The Non-Commissioned Officers Association has appointed Vince Patton, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and former master chief of the service branch, as its new president responsible for the organization’s strategic growth and expansion plans.
Patton served in the USCG for 30 years and was the first African-American to be chosen as its senior-most enlisted personnel, NCOA said Monday.
“I have been a member of the NCOA since 1976, and proud to continue… supporting and being an advocate of benefits and entitlements for the enlisted personnel of our armed forces, active, retired, reserve, veteran and family members,” said Patton.
NCOA has also appointed Jon Ostrowski, another USCG veteran and formerly the association’s government affairs director, as its executive director.
Ostrowski has represented NCOA on the Joint Leadership Council, The Military Coalition and AAFES Exchange Retiree Advisory Council.
NCOA is an organization representing enlisted personnel in the armed forces, veterans, active-duty service members, Reservists and Guardsmen.