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.
The association is open for all active duty, retired, former commission officers, warrant officers, who worked or is currently working in 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 surviving spouses of deceased officers can benefit, click this link to discover more.
Not only is healthcare and retirement provided by the Military Officers Association of America but they also educational support for the children and career transition assistance is provided to the members.
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.
The association also aims to address important national defense issues that military men are facing and update the members about it, although, the association does not support military strategy debates or any specific weapons systems.
The first headquarters of the association was in Los Angeles, California then moved to Washington, currently it is located in Alexandria, Virginia, United States.
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.
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.
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