Rogue Chapter


Who We Are

The Non-Commissioned Officers Association was founded in 1960 in San Antonio, Texas by a group of retired non-commissioned and petty officers seeking to create a patriotic, fraternal, and benevolent Association. Through the years of its existence there have been a number of changes and improvements in the Association that should be of interest to prospective members. NCOA’s membership includes and is open to all Current, Separated, or Retired Enlisted personnel who have served honorably in an Active, Reserve, or National Guard capacity in the U.S. Armed Forces. The NCOA offers its members a wide range of benefits and services designed especially for enlisted service members and their families.

We invited you to browse our website to learn more about the NCOA and the many ways it can enhance the lives of you and your family members.

The Rogue Chapter formed around 1984 and has had a rich history of community service and organizational achievement. In the beginning as a small chapter, we were recognized almost annually as the “Best Small Chapter, Western Region.” Under the leadership of several different chapter chairpersons, Rogue Chapter was named “Best Small Chapter in NCOA” at least four times. As NCOA changed, Rogue Chapter evolved into a Large Chapter and has won “Best Large Chapter NCOA” as recently as 2011.

20161111_103217With a core of dedicated members, Rogue Chapter took the lead in building Veteran’s Memorial Park adjacent to the Medford National Guard armory. We contribute funds and numerous volunteer hours to causes near and dear to our military and veteran community.

To learn more about what we have done and more importantly what we are doing or plan to do in the future, please feel to email our chairman at


Annual Fundraiser July 4th, 2017:

Left to right: Byron Cordes, Dave Haines, Dale Cannon, Terry Haines.  Ron Kohl not in picture, but greatly assisted with Flag sales. We earned $984.00 from sales and donations. Central Point, Oregon.


Free Membership Drive

In order to rapidly increase our legislative footprint in Washington, the International Board of Directors has approved a free membership program.  This program will not cost the association any funds.  All that is required to take advantage of this program is to have been prior enlisted in any branch of our military to include any Reserve or Guard component.  These new members will not get a membership card but will get regular legislative updates so that you can stay abreast of what is going on in Washington DC.  Meeting membership is not needed but is available only if you choose.  These free members can obtain access to full membership benefits at a later date if they so choose.  All that is required is you provide your first and last name and a valid email address.

Please help us by contacting anyone you know that has prior service and sign them up.  Send their name and email address to me and once a week I send a list to national.  My email address is


The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County


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New Information

The Merlin National Guard Armory is now doing ID card renewals Wednesdays on walk in basis from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Located at:
666 Brookside Blvd
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Call 541-618-5876 to make an appointment & ensure you have all paperwork needed before you go. More info…
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