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

The Pikes Peak Chapter serves as a liaison between the Army and our local civilian communities throughout southern Colorado. We assist in educating the public about the needs for a strong national defense and the impact our Army organizations have on our local communities and the state of Colorado. Most importantly, we participate in a variety of programs and events in the support of our deployed Soldiers and their families.



(Former) Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy swears in CSM (R) and Past President of the Pikes Peak Chapter-AUSA, Terrance McWilliams as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA), Colorado South, at a Ft Carson Ceremony

Association of the United States Army Pikes Peak Chapter

ausa national & PPC bylaws

1950 - Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army 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 United States Infantry Association and The United States Field Artillery Association merged their identities in 1950.

1955 - In 1955 the United States Antiaircraft Association merged with the combined organization.




Scott Leeling


Pikes Peak Chapter



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Association of the U.S. Army - Pikes Peak Chapter

The basic charter of the Association of the United States Army is a document dated 5 July 1950 - a "Certificate of Reincorporation of the United States Infantry Association as The Association of the United States Army."  This certificate was issued by the government of the District of Columbia in response to the petition of the United States Infantry Association as a result of an agreement with the United States Field Artillery Association.

One extract from that certificate is of particular significance: "(2) the particular business and objects of the ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATE ARMY as reincorporated shall be wholly educational, literary, scientific, fostering esprit de corps, dissemination of professional knowledge and the promotion of the efficiency of the Army components of the Armed Forces of our Country ...."

Under the terms of this certificate, the Internal Revenue Service has granted the national association exemption from federal income under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  This exemption is subject to review at any time and is dependent upon the association's adherence to the activities mentioned in the extract quoted above.

AUSA National BYLAWS (Current)

PPC-AUSA BYLAWS (Updated for 2019/2023)




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.



Goal: Growth & Max Renewal!

Membership as of  23 Sep 2021: 1517

Fall is Here!

Like America's Army, our Chapter continues to do so many things despite all the restrictions and issues associated with the COVID-19 virus over the last nearly two years now.  Finally, just as we all gave thanks for the restrictions having been all but totally lifted, our members and Soldiers and their families--in conjunction with our supporting Pikes Peak community citizens--reacted to this great news by going out to participate in REAL LIFE face-to-face, maskless activities again--WELL, NOT SO FAST--THANKS TO THE DELTA STRAIN OF THE VIRUS!

  • With new emphasis and community support, we're continuing to work with the turnover of Fort Carson's Leadership to further incorporate and refine our new and unique AUSA in-processing briefing to arriving Soldiers and family members.
  • Changes of Command and Responsibility at Fort Carson have been prolific this past summer, and as always, we've been there to represent AUSA and welcome the new leaders and their families.
  • Our partnership with the Pikes Peak Sergeants Major Association is stronger and more productive than ever since their 10th Annual charity golf tournament on the 21st of May.  The event was held at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course on Fort Carson.  Both organizations benefited immensely!
  • Our General Membership Meeting (GMM) in June was nothing short of awesome.  Over 100 members and prospective members attended the breakfast event at the Elk Horn Community Center on Fort Carson.  Former SMA Dan Dailey, and now AUSA's VP for Soldier and NCO Programs, was our special Guest.  Go to our Chapter Facebook page for an idea of all the happenings that day.
  • Also, following the AUSA Annual Region 7 Conference in Cheyenne, Wyoming June 10th thru 13th at Little America Cheyenne, we've posted highlights of that event on our Facebook page.  
  • We've excelled during a very busy summer chocked full of Chapter and partnership events and activities with Fort Carson's DFMWR, as well as with the Colorado Springs community.
  • For example--to support those who support us--many of our members seized the opportunity to volunteer at the 80th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo 14-17 July.  The Rodeo is a splendid event each year with all kinds of related activities during the week.  Generous amounts of the proceeds benefit military personnel in the Pikes Peak area.  See more about all this on our Facebook and on the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo website at

As we continue to Educate, Inform and Connect with our community and organizational partners, as well as with Soldiers and their families, we hope you will become involved.   We're mindful of the large deployment that just occurred.  But, the more support and membership participation from those at home station, the stronger we are, which makes our formations and Army stronger too.  Enjoy the Fall and some football, and thanks for all you do each and every day!!!!

SGM (R) Scott Leeling, President, PPC-AUSA

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