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Industry Supporting Reservists ROA Revamps and Energizes Its Industry Partner Program By Jeanne Kouhestani Corporations and organizations related to national defense now have a greater opportunity to interface directly with the Reserve Component leadership, military stakeholders and congressional staff through ROA's revitalized industry partner program. The ROA Industry Partners program serves as a win-win force multiplier. Drawing on the expertise of its partners, ROA is able to better educate Congress on the latest technologies and services the defense industry offers that will help fulfill the unfunded requirements of the Reserves and Guard. ROA's unique position and network of relationships on the Hill and in the military community give industry access to high-level decision-makers to gain exposure, to better understand the needs of the Reserve Component, to support the "community," and to learn about upcoming business opportunities. "ROA Industry Partners creates a culture that acknowledges the importance of industry participation and their contributions to national security," said Lani Burnett, ROA's chief of staff, who also manages the program. One of the biggest benefits industry partners enjoy is ROA's annual "Meet the Chiefs" forum, where the heads of each of the Reserve Components meet with industry partners after their budget requirements are delivered to Congress. "After the budget is delivered in February, the Guard and Reserve chiefs 60 THE OFFICER / FALL 2016 do rollout briefings, which allow them to introduce what just went over to Congress," said Susan Lukas, ROA's legislative and military affairs policy director. "Our Meet the Chiefs meeting allows that exchange between the chiefs and our industry partners with the level of detail you can't get just by reading the budget book." ROA Industry Partners offers a number of other partner benefits as well. They will include invitations to special-interest events, such as educational forums featuring experts on various national security subjects; breakfasts with House and Senate members, Department of Defense and military leadership, key military association members, and other highlevel stakeholders; joint ROA Senate, House and Department of Defense meetings and events to advance the needs of the Reserve Components; access to ROA facilities on Capitol Hill to host business meetings; advertising discounts in ROA publications; and more. ROA Industry Partners membership reviews enable ROA to further its legislative agenda in ways that are otherwise outside the association's budget and manpower capabilities, Lukas said. "For example, we want to have events in the Minuteman Memorial Building atrium where we can spotlight unfunded equipment requirements for the Guard and Reserve," she said. "That enables us to invite House and Senate staff to come by and to educate them on what the Guard and Reserve need. Industry partner funding can help me do that." When the president sends his budget to Congress, it does not include specific line items for the Guard and Reserve. Part of ROA's mandate is to help get needed items aut hor i z ed by educating Congress on why those items are important. For example, the Navy Reserve needs C-40A aircraft for missions, Lukas said. At an event, congressional staff would learn how the C-40A will help the Navy perform its mission. An industry expert would be on hand to explain what the aircraft can do, and could also gain more detailed information about what is in the budget. "The industry partners program really multiplies our resources," Lukas said. ROA Industr y Partners is just one element in a network of relationships that enable ROA to effectively advocate for the Reserve Component, but it is a very important element. The program is in no way a lobbying arm for industry, but it serves as a mutually beneficial tool for the association and industry to educate each other and extend their reach. The new program is a more comprehensive version of an earlier industry partner program that has been phased out. For more information and an executive summary of participation levels and benefits, please contact Lani Burnett at 202-646-7758 or lburnett@roa.org.

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 - 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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