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.

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AUSA speaks out for the men and women of the United States Army who proudly serve our country.

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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

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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.




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.



Association of the United States Army Pikes Peak Chapter




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

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.

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

“Voice for the Army – Support for the Soldier”



Goal: Growth & Max Renewal!

Membership as of  17 Jun 2021: 1494

And as of 14 Jun 21, the U.S. Army is 246 years old!  Like America's Army, our Chapter is flourishing despite all the restrictions and issues associated with the virus over the last year and a half, but the restrictions are finally nearly totally lifted.  I wish to thank all of our members and especially the Executive Committee for their continued hard work serving our Soldiers and their families throughout the COVID-19 challenges. We're accomplishing more things in person, and sans masks!  Here's a current report:

  • With new emphasis and community support, we're continuing to work with the Fort Carson Leadership to incorporate and refine a new and unique AUSA in-processing briefing.
  • 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) on 9 Jun 21 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, having just returned from the AUSA Annual Region 7 Conference in Cheyenne, Wyoming June 10th thru 13th at Little America Cheyenne, we will soon be posting highlights of that event on our website and Facebook page as well.
  • Get ready for a very busy summer chocked full of both Chapter and partnership events and activities with Fort Carson's DFMWR.
  • And, please seize the opportunity to volunteer at the annual mutton busting competition, which is part of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo 14-17 July, more to follow on this too.

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.  The more membership participation, the stronger we are, which makes our Army stronger too.  Have a safe and fantastic summer, and thanks for all you do each and every day!!!!

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