Welcome to the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Citrus County Chapter website. MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. MOAA is the leading voice on compensation and benefit matters for all members of the military community. 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 is a tri-level organization. The national Washington D.C. organization represents more than 350,000 officers and surviving spouses. Then there are over 30 state or regional level affiliates and over 400 local chapter affiliates. The Florida Council of Chapters (FCoC) represents over 40 local chapter affiliates in Florida. The MOAA Citrus County Chapter is a FCoC affiliate.
Citrus County has over 20,000
Veterans with one of the highest percentages of Veterans within a county
population in the nation. Our chapter members
are active in supporting our Veterans. Please note some of our missions:
1. Camaraderie with a purpose- Each year our 80+
members have the opportunity to attend four MOAA sponsored speaker events with speakers from Citrus County government and
Veterans organizations that affect our county’s Veterans. We have also a JROTC scholarship award luncheon; a formal
dinner for the installation of chapter officers; a chapter fall picnic event;
and a joint MOAA chapters luncheon.
2. Our chapter members help manage
and participate in various events during the November annual Citrus County
“Veterans Appreciation Week”. This includes management of the “Veterans In The Classroom” program; Massing of the Colors event, parade marshals and the 11th Hour Veterans Day ceremony.
Our chapter supports our county’s Army, Navy and Air Force JROTC programs
by awarding two scholarships to high school senior JROTC cadets; by donating
funds to support each JROTC program; and by awarding MOAA JROTC medals
to outstanding cadet juniors.
Our chapter members are present as board members or participate in many local Veterans and civic organizations such as the Veterans Foundation,
Mission United, Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), Wounded Warriors
Have Families Too, Female Veterans Network, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, and
many other county organizations.
Our chapter actively engages with our county commissioners and our U.S.
House Representative to educate them about the issues and the solutions
affecting Veterans within Citrus County.
I invite you to check out our
website for events, newsletters and photo albums under the Menu links. If you
would like to attend a chapter meeting or have questions about membership, use
the “Contact Us” link. You may also apply online for membership using the “Join
COL Pete Tan, USA (Ret)
President, MOAA Citrus County Chapter, Inc
“Never Stop Serving”