AUSA Named Non-Profit Business of the Year
The Association of the U.S. Army was recognized May 2 by the Arlington, Va., Chamber of Commerce as the 2018 Non-Profit Business of the Year.
“These awards are earned by businesses that deliver exceptional quality of service to their customers, are industry leaders or offer a unique approach to delivery of goods and services. Each business displays an interest in and concern for the Arlington community,” according to the Chamber.
AUSA, an educational and professional development nonprofit established in 1950, has been located in Arlington since 1976. The nomination for the award cites AUSA’s mission as being a voice for the Army, supporting soldiers, advancing national security and honoring those who have served.
While AUSA is a global association, it has many benefits for the Arlington community, hosting events in the Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan Conference and Event Center that economically and culturally contribute to Arlington. AUSA is also a founding sponsor of the Army Ten-Miler, a competition that starts and ends in Arlington, and hosts Operation Deploy Your Dress, an annual event that provides free evening wear to military members and spouses.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, AUSA vice president for membership and meetings, said AUSA “is thrilled to get this recognition from our chamber.”
AUSA encourages its chapters to join their local Chamber of Commerce and pays the chambers dues for those that do join. “Working with local chambers enables our chapter leaders to connect with community and industry leaders so they can provide information about America’s Army to the citizens they serve,” McQuistion said.