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. 

Ambassador News
FAQs: COVID-19 impact to the U.S. Army Reserve
May 19, 2020 - These questions have been submitted by Soldiers to various U.S. Army Reserve social media websites. Here, Soldiers may find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Retired Soldier, current Army Reserve Ambassador volunteers for COVID-19 response
Utah Army Reserve Ambassador Dawn Flynn, left, poses with Maj. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, commanding general, 88th Readiness Division, during a visit to Salt Lake City, Jan. 28. Flynn, a U.S. Army veteran of more than 28 years, volunteered to return to service to help the U.S. Army’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is currently working at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., as a critical care nurse in the step down care unit.
May 18, 2020 - As reports of COVID-19 cases spread and it was approaching pandemic levels, retired Army Col. Dawn Flynn figured it was only a matter of time before select retirees were called back to service.

Army Reserve ambassador awarded prestigious medal named after own war hero
Retired Col. Findley Brewster (center), a U.S. Army Reserve ambassador for the state of Texas, receives the Maj. Gen. James Earl Rudder Award in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2019. Brewster received the Maj. James Earl Rudder Award during the annual Association of the United States Army meeting for his involvement with major community projects and the creation of the Minuteman Scholarship. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Felix Fimbres)
Oct. 30, 2019 - An Army Reserve ambassador stood before a massive crowd of Army senior leaders to receive a medal named after his own personal war hero.

Ambassadors Communicating Strategically within Civilian Communities
Army Reserve ambassadors for the 63rd Readiness Division along with various other participants conclude the 2019 Army Reserve Ambassador workshop in San Diego, California on August 17, 2019 with a group photo. The ARAs under the 63rd RD participate in their annual workshop to sharpen their skills within their respective communities. (Photo by  Rosario G. Urquieta)
Sept. 3, 2019 - The 63rd Readiness Division conducted their 2019 Army Reserve Ambassador (ARA) workshop on August 16

Federal, state, local leaders honor Army Reserve on its 111th birthday
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 364th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 7th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division, and National Guardsmen based in Marysville, Washington, kick-off the Army Reserve's 111th anniversary celebration with a birthday run, 23 April, 2019.
April 25, 2019 - The Evergreen State was in full celebratory mode to mark the 111th anniversary of the U.S. Army Reserve, April 23, 2019, hosting ceremonies not only at the 364th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) headquarters in Marysville but also at the State Capitol in Olympia, Washington.

ARA Program Brochure - August 2020
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Army Reserve Ambassador brochure

Ambassador Brochure