U.S. Army Signs Memorandum of Understanding With National PTA

In support of the U.S. Army’s continued commitment to education, the U.S. Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG) and National PTA entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalizing the collaboration between the two organizations and their shared dedication to the education and development of our nation’s youth.

The MOU provides a framework for ongoing collaboration in support of the nation’s parents, school administrators and educators. Together, the Army and National PTA will work to improve the educational experiences of high school students as they prepare for college, career, military service and citizenship readiness.

National PTA President Otha Thornton addresses Army leaders and educators during the 2014 SAY Committee meeting in Washington, D.C.

“National PTA makes it their mission to support and shape the future of our nation’s youth,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. “Like the U.S. Army, National PTA has a strong legacy, and we are fortunate to partner with an organization that is so closely aligned with our commitment to the success, education and career-preparedness of America’s young people.”

 As a member of the Army’s “Strengthening America’s Youth” (SAY) Committee, National PTA has been a steadfast education outreach partner, sharing its passion and expertise for education with Army leaders and other SAY Committee members.

The partnership with National PTA is an example of how the Army’s education outreach program builds relationships with educators, youth organizations and schools to increase opportunities for America’s youth, which include the leadership, education and career opportunities available through Army service.

“The U.S. Army and National PTA share a commitment to ensuring that every child reaches his or her full potential, both in school and in life,” said Otha Thornton, president of National PTA. “The U.S. Army has a wide variety of free educational resources that aim to improve student readiness for post-secondary education, the workforce and military service. We are pleased to collaborate with the U.S. Army to bring their resources to students and families nationwide to help them excel in their studies and beyond.”

National PTA President Otha Thornton joined Mark Davis, AMRG, at the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.


AMRG is the U.S. Army’s national marketing, research and analysis organization. The AMRG develops innovative and effective ways to: connect with the American public and make the Army more accessible and understood; increase awareness of both the benefits and value of Army service; and motivate the most qualified candidates to choose the Army as their service of first choice.

National PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. The association prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth. More information about National PTA is available at PTA.org.