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GAO is completing a study on mental health treatment services for members of the Armed Forces and ROA sat down with them to give the Reserve Component perspective. GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress and...

The Coast Guard traces its history to Aug. 4, 1790.  On that date, President George Washington signed a law that authorized construction of 10 revenue cutters, and under the leadership of Alexander Hamilton established our earliest fleet of...

By Bob Feidler, Army Director, ROA

The Army Reserve and several of its leaders were featured recently at a program sponsored by the Center for Security and International Studies (CSIS), a distinguished Washington DC based think tank.

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On June 15, ROA met with Senator Gillibrand’s staffer Ryan Walsh and presented Resolution 13-03 requesting that women be required to register for the Selective Service. ROA argued Selective Service Registration was important for national security...

by Bob Feidler, Army Director

ROA hosted a meeting 28 May with the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve to discuss issues affecting Reservists and their families.

Participants from more than 25 military and veteran service...

Recently Jeff Phillips, ROA Executive Director, testified with the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC).

To explain why SVAC should support proposed legislation for the Reserve Components, Jeff began by recognizing Guard and...

Three components that should be considered in judging the MCRMC retirement proposal (MCRMC final report recommendation 1):  20+ years retirement pay, Thrift Savings Pay (TSP), and Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP). 

20+ Year Retirement Pay:  The...

General Mark Welsh, Air Force Chief of Staff, was enthusiastic and unequivocal in his praise and support of the Air Force Reserve while speaking at “Defense One,” April 22.  The discussion hit topics from budget woes, recapitalization,...

Did you know that under the current military retirement system 83 percent of enlisted servicemembers and 51 percent of officers never receive any retirement funds, unlike their civilian counterparts?  Under the proposed Military Compensation and...

ROA developing TRICARE Reserve Choice to improve RC healthcare

Stop me if you have heard this one before.  A Reservist – let’s call her Tech Sgt. Munoz – is deployed for 90 days.  During that time her son’s healthcare is provided by...

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