Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Reserve Officers Association?

The Reserve Officers Association (ROA) is a membership association dedicated to providing a voice for Reserve Component Service Members and Non-Commissioned Officers (E-4 through E-9) of all the uniformed services. Chartered by Congress and in existence since 1922, ROA advises and educates Congress, the President, and the American people on national security, with unique expertise on issues that affect the 1.5 million men and women now serving in America’s Reserve Components.

Am I eligible to be an ROA member?

ROA membership is open to all non-commissioned and commissioned officers, warrant officers, and their spouses, from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps, U.S. Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

How many members does ROA have?

ROA has approximately 60,000 members.

Where is ROA located?

ROA's headquarters are the Minuteman Memorial Building, located at One Constitution Ave. NE in Washington, DC.  Situated behind the Capitol Building, across the street from the Dirksen Senate Office Building, and two doors down from the Supreme Court, ROA proudly occupies one of the only privately owned buildings on Capitol Hill. Click here for complete directions.

What does ROA do for me?

If you're a retired or currently serving Reservist or National Guardsman ROA has played a pivotal role in shaping the RC you know. Click here for a list of ROA's historical accomplishments. More importantly, ROA continues this same effort today, working tirelessly to address the needs of service members across the entire Reserve Component.

How is ROA accomplishing its mission?

Through advocacy and education. ROA conducts its business in Washington DC by providing strategic education to key audiences on the value of the Reserve Components and through targeted advocacy to appropriate policy makers. ROA is a dynamic association with dedicated members and staff making this work possible.  Click here for a closer look at what we do

What are ROA's current priorities?

ROA's focus is intended to reflect the current environment in which our members serve. Legislative goals are member-driven and acted on by the staff. For a specific list of our current priorities visit the Advocacy section of our website.

I have issue-specific questions, where can I find answers?

Contact us directly.