Mar. 10, 2010
DID YOU KNOW? ROA saved the Army Reserve from being merged with the Army National Guard.
ROA's 2011 national meeting will address a new, proposed governance structure for ROA.
View the proposal and join the discussion
Proposed revised constitution and bylaws (Word)
Convention EXCOM Meeting Minutes Now Available
At the convention EXCOM meeting, ROA finances, ROAL, national meetings, staff updates, and more were discussed.
Read the EXCOM meeting minutes
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY:
ROA Staff Meets With Rep. Wilson, Sen. Lincoln
ROA staff recently met with Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and staffers of Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) to discuss issues including veteran status, early retirement, and the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Read more at ROA's blog
Congressman Places ROA Letter in Hearing Record for Servicemembers' Custody Rights Bill
Mike Tuner (R-Ohio) placed in the hearing record a letter sent by President Kayye regarding ROA's
support for protecting the child custody rights of deployed service
Read President Kayye's Letter to Congressman McKeon
Secretary of Defense Gates Orders Comprehensive Review of Issues Associated with the Repeal of DADT
In a recent memo, SECDEF Gates ordered "an intra-Department, inter-Service working group to conduct a comprehensive review of the issues associated with a repeal of the [DADT]."
Read Secretary Gates' memo
DEF Hosts Event on Iraqi Civil Society
On March 4, DEF, in partnership with EPIC, presented a two hour program on the future of Iraqi civil society as the U.S. drawdown of troops continues.
Read a summary of the DEF/EPIC Iraqi civil society event
DEF Podcasts, Videos Now Available Online
DEF has uploaded several new podcasts, including interviews with LTG Stultz, Asst. Chief of the Army Reserve Mr. James Snyder, and others, and videos from DEF events.
DEF podcast page
DEF video library
FPRI Conference Report on DEF/FPRI East Asia Event
Jacques deLisle, Director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's (FPRI) Asia Program, has written a conference report on the Jan. 25 DEF/FPRI event on Power in East Asia.
Read the conference report
SERVICEMEMBERS' LAW CENTER:
New Law Reviews
No. 1015 Escalator Principle Applies to Entire Period of Military-Related Absence
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
Recent ROA Blog Entries
The Changing U.S. Role in Iraq & The Future of Iraqi Civil Society
ROA's "Intersect" Weekly News Clips
Current "Intersect" Edition
Joint Warfighting and Conference May 11-13
The Joint Warfighting conference and exposition will be held May 11-13, 2010, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Va. Registration is free. Speakers include ADM Mullen, GEN Petraeus, and more.
Learn more about the conference
Daylight Savings Time March 14
Daylight savings time begins March 14. On that day, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time.
HIGHLIGHTED ON THE WEB:
Two New Career Center Job Postings
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command,
speaks with Reserve Soldiers during a town hall meeting held at the
headquarters of U.S. Army Africa on Caserma Ederle, in Vincenza, Italy.
"The skills sets and the capabilities of the Army Reserve, such as
medical, engineering, civil affairs and logistics - these are valued
here at U.S. Army Africa," Stultz said. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class
Kyle Davis, U.S. Army Africa)
March 9, 1864 - On this day, President Abraham Lincoln officially commissioned Ulysses S. Grant the first lieutenant general in the U.S. Army since George Washington. After leading Union victories in the West in 1862-63, Lincoln gave Grant supreme command of the Union forces with the revived rank.