The Military Order of the World Wars (www.moww.org) is a Non-Profit 501(C) 19 patriotic Veterans Service Organization (VSO). General of the Armies John J. Pershing founded the MOWW so that at his officers could continue serving America after their active military service ended following World War I.
The purpose of the MOWW is to promote Patriotism, Civic Responsibility, Public Service and Leadership in the Nation’s Communities. Since MOWW’s establishment in 1919, MOWW members (“Companions”) have lived by the Military Order’s motto, “It is nobler to serve than to be served.”
MOWW Membership is open to all federally-commissioned, warrant or flight officers, be they officers who are retired, former, on active duty or members of the Reserves or the National Guard (to include active duty for training) in the eight Uniformed Services of the United States of America. The Uniformed Services are: the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Air Force, the United States Space Force, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Family members who are directly related to eligible officers within two degrees of consanguinity (i.e., spouse, son/step-son, daughter/step-daughter, grandson/granddaughter) are also eligible as Hereditary Members.
MOWW chapters provide opportunities to support patriotic education, ROTC and JROTC, scouting, monuments and memorials, law and order, and national and homeland security programs.