OKLAHOMA CITY – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today received the Oklahoma Reserve Officers Association’s Minuteman of the Year Award. This award is presented annually to a “citizen who has contributed most to National Security during these times.” This is in keeping with the Reserve Officers Association Congressional Charter: “to support a military policy for the United States that will provide adequate national security, and to promote the development and execution thereof.”
“I am humbled and honored to receive the Minuteman of the Year award from the Oklahoma chapter of the Reserve Officers Association,” said Lankford. “America has a reserve force that plays a key national security role for the nation, and it is important that we provide full support for their efforts. Whenever they are called upon, reservists are always willing and ready to serve and sacrifice for America. I am extremely thankful for their contributions to our security and freedom.”
Since 1922, the Reserve Officers Association has been the only organization dedicated to support reservists and their critical role in national defense. Reserve service carries unique burdens and for more than nine decades, the Reserve Officers Association has been the nation’s leading advocate for lifelong support in recognition of their unprecedented contributions to the cause of freedom.