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.
Earl and Countess Haig, Marshal of the Fleet Earl Betty, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Viscount Trenchard and City of London established this life-changing association which was supported by many military men who had financial and health difficulties especially after their services to the country, click info to learn more.
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.
In addition to that, the association aims to increase the number of uniformed personnel especially encouraging the youth and their members in the association by encouraging government policies for the financial support or assistance to their members and providing them with regular updates of national defense issues and 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.
It was originally named as the Retired Officers Association and was changed in 2002 into what we know now as the Military Officers Association of America, their original headquarters was in Los Angeles, California, was moved in 1944 to Washington and is now currently located in Alexandria, Virginia, United States.
The association receives assistance from charities all over the world to help these military men who have done so much for the country, 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, are just some of them.