“Voice for the Army – Support for the Soldier”

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.



Continued Challenge (Besides COVID-19):

Growth & Max Renewal!

Membership as of  6 March 2021: 1410

​Spring is in sight!  Wow! February already and I’ve had the pleasure of being the Chapter president since last summer.  It’s been a whirlwind as there is so much we as a Team have accomplished, not to mention all the havoc that COVID-19 has caused.  Our Chapter is flourishing despite all the restrictions and issues associated with the virus.  Not to overburden everyone with a long read, I’ll try to sum up accomplishments to date with some bullets, and I’m sure there are some I’m missing:

  • 1st ever winners of the NCO and Soldier Programs Chapter Challenge, which earned the Chapter $1000.00
  • Achieved the NCO and Soldier Program streamer
  • Partnered with the Pikes Peak Sergeants Major Association
  • Volunteered at the annual mutton busting competition, which is part of the Colorado State games
  • In coordination with the Salvation Army, donated 300 full Thanksgiving meals to families in need, both Soldiers and civilians
  • Donated $2500.00 to purchase toys/games for the Mountain Post Santa’s Workshop, in addition raised $1800.00 to purchase 34 bicycles all which were delivered with the assistance of 3/29 FA
  • Working with the Salvation Army, participated in the first ever in the Colorado Springs area Red Kettle Giving Tuesday Military Challenge
  • Partnered with Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and was selected as their annual charity recipient
  • Currently working with the Fort Carson leadership to incorporate an "Educate, Inform, Connect" (EIC) in-processing briefing produced by PPC-AUSA and our participating Community Partners
  • Partnered with MAGNUS PREMIUM COFFEE and established our own website to order coffee and have 25% of the proceeds returned back to the Chapter, the link is http://www.ppcausacoffee.com -- try some; you'll like it and you'll be helping our Chapter!
  • From before Thanksgiving thru the entire Holiday period, our VPs of Family Programs and Special Events worked very hard with many other Chapter volunteers, the Mountain Post Spouses Club, and the Salvation Army, to raise funds for other veteran support organizations, toys so that military children could have a great Christmas, and food for military families in need.

Despite COVID challenges, rest assured the state of the chapter remains strong, and we're posturing for when the restrictions are eased and "virtual" evaporates.  Our Executive Committee is amazing, and we will continue to Educate, Inform and Connect with our Community of Soldiers and their families--and those who support us.  Meanwhile, ask a friend to join our Chapter, please be safe, stay healthy and thank you for all you do each and every day!!!!

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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about us

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.



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