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american warriors


An affiliate club of the ACA Business Club of Kansas City

Serves as the cultural and communities intersection between the environments of the military-support community and the GKC business community.

American Warriors, thus, have access to the people and resources of both communities.

1. What is / Who are American Warriors?

Members of KC AUSA and / or the ACA Business Club (and their guests) who have personal affinity or experience with the military; are patriotic citizens; and / or are interested in the things that matter to our military services and the people who serve / support for the protection of our constitution, freedom, and way of life.

KC AUSA is a member of the ACA Club through a special strategic partnership that affords members of both organizations access to their networks, resources, and individuals.

2. What is Association of the US Army (AUSA)? www.ausa.org

An educational Non-profit (501c3) established in 1950

Purpose: Provide a Voice for the Army and Support for the Soldier

No exclusivity for who can be an Individual Member or Community Partner

“Do you value the strength of our national military”?

“Do you support our men and women in service”?

3. What is KC AUSA? www.kcausa.org www.facebook.com/kcausa

The local AUSA chapter that serves the Greater Kansas City Metro

Founded in September 1999; led by an all-volunteer leadership team

Mission: We are a voice for the Army in the Greater Kansas City area that supports Soldiers, civilians, veterans, and their families through educational programs and community outreach.

4. What does KC AUSA do?

Educational programs; Community Outreach; Community Events and Activities; Soldier and Family Support Fund Grants; Officer Saber Award to Senior ROTC programs

Priority program focus on 1) transitioning military, 2) young professionals, and 3) facilitating meaningful connections between the military, business, and social communities of GKC

Events or activities every month of various formats and audience

Chapter programs include:

Army Birthday Celebration – SAVE THE DATE: Sat, June 13, 2020

The Purple Connection – April and August

NEW: Veterans Leadership Transition Course

Cooperation and support to other military associations, military-support non-profit, and community organizations

Support to Community Partners (i.e. KC Army Recruiting BN, Grantham University, Marriott-Downtown; WWI National Museum, Park University; etc)

5. How can you get involved?

Leadership Team – we seek volunteers for various functional committees

Networking - The Purple Connection (TPC), Young Professionals Network (YPN), GKC Chamber of Commerce, ACA Business Club, Business / Community Partners

Community Engagement Events – ROTC Awards and Commissioning; local unit Changes of Command; Military-focused career events; Flag-planting for Memorial Day; Celebration at the Station; Sprint Veteran’s Day Event; Wreathes Across America, etc.

Volunteer to be a project officer or participant in an event or activity

Engage with local city officials or community influencers to affect the laws and regulations that affect our local military community

Go to https://www.ausa.org/membership for membership information.


MAJ (R) Emma Toops, emmatoops@gmail.com

KC AUSA Chapter President & Chair / Co-Founder of American Warriors

BG (R) Bryan Wampler, bwampler.ausa@gmail.com

KC AUSA Vice President of Membership

MAJ (R) Wanda Booth, wandabooth@gmail.com

KC AUSA Member & Co-Chair of American Warriors


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