Membership Eligibility

Membership in the Association is voluntary and open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, or national origin.  Membership consists of five categories, as follows: Regular & Life Member, Legacy Member, Associate, Honorary Member, and Corporate Member.

REGULAR AND LIFE MEMBER: Those Army officers or civilians, both currently serving and retired, whose past or present duties have included honorable service as a FA59 or CP60.  An applicant for such membership shall first file with the secretary of the Association an application on such forms as shall, from time to time, be prescribed by the Board.  This application shall be accompanied by payment in full of the current dues for the level of membership desired.  No applicant, having made proper application and possessing the requisite qualifications shall be denied membership in the Association by the secretary with proviso that the Board may, at its discretion, refuse membership to any applicant who, at any time during service, has brought discredit upon the United States Army, the FA59 and CP60 career fields, or the Association.

LEGACY MEMBER:  Any former member in good standing of the United States Military Strategist Association who does not meet the eligibility requirements as outlined above but whose ongoing work and contributions significantly support the Association in the accomplishment of its aims and purpose.  The transfer of membership is not automatic and is contingent on the submission of a complete application and payment of dues.  Approval of applications for Legacy Membership will be in accordance with the provisions outlined for Life and Regular Membership.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Any current or former U.S. government employee whose past or current duties contribute significantly to the development of U.S. security strategy or U.S. Army strategists.  Approval of applications for Associate Membership will be in accordance with the provisions outlined for Life and Regular Membership.  Associate members will be nonvoting members.

HONORARY MEMBER:  Any person whose life and activities have embodied the ideals of the Association and whose professional contributions have advanced the field of strategic study and practice.  Any member of the Association may nominate a candidate for Honorary Membership by written recommendation to the Board, outlining detailed qualifications of the candidate.  Appointment of Honorary Membership is subject to the approval of the Board by two-thirds vote.  Honorary members will be nonvoting members.

CORPORATE MEMBER: Those corporations, industries, businesses, or entities having an affiliation with the U.S. Army and desiring to promote the aims of the Association.  Application of Corporate Membership is subject to the approval of the Board by two-thirds vote. Corporate members will be nonvoting members.


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