The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is a nonprofit veteransí association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors. MOAA is the largest military officers association and the fourth largest veteran association in America. MOAA was originally founded as the Retired Officers Association in February 1929. The name was officially changed to the Military Officers Association of America in January 2003.
The Ohio Council of Chapters was chartered May 1976 and is one of the 35 state councils. State councils are an affiliate of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). The council is an independent, self-governing, and self-supporting organization that voluntary choose to affiliate with MOAA for the purpose of cooperation and mutual support. The Council is a creation of the six member chapters in the State of Ohio. The council does not participate in the organizational or managerial affairs of the chapters. It represents a consensus of the member chaptersí beliefs. The council plays an important role in supporting its chapters and leading the way on state legislative issues and MOAA legislative goals. Participation by chapters in the council provides a forum for the exchange of ideas to strengthen and become a more effective chapter.
Chapter membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, or NOAA and their surviving spouses. Chapters are independent, self-supporting and self-governing organizations that voluntarily choose to affiliate with the Military Officers Association of America for the purpose of cooperation and mutual support.
The MOAA Ohio Council of Chapters is an affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). MOAA and its affiliated chapters and councils are non-partisan.
Last Updated: March 31st, 2018