“Voice for the Army – Support for the Soldier”

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

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


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

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.




association History

Scott Leeling


Pikes Peak Chapter

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  24 Dec 2021: 1538

Merry Christmas!

Like America's Army, our Chapter continues to do so many things despite all the restrictions, issues and variants associated with this incessant COVID-19 virus over the last 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 AND NOW OMICRON STRAINS 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, were there to represent AUSA and welcome the new leaders and their families.
  • Our partnerships with the Pikes Peak Sergeants Major Association and our Community Partners are stronger and more productive than ever and picking up speed in order to support all the upcoming Holiday events and activities.  We are proud of the work they've accomplished to make sure everyone could have a Thanksgiving.
  • Our last General Membership Meeting (GMM) held at the Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence in November was outstanding and featured Vietnam veterans as our guest presenters. Their stories opened doors for ways our Chapter can better support these Soldiers as they work within their various organizations to preserve important historical aspects of service and heroism during the Vietnam War.
  • Our Family Programs and Special Events committees, led by our tireless Vice Presidents of those committees, Marissa Bolado and Yvonne Coombs, respectively, have been working overtime organizing and volunteering at several different events and fundraisers that support not only our Army families, but also military families of all services within the Pikes Peak region.  See our Chapter Facebook page for more on these important activities.
  • And currently we are looking for more volunteers to support assistance programs to military families during the Holiday period to ensure that no child or military family "goes without" during what should be this joyous time of year.  If you can help support these efforts, please contact Marissa or Yvonne for more information. 

So, 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. Enjoy this festive time of the year,  enjoy some football, and thanks for all you do each and every day!!!!

Be Safe & Happy Holidays to All !

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

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)





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