January 16, 2022
An invitation from Charlotte-Metrolina President Joe Anderson
It was good to be with you at the 1st QTR meeting of the NCCOC.
We hope that you will be able to attend the ZOOM General Membership meeting of Charlotte-Metrolina Chapter on January 16, 2022 @ 3 p.m. I hope that you agree that it will be a special privilege to be in the same “Zoom room” with the North Carolina Secretary of Military and Veteran Affairs, LtGen Walter Gaskin.
We want to take full advantage of this opportunity. To this end, please feel free to send me ”bullets” of specific topics that you would like to hear Secretary Gaskin comment on.
I look forward to hearing from you (whether you can attend the meeting or not).
Joe L. Anderson, Sr
President, Charlotte-Metrolina Chapter
Military Officers Association of America
President, North Carolina Council of Chapters, Military Officers Association of America is honored to have Walter Gaskin, Secretary of NC Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, as the speaker at the January 16th general membership meeting of our chapter.
Since we will be using the Zoom format for this meeting, we would like to extend an invitation to the Presidents of the 14 MOAA Chapter Presidents in the state of NC to take advantage of this significant opportunity to get a perspective directly from the Secretary of NC Department of Military & Veterans Affairs.
PLEASE EXTEND AN INVITATION TO THE NC MOAA CHAPTER PRESIDENTS TO ATTEND OUR MEETING ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 16 AT 3:00 P.M.
The chapter presidents who wish to attend will need to let you and me know via email, providing the email address they would want us to use in admitting them into the meeting. PLEASE RESPOND NOT LATER THAN THURSDAY, JANUARY 13 WITH INFORMATION RE: THE CHAPTER PRESIDENTS WHO WILL BE ATTENDING.
As you may know, Secretary Gaskin is a retired USMC LtGen who served in various high-level command leadership roles, as well as a key NATO position in Brussels, Belgium. Following retirement, General Gaskin served as Managing Director and CEO positions in Global Banking and Defense Technology firms. He also served on the NC Military Affairs Commission prior to being appointed to his current cabinet position advising the NC Governor on Military and Veteran issues.
With military pay being exempted from state income tax in 2021, NC had a banner year! MOAA and other military/veteran associations provided strength and situational awareness to the legislative process. The Governor’s support was critical in getting this initiative over the finish. The Department of Military & Veterans Affairs were catalysts in this team effort. Other challenges remain and Secretary Gaskin will discuss those challenges.