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Since 1922, The Reserve Officers Association has been the nation’s leading advocate for Reservists and their families. Reserve service members face the unique burdens of balancing civilian and military commitments. These men and women deserve a dedicated voice in creating government policy: ROA provides that voice. As the only organization dedicated to the support of all Reserve service members we work to promote the development and execution of a legislative agenda that ensures an adequate national security and a strong Reserve Component. Together ROA’s members create one voice for one fight.
2015 Legislative Agenda
Annual agenda items are selected to reflect the current environment our members serve in. Agenda items are member-driven, organized by the legislative counsel, and acted on by the staff with actions such as letter writing, legislative lobbying, and working with the uniformed services. While not fully prioritized or all-inclusive, the agenda provides focus for the association's legislative efforts.
Letters of Support
ROA supports the men and women who develop legislation to better the lives of the Reserve Component and their family members. ROA routinely expresses this support through letters to raise awareness of key issues for Reservists and Guardsmen in the halls of Congress and the Pentagon.
ROA regularly testifies before Congress as expert witnesses in support of specific national defense issues and as a part of the annual budget authorization and appropriations processes. ROA prepares testimony, answers questions, and provides information for the record.
Familiarize yourself with ROA's stance on issues and use these papers in your engagement with local elected officials.