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There are only two positions in the chapter leadership that require formal nomination and election: 1) Chapter President, and 2) Executive Vice President.
The election of officers is an informal procedure that requires members to be informed of the officer slate and be given an opportunity of at least 30 days to respond if nominating alternates to the recommended slate.

 

The KCAUSA Nominations Committee submitted and the chapter Executive Committtee has approved the following slate for the 2018 – 2020 term:
 
The procedure to accept this slate is to do nothing.

 

Submit a response if you have an alternative candidate to nominate for the slate. If no nominations are received by December 31, 2017, the slated officers will be elected to the positions stated.

 

Save the date for the Officer Installation and Awards Reception scheduled for Tues, January 23, 2018. The event will include installation of the elected officers, recognition of chapter leadership, members, and corporate sponsors, as well as announcing the streamer awards earned by KC AUSA in 2016 – 2017. More information on this event will be announced at a later date.
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When Experience Doesn’t Count A report on veterans’ transition concentrating on Clarksville and Nashville, Tenn., warns age and length of service “is a significant obstacle” for some soldiers looking for their first private-sector job because older troops have been removed longer from civilian culture. “Some individuals who entered the military directly from high school often… Continue Reading

from AUSA’s 5 Things #4 Veterans Want Community Connections Veterans are looking for community activities such as recreation, connection with other veterans and volunteer opportunities, according to results of a community integration survey conducted by America’s Warrior Partnership, a nonprofit organization connecting service members and veterans with local veteran-centric nonprofits. “Our nation’s warriors are looking for… Continue Reading

from AUSA’s weekly 5 Thinks #3 An A-10 Alternative The A-10 Thunderbolt, a close-air support and ground attack plane beloved by ground troops since its introduction in the mid-1970s, is slated for retirement beginning in 2022, although there is some talk about upgrading the aircraft, known as the Warthog, so its service life could be extended… Continue Reading

Why were they called “doughboys” The History Channel It’s unknown exactly how U.S. service members in World War I (1914-18) came to be dubbed doughboys—the term most typically was used to refer to troops deployed to Europe as part of the American Expeditionary Forces—but there are a variety of theories about the origins of the… Continue Reading

Continuing to Continue The White House and Congress spent most of last week negotiating a bipartisan spending agreement for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, 2016 but they couldn’t quite work out the details on several items, including how much extra money might to go the Army and Defense Department. The Army stands to… Continue Reading

Army Well-Represented in Congress When the 115th Congress convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 3, more than half of the veterans serving in the House of Representatives and 10 veterans serving in the U.S. Senate will have Army backgrounds. Three of the 10 Army veterans in the Senate have post-9/11 service, as do five of the 44… Continue Reading

KC AUSA Calendar of Events  28 SEP 2017  Meet Your Army 2017  25 OCT 2017  YP Happy Hour & Social  09 NOV 2017  Lunch & Learn 09 DEC 2017  Army vs Navy Game Watch Party 10 JAN 2018 The Purple Connection  23 JAN 2018 Army Birthday Celebration  21 FEB 2018 KC AUSA FUnd Raiser  27… Continue Reading

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