NCOA Mission

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 especially for enlisted service members and their families.

Our Story

The Non Commissioned Officers Association, more commonly known as NCOA, welcomes you to our new presence on the Internet. NCOA is currently a leader in Veterans and Spouse Employment, a strong voice on Capitol Hill and with the Veterans Administration, and our members around the world are making a difference in their local communities. I encourage you to browse our website and see the great benefits and advantages there are to being an NCOA member and always remember – there is “Strength in Unity!”

Meet the Team

MCPOCG Vincent W. Patton, III, USCG (Ret)
President/National Commander

Master Chief Vince Patton, the 8th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, accepted the position of President of the Non Commissioned Officers Association on July 12, 2016 at the NCOA Business Meeting.
A native of Detroit, MI, and the son of one of NCOA’s founding members, Master Chief Patton served 30 years of dedicated service in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring in October 2002. His illustrious career included staff and operational assignments throughout the country, both afloat and ashore throughout the United States along with a joint military service assignment in Cuba and Haiti. Among his numerous military awards includes the Distinguished Service Medal which is the nation’s highest military peace time recognition for performance of duty.

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Jon Ostrowski
Executive Director

Current Appointments:

Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel, Defense Health Agency Joint Leadership Council, Commonwealth of Virginia  AAFES Exchange Retiree Advisory Council, United States Army