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Our History


The North Texas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) was initially established as a satellite chapter of the Greater Dallas Chapter.  After several months as a satellite chapter, 20 members from the Greater Dallas Chapter and non-affiliated MOAA members living in the North Texas area held a meeting to organize the new chapter.  The first organizational meeting was held in May 2014 in Fairview TX. The organizers wrote the chapter bylaws, established territorial responsibilities areas for the North Texas and Greater Dallas Chapters, and applied for recognition as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization with the IRD.  The chapter’s charter was approved by MOAA National and the chapter was officially established by VADM Norb Ryan, President and CEO of MOAA, on 7 February 2015.  The chapter initially contained 49 charter members and has since grown to 83 members.  While the chapter’s primary area of responsibility is Collin and Grqyson counties, its membership includes parts of Denton, Fannin, Hunt and Rockwall counties.  From day one, the chapter’s first President, Col Samuel Wilder, USA (Retired), and his Board of Directors established the chapter as a strong proponent of MOAA’s goals for advocacy, community service, and membership growth.  The chapter is the only chapter in MOAA history to receive the MOAA Levels of Excellence 5 Star award in its first two years of operation.

MOAA Mission Statement


  • Provide effective advocacy to our lawmakers and leaders in support of serving military personnel and veterans, their surviving spouses, their dependents, and as well as for a strong national defense. Chapter focus is state and national legislators. Efforts are consistent with the purposes and objectives of the Military Officers Association of America.

  • Support local veterans and survivors.

    • Support and participate in selected local programs and community involvement and civic activities such as the Veterans Center of North Texas and others to help veterans.

    • Assist military service members transitioning from active duty to our local communities. 

    • Promote, encourage, and mentor youth interested in military service.

  • Support chapter members, spouses and widows in times of need.

  • Promote camaraderie and patriotism among all Chapter members to include spouses and dependents.