About Us

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Who We Are...

The East-Central Alabama Chapter is an affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and was chartered in 1970.  It serves the cities of Auburn and Opelika, Alabama, as well as the surrounding areas of Lee, Chambers, Russell, Tallapoosa, and Macon counties in Alabama.   

The mission of the East-Central Alabama Chapter is to benefit the members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors, and to advocate for a strong national defense, while providing needed support to the community and its members.

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What We do...

The Chapter supports MOAA and the Military Coalition in furthering its Legislative Goals before Congress; conducts monthly dinner and speaker programs; presents the MOAA Medal to selected ROTC & JROTC cadets at 2 local universities and 5 local high schools.  

We participate and support the State Veterans Legislation led by the Alabama Council of Chapters and we support the City of Auburn Mayor’s Memorial Day Breakfast, the City of Auburn's Veterans Committee, along with Memorial Day and Veterans Day programs. 

We also publish a monthly newsletter, The ECAC-MOAA Newsletter.   

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Who Can Join?

Membership in the East-Central Alabama Chapter is open to any National MOAA member who is on active duty, reserve, retired, or a former commissioned officer or warrant officer in any component of the Seven Uniformed Services of the United States (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Public Health Service, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).  The Surviving Spouse of these individuals are also eligible to join and participate as regular members.   

Additionally, we offer Associate memberships to 4th year ROTC cadets at Auburn University and Tuskegee University as well as to the living spouse of a regular Chapter member.

Where We Come From

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Chapter Information

Chapter Officers:


Capt. Mike Golden, USAF (retired)


LTC Gary DeMars, USA (retired)


CW3 Earl Digman, USA (retired)


Mrs. Judy Bohler, Associate (USN)

Past President:

Capt. Mike Golden, USAF (retired)

Board of Directors:

LCDR Bob Recknor, USN (retired)

1LT Mike Hogan, USA (former)

1LT Caleb Pipes, USMC (former)

Legislative Affairs:

Capt. Mike Golden, USAF (retired)

Personal Affairs:


Membership Chair:

CDR Jeff Bohler, USN (retired)

Surviving Spouse Liaison:

Mrs. Marilyn Horsefield, Associate (USN)


CAPT Mike Horsefield, USN (retired)


LCDR Bill Broome, USCG (retired)


LCDR Bill Broome, USCG (retired)

Why join MOAA or a Chapter?

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the country's  leading organization protecting the rights of military service members  and their families. Those who belong to MOAA not only lend their voices  to a greater cause, but they also gain access to extensive benefits  tailored to the needs and lifestyles of military officers. 

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