Our Story

The Non Commissioned Officers Association, more commonly known as NCOA, is a federally-chartered, non-profit, 501(c)(19) Military Service Organization (Federal ID # 74-1394421).  NCOA is currently 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. Please check out our website and see the great benefits and advantages there are to being an NCOA member and always remember – there is “Strength in Unity!”

NCOA Creed

It is with the conception and full understanding that many things of great need and importance can be accomplished in unity and cooperation. Thus do the members of the Non Commissioned Officers Association of the United States of America agree to join their efforts and strength to work together for the well-being of the individual, the group, and for the greatest benefit of our beloved nation.

NCOA By-Laws

NCOA International Auxiliary By-Laws

NCOA’s 2018-2019 Board of Directors

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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Joseph Terry
Executive Director

30 year Veteran, SGM, U.S. Army (Ret)

Sergeant Major (Ret) Joseph Terry is a native of Vernon Hill, VA. Prior to accepting the position of Executive Director, he was the Association’s Membership Development Director. He served as the Chapter Chairman of the NCOA Dragon Hill Chapter in Korea and served on the NCOA International Board of Directors as the Executive Vice President.

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Jon Ostrowski
Director of Government Affairs

Current Appointments:

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


Tina Kish
Director of Member & Chapter Services




Roxanne Baber
Accounting Manager