Our Chapter was founded November 14, 1958 and serves Fairfield County, Connecticut. The mission of our organization is to provide a forum for our members to meet and foster fraternal fellowship. We have about 100 regular and auxiliary members. The Western Connecticut Military Officers Association (WCMOA) is a nonprofit affiliate of the Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA). As such, we strive to help and support state and local legislation designed to further a strong national defense and support our veteran population, promote and foster better relationships between its members and the community in which they live, and offer opportunities to renew old friendships and make new ones through chapter meetings and social activities.
WCMOA is a nonprofit affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). Our members are men and women who have served as officers in US military services. WCMOA was organized in November of 1958, chartered on April 15, 1960, and is a tax exempt 501(c) (19).
Benefits: In addition to the opportunity to swap sea stories, trench talk, Marine mumbles, or whatever your branch of service may call them, we seek as a group to enhance our member’s benefits by providing the following – opportunities to network, engage in community service, practice advocacy at your level, and attend special events.
The chapter holds business and social meetings quarterly. Regular quarterly meetings are held at a variety of venues within Fairfield county and we always have an engaging guest speaker.
In June, the chapter conducts an impressive formal military dinner and ceremony to honor our Young American Awardees. The Young American Awards Program (YAA) honors graduating seniors from over 30 area High Schools, selected for their patriotism and leadership potential.
Eligibility: 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.
Dues – WCMOA has several different membership opportunities – Annual/Multi-year, and Lifetime:
Annual: $30 ($30/year)
3 Year: $50 ($16.66/year)
5 Year: $75 ($15/year)
Over 80+ and Auxiliary Members: FREE
To join our ranks, please fill out and send us a Membership Form