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AZ Council of Chapters MOAA Officers

President Richard Jonas, Lt. Col, USAF, Ret Contact Email
Vice President Peter Kloeber Col, USAF, Ret Contact Email
Secretary Mrs. Pam Wojtas Contact Email

National MOAA Mission Statement

The association plays an active role in military personnel matters and especially proposed legislation affecting the career force, the retired community, and veterans of the uniformed services.

History of MOAA

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) was founded in Los Angeles, CA in 1929 with the view to counsel and render assistance to all officers in matters related to their retired status. Through the years, the association broadened its objectives to work on behalf of the entire uniformed service community. After a membership vote in September 2002, the association changed its name from The Retired Officers Association (TROA) to the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), on January 1, 2003.

Video: Why MOAA

Why MOAA? [They] provide me with a direct voice to Congress. … My membership matters because I make the organization stronger, which makes our voice stronger. -1st Lt, ARNG. Learn more in this video.

MOAA Who We Are

  • Six out of ten retired officers belong to MOAA, as do more than 30,000 active duty officers. Today, with about 370,000 members, MOAA is the nation’s largest military officer’s association and the main force among veterans’ groups in lobbying Congress to protect military retirement and survivor benefits.
  • MOAA is an independent, nonprofit organization operated exclusively to benefit members of the uniformed services, their families, ad survivors. MOAA is dedicated to preserving their entitlements and to maintain a strong defense.
  • The Arizona Council of Chapters MOAA is the State entity which provides support and assistance to member chapters of Arizona.

MOAA Council and Chapters Policy and Procedures Guide

Organizational Structure

  • MOAA National HQ is located in Alexandria, VA and is governed by a board of directors consisting of 36 officers from the seven uniformed services
  • Arizona Council of ChaptersThe Council of Chapters is the umbrella leadership organization for the Chapters in Arizona.
  • Chapters – Arizona has 9 individual MOAA Chapters and 4 Satellite Chapters. Each chapter organizes committees to serve their community and its members.

Governance Documents

  • Charter of Affiliation
  • By-Laws
  • Minutes
  • Corporation Documents