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Led by President Sweeney and ROA's elected leaders, we are rebuilding the financial foundation for a re-energized future of service to the nation through service to our Reserve Components. RC to get veteran status for federal hiring preference. It is already gaining support in Congress and has the support of NGAUS. Thanks to Susan's brilliant work and ROA's RC focus, we have growing influence and rock-solid credibility on the Hill and in the military's leadership. We are increasingly the "go-to" source for RC expertise-ROA's value proposition in action! Our growing legislative and policy momentum generates credibility; now we must add carefully developed programs that will increase our attractiveness to corporate and estate donors. Prudential Insurance has given us $100,000 to develop a pilot congressional grassroots advocacy program, "Operation Red Hat," to help departments and chapters effectively advocate for ROA priorities-wearing specially designed red ROA ball caps-in town meetings and in the media. Operation Red Hat training will be part of ROA's 2016 convention activities in Reno. I saw in June how robust advocacy helps membership when I spoke at the Department of Georgia's convention at Dobbins Air Reserve Base near Atlanta. I emphasized that ROA is fighting for Reservists, and is not merely content to attend briefings by senior officials in Pentagon E-Ring conference rooms and "eat their brownies." Afterward, an Air Force Reserve master sergeant told a Georgia Department reservist, "I'm joining ROA because you said you'll fight for us!" Roger that, sergeant! We have re-established the ROA Industry Partners program to help resource that fight, as well as professional education 6 THE OFFICER / FALL 2016 and other initiatives. The Partners program facilitates nonphilanthropic corporate donations; gratifyingly, inflows have modestly begun. A focus on the Reserve Component within the Total Force The ROA of old held scores of Defense Education Forum (DEF) seminars on high-level security topics with little direct RC connection. While the new DEF's schedule will be less prodigious, it'll be focused on our value proposition. We are planning a DEF for March 2017 on the Reserve and Guard cyber mission; with congressional and RC leaders. ROA's STARs Foundation is in the thick of planning its 2016-2017 fundraising campaign, which features a reception Nov. 16 at the Minuteman Memorial Building and the March 14, 2017, STARs Gala. We set a stretch goal for our revenue target so we can provide powerful funding for STARs support to Reservists and their families. We appreciate your support of this important partner in ROA's mission! The Army recently grouped its training and education programs into an "Army University." What if an "ROA Institute" comprised the association's developmental programs? The institute, whose activities would be funded in part by our STARs Foundation, would be the organizational home of the DEF program, scholarships and fellowships, records reviews, mentor programs and junior officer, NCO and enlisted professional development. Yes, I said "enlisted." As a member of ROA as well as a staffer, I think it's time to recognize that, as we advocate for all Reservists, we should include all Reservists. A strong array of programs aligned with ROA's fidelity to its value proposition will enhance our membership value. An effective legislative and policy effort and meaningful programs will supercharge our attractiveness to outside sources of revenue-and, in a virtuous cycle, facilitate our increased clout and growth. This is the renewed ROA. This is your ROA.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Officer - Fall 2016

ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
OPENING SHOTS
FEEDBACK
CAPITOL HILL CONNECTION
HEARING THE VOICE OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT
WHAT IT MEANS TO ‘FIGHT’ FOR RESERVISTS
HEALTH CARE REFORM
SERVICE MEMBERS LAW CENTER
THE MILLENNIAL RESERVIST
CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS
ATTEN-SHUN!
SERVICE MEMBERS’ MENTAL HEALTH IS CRITICAL TO READINESS
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD RESERVE
NATIONAL SECURITY REPORT
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (M & RA)
ARMY RESERVE
MARINE FORCES RESERVE
NAVY RESERVE
COAST GUARD RESERVE
AIR FORCE RESERVE
RESERVE LIFE
2016 ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION
PROUD TO SERVE
DEPARTMENT AND CHAPTER NEWS
BOOK REVIEWS
STARS FOUNDATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING RESERVISTS
HELPING DEPLOYED RESERVISTS’ CHILDREN SUCCEED AT SCHOOL
STARS INDUSTRY NEWS
USAA’S CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY GOES ABOVE FOR THOSE WHO GO BEYOND
UNITED CONCORDIA’S ACTIVE DUTY DENTAL PROGRAM HELPS PREPARE RESERVE AND GUARD FOR EARLY ACTIVATION
BOEING’S C-40A CLIPPER JET BRINGS POWER AND SAVINGS TO THE NAVY
STARS BRIEFS
SALVO
The Officer - Fall 2016 - Cover1
The Officer - Fall 2016 - Cover2
The Officer - Fall 2016 - ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - 3
The Officer - Fall 2016 - PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
The Officer - Fall 2016 - OPENING SHOTS
The Officer - Fall 2016 - 6
The Officer - Fall 2016 - FEEDBACK
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - HEARING THE VOICE OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - WHAT IT MEANS TO ‘FIGHT’ FOR RESERVISTS
The Officer - Fall 2016 - HEALTH CARE REFORM
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SERVICE MEMBERS LAW CENTER
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - THE MILLENNIAL RESERVIST
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - ATTEN-SHUN!
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SERVICE MEMBERS’ MENTAL HEALTH IS CRITICAL TO READINESS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - NATIONAL SECURITY REPORT
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
The Officer - Fall 2016 - ARMY RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - MARINE FORCES RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - NAVY RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - COAST GUARD RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - AIR FORCE RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - 2016 ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - PROUD TO SERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - DEPARTMENT AND CHAPTER NEWS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - BOOK REVIEWS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - STARS FOUNDATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING RESERVISTS
The Officer - Fall 2016 - HELPING DEPLOYED RESERVISTS’ CHILDREN SUCCEED AT SCHOOL
The Officer - Fall 2016 - USAA’S CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY GOES ABOVE FOR THOSE WHO GO BEYOND
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - UNITED CONCORDIA’S ACTIVE DUTY DENTAL PROGRAM HELPS PREPARE RESERVE AND GUARD FOR EARLY ACTIVATION
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - STARS BRIEFS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SALVO
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