Council and Chapter Awards



Does your council or chapter stand apart from the rest? Do you want to recognize a member of your community for their hard work? Check below to learn more.

Nomination of MOAA Awards, Certificates of Recognition, and Pins

  • National MOAA has certificates available that have been specially printed for various types of recognition of individuals. These certificates for chapter preparation and presentation include an affiliate "Certificate of Appreciation" for outstanding service, as well as a series of templates that can be tailored for various programs and awardees. Click here to see watermarked samples of these documents and learn how to order them. 


  • Present and past council and chapter president pins are available to recognize outgoing and incoming presidents. Please note that all new presidents will receive a ‘new presidents pin’ as soon as the update is made on the council or chapter Committee Module (CM). Click here for ordering information.


  • National-level awards, including Leadership and 100th birthday certificates, are available by nomination. Click here to learn more about the process and to nominate deserving individuals.



MOAA Levels of Excellence Award



Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Awards 

  • MOAA's annual contest identifying those councils and chapters that do an outstanding job communicating with their members. Print/E-Newsletter and Website categories. Digital submissions only. Learn more here, including new criteria for the 2021 awards. 
  • UPDATED JAN. 6, 2022: The online portal for submitting award appliations is now open.



Colonel Steve Strobridge Legislative Chair/Liaison Award

  • This annual award recognizes an affiliate Legislative Chair or Liaison who has demonstrated superior service to their council/chapter and national MOAA in support of national and/or state legislation which affects servicemembers, veterans, retirees, and their families. Award criteria and nomination form can be found at this link (PDF). The deadline to submit nominations is June 1, 2021.
  • MOAA’s 2020 Strobridge Award Recipient Gives Credit to Fellow Advocates



2021 Surviving Spouse Liaison Excellence Award



MOAA ROTC/JROTC Awards Program

  • MOAA has PDF fillable certificates for ROTC and JROTC available for leaders to add their chapter name and the name of the award recipient.
  • MOAA will not be able to provide medals for ROTC/JROTC spring graduation ceremonies in calendar year 2021. At this time, only the PDF fillable certificates are available. Please see a recent message from MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret), which will explain how we’re handling the ROTC/JROTC program this year.
  • Note for high schools and universities requesting that someone from MOAA make a presentation: If there is a local MOAA chapter in your area, you may want to consider contacting them. Many of our 400-plus MOAA affiliates are still supporting ROTC/JROTC programs in their area. These programs are entirely voluntary; no MOAA chapter is under any obligation to present a certificate to ROTC and JROTC units. You can use the Chapter Locator to find your closest available chapter.