About Us


LTC Beverley A. Houghton, USA (Ret.)

Immediate Past President

CAPT Rafael A. Ortiz, USCGR (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Jim "Gweed" McMichael, LtCol USAF (Ret.)

Vice President – Army

LTC Stephen M. Dolgin, USA (Ret.)

Vice President – Naval Services

CAPT Leon D. Dame, USCGR

Vice President – Air Force

Col Kenneth L. Morrison, USAF (Ret.)

National Council Member

COL Alfred M. Diaz, USA (Ret.)

Vice President – Retirement Affairs

COL Richard A. Garza, USA (Ret.)


Deena Ream-Robinson

Vice President/Treasurer

Linda Veres

About ROA

The men and women who serve our nation in the cause of freedom need and deserve a voice in creating government policy.

ROA provides that voice. Respected, vigorous, effective – ROA has a long list of policy accomplishments, and an ambitious long-range program for the coming decade and beyond.

For more than 90 years the Reserve Officers Association has been the only organization dedicated to supporting Reservists and their critical role in national defense.

Reserve service carries unique burdens and for more than nine decades, the Reserve Officers Association has been the nation’s leading advocate for lifelong support in recognition of these unprecedented contributions to the cause of freedom.

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Whenever and wherever they have been called to the colors, America’s Reserve forces have been ready, resilient, and reliable.

Through evolving roles and missions, the face of Reserve service may have changed, but the call to duty has remained the same. Reservists of every background and branch have shared the sacrifice of service to their country; from the fields of Europe to the jungles of Vietnam, the tides of the Pacific to the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan. Bravery in the face of burden, honor despite hardship; these are the tenets that have defined Reserve service for nearly a century.

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Like the service members we represent, ROA has evolved.

Over the past 10 years our nation’s Reserve Components have emerged as one of the most unique, adaptable and operational forces in the world.

With reverence to the unprecedented sacrifices of this generation of reservists, today ROA’s mission is simple: support these brave men and women through a commitment to a fundamental ethos of Reserve Strength and Reserve Life.