The Virginia Council of Chapters of the Military Officers Association of America (VCOC / MOAA) - also referred to as simply "VCOC" – is an affiliation of MOAA chapters throughout Virginia. There are 18 MOAA chapters and over 40,000 MOAA members in Virginia. Roughly ten percent of Virginia MOAA members are also members of a chapter. Many MOAA members also serve in leadership positions on Virginia boards, commissions and councils and in other veterans' organizations such as American Legion, Military Order of Purple Heart etc. VCOC is one of the 28 Veterans Service Organizations serving on the Virginia Joint Leadership Council (JLC) pursuing state legislation beneficial to veterans. The VCOC works in Virginia to further the goals of national MOAA and the local chapters. MOAA and its affiliated chapters and councils are nonpartisan.
The VCOC meets quarterly. A Chapter "VCOC Rep" is designated by each affiliated chapter. The chapter President, VCOC Rep, Legislative Rep, and other interested leaders of Virginia chapters of MOAA are all welcome at VCOC meetings or events.
The VCOC holds two important legislative events each year: "Storming the state capitol" (or "Day at the Virginia General Assembly") in Richmond in January (see state legislative section) and a luncheon with Virginia's 13 member congressional delegation in the Spring (see national legislative section).
The VCOC publishes a quarterly newsletter, titled The Council Crier. The electronic version is posted on this website.
If you have questions about the VCOC, please contact an individual on the contact list (click on the main menu item "HOME" on the header and then click "CONTACTS").