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from 26 countries. They participated in several joint special operations exercises in Africa over the past three years since the unit's inception. SOD-A Commander Col. Douglas K. O'Connell praised the members of the unit for their enduring professionalism and devotion to duty. "The Citizen Soldiers of the SOD hail from all corners of our nation," he said. "They truly represent the best of America. I am proud to serve with these amazing men and women." The Department of Texas also honored the following outstanding individuals: U.S. Navy Reserve PETTY OFFICER OF THE YEAR: JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Health Services Technician 2nd Class Lindsey Peters Lt. Laura Rinne PETTY OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Heather Blevins U.S. Marine Corps Reserve JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Capt. Spence D. Slaymaker NCO OF THE YEAR: Sgt. Garrett Zurick U.S. Coast Guard Reserve U.S. Air Force Reserve COMPANY GRADE OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Capt. David M. Shaw NCO OF THE YEAR: Staff Sgt. Lin M. Adams U.S. Army JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Capt. Christopher Espe Texas Army National Guard JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Lt. Cmdr. James J. Carmany Department of Florida Fall conference attendees to discuss several critical issues By Maj. Edward J. Manak, Special Forces, USA (Ret.), Chapter 20 President and ROA Department Vice President, Army Our Reserve Officers Association Department of Florida fall conference will be on Oct. 15 at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport, hosted by Palm Beach County Chapter 20. We will discuss many important issues, including national security, retaining Reserve Component units, congressional legislation, ROA national headquarters finances and membership recruitment. Registration is $30 for the full conference (meetings, luncheon, hospitality suite) and $10 for meetings only. For more information or to register, contact me at manake@pbso.org. Hotel rooms are $99 per night. Call the hotel reservation desk at 561-6849400 or 800-445-8667 and use the code "ROA" to get the $99 room rate. Chapter 9 Military magnet school set to open, new commands bring Reservists to NE Florida By Lt. Charles R. Jones, USCGR (Ret.) Charles E. Bennett Chapter 9 had a busy award season this spring. It supports awards at three ROTC programs and 27 Junior ROTC programs in Northeast Florida. Members have been eager to visit the schools and their programs and make presentations of ribbons, medals and certificates. Col. George Whitmer has been stellar in his continued coordination of these events and the required materials. The Duval County (Jacksonville) school district is opening its first military magnet high school this fall. We are very interested in seeing what it will bring to the area. In the past year, at least three major active duty commands have moved to the area, bringing with them new Reservists. This includes an amphibious aircraft carrier and a new P9 squadron. All are sources of potential meeting speakers and membership. We are also fortunate to have great service from the VA, which has expanded its number of medical service branch offices and employment transition services. THE OFFICER / FALL 2016 65

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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