Southwest Florida Chapter
Who Are We?
The Military Officers Association of Southwest Foundation, a 501c(3) charitable organization administered by the Board of the Military Officers Association of Southwest Florida (MOASWF) strives to be an active part of the Southwest Florida region.
Regular Membership: Men & women who are or have been federally commissioned in one of the seven U.S. uniformed services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanic, and Atmospheric Administration, Public Health Service, and Space Force.
Auxiliary: Spouses of former national MOAA or the Chapter members who are deceased or survivors of deceased individuals who would, if living, be eligible for membership.
Civic: These individuals are interested in supporting the chapter but do not have MOAA or chapter membership eligibility.
Honorary: The board of directors may grant honorary membership to certain individuals in recognition of their services to the nation, the military community, or the chapter.
All applications for membership shall be submitted in writing to the board of directors. The board of directors shall be empowered to accept or reject any application or recommendation for membership.
The purpose of the Chapter shall be to promote the purposes and objectives of the Military Officers Association of America; foster fraternal relations among retired, active, and former members of the uniformed services and their National Guard or Reserve components; protect the rights and interests of active duty, retired, Reserve and National Guard personnel of the uniformed services and their dependents and survivors; foster fraternal relations with the public; provide useful services for members and their dependents and survivors; support educational and charitable causes; and serve the community and the nation as selected by the Military Officers Association of Southwest Florida Foundation, Inc.
The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools and/or middle schools across the United States and the United States military bases across the world. The program was originally created as part of the National Defense Act of 1916 and later expanded under the 1964 ROTC Vitalization Act.
The purpose of the JROTC is “to instill in students in secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.
Upon recommendations made by the Senior Military Instructor (SMI) at each participating school, the Foundation recognizes outstanding cadets with medals during our Annual Dinner Award ceremony (May). The Foundation also provides funds to support individual schools (eight in Collier County, one in Lee County).
Much of our funding comes from our membership. We gratefully accept donations from the community at large.
Please send your check to:
Military Officers Association of Southwest Florida (MOASWF) Foundation Inc.
PO Box # 1212
Naples, FL 34106
We are a 501(c)(3) Organization
Thank you for your donation.