San Antonio, TX – July 16-18, 2019

Please note location change!!!


The Non Commissioned Officers Association Conference and Vanguard Awards Tribute will be held July 16-18, 2019.  The Annual Conference is designed to accomplish Association business for Membership, the International Auxiliary, the Knights’ Assembly, and set the Association’s legislative course for the upcoming year.  We also recognize NCOA’s top performers and outstanding chapters.  On the schedule are informative and relevant presentations; panel discussions pertinent to veteran, retiree, active military, and National Guard and Reserve subjects; and, a variety of valuable networking events.  We’ll close the conference by honoring our Vanguard Service Heroes who bravely went beyond the call of duty.  So please join us to network, learn and toast with NCOA.

The registration fee for the conference is $175 per person. Each registration fee provides the delegate with one ticket to the Opening Icebreaker, the Vanguard Banquet, and the Breakfast with the Board.  Hotel room rate is $89 per night for single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes.

Our original contracted property, the Holiday Inn – San Antonio Airport,  just notified us that the property has been sold and the new owners would be completely closing the property down effective July 1, 2019.  We had to locate an alternate property to host the conference.

The new host hotel is:

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
110 Lexington Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78205

The hotel’s Reservations Coordinator at (210) 277-4043 is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time,  To make reservations at other times, contact the hotel directly at (210) 223-9461

Group Code: NCOA

If you previously made hotel reservations with the Holiday Inn – San Antonio Airport, your reservation will be transferred to the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel with no further action required on your part. 

Fact Sheet – there are some major changes (updated June 11)  click here

To Register for the Conference  – click here

Airline Discounts click here

Conference Agenda  – updated June 26click here

Conference Committees Namedcoming soon

Conference Sponsors click here

Annual Membership Business Meeting Notices – click here

Association Members Nominated for Positions on NCOA and NCOA Auxiliary Boards of Directorsclick here