q&A (pdf)
Testimony on Military Health Care Reform - CAPT Marshall Hanson, USNR (ret) 

March 16, 2011
ROA, Joint House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees  Written (pdf)
Testimony on veteran status and other GR veteran issues.