Becoming a Member
Required with application
- DD214 Member-4 or Service-2 with Purple Heart Award AND Honorable or General discharge, OR
- DD215 (if Purple Heart Award, Honorable or General discharge is not on DD214), supported by DD214, OR
- AGO 53-55 or General Orders of the award of he Purple Heart (Certificates showing the award of the Purple Heart Medal are not accepted.)
Active Duty Applicant
Provide PCS Orders and General Orders of the award of he Purple Heart. (Certificates showing the award of the Purple Heart Medal are not accepted.)
* Make sure all documents are COMPLETE and LEGIBLE.
(Registration occurs on the MOPH National website)
(Follow the instructions on the form and send it to
5413-B Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151)
“[I] Was retired and searching for something to do! MOPH was the perfect answer!“
“I initially joined because the members of the organization are those who I’ve idolized my entire life; they’re the living embodiments of the stories I’ve heard throughout my childhood. It’s incredible to now call them my peers, my friends. I’ve stayed active with The Order because of the bonds I’ve formed with our members, and in knowing that we truly make an impact in the community. It’s really a special group.“
“I joined MOPH to help Veterans – I have been a strong Advocate for Veterans in New Jersey and here in Arizona since 2012. I am now serving as your Department Commander. I will continue to advocate for you with our legislative leaders, Veterans affairs and our VA Healthcare system. I strongly believe in Transparency and Communication.“
Levels of Involvement
The chapter level is where most members are active. Members generally attend monthly meetings (depending on the chapter) at chapters within the closest proximity to their homes.
Each chapter decides where and how they want to engage with their communities, and all have their own way of bettering the lives of their fellow veterans.
Members of the department, known as the D.E.C. (Department Executive Committee), are elected each year at an annual convention. These members are chosen throughout the state of Arizona.
The department serves to help the chapters operate in accordance with the bylaws of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and gives the state’s members a voice at the national level.
Similar to the department, members on the national level are elected and serve as the N.E.C. (National Executive Committee). These members are chosen from throughout the United States (including Guam and Puerto Rico).
These members are responsible for overseeing all MOPH entities, congressional legislation, veteran advocacy, and service programs.