Texas Council of Chapters

LTC Larry Petrash

Welcome to the website of the Texas Council of Chapters, an affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America. As the State President, I have the distinct honor and privilege to represent thousands of active duty, retired Guard and Reserve military and other former members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors, who hail from this great state. Please take a few minutes to peruse our website. It offers great insight of what MOAA is, and, what MOAA does.

MOAA is a nonprofit veterans association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and ensuring our nation keeps its commitments to currently , retired, and former members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and their surviving spouses. Through MOAA's benefits, membership gives you access to advice, money-saving products and services, and a team of legislative professionals fighting for your rights. By also joining your local chapter, you will find regular meetings and social functions that result in lasting friendships and pursuit of common goals.

MOAA's key mission is advocacy. MOAA personifies the power of advocacy. Our voice has been heard; it continues to be heard both at the State and Congressional levels. By leveraging the promises and commitments that have been made to those who have been faithful to their country, MOAA has held our nation's leaders accountable in living up to those commitments. In the current environment, where benefits are continually threatened, MOAA has, forcefully and powerfully, articulated positions on issues. Simply stated, MOAA job is to guard your benefits and force Congress to keep the nation's commitment to those who sacrifice for our nation's freedom. MOAA gets the job done!

The Texas Council of Chapters acts as the representative of its member Chapters, their membership; non-affiliated Chapters and their membership; and National MOAA members who are not affiliated with a Chapter but reside in Texas to the Texas Coalition, The Texas Legislature and various other organizations within the State of Texas. It is the role of the Texas Council, as well, to advocate for the benefits, welfare and pay of those represented to our Senators and Representatives in the US Congress and the same in the Texas Legislature. This is done regardless of political parties; MOAA is strictly apolitical! MOAA National's mission is Congressional advocacy; the State Council's mission is both Congressional advocacy and advocacy is the State Legislature. Join us in our effort; you can make a difference!

Thanks for all you do for our chapters.