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MG John Ricottilli Junior Officer Award
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Recipient of the Sword & Screen Award
(2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2011)
BG David Sarnoff Award (2005, 2007 & 2011)
The Reserve Officers
Association is the professional association for all uniformed services
of the United States. Chartered by Congress and in existence since 1922,
ROA advises and educates the Congress, the President and the American
people on issues of national security, with unique expertise on Reserve
issues. ROA advocates for adequate funding of equipment and training
requirements, recruiting and retention incentives, and employment rights
for all members of the Reserve.
National Guard, active, retired, and former commissioned officers, warrant
officers of the Uniformed Services, ROTC & Military Academy cadets as well
widows, or widowers of current or former ROA members are cordially invited to join the ROA and the
Rhode Island Department. Visit the national association website to
or renew now!
Public Law 595 of the 81st
Congress, second session, was an
"Act to Incorporate the Reserve Officers Association of the United
States." This act established the objective of ROA:
"...support and promote the development and execution of military
policy for the United States that will provide adequate National
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