The Army Reserve Ambassador Program
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"The Armed Forces is considered to be one of the most prestigious institutions - because of the diversity. We need the diversity...the Army absolutely gives everyone the opportunity. You just have to seize it, become experts in your field and go from there, whether you are a man or woman."
- Col. Leah R. Fuller-Friel, first female U.S. Army NATO Brigade commander, Schwetzingen, Germany
From cadet to colonel: Female brigade commander shares military experiences
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Year of the Noncommissioned Officer
"Chaplains and chaplain assistants have a great rapport. Although their religious beliefs might differ, they clearly realize meeting their overall mission is what matters. As a team, they are in sync with what is expected and what is needed to support each other through adversities. That relationship is built on the seven Army values."
- Spc. Jason Boatwright, a chaplain assistant and a soon-to-be noncommissioned officer, assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg, Germany
Year of the NCO: 'No better job'
INFORMATION YOU CAN USE
- Early Bird News Site
- Information Papers with "2008 Army Posture Statement"
- Stories of Valor
- Army Public Affairs Portal
- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace
- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates
The Army Reserve Ambassador Program
What is it?
The Army Reserve Ambassador Program was established in April 1998 so that private citizens can help promote awareness of the Army Reserve and the goals and objectives of the Chief, Army Reserve.
As part of the Army Reserve’s strategic outreach initiatives, Ambassadors are a vital bridge to communities across our nation. Currently, 98 Army Reserve Ambassadors form a team of influential volunteers representing each state, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. They function at the local community, state and national levels to convey messages to external and internal audiences in order to have the Army Reserve’s significant and relevant contributions clearly understood and supported.
What has the Army Reserve done?
Army Reserve Ambassadors educate the public, our community leaders, and members of Congress and their staffs about the capabilities and the value of the Army Reserve and the Soldiers who live and work in their communities. Their unique “grass roots” interaction serves as a critical means of support to the Secretary of the Army's Community Covenant Program. Army Reserve Ambassadors have initiated and participated in countless community covenant events across America which foster and sustain state and community relationships. Army Reserve Ambassadors also collaborate with civilian aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASA), enabling their efforts by orchestrating events, encouraging support from local communities, identifying participants for ceremonies, and participating themselves. In many cases, they are the critical community link to local employers and civic leaders.
Army Reserve Ambassadors have also been an enabler to the success of Employer Partnership Initiative (EPI). They collaborate on potential employer partnerships and are invaluable in interfacing with governors' offices and legislatures. As an example, they have been instrumental in efforts to assist with commercial drivers licenses for Army Reserve truck drivers.
Why is it important to the Army Reserve?
Army Reserve Ambassadors build relationships and strive to improve the understanding and knowledge of the Army Reserve’s positive “return on investment” in our communities across America. They establish lines of communication within communities to gain insight into their needs and our ability to meet them. Ambassadors also reach out to Soldiers and their families during the difficult times of deployments and the excitement of “welcome home” ceremonies while facilitating community support.
Army Reserve Ambassador Program
Army Reserve Web site
ABOUT THE ARMY
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- Sergeant earns Silver Star for charging into face of enemy during ambush in Afghanistan (ARMY.MIL)
- Contact after redeployment key to cutting suicide rate, says G-1 (ARMY.MIL)
- Army outlines steps to address recruiter suicides (HC)
- Soldiers learn how to learn (ARMY.MIL)
- U.S. Army Germany hosts sexual assault awareness events (ARMY.MIL)
WAR ON TERROR
- U.S. plans expanded Afghan security force (NYT)
- Civilians to join Afghan buildup (WP)
- U.S. envoy to meet Iran counterpart at strategic talks on Afghanistan (WSJ)
- Key Afghan insurgents open door to talks (CSM)
- Taliban shifts to southwest Pakistan (WT)
- Pentagon chief likens bin Laden hunt to Unabomber (REUT)
- Pentagon to bring families to Dover if they choose (USA)
- Secretary of Army presents top achievement awards (ARMY.MIL)
- Next NATO commander strives to break with past (BG)
- U.S. rejects deal with Guantanamo prisoner to end 3 1/2-year hunger strike (ST)
- Northrop advance brings era of the laser gun closer (LAT)
- North Korea 'holds U.S. reporters' (BBC)
- Anger in Pakistan at U.S. plan to expand drone attacks (GRD)
- NATO calls for 4,000 extra troops to safeguard Afghanistan poll (TO)
- Afghan confidence in NATO forces low, poll shows (GRD)
- Bin Laden denounces new Somalia president (IND)
- Israeli air strike kills two Palestinians in Gaza (AA)
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