Past Events

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Golden West Annual Convention and JOPDS Seminar

ROA Dept Golden West Annual Convention and Joint Officer Professional Development Seminar (JOPDS) 22-24 April 2016 Location: Holiday Inn Bayside, San Diego, CA Consistent with its commitment to today's serving Reservists, the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Defense education Forum (DEF) in conjunction with the Department of the Golden West with host a Joint Officer Professional Development Seminar (JOPDS) Program, 22-24 April in San Diego at the Holiday Inn Bayside. JOPDS is one of the premier professional development opportunities available to our younger officers and is one of the only...

Department of Indiana Convention

Department of Indiana Convention Saturday, 9 April 2016 0830-1500 Hrs Army Reserve Center Old Fort Benjamin Harrison •  9851 E. 59th Street • Indianapolis 46236 Join us for the memorial service, hear updates on Reserve Component & veterans affairs issues, legislative concerns, National ROA developments and elect officers Saturday registration $25 includes lunch. For a room at Harrison Inn Friday night ($89.24 + tax) call (317) 638-6000. Download/Print information and registration form (pdf).
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ROA Leaders Conference

Where ROA Minuteman Memorial Building One Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002 Registration The Registration rate is $99 per individual. The registration form is attached. There are four ways you can submit the registration form: Download and complete the Registration form on your computer. Save, and forward completed form to Tracey Ware ( Print the registration form. Scan the completed form and email it to Tracey Ware ( Print the registration form. Mail the completed form to: Reserve Officers Association Attn: 2016 Leaders Meeting One Constituti...
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CIOR 2016 Winter Seminar & Midwinter Meeting

CIOR 2016 Winter SeminarJanuary 31-February 3, 2016 Location: Hotel Bristol, Bonn, Germany More information at CIOR 2016 Midwinter MeetingFebruary 4-6, 2016 Location: NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium More information at  
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The IBM 3 will take place at Hilton Hotel Sofia, which situated in the Down-Town area of Sofia, Bulgaria. Dress code: Military Service dress (unless stated otherwise), mess dress not required. Tentative Program: Sunday 29 Nov:     all day Arrivals                                1900-2100 Icebreaker (drinks + light snacks) Monday  30 Nov:    0900-1300 Meetings                                1300-1400 Lunch                                1400-1700 Meetings                                Free evening                 Tuesday 1 Dec:      0900-1300 Meetings                                1...

Civil Affairs: A Force for Engagement and Conflict Prevention

The Civil Affairs Association In coordination with the National Defense University Center for Complex Operations U.S. Army Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations at West Point Foreign Area Officer Association Reserve Officers Association and theU.S. Global Leadership Coalition Friday, November 20th 2015 Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston Mission Training Complex Hood Street, Bldg. # 4014 Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 Download Agenda (pdf) Civil Affairs has long been a major national strategic capability that helps transi...
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UPORFA 2015 Congress

2015 UPORFA Congress Lima, Peru September 23-26, 2015 The UPORFA Congress is a valued added for your military education and professional development with an opportunity to practice your Spanish with participants from Argentina, Colombia and Peru. Registration The registration fee for attendees UPORFA registration is $355. The cost for spouses/guests is $165. Click here to download the registration form. Registrations must be submitted to ROA HQ at no later than 1 September 2015. Registration includes: pick up and return to Lima, Peru airport (LIM); conference admin fees; wel...
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CIOR/CIOMR 2015 Summer Congress

The 68th CIOR/CIOMR Summer Congress will be held in Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria on 5-9 August 2015. Event Information Event:           68th CIOR/CIOMR Summer Congress Dates:           4-9 August 2015 Location:      Hotel Marinela, Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria The Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers, commonly referred to by its French acronym CIOR, represents the interests of over 1.3 million reservists across 36 participating nations within and beyond NATO, making it the world’s largest military reserve officer organization. - See more at:
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2015 ROA National Convention

Welcome to the 2015 ROA National Convention! Make your plans now to attend the annual convention of YOUR association. Highlighted events include the induction of Honorable Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense, into the ROA Minuteman Hall of Fame; presentation of the Twice the Citizen award to the Honorable richard O. Wightman, Jr, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs); a panel of reserve chiefs answering your questions; a state of the association briefing by Jeff Phillips, ROA Executive Director; and much more! Visit our General Information page for details on t...

WOMEN IN COMBAT: Where They Stand

On 27 April 2015 Women in International Security, Alliance for National Defense, the Reserve Officer’s Association and No Exceptions will host a half day event to examine what has changed for US servicewomen since the 2013 rescission of the Department of Defense ground combat exclusion policy. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20036 Program:• Combat Integration: Comparing and Assessing Approaches The Services and SOCOM have been invited to provide an update on their integration efforts. A series of panels will analyze, comp...