About Us




The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) was founded in 1929 as The Retired Officers Association (TROA) with a view to counsel and render assistance to all military officers in matters related to their retired status.

In 2003 TROA became MOAA so the organization could appeal to and serve active duty officers as well as retired and former officers. Today MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. With more than 370,000 members from every branch of service - including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, former officers, and their families – MOAA is a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers at every stage of their careers.

MOAA's highest priority is providing first-class service to our members. It is the leading voice on compensation and benefit matters for all members of the military community. MOAA can provide expert advice and guidance to all members – active, retired and former officers.

MOAA is an independent, nonprofit organization, operated exclusively to benefit officer members of the uniformed services, their survivors and families. MOAA is dedicated to preserving earned military entitlements and to maintaining a strong and effective national defense.

Membership is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and former commissioned officers and warrant officers of the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Associate memberships are available for surviving spouses of deceased officers.

See more at: MOAA at a Glance

MOAA national membership options can be examined on the web: Why Join Moaa

Also consider becoming a member of our Admiral Arleigh Burke Chapter. Annual dues are $30 for regular membership (including spouse) and $15 for a surviving spouse membership.

If you are now a member of MOAA, please enter your membership number on our Chapter application. If you are not a member of MOAA, we would encourage you to join the national organization at the same time.

Never Stop Serving . .
. . for Over 88 Years!


(Established 29 June 1972)

The MOAA Admiral Arleigh Burke Chapter (AABC) was first chartered in 1972 as the Boulder County Chapter of The Retired Officers Association (TROA). The national organization changed its name to the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) in 2003. Meanwhile, our Chapter name had been changed in 2001 in conjunction with the October Centennial of native son Admiral Burke's birth in Boulder and the dedication of his memorial park in south Boulder.

In addition to Boulder itself, the Burke Chapter includes members from Longmont, Superior, Niwot, Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, Nederland, and Erie Colorado. This diversity of membership has provided greater insight into ways to better serve the community and the membership at large.

Monthly Chapter activities include business/social meetings (catered 2nd Saturday breakfasts), as well as staff planning meetings. An annual picnic is held each July. December is the month for our special holiday luncheon. Along with 5 other MOAA Colorado chapters, AABC is a member of the MOAA Colorado Council of (MOAA) Chapters.

AABC maintains a Web Page (www.moaa.org), a Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/AABC-MOAA-Boulder-152965108150995/) and operates an email Message Board (info@moaa-aabc.org). The Chapter also publishes a periodic newsletter, supplemented by monthly postcards. These tools help keep our members apprised of chapter affairs, upcoming events and important information.

We participate with other Boulder organizations in honoring veterans on Memorial day and Veterans Day.

Our Chapter supports University of Colorado ROTC programs, providing several scholarships and MOAA medals each year to outstanding members of the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine detachments.


As a MOAA member, you will have access to expert benefits information and advice, helpful money-saving products and services, plus a team of expert legislative professionals fighting for your rights. By becoming an AABC Chapter member, you will also have the opportunity to network and make connections to aid your personal and professional life. The following are only a few of the items that our membership finds beneficial.