Aug. 12, 2009
LEGISLATION AND MILITARY POLICY UPDATE:
ROA Modernization Act of 2009
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), introduced the bill on Aug. 6, 2009, recognizing the efforts of ROA in national security. The Federal Charter is updated to reflect two recent changes in the organization; adding the position of "president-elect" to its constitution and bylaws, and expand ROA from three national executive committee members to include three representatives from each of the seven branches of the uniformed services.
Read Senator Leahy's speech (PDF)
SERVICEMEMBER LAW CENTER UPDATE:
State of Vermont in Violation of USERRA
The latest example of a state government employer violating USERRA comes from Vermont. Sgt. Daniel Brown of Rutland, Vermont (ARNG), was hired by the Vermont Department of Corrections (VDOC) in January 2009 as a “temporary” corrections officer. Not long after he was hired, the Adjutant General of Vermont notified his employer that in November 2009 he would be called to active duty for deployment to Afghanistan and that in the months leading up to the deployment he would need time off from his civilian job for deployment preparation training. Soon after, the VDOC assigned Brown to undesirable shifts, denied him promotion to “tenured” status, and summarily fired him.
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NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
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ROA NEWS: ROA Seeks New Executive Director
The Congressionally-chartered Reserve Officers Association (ROA) headquartered in Washington, D.C., is seeking applications for the full-time position of Executive Director. The executive director heads the national staff, manages a $6 million budget, serves the membership of approximately 68,000 officers, serves as chief legislative spokesperson, interacting with Congress and the Executive Branch, and serves as the Association’s chief administrative officer. Candidates must demonstrate and effectively communicate an understanding of the issues concerning the Total Force and National Security. The candidate must hold a federal commission in a uniformed component. The position has an excellent compensation and benefits package with a multi-year contract. ROA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. An Executive Director Search Committee has been formed to assist in this process.
Click here for the invitation for applications and full job description
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Wyatt Stresses Safety to Airmen (ANG Readiness Center)
Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt III, director of the Air National Guard, kicked off the summit that included guest speakers from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to discuss the proper balance between aviation, maintenance, ground safety, mission tasks and operational discipline, and re-identify and address safety issues.
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Faculty member CDR Barry Zulauf (left), USNR, accepts the ROA Award from Maj Gen David Bockel (right), ROA Acting Executive Director, on behalf of Maj. Plauche St. Romain III, USMCR, who is stationed in Oklahoma. Major St. Romain was a part-time student in the Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) degree program, finishing with an impressive 3.9 cumulative grade point average; his master's thesis was an unclassifed work titled "The Strategic Corporal: Implications for Intelligence."
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"Civil Affairs in Irregular Warfare: One Profession, One Victory"
Oct. 30-31, 2009
George Mason University’s Arlington, Va., Campus
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Feb. 7-10, 2010
Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2011
National Council Meeting
June 23-27, 2010
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Aug. 10, 1949 - President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense.
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