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About Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the country's leading organization protecting the rights of military service members and their families.  Those who belong to MOAA not only lend their voices to a greater cause, but they also gain access to extensive benefits tailored to the needs and lifestyles of military officers.

MOAA members proudly hail from every branch of the uniformed services.  To them, we have made the same promise that they have made to their country:  NEVER STOP SERVING.

MOAA's greatest mission is to improve the lives of those who serve and their families, which is achieved largely through the tireless advocacy efforts taking place in our nation's capital.  MOAA's experts in Washington are there to support legislation that benefits the military community and are equally vigilant when fighting to stop legislation that threatens our livelihood.  The larger our numbers, the greater our voice. 


Membership is open to active duty, former, retired, and National Guard and Reserve commissioned and Warrant Officers of the uniformed services nd their surviving spouses.

MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers.  It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization.  With more than 350,000 members from every brank 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.

Here's Information and How to Join


Reasons to Join a MOAA Chapter


You know the value of belonging to MOAA and your chapter. But when you’re talking to a potential new chapter member, it’s important to remember that many officers might have only limited knowledge of MOAA’s chapter system.  Creating a dialogue and asking open-ended questions is the best way to find out if and how a chapter membership could help a prospective member.  Find out as much as you can about their priorities in order to tailor a response that is more likely to resonate with them personally.


Here are some aspects of membership that may appeal to them.


1. Make yourself heard. MOAA’s chapters provide critical grassroots support for MOAA’s national legislative agenda. Chapter members let their legislators know what’s on their minds and open doors for MOAA’s legislative team in Washington, D.C.


2. Give back to the community. Chapter members are MOAA’s ambassadors in their communities, supporting countless programs that make a difference in the lives of others. These members continue to serve and are giving back in the truest sense.


3. Value added to chapter members’ lives. MOAA chapters sponsor interesting programs and opportunities to interact with civic, political, military, and business leaders on issues important to members.


4. Networking with fellow officers. Chapters include second-career members in the work force and retired service members who have contacts in their communities that can be valuable to transitioning officers.


5. Stay informed. Chapter newsletters, websites, and meetings provide you with the latest information on local, state, and national issues and changes to military benefits.


6. Influencing state legislation. Most states have a council of chapters that unites chapters in the state. These councils, and independent chapters in states without a council, often lobby for and pass state-level legislation that affects military members and their families, such as exempting military retired pay from state income tax or increasing funding for state veterans’ programs.

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