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Named in honor of BG CartwrightLadies 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 Inc. Leadership and Training Webinar


The National Board of The ROCKS Inc. will conduct the first 2015 virtual meeting on 18 April 2015.  The meeting will start promptly with a roll call at 1215 hours EST, followed by a welcome from the Chairman, BG (R) Earl Simms and introduction of our guest speaker, LTG James C. McConville, the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1. 


Following the presentation by the G-1, the remaining agenda will include the following topics:  Mentorship Process, Fund Raising and By-Laws voting. 


All members of The ROCKS Inc. are invited to the Webinar.  We will use GoToMeeting to facilitate this meeting.  GoToMeeting limits the number of participants that may login to 100.  Registration is first-come, first-serve.  


To participate in the Webinar, send an email to CPT Jessica Main at She will send you a link with the invitation to join the webinar no later than 11:59pm on Friday, April 17, 2015.


Click on this link Agenda: April 18, 2015 Webinar to see this latest agenda. 


41st Annual Spring Gala & Awards Ceremony


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. 

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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 (Click on “Donations”), or
  • Download the Pledge Form located on the home page of our website at 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.

The National Board of the ROCKS, Inc.

is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

All donations are 100% tax deductible. 


Click here to find a chapterPlease click on the links to visit local chapter pages. Chapters throughout the world use these pages to display chapter activities, promote events and recruit members.  Contact the National Rocks Inc. web coordinator if your chapter page is not listed.

Each Board Member is assigned to a Chapter as an Advisor.  Please click the link below to see who is the Advisor for your Chapter.

 National Board Member Chapter Assistance Listing

Suggested Links


click on bulleted listPlease click on the links to visit the national committee pages.  These pages are maintained by the national vice presidents and contain vital information regarding their assigned committees.  Local chapter chairs may also coordinate with national committee chairs to promote joint efforts and activities here.

National Board links 

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