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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.
MOAA Professional Symposia

MOAA Professional Symposia

MOAA hosts and co-hosts national symposia to help develop the professional aspects of military service.
MOAA Military Professional Essay Contest

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.


Military Professional Reading Lists

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 2015 Patriotic Photo Contest — Official Rules

MOAA 2015 Patriotic Photo Contest — Official Rules

MOAA reserves the right to change contest rules without prior notification. Entries that fail to comply with these rules may be disqualified.

Lessons Learned - Never Too Young

Lessons Learned - Never Too Young

After brushing off inappropriate comments from a corpsman as harmless, a Navy officer fresh out of medical school learns there’s more at stake than just her feelings.

Lead to Achieve - 3 Tips for Learning to Lead Across Silos

Lead to Achieve - 3 Tips for Learning to Lead Across Silos

The ability to work across boundaries is a prized leadership quality, especially in today’s increasingly global workplace. Get three tips on how to do this effectively!

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

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

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?

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.