MOAA seeks to promote the development of the professional aspects of service. Holding national symposia and featuring articles in our magazines focusing on current issues and debates affecting the military professional of every rank and service, MOAA has taken on the role of fostering personal and career development.
Military Professional Reading Lists
Looking for professional development? Find out what are the must-reads for military officers and which contemporaries are making waves with current military leaders.
MOAA Military Professional Essay Contest
Do you have an opinion about military-related matters? From the sequester to the Afghanistan drawdown, the military has made the news a lot this year, and there’s no better time to make known your thoughts on these issues and try for the top essay spot in MOAA’s annual Military Professional Essay Contest and $1,000.
Lessons Learned - Following Orders
When the commander of USS Santa Fe (SSN-763) finds fault in the top-down culture of giving orders, he changes the process to force his officers to think like a captain.
As a servicemember, you've learned countless lessons throughout your career - from mentors, leaders, subordinates, and even significant events - all of which have influenced your decision-making skills and shaped your leadership style. Each month, this page will feature real-life stories of leadership lessons submitted by MOAA members, reprinted from Military Officer
Lead to Achieve
MOAA's quarterly series by faculty members at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) shares the keys to leading effectively. As a global provider of executive education, CCL accelerates strategy and business results by unlocking the leadership potential of individuals and organizations, and now they're sharing their insights and expertise with us!
What Would You Do?
Servicemembers often face complicated ethical dilemmas, whether in combat or in the normal course of duty. Each month Capt. Rick Rubel, USN-Ret., distinguished professor of ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy, presents a real-life example of such a dilemma and asks what you would do in this situation.