Historic moment for AORR: book launch for “Romanian Reserve Officers Association (AORR) - strong, active, responsible”
AORR launched, on the evening of September 7, 2021, at the “Byzantine” hall of the National Military Circle, its headline book “Romanian Reserve Officers Association (AORR) – strong, active, responsible”, published at the Bucharest Military Publishing House and elaborated by a collective of authors, members of AORR, coordinated by Brig. Gen. (ret.) Vasile Băețelu and Lt. Gen. (ret.) Virgil Bălăceanu.
The launching ceremony of the book took place in an academic and collegial atmosphere, with participating guest from academic, military and associative structures personalities, like: academician Victor Voicu, honorary member of the Association, Mr. George Păunescu, honorary member of the Association, Mr. Viorel Manole, PATROMIL Executive Director, generals and officers from the Ministry of National Defense (DRPCVP, DGMRU, UNAp, Observatorul Militar newspaper), representatives of other associative structures (ANCMRR, ROMIL, FMR), full members, associates and supporters of the Association, as well as sponsors’ representatives. Representatives of the National Union of Veterans of the War of Independence of the Republic of Moldova (UNVRIRM) were also invited.
The book presents the the Association members’ experience in the service of Romania’s defense, as well as within NATO and defines the personality of the Association in the associative structures within the Defense, Public Order and National Security System (SAOPSN).
The book brings together interesting and relevant topics for the profile of the Association: AORR history, Armed Forces reserve between defense needs and reality, defense mobilisation and volunteering, military mobility, support of the national defense industry, support of volunteer reservists, solving social and health problems of military reservists, the collaboration with the Ministry of National Defense and specialised Parliamentary commissions, the Association involvement in celebrating the 1918 Great Union Centenary. Also, the activity within the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) and international bilateral relationships with other associations of Armed Forces reservists from Allied and Partner countries is related.
Through its content, the book informs the Romanian society with the problems of the military reservists and represents a working tool at the disposal of the Association, being able to become a source of inspiration for other associative structures as well.
The recently launched work can be useful to anyone interested in learning about recent but dense history of AORR, mainly active, reserve and retired military personnel, who wish to honor, under any circumstances and to up to the end, the sacred oath. to the country to which they have dedicated their entire life and professional competence. And last, but not least, to the young colleagues in the Volunteer Reservist Corps, whose enthusiasm and dedication are very well known and appreciated.