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DoD Releases Demographics Report

Posted By Diane Markham, Thursday, December 7, 2017

DoD has released their 2016 Demographics Report.  A few interesting key facts are:

  • Overall, 44.5 percent of Selected Reserve members are reported as married and 48.6 percent have never been married.
  • Of the 364,537 Selected Reserve members who are married, 6.1 percent are in dual-military marriages. Almost half (48.2%) of Marine Corps Reserve women who are married are in dual-military marriages. Of the Selected Reserve members who are married, the Air Force Reserve has the highest percentage (13.6%) of members in dual-military marriages in 2016.
  • The percentage of Selected Reserve officers who are female has been increasing since 2000. The Coast Guard Reserve had the highest increase in female Selected Reserve officers since 2000 (+7.6%).
  • The percentage of Selected Reserve members 35 years of age and younger has increased from 58.9 percent in 2000 to 68.6 percent in 2016, which is a decrease from 2015 (-0.1%).
  •  Approximately half (49.9%) of the Selected Reserve are assigned to the United States in thirteen states (California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Georgia, Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina, Alabama, Missouri, and Louisiana).

 Click here for the full report.

 

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House Files Continuing Appropriation

Posted By ROA National Staff, Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The U.S. House has filed a Continuing Appropriation (until December 22, 2017) for a floor vote this week.  This will give Congress time to work on the tax bill.  READ MORE

 

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December 1 Military Officer Job Fair - Washington DC Metro Area

Posted By Administration, Monday, November 27, 2017

You are invited to meet face-to-face with representatives from Lockheed Martin, LMI, DynCorp, Institute for Defense Analyses, Endeavor Air, Southern California Edison, PenFed, ENSCO, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Secret Service, and many more at the December 1st Military Officer Job Fair.  This job fair will be held from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm in the ballroom of the Army Navy Country Club, located at 1700 Army Navy Drive in Arlington, Virginia.  An Employer Panel discussion for job seekers will start at 8:00 am in the Williamsburg Room. Business attire recommended. Bring many copies of your resume.  Be sure to research the companies in advance, including contacting people you know who are working at the companies. While sponsored by the West Point Society of DC, this job fair is open and free to ALL transitioning and former military officers (O-, W-) regardless of commissioning source or branch of service. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.MilitaryOfficerJobFair.com.  By pre-registering and uploading your resume, you'll receive the job fair Employer Directory before the event and give the participating companies early access to your credentials.  Good luck!

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New Army Secretary Confirmed

Posted By ROA National Staff, Thursday, November 16, 2017

ROA would like to congratulate Dr. Mark T. Esper as the 23rd secretary of the Army!

 

The U.S. Senate confirmed Esper by a 89-6 vote on Wednesday afternoon. President Donald Trump nominated Esper in July to become secretary of the Army.

 

In testimony before the U.S. Senate, Nov. 2, 2017, Esper laid out for lawmakers his priorities if confirmed as secretary. "If confirmed, my first priority will be readiness -- ensuring the total Army is prepared to fight across the full spectrum of conflict," Esper said. "With the Army engaged in over 140 countries around the world, to include combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, training rotations to Europe to deter Russia, and forward deployed units in the Pacific defending against a bellicose North Korea, readiness must be our top priority.” Readiness, he said, starts with ensuring the Army has the best possible Soldiers in the force. "This means recruiting and retaining the best our nation has to offer, ensuring these young men and women are well-trained and well-led, and equipping them with the best weapons and technology available," Esper said. "Every unit must be prepared to deploy and accomplish its mission. These are the fundamental Title 10 duties of the Secretary of the Army, and, if confirmed, I intend to do them well.”

 

A 1986 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Esper served on active duty for over 10 years before transitioning into the U.S. Army Reserves, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. His service included a deployment with the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Desert Storm. For his valor during that operation, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Following his active-duty service, Esper served in a number of think tank and congressional policy advisor roles here in Washington. From 2002 to 2004, he became the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Negotiations Policy and from 2004 to 2006, he served as director of national security affairs in the Office of the Senate Majority Leader. After serving in a number of other leadership positions with industry and government, he became vice president of government relations at Raytheon in 2010, the position he held before his confirmation to become secretary of the Army. Esper earned a master's degree in public administration from Harvard in 1995 and a doctorate from George Washington University in 2008. READ MORE

 

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Can a Reservist be a Blue Angel?

Posted By ROA National Staff, Thursday, November 16, 2017

The answer to this question, educational opportunities and articles on leadership can be found in this month’s issue of the Navy Reserve Aviation Newsletter. See the full newsletter.

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NDAA Ready for U.S. House Floor Vote

Posted By ROA National Staff, Monday, November 13, 2017

The NDAA is expected to be voted out of the House floor this week which gives the Senate time to complete the bill before Thanksgiving.  Click here to read the bill and Joint Explanatory Report. 

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Happy Veterans Day!

Posted By ROA National Staff, Thursday, November 9, 2017

ROA wishes all our nation’s veterans a Happy Veterans Day.  While one day a year we officially recognize those who have served in uniform, every day in a free America’s calendar is a reminder of the role veterans played and continue to play in underwriting the liberties we hold dear.

 

Here are some ways you may receive thanks in your communities:

https://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals

 

Lean about the history of Veterans Day from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. https://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

 

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Happy Birthday, U.S. Marine Corps!

Posted By ROA National Staff, Thursday, November 9, 2017

ROA wishes the United States Marine Corps a happy 242nd birthday!

 

The Marine Corps’ Birthday is on November 10th and celebrates the establishment of the US Marine Corp in 1775.

 

A Message from the Commandant

“Seventy-Five years ago today, after months of fighting at Henderson Field and along Edson’s Ridge, Marines on Guadalcanal spent the night of 10 November 1942 planning and preparing...” Click here for the full message.

 

242nd Marine Corps Birthday Video

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald Green speak to Marines and sailors about the importance of teamwork to the success of our corps. Watch the video.

 

Internal Celebration

The day is mainly celebrated by personnel, veterans, or other people related to the Marine Corps. Usually, it is marked with a Marine Corps Birthday Ball with a formal dinner, birthday cake, and entertainment. The first ball was held in 1925. www.timeanddate.com

 

Revolutionary Result

The US Marine Corps started as the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775. On that date, the Second Continental Congress decided that they needed 2 battalions of Marines to serve as landing forces with the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). After the war, the Continental Navy was dismantled, and as a consequence the Marines as well. However, after increasing conflict with revolutionary France, the Marine Corps was formally re-established. www.timeanddate.com

 

US Marine Corps Today

The United States Marine Corps is the US Armed Forces' combined-arms task force on land, at sea, and in the air. It has more than 180,000 active duty personnel as well as almost 40,000 personnel in the Marine Corps Reserve. www.timeanddate.com

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ROA Chaplain's Thoughts: The War to End All Wars

Posted By ROA National Staff, Thursday, November 9, 2017

Celebrating special events and days are part of American life. It is good that we mark those days not only in our history but for our future. It seems to me, there is a necessary connection between our history and knowing just who we are in the present to confidently face our future with more wisdom and fortitude. Click here for the full story.

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Military Reporting of Crimes to be Scrutinized

Posted By ROA National Staff, Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The HASC and SASC have vowed to vigorously review how the military services report crimes to civilian agencies after the shooting in Texas.

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