Who are we?
The Chapter’s name, “The New Hampshire Chapter of the Retired Officers Association,” clearly implies that we are a group of retired officers.  This, however, is not true.  Although many of us are retired, the common link among members is that we are, or have been, warrant or commissioned officers in one of the seven uniformed services.  In fact, Article IV, Section 1(a)(1) of the Chapter’s By-Laws identifies individuals eligible for membership as “Men and women who are or have been commissioned officers and warrant officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Public Health Service, and of the reserve and other components of these services.”  Our Chapter’s eligibility criteria is the same as the National TROA membership requirements.

On the National front, the Board of Directors has assigned a special committee to study the pros and cons of a possible name change.  Obviously, the TROA name has been around for a long time and the possible loss of name recognition is a factor being considered.  On the other side, it is perceived that many eligible individuals do not consider joining our organization because they are not “retired.”  While TROA National is evaluating whether the organization’s name should be changed, we can do our part to dispel the myth that you must be retired to belong to TROA.

Click here for an application form to join our Chapter.  Please take the time to pass it on to a friend, relative or neighbor who is, or has been, a warrant or commissioned officer in one of the seven uniformed services.  The Chapter provides many benefits to members, some of which include: (a) social functions with fascinating guest speakers at scenic locations throughout the State; (b) organized trips to historical sites and vacations spots around the world; (c) maintaining a close liaison with the congressional delegation in Washington in order to lobby for veterans’ rights; (d) supporting local legislative efforts regarding veterans issues; (e) offering interest free scholarship loans to the children and grandchildren of members; (f) providing awards to outstanding Junior ROTC participants throughout the State; (g) donating articles and/money to the NH Veterans Home in Tilton; and (h) supporting programs that promote community involvement by members.  You do not have to be retired to join TROA and take advantage of these benefits.  Please pass this application on to a friend,  relative or neighbor who might be interested in joining!

Coming Events (2002)

January 26 Executive Court Conference Center, Manchester Speaker: LCOL Gilbert Bernabe, USA (Ret.) UN Weapons Inspections in Iraq

Feb 25 - Mar 8 11 Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise

March 23 Yoken's Conference Center, Portsmouth Speaker: Tom Cocchiaro, Reconstructing John Paul Jones' "Ranger"

May 18 Indian Head Resort, Lincoln Speaker: David Nielson, Caretaker,
Old Man of the Mountain

June 22 m/s Mt. Washington Cruise,
Lake Winnipesaukee

August 3 Clambake, PNSY

September 28 Grand Summit Hotel, Bartlett Speaker: Bryan Yeaton - 
Bicycling across country

November 16 Manchester C. C., Bedford

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