Past Events

Many DEF events are webcast live and available afterwards on ROA's YouTube Channel. Visit us often for our latest videos and recordings.

You can also check out our upcoming events and register online.

16 - 18

2015 ROA Leaders Week

ROA Leaders Meeting (DNCM, Resolutions, Constitution & Bylaws, Service Section meetings and March on the Hill) Each department is encouraged to have a National Council representative at this meeting. If your elected/appointed Department National Council Member cannot attend, please appoint a representative (as allowed by your bylaws).

ROA STARS Foundation Gala

Stand Together for America’s Reservists and Celebrate the Reserve Community The STARs Foundation recognizes the extraordinary sacrifices made by our nation’s Reservists and their families and celebrates the dedicated service of our men and women in uniform and honors those who have gone beyond public service through extraordinary contributions to our national security. ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. If you would like to come, please call Jessica Cooper at 844-672-4456.  We hope to see you Tuesday night!           2015 Gala Co-Chairs   Vice Admiral John M. Mateczun, USN (...
04 - 08

CIOR/CIOMR Summer Meeting

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. Founded in 1948 by the reserve officer associations of Belgium, France and the Netherlands, CIOR is now a NATO-affiliated, non-political and non-profit umbrella organization of member nations’ national reserve officer associations. The CIOR meets twice a year – in the summer and winter – and they work through committ...
23 - 26

2014 ROA National Convention

Get in the Fight The 2014 ROA National Convention is coming to Long Beach, CA. Mark your calendars and save the date for July 23-26, 2014.   ROA's National Convention is the cornerstone of our work to support a strong Reserve force. Delegates to the Convention form the direction of our association through critical votes and elections. These decisions drive our legislative agenda and direct the association's work in Washington and across the nation. There's no better chance to make a difference in our cause than by actively participating in this democratic process. Have your voice heard...
23 - 26

Joint Officer Professional Development Seminar

JOPDS is a premier professional development opportunities available to Reserve junior officers and is one of the only professional development seminars to emphasize joint service participation. To date, more than a thousand young officers from all services have benefited from these ROA events. JOPDS is open to all serving Reservists (O1-O4 and WO1-CW4) and is a reimburseable expense when attending on orders. Registration for JOPDS Longbeach includes:  All Service Section meetings, Opening & Closing sessions, JOPDS Programs, offsite tour, table-top exhibits, breakfast and lunch on Thursday,...

Balancing Dual Careers

  Not a typical military job event. This Reserve-specific afternoon will provide unique insights and tools to advance in your civilian life. Meet executives from military-friendly and Fortune 500 companies including Amazon, Comcast, Farmers Insurance, Fox Networks Group, Verizon, and W.W. Grainger, Inc. This seminar is free and open to all Reservists, Guardsmen and their families.     Panels Include: Achieving Five-Star Success in Your Military Career, Civilian Career, and Personal Life (1300-1500) The ideal combination of work, family, and social can be difficult to achieve. Reservists h...

Reserve Family Fun Day

Your Reserve family has unique needs. Reserve Duty Has Unique demands. We’ve got the resources to balance both. Join The ROA STARS Foundation and corporate supporters of the reserve community for an afternoon of family support programming designed to strengthen your life as a Citizen Warrior. This activity is free and open to all Reservists, Guardsmen and their families.   Kids Activities include: Enter a contest for a FREE trip to Washington, DC by creating your Reserve family life collage Help to paint a patriotic wall mural to be displayed in Washington, DC this fall Join an on-lin...

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Military and Veterans: Challenges & Solutions

This symposium will examine the full spectrum of mental health challenges facing America's military and veteran communities by framing the complexities of mental health treatment for our military through three unique perspectives; ranging from clinical realities for our men and women in uniform, the challenges of policy implementation and the prospects of legislative solutions from Congress. Through these panels, our experts will aim to identify permanent solutions for parity and realibility in mental health treatment for our service members.  Clinical and Research Perspective: Screening, i...

Women in Combat Units

On January 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Defense announced its decision to eliminate the ground combat exclusion policy and begin the process of opening 238,000 direct ground combat positions to women. With this historic development, the U.S. joins a small but growing list of countries in which all military positions are open to women on an equal basis to men.   Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, and Sweden all permit women in all combat units. France, Israel, and the Netherlands permit women in combat positions but they are barred from some un...

More than "Monuments Men": Military Support to Governance in the 21st Century

  The movie "Monuments Men" reminds us of a time when specialized military units had a direct role in filling the gaps of governance in war-torn countries. A vital aspect of military service includes indirect tasks in supporting governance, not only in post-conflict situations but also for conflict prevention. This roundtable discussion will examine the role of military forces in helping to build and preserve peace, the need to provide governance and security at the national and local levels, and the capabilities of interagency, intergovernmental, and non-governmental civil society organizatio...