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Frequently Asked Questions

  • All active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, former commissioned officers, and warrant officers of the uniformed services - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - are eligible for membership.
    MOAA counts among its members 6 out of 10 retired officers; 59,000 active duty officers; and more than 58,000 active or retired Guard and Reserve officers.
    Auxiliary membership is also available for surviving spouses of deceased officers
    Combat experience is not an eligibility requirement
    Members of the MOAA do not have to be officers in an active military organization such as the Marines, Navy or Army. Officers in the National Guard are also eligible to become members of the organization. Cadets can join too. Our chapter is also signing up ROTC cadets and midshipmen for MOAA. Junior and Senior ROTC cadets/midshipmen are eligible to be MOAA members. They will receive an electronic membership.
    For more details please contact us.
  • Yes. We welcome veterans who have not retired but want to be active in supporting activities that strengthen and support our military.personnel.
  • Anyone may attend the meetings especially if you are a widow or widower. But we encourage you to join as a member of the auxiliary. If you are interested you may see more information about joining and get an application here or contact us.
  • MOAA Greenville Chapter membership is only open to persons who have first become members of MOAA National. This policy is used across the United States by almost all local chapters.
  • The newsletter is available to anyone who would like to receive it. Almost half of our subscribers are not members of our chapter but are interested in what we do. It is also a good way to learn about our chapter if you are thinking of joining. If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter click here.
  • There are many reasons for joining the Greenville chapter in addition to MOAA National.
    Be informed of and alerted to activities in our area where we can have an impact.
    Actively participate with others who are supporting common interests.
    Get to know other military officers in our area with whom you have a shared experience.
  • Each person must obviously make their own decision about where they would like to be involved but 6 out of 10 officers have decided the be involved with MOAA because we are one of the most effective organizations speaking on behalf of veterans. MOAA is part of the leadership of the Military Coalition, a group of organizations that works on behalf of military members and veterans. Frequently, MOAA is called by congress to speak on behalf on issues that effect active duty, retired military and veterans of all ranks, an indicator of the respect shown to MOAA by members of both political parties.
  • We welcome all who would like to get involved with the chapter. If you would like to donate a skill, we want to use it wherever possible; if you have an interest, we train you if possible to be able to help us. Just let us know how you would like to be involved and we will work together to make you a part of what we do.
  • General Membership Meetings are usually arranged around a reasonably priced meal and involve a speaker, sometimes from the outside and sometimes from within the chapter. Speakers are chosen based on topics that we anticipate would be of interest to a large percentage of our membership. We generally do not conduct business at General Membership Meetings. Almost all business is conducted at the Board Meetings that are open to all Chapter members. If you have a topic that you would like to see addressed at one of our General Membership meetings or if you have a speaker that you would like us to invite please let us know.
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For over 80 years, MOAA has been serving those who serve their country. With more than 370,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, Guard and Reserve officers, and their families, we’re proud to be the country’s largest and most influential military officers association.
Published On - 8/29/17
MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization.

MOAA Greenville Chapter
PO Box 26465 • Greenville SC 29616