Cape Canaveral Military Officers Association Holds Installation for New Officers at Indian River Colony Club

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Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Chapter installs officers

VADM Donald Hagen installs, left to right, CDR Kenneth Lowe; LTC Joseph Tichich; COL Michael Schroeder; COL Mike Gautreaux; COL Steve Bond; LTC Brian Whalen; LTC William Vanasse; CPT William Muckler; and CDR William Cox. (MOAACC image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Chapter’s new officers were installed by VADM Donald Hagen, USN Ret., the 31st Surgeon General of the US Navy, at an installation banquet held at the Indian River Colony Club in Viera.

The Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Chapter (MOAACC) is an affiliate of the national Military Officers Association of America.

MOAACC advocates for national and state legislative actions that protect the rights and interests of veterans, uniformed services retirees, and active duty personnel, including all dependents and survivors of the same.

Other chapter officers and directors were also sworn into their positions on the Board of Directors. Chapter Awards for 2021 were also presented at the event.

The Chapter Officers for 2022 are:

■ President: CDR Kenneth Lowe, USNR (Ret.)
■ 1st Vice President: LTC Brian Whalen, USAF (Ret.)
■ 2nd Vice President: CDR William Cox, USNR (Ret.)
■ Secretary: CPT. Arnold Lim, USNR (Ret.)
■ Asst. Secretary: CPT. William B. Muckler, USMC (Fmr.)
■ Treasurer: COL. Michael Schroeder, USA (Ret.)
■ Asst. Treasurer: LTC William Vanasse, USA (Ret.)

COL Michael Schroeder, center, with his wife Lisa, left, receives the Distinguished Service Award for 2021 from MOAACC President Steve Bond. (MOAACC image)

The following MOAACC members received 2021 awards:

Distinguished Service Award: COL Michael Schroeder, USA (Ret.)
Outstanding Citizen Award: CPT. Donn Weaver, USA (Fmr.)
Florida Council of Chapters (FCOC) Leadership Award: COL. Steve Bond, USA (Ret.); COL. Gary Eppler, USAF (Ret.); CW3 Dan Smith, USA (Ret.); and LTC Tim Thomas, USA (Ret.)
MOAACC Award: Mary McIntyre (Spouse Member); Cozette Merritt (Senior Spouse Member)
MOAACC Certificate of Merit: 1st LT. Doug Bissett, USA (Fmr.); COL Jerry Gill, USAR (Ret.); CW3 Amir Pishdad, USA (Ret.); and Marilyn Sanford (Spouse Member)
MOAACC Certificate of Appreciation: Grace Catron (Spouse Member); Lisa Schroeder (Spouse Member); Alexis Hopkins (Volunteer)

FCOC Vice President Lorraine Holland, left, presents the FCOC Leadership Award to outgoing MOAACC President Steve Bond. (MOAACC image)
2022 President Kenneth Lowe, left, receives the gavel from VADM Donald Hagen. (MOAACC image)
President Steve Bond, right, presents MOAACC awards to Cozette Meritt, left, and Mary McIntyre. (MOAACC image)
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