Publication Date
Friday, June 5, 2020

The Lekson Chapter is a private, non-profit 501(c)3) educational association that supports the needs and interests of the Total Army – Active Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, University of New Mexico Army ROTC, New Mexico High School Army JROTC units, Army civilians, retirees, and family members.  As the U.S. Army’s professional education association AUSA provides publications and forums for the professional development of the U.S. Army and engaged civilians. The Lekson Chapter is an all-volunteer organization.

The Chapter’s area of responsibility encompasses the northern 2/3 of the State of New Mexico.  Excluded counties are Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Sierra, Dona Ana, Otero, Eddy, and Lea.  The Chapter is centrally located in the city of Albuquerque.


The MG John S Lekson Chapter is part of AUSA’s New Mexico’s support structure.  Among other services it provides scholarships and recognition of high school and university JROTC/ROTC cadets, it helps our Army wounded warriors, recognition of New Mexico’s fallen warriors in the Global War on Terror.  The Chapter supports other New Mexico veteran organizations in their support of veteran services.

Membership is open to all components of the Army, families, government civilians, companies and concerned citizens.


Some of what we do includes:

  • Support New Mexico Army JROTC units
  • Support the Univ. of NM ROTC scholarship initiative
  • Support the New Mexico Military Institute
  • Support the 21st EOD (WMD) the lone active-Army unit in New Mexico
  • Support the various Albuquerque-area veteran’s organizations
  • Support the New Mexico Veterans Memorial