Local Army Support Group Wins 13 National Awards – Cross Timbers Gazette | South Denton County | Mound of flowers
AUSA North Texas – Chapter Audie Murphy won 13 awards and placed second among 122 global chapters recognized last month at the 2021 AUSA National Meeting and Exhibition.
The educational and professional organization advocates for serving, Reserve and National Guard soldiers and military families, creates lifelong soldier opportunities and engages community partners, according to an AUSA press release. The Chapter received praise for its efforts in 2020. The awards presented include:
- Chapter of Excellence
- Recruitment command support
- Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Support / Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) / Officer Candidate School (OCS) / United States Military Academy (USMA)
- Upper chapter
- Chapter Merit
- Chapter of the stars
- Vietnam Memorial Partnership Program
- Army anniversary
- Best general assembly of members
- Support for spare components
- Support from community partners
- Take the hill
- Education and Programs
- Army history
- Professional development
- Soldier for life
- Volunteer development
- Young professionals
- Department of Civilian Support of the Army
- Best General Assembly of Members – Honorable Mention
It was named Best General Chapter by National Headquarters in 2015. The Chapter, a non-profit organization, is based in Highland Village and has over 850 individual members and over 40 community partners. It currently serves over 1,000 people.
“The chapter’s work in supporting wounded warriors, military and defense veterans, future soldier programs, army soldiers and their families, stands alongside some of the nation’s largest military and veteran nonprofits, ”said Dr. Patti G. McCoy, President of AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter. “Our Chapter has served over one million Veterans, Soldiers and their families from Dallas-Fort Worth to Wichita Falls by providing everything from support for Wounded Warrior programs to developing the leadership skills of future Soldiers since 1990. . “
Among its many activities, the chapter hosts the AUSA Wounded Warrior Golf Classic. Three-quarters of the proceeds go to nonprofits serving veterans and future soldiers, as well as nonprofits supporting military families.
The Chapter was also recognized for its work honoring and recognizing outstanding future soldiers enrolled in the Junior ROTC and ROTC programs at the Dallas Independent School District, Fort Worth Independent School District, and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. The award highlights chapters sponsoring cadet professional development events, participation in university / college ROTC awards ceremonies, presentation of AUSA medals and history awards to outstanding cadets, program support ROTC premises, the establishment and support of AUSA ROTC enterprises in local institutions and participation in JROTC awards ceremonies and programs.
Four TCU ROTC cadets received Roman Gladius swords in recognition of their academic achievement and leadership. Two recently graduated JROTC cadets from Plano Senior High School were recognized for their outstanding grades and leadership skills.
Additionally, following the tradition of celebrating the Army’s birthday, the Chapter honored future soldiers by hosting an enlistment ceremony. Chapter members also evaluated the applications from applicants for military scholarships.
“As a chapter with board members from the geographic area of Mineral Wells to the west, the Red River to the north, Texarkana to the east and Waco to the south, we are able to understand and be part of our member’s communities in a way that other Chapters cannot, ”said McCoy. “We were selected as one of the Top Performing Chapters because we are flexible, agile, and able to quickly pivot to take advantage of opportunities to be the voice of the military and develop programs that support Soldiers as they move forward. active and retired service and their families. “
For more information visit https://www.ausanorthtexas.org/.