Become a Member of the Army’s Professional Association

Why AUSA?
Are you interested in US national security? Do you believe it is important to maintain and support the development of a strong and capable Army – able to meet today’s and potential future challenges? Are you looking for a way to support the Army and the men and women who serve? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we would like to encourage you to join our professional association.

Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America’s Army and the men and women who serve.

The AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America’s Army – Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of local and national events.

Our Mission – AUSA represents every American Soldier by:

  • Being the voice for all components of America’s Army
  • Fostering public support of the Army’s role in national security
  • Providing professional education and information programs

Our Vision
As the premier voice for America’s Soldiers, we are a dedicated team committed to building the best professional and representative association for the world’s best Army.

Our Values

  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Inclusiveness
  • Integrity
  • Responsiveness

Advocacy
AUSA speaks out for the men and women of the United States Army who proudly serve our country. See AUSA’s legislative agenda.

Local Community Involvement
AUSA has 120 chapters located worldwide. Made up entirely of volunteers, they provide recreational and educational opportunities to Soldiers and their families. AUSA and its’ chapters have contributed over $2,000,000 to awards, scholarships, and support of soldier and family programs. Their mission is to support our Soldiers and the civilians and families who work alongside of them in the local community.

The Carlisle Barracks and Cumberland Valley Chapter (CB/CV Chapter) is your local Chapter and serves as a liaison between the AUSA and local community to identify and address issues important to its membership as well as to help educate the public about the need for a strong Army and national defense. Our main goal however, is to support our local communities to the best of our ability.

Through the year, the Carlisle Barracks and Cumberland Valley Chapter sponsors many events and activities that include general membership meetings with high profile guest speakers, community involvement events and special events honoring the Army and outstanding Soldiers.

The regional area encompassed by the Carlisle Barracks and Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Association of the United States Army includes Carlisle Barracks, Letterkenny Army Depot, the Borough of Carlisle and the counties of Adams, Blair, Cumberland, Fulton, Franklin, Huntingdon and portions of Cambria and Bedford counties.

The Carlisle Barracks and Cumberland Valley Chapter is made up entirely of volunteers, military, retired and civilian, who provide recreational and educational opportunities to Soldiers and their families in the local area and throughout south-central Pennsylvania. Most importantly, we support our deployed Warriors and their families who are left behind.

Professional and Educational Benefits
AUSA is your professional association. As an Army professional, you need to keep current on issues that affect you in the work place. AUSA offers you the opportunities to accomplish this at its Annual Meeting, Institute of Land Warfare Breakfasts, Hot topics and the Global Force Symposium. See Meetings.

Who Can Join?
AUSA is open to all — including Active Army, National Guard, Army Reserve, government civilians, retirees, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, concerned citizens and family members. Indeed AUSA welcomes anyone who subscribes to the philosophy of a strong national defense with special concern for the Army. Community businesses and defense industry companies are also welcome to join AUSA. Join Now!