The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) is a non-profit organization chartered by the United States Congress that represents the interests of enlisted Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine veterans and active duty personnel in the United States.
The Fleet Reserve is the oldest and largest association representing enlisted Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel. Established in 1924, FRA's mission is to safeguard the pay, benefits, and entitlements of the active duty, reserve, and retired members of the Sea Services. The FRA is the founding member and active participant in The Military Coalition (TMC), a group of 24 military associations supporting legislation that protects and/or enhances programs for military personnel. Collectively the TMC represents over 5 million active duty, reserve, retired, and veterans of the uniformed services. Membership in the FRA is open to all enlisted personnel of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Commissioned Officers of the Sea Services that have at least one day of prior enlisted service are eligible to join.
Fleet Reserve Association Constitution Preamble:
With reverence for God and Country and being ever mindful of the glorious traditions of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard; our duty to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; our responsibility to aid in maintaining adequate defense for our beloved country; our desire to assist in obtaining the best type of personnel for our Sea Services; our interest in the welfare of those who served and are now serving; our devotion to our Shipmates; in good fortune or distress; our reverence for the memory of our departed Shipmates; we associate ourselves together and declare this to be the Preamble to the Constitution of the Fleet Reserve Association.
WHAT THE FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION DOES The FRA lobbies the political power brokers in Washington, both the Legislative and the Executive Branches of government. To protect the benefits that you earned while serving in the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, the FRA employs a staff of five skilled lobbyists - all retired enlisted sea services personnel. Whenever a benefit is threatened, the FRA is there, lobbying members of Congress, testifying in committee hearings on Capitol Hill, standing up for you!!
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE FRA? Membership is open to all enlisted personnel (active duty, reserve, retired and veteran) of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Commissioned Officers of the sea services, who have at least one day of prior enlisted service are eligible. Personnel of other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces who have prior honorable enlisted service in one of the three sea services are also eligible for membership. Annual membership dues are $30.