The North Carolina Veterans Council was founded to serve as the coordinating body of all the veteran organizations, in order to positively impact the lives of all North Carolina Veterans. Our membership consists of 16 Veteran Service Organizations. Each organization has one vote on the Council.

Our Membership

American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.


Founded in 1944 and chartered by an act of Congress, the AMVETS organization has more than 250,000 members nationwide. AMVETS exists to enhance the quality of life for all veterans, their families and survivors. Membership in AMVETS is open to anyone who honorably served or is currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves.

AUSA – Fort Liberty Chapter

The Association of the United States Army is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Total Army, our Soldiers, Army civilians, and their families; our community partners, and supporters of a strong national defense. Braxton Bragg Chapter provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.

Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

Fleet Reserve Association

The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) is a congressionally chartered, non-profit organization that represents the interests of the Sea Service community before the U.S. Congress. Although the association was originally named for the Navy’s Fleet Reserve program, membership in FRA is open to all current and former sailors, marines, and Coast Guard personnel.

Marine Corps League

The mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interest and to preserve traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.

Military Officers Association of America

MOAA is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. With more than 350,000 members from every branch of service – including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, former officers, and their families – MOAA is a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers at every stage of their careers.

Military Order of the Purple Heart

The mission The Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families.

National Association for Black Veterans

NABVETS, Inc., initially the “Interested Veterans of the Central City (IVOCC), was established and incorporated by seven Vietnam combat veterans in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1969). In 1973, it was reorganized to become a membership service organization with the charge to address issues concerning black and other minority veterans. In 1998, NABVETS, Inc. became a national Veterans Service Organization (VSO), and certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to represent veterans filing claims for their benefits.

National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc.

The National Montford Point Marine Association (NMPMA) Inc. is a nonprofit Veteran’s organization, established to perpetuate the legacy of the first African Americans who entered the United States Marine Corps between 26 August 1942 – 9 September 1949, at Montford Point Camp, New River, North Carolina. The purpose of the Association is to support educational assistance programs, veterans programs, and promotion of community services.  The Association works to improve the social conditions of our veterans, local families, youth and the growing population of senior citizens.

NC Department of American EX-POW

A not-for-profit, Congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organization advocating for former prisoners of war and their families.

NC Elks Association

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is an organization of American citizens who love their country and desire to preserve its cherished institutions; who love their fellow man, seek to promote his well being, who appreciate the joyousness of life and endeavor to contribute to it as well as to share it. It therefore seeks to draw into its fraternal circle those who delight in wholesome association and congenial companions; who are deeply imbued with the spirit of patriotic loyalty and devotion; who recognize the obligations of human brotherhood; and who desire to share with their associates in the endeavor to shelter the homeless, to relieve those in distress, and to prove themselves true friends to all in need.

North Carolina National Guard Association

The North Carolina National Guard Association is a non-profit 501(c)(19) veterans’ association that represents 15,000 members of all ranks and status – enlisted, warrant, officer, traditional Guardsmen, active, and retired. The Executive Council serves as the Board of Directors of the Association. The officers and members of the Executive Council are elected at the annual convention and represent the Major Subordinate Commands, and the retirees of the North Carolina National Guard. The day-to-day activities are overseen by a small full-time staff.

Reserve Organization of America

ROA is America’s only exclusive advocate for the Reserve and National Guard – all ranks, all services. With a sole focus on support of the Reserve and National Guard, ROA promotes the interests of Reserve Component members, their families, and veterans of Reserve service; and a legislative campaign that ensures the readiness of our Reserve force. Together, ROA’s members sound off in one voice for one mission.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. The mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts, to serve our veterans, the military and our communities, and to advocate on behalf of all veterans.

Vietnam Veterans of America

VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.