Zia Chapter

The Zia Chapter draws its members primarily from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. And we have a few members in other parts of New Mexico, such as Las Cruces and Roswell. Membership is currently at about 97 members. Our members primarily include: (i) National Guard personnel (currently serving and retired); (ii) active Army retirees who have retired in New Mexico; and (iii) employees of New Mexico-based defense contractors. The chapter was founded about 10 years ago by members of the New Mexico Army National Guard. Chapter activity has been sub-par over the past three years, but we are working to rebuild interest and conduct more activities. Our membership focus over the past year has been to enroll more enlisted personnel (both currently serving and retired) and to dispel the common mis-perception that AAAA is an officer-centric organization. We have had some success in this regard, primarily due to the efforts of chapter Vice President Ryan Haworth.

Annual Events

  • Quarterly Chapter Meetings
  • Isotopes Recruiting Event - Invite members and guests to Isotopes baseball game
  • Holiday Function - Invite members and guests to Christmas event to promote chapter and give AAAA Awards
  • Fun Run Fundraiser - Sponsor fundraising half marathon in Albuquerque/Santa Fe area
  • Fisher House Donation – Charitable Donation to the Fisher House

Chapter Officers

Full NamePosition
COL Matthew R. LewisPresident
Ryan HaworthSeniorVP
2LT Christopher L. OteroSecretary
CW5 Wayne L. SowellTreasurer
SGT Heriberto IbarraVP MembEnrollment
CW3 Brian PhilipbarVP MembEnrollment

Chapter Calendar

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