U.S. Army Reserve

 

2018 ARA CONFERENCE GROUP

 

Army Reserve Ambassador (ARA)

Established in April 1998, The Army Reserve Ambassador (ARA) Program is one of the Army Reserve's key outreach programs.  ARAs are influential volunteers with significant ties to their communities who operate at state and local levels and voluntarily represent the Chief of the Army Reserve (CAR) without salary, wages or other benefits.  They develop awareness and advocacy for the Army Reserve and are vitally important bridges to communities across the Nation. 

 Army Reserve Ambassadors are a powerful means of message delivery to the American people and they provide invaluable connections for our own centers of influence to engage local stakeholders.  ARAs have the advantage of strategic timing, long-term relationships, and continued dialogue with persons of influence to achieve the desired outcomes we need to stay relevant in today’s challenging operating environment. 


Letter from the CAR (21 JUL 17)

Ambassador News
May 21, 2018 - The Fort McCoy community gathered together for an Our Community Salutes event at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin on Armed Forces Day, May 19, to salute graduating high school seniors who have enlisted in the military. A special guest of honor, Medal of Honor recipient retired Sergeant Major Kenneth E. Stumpf, spoke to the enlistees and shared personal stories from his time in service
April 4, 2018 - Army Reserve Ambassador (Emeritus) Norbert J. Rappl has been serving the U.S. Army for longer than
December 21, 2017 - U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador (Emeritus) Ronald E. Weil Sr. of Hamden, Connecticut, recently received the Public Service Commendation Medal.
December 21, 2017 - U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador (Emeritus) Carl R. Venditto of Southington, Connecticut, recently received the Public Service Commendation Medal.
September 11, 2017 - The flooding and storm damage caused by Hurricane Harvey have disrupted countless lives. With schools shut down or destroyed, many students are forced to travel farther distances to receive the education they want.
September 11, 2017 - Approximately 12,000 feet in the sky, Joe Mergo arches his back and smiles as he tumbles from an airplane with the U.S. Army logo on its tail.
August 22, 2017 - The U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador Program allows for private citizens to promote awareness of America’s Army Reserve and promote the goals and objectives of the Army Reserve, according to the group’s mission statement.
May 22, 2017 - The Fort McCoy community gathered together for an “Our Community Salutes” event at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin on Armed Forces Day to salute graduating high school seniors who have enlisted in the military.
January 17, 2017 - The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program held a signing agreement between the U.S. Army and the San Antonio Police Department, Marriot Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, Jan. 6.
November 1, 2016 - The Army Reserve Ambassador (ARA) Program was established in April 1998 to promote awareness of the Army Reserve and the identified goals and objectives of the Chief of Army Reserve (CAR).
September 21, 2016 - More than 60 Army Reserve Ambassadors came together from across the Nation to focus on the program’s efforts and the way ahead.
August 18, 2016 - Transitioning from the military back to civilian life is one of the hardest journeys any veteran will take.
August 12, 2016 - The 88th Regional Support Command hosted it's Regional Training Workshop 15-16 July 2016
July 19, 2016 - Army Reserve Ambassadors, ARA’s, tell the Soldier’s story at the federal, state and local government levels. It is important the Army Reserve helps them understand the story they tell. The 88th Regional Support Command provided an opportunity for ARA’s to gain first hand insight into what it takes for Soldiers and military leaders to achieve the readiness required to meet the challenges of an evolving military environment.
June 10, 2016 - Nearly two-dozen Army Reserve ambassadors attended the annual Army Reserve Ambassador Training Workshop here June 5-6.
April 18, 2016 - Brewster, also serving as the Texas ESGR vice chairman, received the award for contributing 4,000 hours in volunteer work since joining the Texas ESGR committee in 1988.
December 10, 2015 - The 63rd Regional Support Command hosted the Army Reserve National Ambassador's Training Forum, Dec. 7 in Camp Parks, Dublin, California, which was attended by senior leaders and ambassadors throughout the U.S. Army Reserve.