Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the official website of The ROCKS, INC. Through this marvelous technological realm, we will provide information so that you may become intimately familiar with the organization as a whole; its history, purpose, values, goals and its many programs.
In 1974, The ROCKS, INC. began as a metropolitan Washington, DC organization with one chapter. Since then, The ROCKS, Inc. has steadily grown to a membership of over 1150 members in 15 chapters and 1 interest group established worldwide. The organization has positioned itself as an essential leader in providing developmental guidance to members of the Army officer corps and ROTC cadets. Simultaneously, the ROCKS is providing information and processes to assist members transitioning into the civilian sector
THE ROCKS MEMBERSHIP HISTORICAL JOURNEY BOOK FINANCIAL PLEDGE
We are on a roll based upon the suggestion made by BG Von Richardson's request made at the 2014 ROCKS Forum that all (1,300) ROCK members pledge and contribute to making the Journey Book a success. The National Board accepted BG Richardson's recommendation and personalized emails and letters have gone out to all ROCK members and notices have been or soon will be placed on all ROCKS websites.
We need your personal pledge and direct support to get the book in print by the Who's Who Publishing Company. I have made my pledge in a one time payment ($120.00) on line now we need your help to get others to do the same. Thanks.
The National Board of the ROCKS Inc. approved the publication of a book entitled The ROCKS Inc.: A Historical Journey From 1974 – 2013. The revenue from the sales of this book will be the major fundraiser for The National Board and the 23 ROCKS chapters and 7 interest groups.
This extraordinary project will capture the legacy in pictures, biographies and short stories of ROCKS members, including those who have become 4-Star General Officers, ROCKS and Honorary ROCKS of the Year, and a large section of the book will be dedicated to members of ROCKS Chapter and Interest Groups. The book will also display ROCKS activities such as the Biennial Conference and Annual Spring Gala and many other contributions made by our members.
We are currently in the fundraising phase of this project and we request that you favorably consider pledging $10 per month for 12 months for $120 or make a one-time payment of $120 to support the Journey project. Upon receipt of your pledge a small ROCKS gift will be forwarded to you with a letter of thanks.
There are three ways for you to participate:
- Make a one-time payment of $120 online at www.rocksinc.org (Click on “Donations”), or
- Download the Pledge Form located on the home page of our website at www.rocksinc.org and mail it with your $120 check/money order/credit card information, or
- To set up automatic monthly payments of $10, download the ROCKS Journey Pledge Form, select “I hereby authorize The ROCKS, Inc. to charge my credit card for $10 per month for 12 months beginning ____________ (mm/dd/yyyy) and ending on _______________(mm/dd/yyyy).”, fill in dates, billing information and return to our office either by fax, email, or regular mail.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 301-856-9319 or toll-free at Toll Free (888) 762-5747. Thank you in advance for your participation and support.
Register here for 41st Annual Spring Gala (Click on link below):
The ROCKS, Inc. was approved in June 2014 as a Commemorative Partner in support of the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration. The ROCKS, Inc. is among more than 7,000 Commemorative Partners all across America assisting a grateful Nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families. Especially families who lost loved ones during the Vietnam War.
Vietnam Veterans and their families will receive special recognition for their service and sacrifice at the 41st Annual Spring Gala. Please let us know if you are Vietnam Veteran (served in the Vietnam War in Vietnam), Vietnam Era Soldier (was on duty during Vietnam- but did not serve in Vietnam), a Spouse, a Son or a Daughter of Vietnam Veteran that was KIA, MIA or POW when you register for the gala at the link above.
The 2014 ROCKs of the Year and Honorary ROCK of the Year Awardees for The ROCKS, Inc.:
ROCKs of the Year Awardees:
General Vincent K. Brooks (U.S. Army Pacific Command)
MG Gwen Bingham (White Sands Missile Range)
COL Charles R. Hamilton (Fort Campbell, K.Y.)
COL Anthony J. (Tony) Polk, USA, Retired (Washington, D.C. Chapter)
Honorary ROCK of the Year:
LTG Patricia D. Horoho, The Surgeon General/Commander, USA Medical Command
The 2014 Robert B. Burke Awardees:
LTC Joseph Berry, Jr. (Hampton Roads Chapter)
LTC Clydea Prichard-Brown (Washington, D.C. Chapter)
MAJ Natasha S. Clark (Screaming Eagles Chapter)
BOARD MEMBER ACTIVITIES