Welcome Ft Riley-Central Kansas Chapter!









July 1, 2008


After 25 years of continuous individual membership and 8 years serving our Chapters Executive Committee--I am excited to serve as your new President.

I promise you that I accept this responsibility wholeheartedly and eager to advance the Chapter in its relevance to the changing world in which we live--as well as the heightening state of needs of the Fort Riley Soldier and Family. Your chapter leaders and I have crafted a vision and operational plan to re-invigorate the Chapter to play an increasingly more significant role in quality of life issues, professional development and community relations. Upon my retirement from active duty in 2006--I committed my next career--much like my first career to serving our Army. So I plan to leverage my full-time profession in community and institutional military affairs to enable me to lead our Chapter in new, exciting directions. I will be asking a lot from you in the near future to help the Chapter grow to an appropriate strength and capacity. I will only ask for things that the Chapter needs to directly serve the Soldier and his/her Family. Thank you in advance for sharing this endeavor of service with us at the Fort Riley - Central Kansas Chapter of AUSA.

In All Things--Victory

Art DeGroat, LTC (Ret.), USA



Arthur S. De Groat
Director of Military Affairs
24A Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-0369




Whether you are in the active component, guard, reserves, retiree, DA civilian, family member, or an interested civilian, you are invited and encouraged to join the Fort Riley - Central Kansas Chapter of AUSA.

Help us to remain strong - ARMY STRONG!