AUSA supports soldiers, their families and Army civilians, provides a voice for the Army, and honors those who have served. As the Army’s premier, nonprofit, educational and professional association, we: 

  • Educate those we serve (soldiers and their families, Army civilians, retired soldiers and veterans, and the businesses and industries that support the Army) with programs, products, resources and events…
  • Inform our members, Congress and the American public about issues affecting America’s Army – Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve, and…
  • Connect America’s Total Army, its industry partners, like-minded associations and other supporters at the national, regional and chapter levels.

The San Diego Chapter, Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a private, non-profit organization that acts primarily as an advocacy group for the United States Army.

Chartered in 1959, the Chapter boasts membership of 828, and growing.  Membership is open to everyone, not just Army personnel, nor is membership mandatory for Soldiers, although Army personnel are highly encouraged to join by their chain of command. 

Come join the Team…HOOAH!!!

Chapter Programs

As an advocate within the local community for issues that come under the AUSA National mission’s umbrella, the San Diego Chapter:

  • Hosts quarterly General Membership meetings to inform Chapter members and guests on topics of US Army, military, and veteran significance
  • Supports local Senior and Junior Army ROTC units through awards and scholarships
  • Engages local schools to promote participation in AUSA’s CyberPatriot cyber defense competition and recognize outstanding teachers
  • Supports local veteran services organizations
  • Advocates Army and DoD positions with Congressional representatives and their staffs

We support the following University ROTC Units


San Diego State University Army ROTC Aztec Battalion

University of San Diego

University of California San Diego

California State University San Marcos

Point Loma Nazarene University

We support the following High School JROTC Units


San Diego HS 1st Battalion, Hoover HS 2nd Battalion, Lincoln HS 3rd Battalion, Kearny HS 4th Battalion

Morse HS 5th Battalion, Madison HS 6th Battalion, Crawford HS 7th Battalion


Point Loma HS 1st Company, Canyon Hills HS 2nd Battalion, Patrick Henry HS 3rd Battalion

US Air Force JROTC

Scripps Ranch HS 1st Group, Mira Mesa HS 2nd Wing

US Marine Corp JROTC

University HS 1st Battalion

AUSA San Diego Chapter on Youtube channel