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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.

The Purpose of MOAA

While the association does advocate a strong national defense, it does not, as an association, become involved in the 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 issues.

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