Established in 1922, The Reserve Officers Association (ROA) was chartered by Congress in 1950 to support the development and execution of a military policy providing this nation with adequate national security. In this role, ROA has been the leading proponent of the development of a strong reserve force in each of the uniformed services. Also, national security reports are published monthly and are available to members of Congress.
As a note of interest, General of the Armies John D. "Blackjack" Pershing of World War 1 fame, and former US President Harry S. Truman were charter members of this organization.
Membership is available to present or former warrant officers and commissioned officers of the Armed Forces, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the US Public Health Service (USPHS). An application for membership appears on this website.
Although Chapter 8 serves members residing in Sarasota & Manatee Counties in Florida, other chapters are located throughout the United States and in some locations overseas.
It should be noted that any opinions expressed herein are those of the webmaster or columnists and are not necessarily those of Chapter 8, The Department of Florida, or the Reserve Officers Association of the United States. – less–ZoomInfo