I had the pleasure of speaking to the Reserve Officer's Association (ROA) Ohio Convention in Mansfield on Saturday. Met many wonderful patriots and the decades of service in the room was staggering as was the number of highly decorated veterans' from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghaninstan.
I also had the honor and privilege of meeting with retired Air Force Colonel Walker Williams III, the national president of the Reserve Officer's Association. Colonel Williams logged over 9,000 flying hours during his 30 year career and is a exemplary representative of not only himself, but the Air Force and the ROA. I look forward to addressing over 500 ROA members at the 2012 ROA National Convention in Washington, D.C. in February.
To all our readers, if you are a retired officer from any branch of service including the NOAA, check out the ROA at http://www.roa.org./