38th Annual Meeting of The Members




As is the tradition, the 38th Annual Meeting of the Members was a confirmation of the three pillars of the USAWOA; Professionalism, Representation and Recognition. This opportunity for the leadership of the organization to meet with the general membership and listen to their recommendations for actions to enhance the USAWOA’s capabilities to support programs benefiting Warrant Officers of all Branches and Components and to receive valuable input from members was met and accomplished beyond all expectations. Being an election year, new leadership at the national level was voted into Office during this meeting. Our appreciation is extended to outgoing President, CW5 Gary Nisker and Vice President CW4 (Ret) Pete Hill for their service to the members and the armed forces of our country and best wishes are offered for their future endeavors. Our thoughts and prayers are with incoming President CW4 (Ret) Pete Hill and Vice President CW5 (Ret) Jim White as they take on the challenge of directing our organization to even greater heights in the next two years.


Please take a few minutes to review the photos taken during the 38th AMM and consider attending future AMM meetings to provide your input to your professional organization at the national level and to share and enjoy the camaraderie of a week of renewing old friendships and making new ones.


Johnnie Walters, President, Redstone Arsenal Chapter.




From The President


 Welcome to the Redstone Arsenal Silver Chapter of the United States Army Warrant Officer Association. I look forward to being a part of the great things this chapter will do for the Redstone Arsenal and Huntsville communities in the coming years. If you recently moved here, please update your chapter membership to our chapter.


Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Redstone Lanes, Meeting Room 1. Redstone Lanes is off of Patton Road just inside Gate 10. Meetings start at 1130, so come early, grab some food and be a part of the meeting. We do chapter business as quickly as possible to allow for some comradery time after.


Our chapter is heavily engaged in community events which brings our members together. We'd love to see you participate. Event reminders are sent via email by our secretary, CW5 (Ret) Mike Weist, and Volunteer Coordinator CW4 (Ret) Johnie Keeter, so make sure we have your current email address. Some of the events we do for our community are:


     Builders of Wheel Chair Ramps for CASA of Madison County
     Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army, Super Wal-Mart on University Dr., Huntsville, AL
     Marshals for the Veteran's Day Parade, Huntsville, AL
     Volunteers for the Sports Complex Fields Cleanup, (Goss Road), Redstone Arsenal, AL
     Memorial Day Ceremonies, Huntsville, AL
     Entry Control for Redstone Arsenal MWR Events
     Past Sponsor of Military Appreciation Night with the Huntsville HAVOC


While we build strong relationships among chapter members through these events, we also meet in social settings as well. Each April we meet for a night out at the Texas Roadhouse in Madison. In December we meet at a members home for our Christmas Dinner, which is a great event enjoyed by all and we'd love to see you at these events.


This year we petitioned the National Board of the Warrant Officer Association to approve our chapter to host the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Members in Huntsville. This has been approved and we see this as a great honor for our chapter. CW4 (Ret) Max Bennett is our committee chairman and can use your help.


And finally, our chapter (Redstone Warrants) has received national recognition, most recently as the best Chapter in the association for the ninth time in 15 years. Also boasting the Warrant Officer of the Year for 2018, Mr Gary Mayers. This is a reflection of the hard work many members do in our community. I look forward to serving alongside CW3 (Ret) Clarissa Lewis, VP, CW5 (Ret) Mike Weist, Secretary, and CW4 (Ret) Richard Christian, Treasurer. I am honored to lead our chapter as we continue to serve as Quiet Professionals.

CW5 (Ret) Keith L. Langewisch
Redstone Arsenal Silver Chapter President