Friday, June 03, 2016

What is The Military Coalition – (TMC)? Formed in 1985, The Military Coalition (TMC) is a consortium of 31 military, veterans’ and uniformed services organizations working cooperatively to maintain a strong national defense. TMC represents more than 5.5 million current and former service members and their families and survivors.


What does TMC do? TMC educates Congress and the public on the need to maintain and improve pay, benefits, and quality-of-life programs for the uniformed service community and their families. TMC is often invited to testify before Congress, and coordinates the testimony with its member associations in order to present it on behalf of the entire coalition. By working together on issues, the organizations that make up TMC are 
able to accomplish more than by working on these initiatives separately.

How does TMC decide what its position will be on any given issue? There are eight standing committees which recommend issues, positions, and actions for the consideration of TMC’s membership. Every TMC member organization has at least one representative assigned to at least one standing committee.  Each of these committees reviews, debates and recommends to the “body of the whole” issues for TMC to champion. While each association has its own programs and goals, the Coalition seeks to forge a common agenda each year. Generally, the majority vote rules, but if five or more members oppose a coalition action or position, it is tabled. Goals are proposed each fall and ratified in December before the start of a new session of Congress. For more information on TMC: http://www.themilitarycoalition.org

Member organizations include: „

  • Air Force Association (AFA) „
  • Air Force Sergeants Association   (AFSA) „
  • Air Force Women Officers Association (AFWOA) „
  • AMVETS (American Veterans) „
  • Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) „
  • AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals „
  • Association of the United States Army (AUSA) „
  • Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) „
  • Commissioned Officers Association
  • (COA) of the United States Public Health Service, Inc. „
  • CWOA, U.S. Coast Guard „
  • Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States  (EANGUS) „
  • Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) „
  • Gold Star Wives of America (GSW) „
  • Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (JWV) „
  • Marine Corps League (MCL)
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) „
  • Marine Corps Reserve Association (MCRA) „
  • Military Chaplains Association of the United States of America (MCA) „
  • Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) „
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart „
  • National Association for Uniformed  Services (NAUS) „
  • National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) „
  • National Military Family Association (NMFA) „
  • Naval Enlisted Reserve Association   (NERA) „
  • Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) „
  • Reserve Officers Association (ROA) „
  • The Retired Enlisted Association   (TREA) „
  • United States Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA) „
  • USCG Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) „
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) „
  • Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)