Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Military Professional

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Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Association Type
Military Professional


Contact Phone Number
(800) 234-6622

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HQ Address
Military Officers Association of America
201 N Washington St
Alexandria, VA 22314-2537



MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization.

With about 370,000 members from every branch of service - including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, former officers, and their families - we are a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers at every stage of their careers.

MOAA's highest priority is providing first-class service to our members. We are the leading voice on compensation and benefit matters for all members of the military community. We provide expert advice and guidance to our members. 


While the association does advocate a strong national defense, it does not, as an association, become involved in matters pertaining to military strategy or individual weapons systems of the various services. The association's board of directors has long believed that such decisions can be made only by those who have all of the facts available to them: today's actively serving military leadership.

The association plays an active role in military personnel matters and especially proposed legislation affecting the career force, the retired community, and veterans of the uniformed services. MOAA's overarching goals are captured in its resolutions, which reflect the views of the entire membership. The membership provides input and votes on resolutions every two years (on even years).

While MOAA is permitted by law to lobby - and does so actively - its status as a tax-exempt veterans organization precludes it from participating in political activities, which are defined as intervening directly or indirectly in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Stated briefly, the association may advocate issues, but it may not advocate the election or defeat of particular candidates or political parties. 


MOAA was founded in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 23, 1929. The first leaders of the association hoped that by joining together they could provide assistance and advice to other military officers. This concern for others fostered natural fraternal relations among members from all branches of the uniformed services.

By the beginning of World War II, MOAA's leaders realized that they needed to reorganize and expand to become an effective force on behalf of their members. In what turned out to be a wise decision, MOAA moved to Washington, D.C., in 1944 with a membership of 2,600.

After a membership vote in September 2002, the association changed its name from The Retired Officers Association (TROA) to the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), on January 1, 2003.

Today, MOAA has grown to a membership of about 370,000 members and is the country's largest military officers' association. MOAA's purpose also has grown to include career transition assistance, improved member products, military benefits counseling, educational assistance to children of military families (to include enlisted), and strong involvement in military professionalism activities. 


The association is governed by a board of directors consisting of 36 officers from the seven uniformed services. Four of the association's national officers - the chairman of the board and three vice chairmen - are elected by the board of directors. Also elected as association officers by the board of directors (from outside the board membership) are the president, chief financial officer, and secretary, all of whom serve on MOAA's professional, salaried staff.

The president and staff directors conduct daily business from the headquarters in Alexandria, Va. 


Membership is open to active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, and former commissioned officers and warrant officers of the following uniformed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Auxiliary memberships also are available for surviving spouses of deceased officers.

Direct Reporting All Chapters  
First European Chapter First Euroean (APO, AE)
Puerto Rico (Ft Buchanan, Puerto Rico) Lower Eastern Shore (Ocean Pines)
East-Central Alabama (Auburn, AL) East-Central Alabama Chapter (Auburn, AL)
Greater Birmingham Chapter (Birmingham, AL) Greater Bumingham (Burmingham, AL)
Ed Buckhalter (Dothan, AL) Ed Burkhalter Chapter (Dothan, AL)
Mtns, Lakes & Valleys (Fackler, AL) Mtns, Lakes and Valleys Chapter (Fackler, AL)
Northeast Alabama Chapter (Fort McClellan, AL) Fort Rucker (Fort Rucker, AL)
Fort Rucker Chapter (Fort Rucker, AL) Notheast Alabama (Ft McClellan, AL)
Coosa Valley Chapter (Gadsden, AL) Coosa Valley (Gadsten, AL)
Huntsville (Huntsville, AL) Huntsville Chapter (Huntsville, AL)
Greater Shoals (Killen, AL) Greater Shoals Chapter (Killen, AL)
South Alabama (Mobile, AL) South Alabama Chapter (Mobile, AL)
Alabama Council of Chapters (Montgomery, AL) Montgomery Area (Montgomery, AL)
Montgomery Area Chapter (Montgomery, AL) West Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
West Alabama Officers Association Chapter (Tuscaloosa, AL) Captain Cook (Anchorage, AK)
Captain Cook Chapter (Anchorage, AK) Arizona Chapter MOAA (Chandler, AZ)
Arizona (Glendale, AZ) Green Valley (Green Valley, AZ)
Green Valley Chapter (Green Valley, AZ) Northern Arizona (Prescott, AZ)
Northern Arizona Chapter (Prescott, AZ) Coronado (Sierra Vista, AZ)
Coronado Chapter (Sierra Vista, AZ) Luke (Sun City West, AZ)

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FA Abel, Stephen (Steve), COL MP Abraham, George, Jr., COL
FI Abrahamson, Edward, MAJ FA Acevedo, Angel (acevedo), MAJ
MP Acosta, Kevin, COL 1 AV Adair, Michael (Mike), CW5 43 
QM Adams, Daniel, CPT 6 AR Adams, Dave (Sabre6), CPT 8
AR Adams, Gerald, Jr., CPT AV Adams, John, Jr. (JJ), LTC 19
SC Adams, Michael (Mike), 1LT 6 MP Adams, Riakos (Rock), MAJ 
MS ADGER, CONSTANCE, LTC 5 QM Adkins, Charles, Jr. (Bandit 6), MAJ 2
IN Agness, Wayne, LTC  MS Agosta, Richard (Rick), COL
FA Agostini, Richard, Sr., CPT 4 SC Ahl, Dana, CW4 
MS Aker, Glenn, CPT CM Albano, James, MAJ
IN Albert, Dan (Mountaineer 6), LTC 3 SC Aldrich, Hugo, Jr., CW4 96
SC Aldrich, Scott, LTC  MI Alford, Andrew, CW3
MI Alkek, James, 1LT 11 IN Allen, Scott, MAJ 
IN Allen,Sr, John-David (JD), COL 2 AG Allie, Jeremy, MAJ 6
SF Allmendinger, Perry (Dinger), COL 4 SC Alpert, Martin (DOC), LTC 1
AD Alvarez, Jesus (Jess), CW2 MP Ambrose, William, CW4 -Deceased 
MP Amerena, Vincent, MAJ 8 IN Amerson, Timothy, MAJ 11
AV Anderson, Carl, CW5 7 AG Anderson, Cecil (Tal), COL
AV Anderson, Charles (Captain Amrica), CPT 3 CA Anderson, Curtis, II, LTC 56
FA Anderson, David, COL 22 MP Anderson, James, Jr. (Sonny), LTC 2

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