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Description of Program
MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers.
It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization.
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. MOAA's overarching goals are captured in its resolutions, which reflect the views of the entire membership. The membership provides input and votes on resolutions every two years (on even years).
While MOAA is permitted by law to lobby - and does so actively - its status as a tax-exempt veterans organization precludes it from participating in political activities, which are defined as intervening directly or indirectly in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Stated briefly, the association may advocate issues, but it may not advocate the election or defeat of particular candidates or political parties.
Membership is open to anyone who holds or has ever held a commission or been a warrant officer in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, U.S. Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Surviving spouses, including those whose deceased spouses would have been eligible for membership but were not MOAA members, are also eligible for membership.