NCOA’s 2018 Vanguard Award Recipients – SSG Nicholas B. Davis, GySgt Ralph A. Cocco, HM3 Don W. Klein, SSgt Joey C. Pecha, and AST3 Chad M. Morris.

2018 Annual Conference and Vanguard Awards Tribute

The Non Commissioned Officers Association Conference and Vanguard Awards Tribute was held April 19-22, 2018 at the Crystal City Hilton Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia.  The Annual Conference is designed to accomplish Association business for Membership, Auxiliary, the Knights’ Assembly, and set the Association’s legislative course for the upcoming year.  We also recognized NCOA’s top performers and outstanding chapters.  We delivered NCOA’s message by presenting a wide range of informative and relevant presentations, panel discussions and seminars on pertinent veteran, retiree, active military, and guard and reserve subjects.  Also, a variety of valuable networking events were available to those who attended.  We closed the conference by honoring our Vanguard Service Heroes who have so bravely gone beyond the call of duty.

Check out the photos from the Vanguard Awards Tribute here.

Photos from the Opening Reception

Photos from the NCOA Awards Presentations


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The NCOA was established in 1960 to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers in all branches of the Armed Forces, Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, Veterans (separated and retired), widows, and their families. As a Vanguard organization, the NCOA offers its members a wide range of benefits and services designed primarily for enlisted service members and their families.