June 3, 2009
ROA Executive Director Nominated to ASD/RA
Our Executive Director, Lt. Gen. Dennis McCarthy, USMC (Ret.), was nominated to the Senate yesterday by President Obama to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. Since Gen McCarthy’s arrival at ROA in 2005, he has been a staunch advocate for the Reserve Components, especially for the men and women serving today during the largest mobilization in history. He led ROA’s “advocacy through education” efforts concerning issues of key importance to both active and reserve components. He advised us on the Commission on National Guard and Reserve, and championed necessities for Citizen Warriors’ equipment and benefits on Capitol Hill. During his tenure here, he has helped set ROA on a course for success for those who will follow us in the future as a bold advocate for this association as it steps into the 21st Century. Throughout his time, he continually focused on our mission to support a strong national security policy for the United States. I applaud his lifelong dedication to our Reserve family, congratulate him on his nomination, and look forward to his confirmation into this important position.
-- Ladd Pattillo, COL, USAR (Ret.), ROA National President
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LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY UPDATES:
ROA To Advocate Reserve Component Funding to SAC-D
ROA will represent our legislative positions on equipment and funding necessary for the Reserve Components with written and oral testimony at a hearing with the Senate Defense Appropriations Sub Committee June 17. Stay tuned for a releasable copy of our written statement.
ROA Establishes Servicemembers Law Center
With the heavy reliance on Reserve and Guard members in today’s fight, ROA sees many challenges with laws affecting Citizen Warriors and their employers. Citizen Warriors need advocates; Employers need both education and support; and laws need to be improved. Through this new Law Center, ROA will be the primary voice on Capitol Hill and around the country for these issues.
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NATIONAL CONVENTION UPDATES:
Join Us in Orlando!
We are nearing the convening of one of the most important conventions in ROA’s history. There are issues of long term importance to the Association to be decided in Orlando. The convention venue at the MarriottWorld Center offers an excellent place to conduct business, and to enjoy one of the country’s premier leisure time destinations. Be sure to visit the Orlando Web site for all the updated information on upcoming events.
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Early Bird Rate Expires June 16
Time is running out to register with the Early Bird rate for the Reserve Officers Association’s last large scale summer convention in Orlando July 8-11. Your last day to register for the Early Bird rate is June 16. Come down and celebrate the Heroes Among Us.
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
ROA's "Intersect" electronic newsletter brings you the top stories of the Week for Citizen Warriors.
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Defense Education Forum Publishes NSR Web Page
The ROA National Security Report (NSR) is the official publication of the Defense Education Forum. Published since February 1983, the NSR is charged by the Executive Committee (EXCOM) to carry out ROA's Congressional Charter of supporting and promoting national security.
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Book a Cruise and Donate to DEF!
When an ROA members book select Seabourn cruise through Government Vacation Rewards, $400 will be donated to the Defense Education Forum fund on your behalf! There are HUGE SAVINGS on Seabourn cruises right now! Save big on a luxury cruise and help the DEF fund! Sail on the Yachts of Seabourn and enjoy the small ship experience; all suite accommodations, high crew to passenger ratio, open premium bars, and personal service unlike any other line. Call (866) 871-9181.
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Send in Required Convention Reports!
Departments must report the results of their Convention elections and finances to ROA National (ATTN: Member Services, email@example.com). Vital information is conveyed to National by means of these reports. BOTH a Report of Elections and a Financial Report be submitted to National before any Department dues allocations maybe sent to a Department. Thanks for your cooperation on these C&BL required Department reporting requirements.
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CIOR/CIOMR Dedicates New Monument at NATO Headquarters in Brussels
Your dedication and commitment as Reservists, make your countries’ armed forces more effective. And this in turn, makes NATO more successful.” These words ended the speech of NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, who addressed the CIOR community on May 18, 2009. The speech was part of a seminar at NATO HQ following the unveiling of a monument celebrating the 60th anniversary of CIOR.
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Did You Get Your "Intersect?"
"The Intersect" is ROA's new weekly news clip product of stories compiled by a professional news clipping service. Make sure the e-mail address "firstname.lastname@example.org" is allowed by your spam filters. This member benefit is free, and will help reinforce the fact ROA is THE source of pertinent information for Citizen Warriors and their families.
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The OFFICER June Issue
In this Issue:
Time to Get Serious about ROA’s Future by Col. Ladd Pattillo, USAR (Ret.)
As president of the Reserve Officers Association, I was elected to lead the organization for this year. Leadership is not management. Leadership is the art of assessing situations, mustering resources, analyzing potential courses of action, making informed decisions on what course to take toward accomplishing the purpose of the organization, and moving forward to achieving such goals.
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ROA Convention Marks Significant Changes for Association
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Highlighted on ROA's Web Site: Online Renewal Options
Running out of time to renew your ROA membership? Fear not! You can renew your membership by visiting the ROA Web site, and clicking on "renew" box.
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Writers Needed for Washington Times Coverage of Military: Base News
The Washington Times will launch a community journalism Web site devoted to reporting all the news about the military and their families, from the perspective of those who are most familiar with the issues. Volunteers are needed to write. If you want to be a community journalist, contact Grace Vuoto at (202) 636-3165.
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