Fort Campbell Chapter

Address PO Box 3569
City, State, Zip Clarksville, TN 37043-3569
Meeting Time Meet monthly; 3rd Saturdays, 2nd Saturday in December; 1200 hrs
Meeting Place Various locations, check w/ chapter officers
Council Website None

President

Name Ivan Adames
Rank CDR
Service USN
Component USN
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (931) 237-2223
Email Address navisemada@aol.com

Webmaster

Name John T Smith
Rank Lt Col
Service USAF
Component USAF
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (931) 648-4743
Email Address ftckymoaa@gmail.com

Membership Ch

Name Monroe Gildersleeve Jr.
Rank CW4
Service USA
Component USA
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (931) 624-5618
Email Address mgildersleevejr@gmail.com

Mission

Our mission is to promote the interest of those who serve, those who have served, and those who will serve. We strive to make a difference through educating the public and expanding MOAA's reach. We promote camaraderie among active, retired, and former officers and their surviving spouses. We monitor and promote the national legislative programs and other objectives of the Military Officers Association of America; We assist through monitoring legislative objectives and provide useful services to members, their dependents, and their survivors. We participate in appropriate community service projects and scholarship programs as support the JROTC programs.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Membership in the Ft Campbell Chapter is open to anyone who holds or has ever held a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and their surviving spouses. A Membership Application may be obtained by writing to MOAA Fort Campbell Chapter at P.O. Box 3569, Clarksville, TN 37043-3569 or membership@ftcky-moaa.org

Chapter Activities

The Chapter holds monthly Luncheon meetings at various locations in Tennessee and Kentucky each year. Eleven Luncheons are on the third Saturday and one (in December) on the second Saturday. The executive committee meets on the Friday (Tuesday in November) following the monthly luncheon. The General membership business meeting is held in November and officers for the following year elected. Those officers elected are installed in January. We Strive participate in Armed Forces Day Celebration activities as the Memorial Day and Veteran's Day Services as well as awards programs for outstanding ROTC and JROTC students. We sell ads and publish a directory in alternate years as well as conducting fund raising monthly to support our Scholarship program and Charity programs. We support local twelve JROTC and two ROTC programs with both scholarship and program support. We grant a local scholarship annually and endow one scholarship under MOAA's Designated Scholar Program

Legislative Issues

The MOAA Chapter supports the MOAA national legislative agenda and we often invite our Congressional Representative and Senators to speak to the chapter. The chapter is also active in supporting the current legislative issues of interest to the Chapter and members are reported to the membership in the monthly newsletter. Members are encouraged to personally support these issues by expressing their support directly to the appropriate agency and to MOAA National.

General Information

Chapter membership luncheon meetings are held, generally, on the Third Saturday for 8 months at various locations in southern Kentucky and Northern middle Tennessee. Four-luncheon meeting per year are held on the Third Thursday on Fort Campbell to accommodate active military at the installation as well as for recruitment. Venues are announced well in advance in the monthly newsletter and guests are always welcome and encouraged. For head count purposes please RSVP: Please call in or e-mail for your reservations: KY: CDR Neldon Whitty (270) 886-6229 (envyuu87@hesenergy.net) TN: LTC Dave Marr (931) 358-0101 (cdjjmarr@att.net)

About Our Chapter

In 1963, the Fort Campbell Chapter of the Retired Officers Association was formed through the efforts of a small group of dedicated retired officer. At the first meeting, 25-30 retired officers attended and at the second meeting, an independent club was formed. The primary purpose at that time was to fraternal relationships among retired officers of all branches of the military to include the Geodetic Survey and Public Health Services. The second purpose was to support actions that were in the best interest of members of the club as retired officers and as members of the community. Due to membership increase, on Oct. 1, 1971, the Fort Campbell Chapter joined the National retired officers Association. The Fort Campbell Chapter is currently a member of both the Tennessee and Kentucky Council of Chapters. Membership comes from the retiree living within 50 miles of Fort Campbell, both in Tennessee as well as member that retain their membership but have relocated because of duty or