NCOA’s membership is categorized by divisions.  Eligibility for each division is outlined below:

REGULAR DIVISION: Grades E-4 through E-9, in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, active duty, Re­serves, National Guard, and retired and separated per­sonnel who held the rank of NCO/PO at time of sepa­ration from active duty under honorable conditions. Annual dues are $30.

VETERANS DIVISION: Veterans of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, regardless of rank or grade held at time of separation from active duty under honorable conditions. Annual dues are $30.

APPRENTICE DIVISION: Active duty Grades E-1 through E-3 in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.Annual dues are $20.

ASSOCIATE DIVISION: Active duty officers who were former NCOs/POs, and NCOs of allied military services. Also includes “friends of the military” who don’t qual­ify for any of the other Divisions of the Association. Annual dues are $30.

INTERNATIONAL AUXILIARY: Spouses/former spouses, widows/widowers, and family mem­bers 18 years of age or older of enlisted mem­bers whether active duty, separated, veteran, Re­serve or National Guard, in Grades E-1 through E-9. Annual dues are $30.