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Military Officers Association of America – Cape Canaveral Chapter Honors Distinguished Military Cadets

recipients have demonstrated exceptional military leadership potential

The Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America recently hosted a luncheon honoring 19 distinguished military cadets from Brevard County ROTC, JROTC, and Sea Cadet units, as well as the Patrol Squadron civil airline.

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – The Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America recently hosted a luncheon honoring 19 distinguished military cadets from ROTC, JROTC and Sea Cadet units from Brevard County, as well as the Civil Air Patrol Squadron.

JROTC cadets received a MOAA medal, framed certificate, and $400 award from MOAACC’s JROTC Medal Scholarship Program.

The MOAA Medal was created by the Military Officers Association of America to recognize the leadership and academic achievement of ROTC and JROTC cadets.

It is presented each year to selected people who have good academic results; are of high character; and who have demonstrated a high degree of loyalty to their unit, school and country.

Additionally, recipients have demonstrated outstanding military leadership potential as a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps or the Junior Officers’ Training Corps.

Several Brevard County high schools, as well as Florida Tech, were represented. The recipients were honored by their instructors, family and friends – and all MOAACC members in attendance.

Winners include:

■ Cicirelli-Barzola sage,
High Astronaut Army JROTC

■ Jacob Hansma
Bayside Haute Marine JROTC

■ Christophe Armel
Cocoa High School Army JROTC

■ Kaitlyn Stadie
Cocoa Beach High Army JROTC

■ Anna Ferguson
Water Gallie High Air Force JROTC

■ Anna German
Florida Preparatory Academy
Air Force JROTC

■ Elena Reinecke
JROTC High Army Legacy

■ Sarah McCormack
Melbourne High Air Force JROTC

■ Hailee Gibbs
Merritt Island High Army JROTC

■ Lindsey Jiménez
Palm Bay High Marine Corp JROTC

■ Anthony Leib
Rockledge High Army JROTC

■ Allen Wasmund
Space Coast High Space Force JROTC

■ Achala Jones
Satellite High Air Force JROTC

■ Amadeo Alfieri
Titusville Haute Marine JROTC

■ Rebecca devoid
Viera High Army JROTC

■ Julia Seibold
Florida Institute of Technology
Army MOAA ROTC Medal

■ Chandler Hake
Florida Institute of Technology
MG John Cleland Clarion Award

■ Anthony Austin
McCampbell Sea Cadet Battalion

■ Morgan Mejia
Civil Air Patrol
Ti-Co Composite Squadron

MOAA is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, non-profit and politically non-partisan organization.

With more than 350,000 members from all branches of service – including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retirees, former officers and their families – we are a powerful force speaking out for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers at every stage. of their careers.

MOAA’s highest priority is to provide first-class service to our members. We are the leading voice on compensation and benefits for all members of the military community. We provide expert advice and guidance to our members.


Although the association advocates a strong national defense, it does not, as an association, get involved in questions relating to military strategy or the individual weapon systems of the various services. The association’s board of directors has long believed that such decisions can only be made by those who have all the facts: today’s active duty military leaders.

The association takes an active role in military personnel matters and in particular in bills relating to the career force, the retired community and uniformed service veterans. MOAA’s overriding objectives are reflected in its resolutions, which reflect the views of the entire membership. Members contribute and vote on resolutions every two years (even years).

Although MOAA is authorized by law to lobby – and actively does – its status as a tax-exempt veterans organization prevents it from engaging in political activities, which are defined as intervening directly or indirectly in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. In short, the association can advocate for issues, but it cannot advocate for the election or defeat of particular candidates or political parties.


MOAA was founded in Los Angeles, California on February 23, 1929. The early leaders of the association hoped that by uniting they could provide assistance and guidance to other military officers. This concern for others fostered natural brotherly relationships between members of all branches of the uniformed services.

At the start of World War II, the leaders of MOAA realized that they had to reorganize and grow to become an effective force on behalf of their members. In what turned out to be a wise move, MOAA moved to Washington, DC, in 1944 with a membership of 2,600.

After a member vote in September 2002, the association changed its name from The Retired Officers Association (TROA) to Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), on January 1, 2003. By an act of Congress in 2009, MOAA obtained a federal charter. This gave MOAA an expression of congressional support for all of the group’s activities as a veterans service organization. It also allowed all state-level MOAA affiliates to represent veterans on Governor-level Veterans Advisory Councils.

Today, MOAA has more than 350,000 members and is the nation’s largest association of military officers. MOAA’s focus has also grown to include career transition assistance, member product enhancement, military benefits counseling, education assistance for children of families of military (including enlisted) and a strong involvement in military professionalism activities.


The association is governed by a Board of Directors made up of 36 officers from all seven uniformed services. Four of the association’s national officers – the chair of the board and three vice-chairs – are elected by the board. The president, chief financial officer and secretary are also elected as officers of the association by the board of directors (apart from the board members), all of whom are professional and salaried staff of MOAA.

The President and People Managers conduct their day-to-day operations from the corporate headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.


Membership is open to active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, and former officers and NCOs of the following uniformed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force , Coast Guard, Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Memberships are also available for surviving spouses of deceased officers.