Brigadier General Jake Betty Tasked Beginnings in 2009
There are many associations of Aggie alumni which have been formed as a means of supporting current students, such as the Association of Former Yell Leaders, The Association of Former Fish Drill Team Members, and the Corps of Cadets Association. Until recently, there was no permanent association of RV alumni, but due to the efforts of several former RVs amoung them Scott Eberhart '74, General Jake Betty '73 and Colonel Byron Stebbins '78 of the Commandant's office, the Ross Volunteer Association (RVA) was established in 2009.
The RVA was established to support the Ross Volunteer Company and to provide social opportunities for Ross Volunteers of the past to meet and greet. The formation of the RVA was set in motion in 2009 when the Ross Volunteer advisor, General Jake Betty ’73, tasked the Ross Volunteer Company to research, tabulate and contact former Ross Volunteers. The contact included an invitation to attend an exploratory meeting on campus in 2009. Approximately 70 former RV’s were present. A committee of 3 was appointed to form the new association.
Official Launch in 2010