An Association For Military Men In America
After World War One, thousands of military men had difficulties in finding a job, sought medical assistance and no financial support from the government that is why on 23 February 1929, the Military Officers Association of America (formerly known as Retired Officers Association) was established which aims to provide military retirement benefits while keeping close relations among uniformed personnel in America.
Through the great minds and kind hearts of Earl and Countess Haig, Marshal of the Fleet Earl Betty, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Viscount Trenchard and City of London, the association was able to gain thousands of subscribers and is continuing to grow today, read more here.
In 1944, the association only had a 2,000 members but now, it has a total of 380,000 members and is expected to rise in the next years to come.
It is the largest organization for the welfare of uniformed officers working under the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Public Health Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, even deceased officers who have surviving spouses can enroll.
The association provides its members an assistance if ever they decide to change careers, even educational support is given.
By providing military men and their families with lifetime benefits, they are able to encourage more individuals to work as a uniformed officer, on top of that, the association updates the members about any national defense issues and pending legislative cases.
However, the association does not support or encourage military strategy debates or any specific weapons systems.
The organization has a total of 36 board members each working for the military and represents a specific geographic region, together they elect a president who shall oversee the administrative and operational work, a secretary, a chief financial officer, a chairman and 3 vice chairman.
In addition, the association has a total of 36 board members all working for the military and represent six geographical regions of the State and they elect a chairman, 3 vice chairman, association president, chief financial officer and a secretary, among them the president oversees the operation of the whole association.
With its beautiful motto “One Powerful Voice” and life-changing benefits given to its members, the association has touched the hearts of charities all over the world including committed members of Cobseo, The Royal British Legion, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, ABF-The Soldiers’ Charity, the RAF Benevolent Fund, as well as other service and civilian charities to help them with their cause.