Aug. 19, 2009
Forum on Major National Security Challenges: Climate Control & Energy Wrap-Up
The Defense Education Forum recently traveled to Richmond, Va., to host a forum on Climate Change and Energy. Along with their partners for this event, Center for Naval Analysis and Partnership for a Secure America, DEF focused on these two urgent national security challenges, and presented an honest discussion to a crowd of insightful attendees. VADM Dennis McGinn, USN (Ret.), and Mr. Matthew Rojansky, Executive Director of Partnership for a Secure America, headed a panel moderated by Mr. Bob Feidler, DEF Director.
For a full video of the Forum, check ROA DEF Page
SERVICEMEMBER LAW CENTER UPDATE:
You Must Apply for Reemployment-Part 2
Sergeant Major (SGM) Richard Erickson, ARNG, won an important partial victory in this recent case decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Erickson probably could have won a complete victory had he managed to do one important thing.
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NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
ROA's "Intersect" electronic newsletter brings you the top stories of the Week for Citizen Warriors.
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ROA NEWS: EXCOM Minutes
On July 8 and 11, the ROA Executive Committee (EXCOM) met. The Financial Updates, Actuarial Study, Executive Director Search, future EXCOM/National Meetings, proposed C&BL Amendment, and other topics were discussed.
July 8, 2009 EXCOM Minutes (pdf)
July 11, 2009 EXCOM Minutes (pdf)
Constitution & By-Laws Update
During this summer's convention, two changes to ROA Constitution & By Laws were brought up: a dues increase for Term Members, and a change in the voting structure to allow members to vote directly for national officers by mail or the Internet. Both issues will be voted upon during the National Convention, Feb. 7-10, 2010, in Washington, D.C. In advance of the convention, ROA compiled Frequently Asked Questions to stimulate discussion and review on these important issues. In the next e-Newsletter, a link to the FAQs will be provided. We encourage members to visit the site, and provide any feedback.
TAPS: ROA Mourns Passing of Two Past ROAL Presidents
Mrs. Martha Glazener Wayner, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Goodwin House in Falls Church, Va. Mrs. Wayner was a life member, and served as the ROAL National President in 1979-1980. Mrs. Wayner was a graduate of Meredith College and earned her Master’s Degree in History from Mars Hill College.
ROA is also saddened to announce the passing of Mrs. Betty D. Hammer, who served as ROAL president in 2004-2005. Mrs. Hammer was instrumental in promoting the aims of the Reserve Officers Association League, and in disseminating information on National Security to other people in the community.
The ROA online Education Resource Center has arrived! Visit the Center to find out more about Operation MBA, familiarize yourself with military friendly business schools, view tuition discount offers from Stevens Institute of Technology and Columbia Southern University, and get a hands-on example of a GMAT exam test-day experience.
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.
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Master Sgt. Robert Tancayo, 624th Civil Engineer Squadron, inspects weapon cases before distributing them to Reservists in his squadron July 31, 2009. Fifty-four Reservists from the squadron were mobilized for six months and sent to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to support the U.S. Army. (Air Force photo by Mark Bates)
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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
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June 23-27, 2010
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nev.
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Aug. 19, 1812 - U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest commissioned wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, defeats a British warship, HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812, earning U.S.S. Constitution the nickname of "Old Ironsides" and public adoration that has repeatedly saved her from scrapping. In 1931, she started a three-year 90-port tour of the nation after retiring in 1855, and in 1997, she finally sailed again under her own power for the first time in 116 years.
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