CW5 Wilson, (Ret.) of Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc. to Speak at AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy Meeting

(Dallas, TX, August 2, 2020) – Chief Warrant Officer Five Phyllis J. Wilson, (Ret.) of Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Inc. will speak at Association of the United States Army (AUSA) North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter General Membership Virtual Meeting being held August 11, 2020, via Zoom Meeting. Entitled, “The Role of the Army Reserves During COVID-19”. Her presentation will take place on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the chapter’s Zoom Meeting.

“We are pleased to welcome Chief Warrant Officer Five Wilson and to share her extensive knowledge of the Army Reserves at this summer’s quarterly meeting,” said Patti McCoy, Chapter President, AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter. “Each quarter, the Chapter features top tier speakers from AUSA with diverse backgrounds, extensive knowledge in military history and national security concerns.”

Chief Wilson was selected to assume the role of President of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation in September 1, 2019. During more than 37 years of active and reserve service, she has served at all echelons from tactical to strategic, with duty in Germany, Iraq and the United States.


The Association of the United States Army North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter is a private, non-profit educational organization supporting America’s Army, Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. The Chapter helps communities in North Texas connect to returning veterans and provides professional leadership and development training for high school and college individuals. For more information visit

Army Looks to Hire 10,000 in Three Days

(FLOWER MOUND, TX) The Army is launching its first national virtual recruiting campaign from June 30 to July 2 with a goal of bringing 10,000 new soldiers into the service, according to the Association to the U.S. Army North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter.

Army National Hiring Days is a three-day effort to encourage potential recruits to consider the diverse career options and benefits of military service.

“To enlist in the Army, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; be 17-34 years old; achieve a minimum score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test; meet medical, moral and physical requirements; and be a high school graduate or equivalent,” said Col. Rich Kaniss, USA (Ret.), president of the Association of the United States Army’s North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter.

The Army has a career for every interest. College graduates are welcome to participate.

The virtual event will showcase 150 part-time and full-time career options, training, benefits, and education the Army provides. In addition, the Army is offering $2,000 bonuses to eligible soldiers who sign up during the three-day hiring event. Qualified applicants are eligible for bonuses up to $40,000 or a student loan reimbursement up to $65,000.

For more information and to connect with a local recruiter, visit


Denton, TX— Dallas-based nonprofit Melody of Hope is partnering with The North Texas – Audie Murphy chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) to host a benefit concert to the Denton area featuring “Heroes Rock!” headlined by Whiskey Myers. The concert is at 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, October 13 at Rockin’ Rodeo, located at 1009 Avenue C in Denton, Texas. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

“The purpose of ‘Heroes Rock!’ is to drive vibrant young professionals and the millennial market to a cause-based event,” said Charlie Wendell, the executive director and founder of Melody of Hope. “The event will engage and educate concert-goers on AUSA’s mission and provide ways for attendees to get involved with what AUSA is doing in the community.”

While there are many ways AUSA chapters seek to fulfill the national organization’s purpose, the North Texas – Audie Murphy chapter is recognized for its commitment to teaching leadership skills to college level ROTC chapters in our region, a model that current Army commanders are seeking to duplicate in the field, according to Richard Kaniss, the chapter president and retired army colonel of 30 years. The North Texas – Audie Murphy chapter also seeks to benefit wounded veterans in the region and offers support for other North Texas military-focused nonprofits.

“While some millennials see AUSA as an organization for their dads or grandfathers who are retired from the military, the organization offers many opportunities for this audience to network and grow professionally,” said Kaniss. “We hope this show will help our chapter connect with young professionals who want to support the military and can offer fresh perspectives to our organization.”

To purchase tickets or donate to AUSA, visit In addition to the show, an open auction featuring music and sports memorabilia will be featured at the venue.

About AUSA:  The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a nonprofit educational organization that supports soldiers and their families. AUSA focuses on programs that raise awareness and funds in support of wounded warriors including PTSD and TBI treatments. They also assist soldiers and veterans in finding employment in the public sector!

About Melody of Hope:  Melody of Hope is a nonprofit that supports other organizations’ causes by raising funds and awareness through musical performing acts. Melody of Hope achieves this by hosting benefit concerts, music festivals and other events in which the proceeds are donated to partnering charities. Through these events, Melody of Hope is able to become an ambassador to these nonprofit organizations and provide artists with a stage to display their talents. For more information, visit

Contact: Charlie Wendell
Tel: 972-977-6064