The Leaflet Drop
The Newsletter of the PSYOP Veterans Association
1 September 2018
Fellow Psywarriors, Gold Stars, Families, and Friends,
A few big changes for POVA's leadership team. Given the volume of work dedicated to growing and expanding our Association, it is necessary to delegate duties to other officers and members to help "spread the load." Recently-elected VP-at-Large Matt Robbins has agreed to take on a new position as VP=Membership. Matt will be responsible for processing new member applications, creating and issuing member credentials, and assuring that all members are receiving POVA communications. Matt will do a fine job for all of us in POVA.
Additionally, former VP-Corporate Relations Curt Boyd, who narrowly missed election for one of two VP-at-Large positions in July, has agreed to step into the vacancy caused by Matt's new duties. Curt has been an outstanding and strong advocate for POVA in several Ft. Bragg-centered activities and functions, and will continue to expand our contacts and influences at our PSYOP "Home."
We continue to grow.....over 400 members, nearly 150 Life Members, 12 Gold Star members, international members who served as Allies with US forces......soon we'll be able to announce formation of our first POVA chapter....don't know where just yet, but we are moving in that direction.
Some important notes on POVA membership:
- Any PSYOP veteran or veteran who served with or supported a PSYOP unit, and any soldier regardless of MOS in an active duty or Reserve PSYOP unit, is eligible for POVA membership. It is not necessary to have the PSYOP 37F MOS for enlisted/NCO or the 37A career field for officers.
- POVA accepts membership from those Psywarrior veterans of Allied nations, and is eager to expand our contacts with whom we have served while deployed. We are all Psywarriors!
- All Gold Star family members are eligible for POVA Life membership without any dues obligation. It is our honor and privilege to honor our lost Psywarriors by including their families in our Association.
- Allied PSYOP soldiers and veterans, as well as fellow Special Operations soldiers or veterans who have worked with or in support of PSYOP missions and actions are eligible for membership as well, and we are eager to welcome them into our Association.
C. V. (Chad) Spawr