VICTORIA REVILLA, Colonel, US Army-Retired, PRESIDENT
STEVE TURNER, Colonel, US Air Force-Retired, 1st Vice-President
VICTOR PENA, Colonel, US Army-Retired, 2nd Vice-President
STUART WILLIAMS, Colonel, US Army-Retired, 3rd Vice-President
JOHN HUBER, Lieutenant-Colonel, US Army-Retired, SECRETARY
JOSEPH TARANTINO, Lieutenant-Colonel, US Army, TREASURER
KEN RUPPAR, Lieutenant-Colonel, US Army-Retired, CHAPLAIN
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, Veterans of Foreign Wars etc. VCOC is one of the 23 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.
The VCOC meets quarterly a the Virginia War Memorial in the city of Richmond. Agendas and documents for each quarterly VCOC meeting are posted on this website under "quarterly meetings. The chapter President, the designated "VCOC Rep" , Legislative Rep, and other interested leaders of Virginia chapters of MOAA are all welcome at VCOC meetings or events. The three elected Vice-Presidents are designated as the chair of one of the three Standing Committees of the Council.
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 Congressional Appreciation Luncheon with Virginia's 13 member Congressional Delegation in the Spring (see national legislative section). A VCOC state legislative alert website, vavet.org,developed by the VCOC Legislative Committee is used annually for members to communicate directly to their state district delegates and senators during the legislative sessions of the Virginia Assembly.
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 "contacts" at left). For info about each Virginia Chapter - see the Chapter web page (main section).
Virginia Chapter & VCOC leaders may also access the Directory in a sub-section of "contacts" section (using a pre-determined user name and password).
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