The keystone of the USAWOA is professionalism. The Association is concerned with those Warrant Officer Policies and Procedures, which will enhance the Warrant Officer Corps' professionalism and the individual Warrant Officer. At our Annual Meetings, we recommend proposals that will improve the Warrant Officer Corps and the Army. A list of our past resolutions/proposals is available from the Headquarters to provide you with information on the issues we have addressed.
The USAWOA represents its members in several ways. Acting on the recommendations/proposals approved by our membership and on other recommendations submitted by chapters and individual Warrant Officers, we ensure that these actions are brought to the attention of the appropriate action officers with the backing of the USAWOA.
Our Association is a full member of The Military Coalition (TMC), comprised of approximately 35 military-oriented associations with headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area. Through the TMC, we keep abreast of the personnel legislative actions pending in Congress. At these meetings, the various association representatives discuss matters of common concern and give one another the full benefit of their knowledge, experience, and background. Through the TMC, USAWOA receives the full benefit of many years of experience on the "Hill," plus the support of our sister associations in matters affecting our members. Through USAWOA's affiliation with the TMC, our Warrant Officer members add their voices to those of more than 5.5 million others interested in the common good of the military community. The Association's primary efforts are directed toward DA and DOD. We work with the appropriate officers on the DOD staff to recommend changes to the applicable policies. This advocacy is provided to ensure all Warrant Officers are professionally and adequately represented within the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, the Department of Veterans Affairs, on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and with all relevant professional coalitions and organizations associated with, and supportive of, the defense of the United States of America.
The Association has been praised by Presidents of the United States, Congressmen, Secretary of the Army, Chiefs of Staff of the Army, the Deputy Chiefs of Staff for Personnel, and other high-ranking military and civilian leaders. The Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Regional Military Personnel Center commanders have been our guest speakers at our Annual Meetings. USAWOA representatives are invited to attend various briefings in The White House and The Pentagon on our members' matters of interest. The Warrant Officers Career College Commandant is invited to contribute a column to our NEWSLINER, as are other persons in positions of responsibility within or related to the Army Warrant Officer Corps.