The VCOC Crier is the Quarterly Newsletter of the Virginia Council of Chapters (VCOC),
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). Per MOAA Charter, the Crier Newsletter remains nonpartisan, all regards.
The purpose of the Crier is to tell the VCOC story. Each issue of the Crier includes officer contact information, feature articles, chapter spotlight section, VCOC schedule and sponsor recognition.
The Crier is published quarterly electronically in March, June, September and December, posted below, PDF format.
Chapter input is most welcome, due to the editor on the 10th of the month prior to publication. Target publication dates are 10 Feb for March issue, 10 May for June issue, 10 August for September issue and 10 November for December issue. Provide stories with supporting photographs to Crier newsletter editor CDR Linc Smith, USNR (Ret) at: email@example.com.
The Southwest Virginia Chapter of MOAA Honors one of Its Members, LTC James H. "Pat" Green, USA (Ret)
On 17 September 2020 members of the Southwest Virginia Chapter of MOAA, family and friends gathered to dedicate a “Memorial Bench” at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, Virginia to recognize LTC James “Pat” Green, USA (Ret) one of the driving forces to establish the veterans cemetery in Southwest Virginia.
Pat was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1942 and attended Virginia Tech graduating in 1969. Pat entered the United States Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with over 25 years of service in the United States Army, the U.S. Army Reserves, and the Virginia Army National Guard. He served honorably during the Vietnam War. In his civilian career Pat worked in the insurance business in Blacksburg and Roanoke and later co-founded Green and Associates in Roanoke where he worked for 25 years.
Pat Green continued his association with the Virginia Veterans Cemetery after its dedication. The Southwest Virginia Chapter raised the funds to purchase a MOAA Mobile Vehicle for use at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery. On 4 July 2013 Pat Green, shown in the photo on the left, representing the Southwest Virginia Chapter, formally presented the MOAA Mobile Vehicle to the Virginia Veterans Cemetery. The Southwest Virginia Chapter recently joined other MOAA Chapters in Virginia to purchase a second Mobile Vehicle for the Veterans Cemetery.
Full story, click here: LTCOL James H. "Pat" Green
VCOC expresses continued appreciation to Patriots Colony in Williamsburg for ongoing sponsorship for both the annual VCOC Congressional Affairs Luncheon and Quarterly Meetings.