Sept. 9, 2009
THE OFFICER September 2009 Issue
We Must Set Sail by RADM Paul T. Kayye, ROA President
Starting out as the president of the Reserve Officers Association is never a new beginning because we are a dynamic organization with many programs in place and a Constitution and Bylaws to guide us. That does not mean that we stop looking at where we are and where we want to go, and be willing to make some course corrections to achieve a stable, strong, and lasting voice addressing the military policy of the United States.
Necessary Change Is Not Necessarily Bad by Eric Minton
I believe that the word change has been overused lately. And I think one of the problems is that a lot of the change we perceive as happening is not change we necessarily agree with. We may also feel helpless to do anything about it, so we tend to project years down the road as to what change will do to us.
Visit THE OFFICER Online
SERVICEMEMBER LAW CENTER UPDATE:
No Time Limit on Justice for the Returning Veteran—Part 2
With the enactment of the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008 (VBIA 2008), it is clear that there is no statute of limitations with respect to USERRA claims accruing on or after Oct. 10, 2008. What is not so clear is how this new “no statute of limitations” rule applies to claims accruing before Oct. 10, 2008.
Read the full Law Review
ROA Launches Sustaining Member Program
Modeled after those of educational, cultural, and professional organizations, ROA offers members a cost-effective way to support ROA’s Advocacy and Education initiatives. There are four categories available starting as little as $50. A direct mailing is scheduled to go out to members in early October. For complete information, please visit the Web site.
ROA NEWS: ROA Seeks New Executive Director and Western Regional Member Services 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
The Western Regional Member Services Director reports to the Deputy Director of Member Services, oversees the execution of the ROA Strategic Member Services Plan within their geographic area, provides assistance and guidance to ROA Departments and Chapters in their local membership development programs, and recruits and/or renews ROA members within his/her geographic area in order that the minimum membership quota is consistently exceeded each month.
Contact Col. Stanley Remer, Member Services Deputy Director for more information
NEWS FOR CITIZEN WARRIORS:
ROA's "Intersect" electronic newsletter brings you the top stories of the Week for Citizen Warriors.
Click here for The Intersect's current edition
Click here for archived editions
Highlighted on ROA's Web Site: Chapter/Department Minimum Standards
The purpose of chapter and department minimum standards is to conform to guidance provided by the National and Executive Committees. Once met, these standards identify a chapter and department as ROA working units. Call your chapter and department leadership to check if they have complied.
Read the documents (pdf) in ROA's Member Resources Section
ASD (RA) Announces RC Activation Statistics
The Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs) reported September 1 that 143,571 Reserve Component members are currently activated, a decrease of 564 from the week before.
See the chart (pdf)
Back to top of page
Click here to Unsubscribe
ROA on Facebook
ROA on LinkedIn
ROA on Twitter
ROA on YouTube
SHOP AT ROA:
ROA's Career Center
ROA's Corporate Gray Web site
Military.com Job Expos
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Sgt. Timothy S. McBride from Crown Point, Ind., who is assigned to the 85th Support Command, based in Arlington Heights, Ill., plots a known point on a map during night urban warfighting orientation course during the 2009 U.S. Army Reserve Command Best Warrior Competition held at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 12-18, 2009. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell)
Download the full-sized image
View ROA's full calendar
"Civil Affairs in Irregular Warfare: One Profession, One Victory"
Oct. 30-31, 2009
George Mason University’s Arlington, Va., Campus
DEF Programs Web Page
National Conventions &
Reserve Component Expo
Feb. 7-10, 2010
Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2011
National Council Meeting
June 23-27, 2010
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nev.
Click here for more info
Sept. 11, 2001 - America experienced one of the worst terrorist attacks when two planes hit the World Trade Center, killing more than 3,000. The Pentagon was also hit. Every year on Sept. 11, the nation remembers those who perished that day.
Visit the Pentagon Memorial Web site