• 2013 Young American Award recipient

    2013 Young American Award Recipient  – LT Susan Monks, Lt Col John Simonetti, and CAPT Dori Freer presenting the Young American Award to a HS Student.

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    WCMOA Executive Board Members – Current Executive Board Members for the Western CT Military Officers Association.  Front: LTC David Cole.  Standing: CDR Jim Botten,  Lt Col John Simonetti, COL Serge Gabriel, CAPT Bill Glass, LT Don Boyle, LT Susan Monks, LT Roger Wanamaker, and LT Tom Gabrielson.

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Our next member gathering will be at

NOON, Sunday, March 18th

at Adam’s Rib in Norwalk.

Save the date!


Arman Beermann, Col, USAF (Ret)

The Capture of Saddam Hussein
Insights from 30 days of Interrogation

Colonel Beermann was the commander of a highly classified “Special Missions Unit,” responsible for the capture of Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s former dictator, and led his interrogations. He will share his experience in the Iraq war and share words of wisdom given to him by Saddam Hussein regarding Iran.

Egyptian born Beermann, a counterterrorism and interrogation expert, became an American citizen and a military officer. He is a convert from Islam to Christianity. Come and here his fascinating story.

COL Beermann lives in Connecticut and works in architectural design.

                     CLICK –>  HERE, to place your luncheon reservation 




Our summer membership gathering on September 20th was a huge success.  

There were a lot of firsts!! …

  • First time on a Wednesday.

  • First time in the evening.

  • First time at Port 5.

  • First time hosting a BBQ.


And we had a GREAT SPEAKER:  

Janet Barrett, the recent Connecticut author of 




The 2017 Young American Awards Banquet was held on  May 23rd.  It was a huge success!   We had 136 attendees and gave $5700 away in scholarship moneys to 22 most impressive High School seniors.  Here is the list of this year’s YAA Awardees.  Many of them will be on their way to our military service academies.  LTC David Cole was this year’s YAA Chair and everyone agrees it was the Best Ever!  The new venue at Shore & Country Club was awesome!

Bravo Zulu, David!  Well Done!



MOAA Award at BMA

WCMOA President Lt Col John Simonetti, USAF (Ret) and past president CAPT Bill Glass USN (Ret) present the MOAA JROTC Medal award to Cadet Lt. Commander Jessie Abrams of Bridgeport Military Academy during an impressive ceremony held at the school on 2 June 2016.  CAPT Glass has been the Senior Naval Science instructor at the Academy since its inception in 2013.












Men and women who have served or are serving on active duty, or in one of the National Guard or Reserve components, as a commissioned or warrant officer in one of the seven US uniformed services, as well as widows or widowers of any deceased member of one of those services (auxiliary members). Yearly Dues are $20.00, and our year starts each January first.  Auxiliary members are dues exempt.

To join our ranks, please fill out and send us a Membership Form.

WCMOA, PO Box 2145, Norwalk, CT 06852-2145

Chapter Activities

The chapter holds business and social meetings quarterly.    Regular quarterly meetings are held at the Adam’s Rib restaurant at the Norwalk Inn, 99 East Ave, Norwalk, CT. Meetings commence at 1200 hours with a social hour, and include a program speaker.

In June, the chapter conducts an impressive formal military dinner and ceremony to honor our Young American Awardees at the Italian Center , 1820 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT.  The Young American Awards Program (YAA) honors  graduating seniors from over 20 area High Schools, selected for their patriotism and leadership potential. Click here for directions to the Italian Center in Stamford. Be sure to check the chapter’s newsletter for location and program information, or or contact us at 


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