The Southeastern Chapter (SENCLAND) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) was officially chartered on 30 June 1973 as an affiliate of the national organization of The Retired Officers Association (TROA) and was re-chartered as an affiliate to MOAA when the name changed in 2003. Located along the beautiful southeastern coast of North Carolina, SENCLAND currently has 260 members in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Columbus and Onslow counties. We represent all 7 uniformed services and our members are either currently serving, or former, retired officers and their survivors. We are a vibrant organization with members continually demonstrating their commitment to MOAA and our local community. An active member of the MOAA North Carolina Council of Chapters and the New Hanover County Veterans Council, SENCLAND enjoys a reputation of outstanding camaraderie, leadership, service, community, and outstanding programs.
Membership in the SENCLAND 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. Please contact President Kenneth Klassen, CDR USN(Ret) at 910-791-3999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Membership Chair Col USAF(Ret) Al Schroetel at 910-686-6905 or email@example.com for information about our Chapter.
SENCLAND CHAPTER HISTORY
SENCLAND chapter, TROA (The Retired Officers Association of America), was born in 1973 when Col James Johnson, his wife Matie; LtCol H.R. Kelly, his wife Jeanne; Col Herbert Bridges, his wife Jean; CAPT Louis Muery, his wife Mary Lou; Lt Col Tom Olson and his wife Lois met at Bradley Creek Marina and started the ball rolling. After several organizational meetings and the addition of a number of other interested officers and their wives, the SENCLAND Chapter was officially charted on 30 June 1973 as an affiliate of the national organization of The Retired Officers Association of America (TROA). Col Jim Johnson served as our first President and LtCol Tom Olson was the Secretary-Treasurer. Over the ensuing forty seven years the chapter has continued to grow with our current enrollment hovering around three hundred twenty members.
The name of the Retired Officers Association of America (TROA) was changed in 2003 to the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the SENCLAND chapter was re-chartered as an affiliate of that organization.
SENCLAND Chapter Presidents over the years have included:
1973 Col James Johnson, USAF 1983 CDR Alfred Magee, USN* 1995-96 LtCol Don Sayce, USMC
1974 LtC ol H. R. Kelly, USMC* 1984-85 MAJ Arthur Tuggle, USA* 1997 COL Lee Sherman, USA
1975 LCDR Linwood Gideons, USN *1986 LtCol Ray Funderburk, USMC*1998 COL Roger Rains, USA
1976 Col Milton Taylor, USAF* 1987-88 Maj E. T. Townsend, USAF 1999 Col John Melia, USA
1977 Col Fred Smith, USAF* 1989 LtCol Thomas Walter, USAF2000 MAJ Allen Bowlsby, USA
1978-79 Maj William Lamont, USMC1990-91 Col Vincent Norako, USMC* 2000-03 LTC Robert Jones, USA
1980 LtCol Amo Judd, USMC* 1992 Maj Max Lowish, USAF 2004-05 MAJ Kenneth Finch, USA
1981 COL John Mammot, USA* 1993 CDR John Armfield, USN* 2006-12 COL Jeri Graham, USA
1982 LTC Don Blake. USA1994 LtCol Alfred Lapitino, USAF*