What is MOAA?
MOAA is the largest and most
influential association of military officers. It’s an independent,
nonprofit, politically non-partisan organization.
With about 360,000 members from every
branch of service 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 its members. We are the leading voice on compensation
and benefit matters for members of the military community.
In addition to sponsoring social and
educational activities, our local chapter is active in providing support to
veterans in need as well as high school Junior ROTC and college ROTC cadets
involved in various military programs.
The Tallahassee Chapter offers monthly
opportunities to get together. A dinner social dinner meeting is held
once per quarter, between 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Seven Reasons for any
Officer -- Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Former, Retired or Surviving Spouse --
to join your Local Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Chapter
yourself heard. Legislative advocacy is MOAA’s “Main
Battery.” MOAA chapters provide critical grassroots support for MOAA's
national and state legislative agendas. Our benefits are under attack and MOAA
is in the fight to preserve them. Chapter members let their legislators know
what is on their minds and open doors for MOAA's legislative team in
Washington, D.C. In these difficult times, MOAA
members need to stick together and our chapters are the best way we know to do
2. Giving back to the community. As officers, we
are Servant Leaders. Chapter members are MOAA's ambassadors in
their communities, supporting countless programs that make a difference in the
lives of others. These members have gone the extra step to give back in the
truest sense of servant leadership.
3. Value added to chapter member lives. MOAA
chapters sponsor interesting programs and opportunities to interact with civic,
political, military, and business leaders on issues important to members and
4. Networking with fellow officers. Chapters
include second career members in the work force or retired service members who
have contacts in the community that can be valuable to transitioning
officers. Even though few of us are looking for work, these contacts can
prove valuable in countless ways.
5. Stay informed. Chapter newsletters, websites,
and meetings provide you the latest information on local, state, and national
issues and changes to military benefits. You will also hear from
interesting guest speakers on topics of interest.
6. Influencing state legislation. In our state, we
have the Florida Council of Chapters (FCOC) that unites every MOAA chapter in
the state. Our council often lobbies for passage of state-level legislation
that affects military members and their families, such as increasing funding
for state-run VA programs.
With a Purpose. Enjoy the camaraderie that you miss from your
days in uniform. But this is so much more. Be a part of
something bigger than yourself. Our chapter is a leader in our
community. Our members lead numerous organizations locally, both veteran and
military-related, as well as civic and business organizations. We are on the
map. Be a part of it.