Author Guidelines for The Officer Magazine
The Officer serves the Reserve Officer Association. The magazine does so by:
• educating the U.S. government and public about the roles and missions of the seven
uniformed services' Reserve Components and the issues concerning Citizen Warriors and
• providing a forum for presenting ROA's positions and programs;
• educating ROA members on Association activities, programs, plans, and the
accomplishments of fellow members[PU1], ROA's industry partners, and Citizen
• educating prospective Association members and Department of Defense and Homeland
Security authorities of ROA's mission, relevance, and vitality.
In the above list, the last word and first word carry equal importance within the construct of the
magazine: "vitality" and "education." Other key words are "mission," "relevance," "issues,"
"forum," and the three cornerstone words: "citizen," "warrior," and "families." Education, by its
very definition, means interesting as well as informative. It means we will stretch our
imagination. It can be fun, and it can be controversial.
The Officer is the only magazine dedicated to ALL Reserve Components. The magazine
leverages this status to forge a unique, original product that speaks to and for serving Reservists
and ROA members on topics related to national security. Though it is a forum available to
members of Congress, the president's administration, and national security authorities, The
Officer maintains its editorial independence and integrity.
Each issue of The Officer features the following:
• Commentary by the ROA president, the ROAL president, the ROA executive director,
and the REA executive director, along with readers' feedback;
• Expert analysis, insights, and news from the four ROA departments: Legislative Affairs,
Army, Air Force, and Naval Services;
• Features on missions involving Citizen Warriors, various issues concerning Citizen
Warriors and their families, and topics and profi