• Personal data and photos of Regiment KIAs are being gathered to expand Fort Sill displays first dedicated in 1996.
• One-on-one assistance and counseling for PTSD and other readjustment problems are offered for members.
• Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year awards are made to deserving active Regiment members.
• Regiment combat veterans hold Q and A sessions for junior officers training at Fort Sill.
Other important Association activities include annual reunions for members to rekindle the comradeship of those who served together. Since 1995 Reunions have been held at several locations: 1995 Ft Hood/Killeen, Texas with the 1st Cavalry Division & another in Cleveland, Ohio; 1996 Fort Sill/Lawton, Oklahoma with the Active Duty Regiment; 1997 Ft Hood/Killeen, TX with the 1st Cavalry Division; 1998 Fort Sill/Lawton, Oklahoma with the Active Duty Regiment; 1999 Nashville, Tennessee; 2000 Fort Sill/Lawton, Oklahoma with the Active Duty Regiment; 2001 Lake Tahoe, California; 2002 Fort Sill/Lawton, Oklahoma with the Active Duty Regiment; 2003 Cleveland, Ohio; 2004 Fort Sill/Lawton, Oklahoma with the Active Duty Regiment; and our 12th Reunion in 2005 at Ft Hood/Killeen, TX with the 1st Cavalry Division. The 13th Reunion in 2006 is scheduled for Fort Sill/Lawton, Oklahoma with the Active Duty Regiment. Future Reunion Sites are being planned.
Under the provisions of AR 600-82 the US Army Regimental System (USARS) was revitalized by the CSA by approving the concept to provide each soldier with continuous identification with a single regiment and to support that concept with a personnel system that would increase a soldier's probability of serving recurring assignments with his or her regiment.
The purpose of the USARS is to enhance combat effectiveness through a framework that provides the opportunity for affiliation, develops loyalty and commitment, fosters an extended sense of belonging, improves unit esprit, and institutionalizes the war fighting ethos.
The first such appointments to Honorary Colonel and Honorary Sergeant Major of the Regiment occured in 1992.
In 1995, in close coordination with the active Regiment, the Association nominated members for Honorary Colonel of the Regiment (HCOR) and Honorary Sergeant Major of the Regiment (HSMOR) which were approved by the Commanding General. Association-proposed appointments are reviewed and approved through the active chain of command.
THE PRESENT HONORARY COLONEL OF THE REGIMENT AND HONORARY SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE REGIMENT ARE LISTED BELOW FOLLOWED BY THEIR PREDECESSORS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:
In addition to regular duties within the Association, these gentlemen represent all Hard Chargers at activities related to the active Regiment, such as change-of-command ceremonies and the St. Barbara's Day celebrations.
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