The Non Commissioned Officers Association of the United States of America:
A History of the Association & Our Chapters
The NCOA is a federally chartered military non-profit 501(c)(19) organization and was established in 1960 to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers in all branches of the United States Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserves. NCOA is currently a leader in Veterans Employment Assistance (VEA), 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. NCOA offers its members a wide range of benefits and services designed especially for enlisted service members and their families.
NCOA’s nearly 100 chapters are the foundation of the Association. They are the centers of social interaction among association members, grass-roots benevolent activity, community support and involvement programs.
- Association chapters exist worldwide from small towns in the United States to countries like Korea, Germany and Italy; almost everywhere American service members are stationed.
- NCOA chapters participate in a variety of national and local activities. Chapter efforts in NCOA’s national voter registration program have been responsible for the registration of hundreds of thousands of military personnel, veterans and their families.
Please visit the NCOA main website at:
“Strength in Unity.”
NCOA Military Career Expos
The Career Expo Program stood up in 1973, in the early years the Program hosted 10 events per year, and is the focal point of NCOA’s VEA (Veteran’s Employment Assistance.) Today the Program hosts an annual schedule of 45 – 48 Career Expos nationwide.
The NCOA Career Expo Program Mission continues as we assist Veterans, transitioning U.S. Military men and women, Guard and Reserve members, and Military spouses in their search for meaningful civilian employment. We serve all five branches of the U.S. Military and our events are open to NCOs, enlisted personnel, and officers. The skill sets/backgrounds of the candidates vary according to the military installations associated with the event and the surrounding metropolitan area.
NCOA’s Military Career Expos are completely self-supporting, we do not receive any government funds/grants to cover the expenses of hosting the events. This includes facility costs, catering, printing the Career Expo Guide, and travel expenses to the events for the NCOA team. However, where any proceeds are realized from the Career Expos after expenses are met, these monies are put back into the benevolent funds of the Association. We also make donations to our charitable partners that support veterans and their families. Click on the link below to see just some of the funds/organizations that receive donations from our Career Expo Program.