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The Mission of the Braxton Bragg Chapter:
The Association of the United States Army is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Total Army, our Soldiers, Army civilians, and their families; our community partners, and supporters of a strong national defense. Braxton Bragg Chapter provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.
- The Chapter educates our members, the public, industry, and Congress about the critical nature of land warfare and the Army’s central role in national defense.
- The Chapter informs our members, the greater Fort Bragg/North Carolina, communities and Congress about issues affecting America’s Army and the Soldiers who serve in the Regular Army, the North Carolina Army National Guard, and Army Reserve.
- The Chapter connects the Army to the American people at the national, state, and chapter level.
President’s Message Winter 2020:
I have been the beneficiary of copious amounts of sage advice over the years. Advice that has helped me make it through the ruff spots and helped me put things in perspective when everything seems to be going my way. “The only constant is change” and “Nothing lasts forever” are two that come to mind. And this year the Braxton Bragg chapter will change its leadership but will continue (forever) to be the voice for the Army in North Carolina.
At the last General Membership meeting elections were held to select a new President and Executive Vice President. By unanimous vote MG Rodney Anderson, US Army, retired was elected President and CSM Joseph Allan, US Army, retired was elected Executive Vice President. Both are long time supporters of AUSA and have devoted most of their adult lives to taking care of Soldiers and their family members. And that will not change. We will learn more about the new team in the next few months.
Both will assume office 1 July 2020 for a two-year tour of duty. I have every confidence that these two great Americans will take the Chapter to the next level. There is another bit of wisdom that seems appropriate just now; “if you want to go fast travel alone, if you want to go far travel together. “We are a team, team AUSA and together we will go far!