The Professional Association of the Senior Leaders
of the United States Army Reserve
SARCA's mission is to
support the Army Reserve
role as a vital part of the Army, and to develop and
mentor senior leaders of the USAR and provide a
forum for dialogue among senior USAR leaders.
Plans are coming together for two SARCA meetings this fall. We are scheduling them in conjunction with sister association meetings to reach as members and prospective members as possible
ROA National Convention in Des Moines, 26-29 September.
On Saturday, 28 September, 45 people attended a SARCA "bring-your-own-lunch" meeting. President MG(Ret) Broadway gave an update on efforts to revitalize the Association. Then, Army Reserve Ambassadors for Iowa MG(Ret) Gary Wattnem and BG(Ret) Dale Andres gave a briefing on the Ambassador program.
AUSA Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Washington, DC.
This meeting will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on 12-13 October 2019. In addition to various speakers and updates, there will be a dinner Saturday evening at the Army-Navy Club. Here are full details and registration information.
SARCA President Tells the Army Reserve Story
Major General Rita Broadway, the President of SARCA made a presentation to the Lakeview Terrace Veteran's Club in Altoona, Florida on March 27, 2019. The topic was America's Army Reserve. The audience was comprised of veterans from all the services--several of whom had served in the Army Reserve. They were very appreciative of the current information on the overall Army Reserve mission, Ready Force X, and Civil Support operations. MG Broadway answered questions on recruiting and how Soldiers are balancing their military duty with civilian employment responsibilities. Much of the information presented was provided by the Army Reserve Communications office.
Spring SARCA Meeting in Washington, DC
This SARCA meeting was held in conjunction with the ROA
National Council and Leaders Meeting on March 18, 2019. Informal discussions
were held with ROA leaders throughout the weekend. ROA is glad that SARCA
is re-energized and looks forward to partnering with us on Army Reserve
initiatives. The highlight of the meeting was a presentation and
interaction with Mr. Steve Austin, the Assistant Chief of the Army Reserve.
Approximately 20 SARCA members and guests attended the session.
A Message from the President - 11 January 2019
We, the SARCA Executive Committee, hope you had a great Holiday and are looking forward to a very prosperous and productive 2019!
I would like to provide you an update of our progress to re-energize SARCA and let you know of several initiatives we are exploring. We are seeking feedback from SARCA members and potential members before we pursue too many initiatives. We will need member support and we certainly don’t want “to get out over our skis” and commit to activities without sufficient manpower to follow through.
I have had several conversations with Franklin Childress, Deputy Director of Army Reserve Communications. He is very supportive of our initiative to re-energize SARCA. We continue to explore opportunities to promote SARCA and engage with Army Reserve Leadership. We will be attending the Veteran Service Organization/Military Service Organization (VSO/MSO) meeting on 30 January. This is a great opportunity for us to network with other organizations and get the word out about SARCA. While there is currently no scheduled Army Reserve Commander’s conference, the Army Reserve is in the planning stage for an Ambassador Conference scheduled for third quarter. I offered that SARCA would be willing to host a “meet and greet” during the conference. I know several of you serve as Army Reserve Ambassadors and may have more current information, just let us know.
ROA will conduct their National Council and Leader Conference 16-19 March 2019 in Washington, DC. SARCA has a meeting scheduled for Monday, 18 March at 1515. We are exploring potential guest speakers and will also conduct a business meeting. We hope to have a good turnout especially if you reside near the DC area.
We would also like to conduct “meet and greet” opportunities for SARCA members and potential members that reside in the DC area, perhaps inviting guest speakers to provide professional development opportunities.
One of SARCA's core pillars is to serve as a venue for professional development opportunities for not only the senior leaders of the Army Reserve but leaders at all levels. We can offer military and civilian leaders the platform to discuss and brainstorm initiatives, current and future, as well as develop legislative priorities. We potentially could be a resource for position papers to provide feedback to Army Reserve leaders on important subjects.
We will develop these opportunities over the next several months and will continue to market SARCA’s capabilities, taking some small steps to address the needs of the Army Reserve and our fellow colleagues. We need your help to achieve these goals and welcome your suggestions and opportunities to promote SARCA. We have made some progress, but need to keep up the effort!
Of note, we are currently updating the website and will send the link when it is up and running. Bob Fritz has been a great help and will continue to maintain the site for us. Thank you so much, Bob!
Please contact us with suggestions and feedback. Our contact information is below.
Thanks for your support and involvement!
Rita M. Broadway
SARCA Executive Committee:
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