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.