The 81st Readiness Division at its Annual Conference at Fort Jackson, SC
Ambassadors constantly work together with Army officials at all levels, here Amb. Stage with the Army Chief of Staff
The Association helps soldiers in many ways--one is by nominating deserving ROTC cadets for Minuteman scholarships and another is by providing grants to Reservists when in serious need such as the recent California fires. Recently the ARAA provided relief to two Reservists who lost their homes in the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA. Amb. Furtado is presenting checks at a Change of Command ceremony at the BT Collins US Army Reserve Center, Sacramento, CA See other pictures in the photo gallery in the next page.
What We Agree To
United States Army Reserve
Ambassador Program Agreement
I understand that I am appointed by the Chief of the Army Reserve, for a term of three years.
I expressly agree that my services are gratuitous and that I expect no present or future salary, wages, or related benefits as payment for these services. I certify there are no disqualifying conditions that will limit my duties as an AR Ambassador, (e.g., elected/appointed to a Federal position, domicile outside the State for which appointed, confrontation with a conflict of interest, etc.). I will notify my respective RSC ARA Coordinator / PM should any of these present itself.
Scope of Duties: As an Army Reserve Ambassador I will:
a. Educate and inform the public, local/community leaders, and congressional staff offices about the capabilities and values of the Army Reserve (AR).
b. Promote awareness of the Army Reserve and the identified goals and objectives of the Chief of the Army Reserve.
c. Build regional Centers of Influences for AR initiatives and to further expand outreach to sustain the connection with the American people.
d. Open doors in business and industry and institutions of higher learning.
e. Forge and sustain enduring relationships between AR units and local communities to improve the understanding of and appreciation for the AR.
f. Be a conduit to link communities with the local units, Soldiers and Families.
g. Be willing and able to devote a reasonable amount of time to the activities of an Ambassador and be proficient in Window-based products to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and an active e-mail account.
h. Comply with administrative requirements (Quarterly reports/DD 2525/Ethics training/OGE 450, etc.)
Former 81 RD CG transferred to CG of Horn of Africa
Combined Joint Task Force
MG Jami Shawley assumed command on May 14, 2022 from U.S. Army MG William Zana.
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa conducts operations to enhance partner nation capacity, promote regional stability, dissuade conflict, and protect U.S. and coalition interests.
CJTF-HOA is critical to U.S. Africa Command's efforts to build partner capacity to counter violent extremists and address other regional security partnerships.
CJTF-HOA is comprised of multiple U.S. armed services branches, coupled with foreign armed service personnel from various allied and partner nations. Headquartered at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, the command works against malign actors to strengthen collective security forces and respond to crises to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability and prosperity.