MOAA NATIONAL RECOGNIZES FORT BENNING CHAPTER AS “5 STAR” LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE, Oct 2021

Award Information:

The Fort Benning Chapter submits annually to MOAA National, for Chapter recognition.  Based on annual recruiting and retention of members, as well as programs, the Chapter can be recognized with either a 4 Star or 5 Star streamer recognizing the overall quality of the Chapter.  Since we are the Fort Benning Chapter, we strive to lead by Example, but that means all members should strive to help and support their chapter to the best of their ability.  In October 2021, our Chapter received from MOAA National a 5 STAR Streamer for Outstanding Accomplishments.

The Chapter submits a packet to the Georgia MOAA Council for recognition, and this packet is based on our annual program, and any special initiatives.  We are always looking for great new ideas.

The Chapter also received the Chapter Award Program streamer from Georgia MOAA for the 2020-2021 program year.  This is primarily based on our proud support of ROTC and JROTC in our region.

ROTC:  The Chapter awards a ROTC Leadership Medal and certificate annually to an outstanding Cadet in the MS III program at Columbus State University.  For 2022 the recipient is Cadet Tristan Stanley.  The Chapter presents a Saber to the DMG for each year.  The presentation will be made May 13, 2022, to 2LT Spencer Payne.

JROTC:  The Chapter awards a JROTC Medal and Certificate to one of the outstanding Cadets in each of 18 High School JROTC Programs, in Georgia and Alabama, that are supported by our Chapter.  The recipient for 9 JROTC Programs was recognized in a Muscogee County consolidated Award Ceremony, conducted by the Lighthouse Brigade, and LTC Herbert Sanders, DAI.

Scholarships:  each year our Chapter awards 3 each $1,000 scholarships to HS Seniors.  This year we have partnered with the Columbus Chapter MOWW and together we are going to present 7 each $1,000 scholarships on May 19.  We also award a $500 scholarship to a MS III Cadet at CSU, and a $500 scholarship to a student at GMC in Columbus, GA.

WHINSEC:  Distinguished US Military Graduate, for 2022 is ______________ and they will receive a Saber from our Chapter for being the DMG.