Department: Illinois
Department Executive Vice President
Paul J. Hettich
Department Legislative Chairman
Louis L. Myers Jr.
Department Membership Chairman
Michael P. Peck
Department National Councilman
Michael P. Peck
Department President
Ray A. Dieter
Department ROTC Chairman
Michael P. Peck
Department Secretary
Connie P. Zehnder
Department Treasurer
Alfred E. Zehnder
Department Vice President Army
Thomas Meade
Department Vice President Naval Services
Casimir C. Mroz

Welcome to the Department of Illinois!

ROA and the Department of Illinois serve Reserve and National Guard members – all ranks, all services.

We look forward to seeing you at a department or chapter meeting. For more information about who we are and what we do, please contact a department or chapter leader.

Department President
Lt. Ray A. Dieter, USPHS (Ret.)

President, Cook County Chapter (006)
Lt. Col. Jon B. Casillas, USAR

President, Chicago CG/Navy Chapter (031)
CWO4 Edwina C. Mroz, USCG (Ret.)

President, President, Central Illinois Chapter (033)
Lt. Col. Richard P. Franzen, USA (Ret.)

President, Quincy Chapter (035)
Lt. Col David R. Spurrier, USA (Ret.)

President, Springfield Chapter (039)
Lt. Col. Hugh W. Shown, USA (Ret.)

President, Fort Sheridan Chapter (048)
CW4 Arthur F. Dutkovic, USA (Ret.)

Upcoming Events
2020 National Convention
Thursday, September 17, 2020
2021 National Council & Leaders Conference
Saturday, March 13, 2021
2021 National Convention
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Group Feed
Michael P. Peck wrote on the Department: Illinois wall: ROTC Summer camp - Illinois Cadets will be going to Camp Atterbury, IN August 2-9,
Posted Monday, May 25, 2020
Michael P. Peck wrote on the Department: Illinois wall: MG Jody Daniel's, CG. 88th Readiness Division has been nominated to be the Chief Army Reserve, nomination has been sent to the Senate Armed Services Committee,
Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Michael P. Peck wrote on the Department: Illinois wall: Springfield chapter 39 has canceled their May 7th meeting due to the Coronavirus. Chapter presidentHugh Shown will try again to hold a meeting on June 4th, look for announcements. All chapters are asked to notify Colonel Peck when a chapter meeting is being held so we can post on Dept web site.
Posted Friday, May 1, 2020
Michael P. Peck wrote on the Department: Illinois wall: BG Robert Duewerth, 83, Former DCG. 86th ARCOM died March 12th Rush- Copley Hospital, Aurora. He retired in 1992 as a Lieutenant in the Chicago PD
Posted Monday, April 20, 2020
Michael P. Peck wrote on the Department: Illinois wall: Dr. Ray Dieter, LT, USPHS, was re-elected as Dept President at the April 11th Dept Convention tele-conference. Connie Zehnder made Dept history as the first non military spouse to be Dept Secretary as CW4 Edwina Mroz requested not to continue, she previously served as Dept President. The 2020-21 budget was approved and a Dept meeting will be scheduled in late July to approve delegates to the National Convention.
Posted Saturday, April 11, 2020
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