Emerald Empire Chapter

Military Officers Association of America



​The Emerald Empire chapter supports the University of Oregon Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Since its inception in 1965, The Emerald Empire Chapter has been closely linked with the University’s ROTC program. Many chapter members are alumnus and some are even adjunct professors. The chapter is involved the cadets’ commissioning ceremonies and has annually offered awards and scholarships to the top cadets.

This past year the University of Oregon ROTC program won the prestigious MacArthur Award as one of the top programs in the country. The award is based on a combination of the achievement of the school’s commissioning mission, its Cadets’ performance and standing on the command’s National Order of Merit List and its cadet retention rate.

ROTC is the largest single source of new officers for the Army, commissioning the majority of the Army’s new officers each year through the senior ROTC program. Their mission is produce commissioned officers in the quality, quantity and academic disciplines necessary to the Active Army and Guard/Reserve component requirements. Further, they provide the premier leadership development training at the University of Oregon, and Military Science education to all interested students.

To find out more about the ROTC and the range of experiences they can expose students, select the "U of O ROTC button.

2018 ROTC Awards Dinner   

LTC Pond, Professor of Military Science, updates the members on the

U of O’s ROTC program. 

MS III Cadet Andrew Kirkpatrick receives a $1,000 scholarship

from President Evans. 

BG Norman Hoffman, ARNG (Ret), congratulates MS IV Ian Hadley after

hanging a MOAA medallion on him. 

MS III Anna Farmer receives a $1,000 scholarship from President Evans. 

MS III Cadet Dalton Byrne receives the $1,000 Martin Prevics

scholarship from Honorary Member Marcy Prevics at the ROTC

Awards Banquet at the EMU on campus.

The mission of the Emerald Empire Chapter of MOAA is to advocate for our military community and connect it to the nation we serve.