The Virginia Council of Chapters (VCOC) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) consists of 17 MOAA chapters. As of the fourth quarter of 2020, VCOC numbered 2387 members.
VCOC MOAA members also serve in leadership positions on Virginia boards, commissions and councils and other veterans' organizations, such as The American Legion and Military Order of Purple Heart. VCOC is one of the 25 Veterans Service Organizations serving on the Virginia Joint Leadership Council (JLC), which pursues state legislation beneficial to veterans.
VCOC works in Virginia to further the goals of national MOAA and the local chapters. By charter, MOAA and affiliated councils and chapters are nonpartisan.
VCOC meets quarterly, with our schedule presented below. A Chapter "VCOC Rep" is designated by each affiliated chapter. The chapter President, VCOC Rep, Legislative Rep, and other interested leaders of VCOC MOAA are all welcome at VCOC meetings and events.
On an annual basis, VCOC particpates in three legislative events. First, storming the hill in Richmond. Second, MOAA National Storming of the Hill in DC. Finally, the annual VCOC Congressional Appreciation Luncheon.
View the VCOC budget guidelines here: Budget
View the VCOC Awards guidelines here: Awards
View the VCOC By Laws: VCOC By Laws
View the updated MOAA Council and Chapter Policies and Procedures Guide: Councils and Chapters
VCOC published a quartely newsletter, posted on this website under the Crier Newsletter.
The overall VCOC goals and objectives are as follows:
Improve legislative effectiveness, national and state
Improve recruiting - members and leaders
Active public affairs
Improve vitality and excellence of chapters
History and Selected Accomplisments
Formed in November 1975 at Ft Lee
Richmond (1959), Hampton Roads (1959), Central VA (1971), and Southside (1971) - 1st Chapter Members
Held 3 Day Biennial Conventions in 1980’s and 1990’s
VCOC Congressional Luncheon - 1986
Establishment of VCOC Legislative Committee - 1988
Recommended Establishment of Coalition of Military Veterans Organizations -1989
Recommended Funding of a Veterans Home and Cemetery - 1989
VCOC Storming of General Assembly - 1996
Funding and Construction of the Richmond and Salem Veterans Care Centers
Funding for VA National Guard Family Support Centers
Funding and Construction of 2 Military Cemeteries (Suffolk and Amelia) + 1 New Cemetery in Southwest VA
Initial Funding of Wounded Warrior Mental Health Program
Interstate Compact on Education for Military Children
In State Tuition for Non-Resident Military Children
Funding for the VA War Memorial Education Center
One of Key VA Veterans Organizations to Advocate Formation of VA Dept of Veterans Services - 2002
Recommended the Creation of a Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations within Dept of Vet Svcs – 2002
Officers and Committee Chairs Roster
COL Boyd Nix, USAF (Ret), (757) 846-6357, email@example.com
First Vice President (Communications Chair, VCOC Website Host and Crier Newsletter Editor):
CDR Lincoln Smith, USN (Ret), (757) 406-2949, firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Vice President (Membership Chair):
Third Vice President (Legislative Chair):
LTC Jim Stephan, USAF (Ret), (757) 880-8323, email@example.com
COL Monti Zimmerman, USA (Ret), (703) 223-2211, firstname.lastname@example.org
Immediate Past President:
COL Daniel Warren, USA (Ret), (804) 642-6597, email@example.com