Frequently Asked Questions

What is ROA?

ROA is a membership association dedicated to providing a voice for Reserve Component Service Members of all the uniformed services. Chartered by Congress and founded in 1922, ROA advises and educates Congress, the President, and the American people on national security, with unique expertise on issues that affect the 1.2 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 ranks, 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 50,000 members.


Where is ROA located?

ROA's headquarters are the Minuteman Memorial Building, located at One Constitution Ave. NE in Washington, DC.  Situated across First Street from the Capitol Building, across Constitution Avenue 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 member of the Reserves or Guard, ROA has played a pivotal role in shaping the RC you know. Click here for a list of ROA's historical accomplishments. More important, ROA continues this campaign of support, working 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 is America's only military association focused exclusively on all of the nation's Reserve Components. That gives its voice special clout. 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.