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STARs INDUSTRY NEWS BY JEANNE KOUHESTANI, ASSOCIATE EDITOR BOOSTING RESILIENCY USAA's Corporate Responsibility Goes Above for Those Who Go Beyond rom its beginning more than 90 years ago, USAA has taken great care of its military members. The financial services provider has also reached out over the years to extend support to the communities where its offices are located. Just this past January, for example, USAA pledged $2.1 million to the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness in San Antonio-a philanthropic investment perfectly aligned with its commitment to serve the military community. USAA has now raised its sights to the national stage, increasing its commitment to corporate responsibility to help members of the U.S. military and their families across the country, whether they are USAA members or not. A couple of years ago, USAA began to reassess its philanthropic outreach strategy to laser-focus on the needs of the military that are not currently being met by other entities. Combining its own research with studies by an outside consulting firm to discover where the greatest needs lie, USAA found gaps in support for military families that need to be bridged. "As we invested a year of listening and learning about the greatest needs, it was obvious and reinforced that military life has many unique challenges and sacrifices," said Harriet Dominique, USAA's senior vice president of corporate responsibility and community affairs. "As the areas of greatest need within the military community emerged through qualitative and quantitative research, what we consistently heard is that military family resiliency is at the core of making things better for the military community at large." Bolstering resiliency ultimately helps families cope with all the other challenges they face. USAA identified three primary areas to address: financial readiness, military caregivers and families of the fallen and wounded, and fulfilling careers for military spouses and veterans. Help with money management About 50 percent of active-duty surveyed members live paycheck to paycheck, according to USAA research, and financial issues were routinely cited among the biggest causes of stress in their lives. 72 THE OFFICER / FALL 2016 Since 1922, USAA has been serving the military community, and we're honored to serve the Reserve Officers Association. With advice, tools, and products to aid you with insurance, banking, investments, and retirement, USAA is committed to stand alongside you wherever life, or the military, takes you. For more information, please visit www.usaa.com. To address the need for financial education, The USAA Educational Foundation, a nonprofit organization sponsored by USAA, shifted its focus and resources toward educating military families on sound financial behaviors. In 2015, it delivered nearly 900 financial readiness presentations to more than 46,000 individuals at ROTC detachments and military installations globally. The father of a service member whose son completed basic training wrote to The USAA Educational Foundation, "My son received a financial readiness guide while he was going through basic training at Lackland AFB. I am a financial planner and can tell you that this is the best financial education piece I have ever seen." An experienced ROTC commander wrote, "I wish I would have had the opportunity to obtain this financial briefing early in my military career." In addition, The USAA Educational Foundation formed an alliance with the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), a nonprofit organization and the governing body over the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) certification. Currently an AFC is on every military installation, dedicated to helping service members improve their financial http://www.usaa.com

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
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
The Officer - Fall 2016 - OPENING SHOTS
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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 - 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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