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 Mission

The Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA), a Military Service Organization (MSO), was created in 1960 to address quality of life issues for enlisted members of our Active, Reserve, National Guard, Retired, and Veteran members of all branches of the Armed Forces as well as their families.  As we have evolved, education, work force development, employment, legislative advocacy and the quality of life within our communities as well as the physical and mental health of our enlisted service men and women and their families have become our primary aim.

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 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Meet the Team

President/National Commander

Master Chief Paul Kingsbury assumed the position of President of the Non Commissioned Officers Association on June 15, 2020.

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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