Bradley Chapter

   Letter from the President  Forrest E. Smith



Fellow members of the Association of the United States Army,

I wanted to take a moment and express my appreciation for the honor and opportunity to continue to serve our troops and working together with an outstanding team to support the USA goal of providing a “Voice for the Army, Support for the Soldier”.

I want to extend a very special debt of gratitude to Mr. Richard Dayoub whose service as president of the Bradley Chapter over the past three years provided critical leadership and a steady hand during possibly the most tumultuous and challenging period of service in the history of the Bradley Chapter locally, and AUSA nationally. The Chapter is in great standing without a corporate sponsorship base largely intact due to Richard’s personal efforts and leadership – thank you.

Along with the numerous challenges that COVID-19 presented, the pandemic in fact inspired many opportunities that we will take advantage of in the coming year. We will continue to exploit Virtual/Social media format opportunities as we seek to increase outreach initiatives and increase engagement and professional development opportunities linking the active and retiree military community, with local community partners and elected leaders in continuing to reinforce efforts to achieve a unified community and keep El Paso Strong.
El Paso has enjoyed a uniquely intimate relationship between the civilian community, the active and retired military community, local businesses, and elected leaders…this is unique and unlike any other military community in the nation. I have married into this incredible community, and along with my wife Elma, and this outstanding Bradley Chapter team, I hope to contribute to continuing efforts to provide outstanding support to our soldiers, while reinforcing the close ties between the community leaders, corporate sponsors and the military community that makes this southwest border city so special and unique.

“A Voice for the Army, Support for the Soldier”




Omar N. Bradley Chapter of the Association of the United States Army

Mission/Vision Statement


Mission Statement: As the premier voice for the Army, AUSA and the the General of the Army Omar N. Bradley Chapter are committed to serve, support and advocate for the Soldiers and families stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.


  • Being the voice for the Army in Far West Texas;

  • Providing support for Soldiers and families through Chapter activities and programs that build the morale of our Soldiers and family members;

  • Develop within the El Paso community a greater awareness of the mission and role of the Army and Fort Bliss in the national security of our country.



Vision Statement: To build bridges of friendship and communication between the Fort Bliss and El Paso community that will assure that Soldiers and families are taken care as they make our region their home.

Chapture President

Richard E. Dayoub


Elma Smith

VP for Corporate

Letty West

VP Individual

Lance Lehr

VP for
Family Programs

Chasity Rosales

Director for


Letty West


Gina Lewis

VP for
Veterans Program

Paul Albright

Banquet Chair

Gus Rodriguez

Texas State - Operations

Sheli Lawson

4th Region President

Gus Rodriguez


Forrest Smith

Past President

Lance Lehr

Tom Thomas

All officers and directors serve on the Executive Committee

IV Regi0n VP

John Baily