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    Election of the 90th Commander-in-Chief of the Military Order of the World Wars




    The Military Order of the World Wars, founded in 1919, elected BGen Frederick A. Lopez, USMCR (Retired), as its Commander-in-Chief as its 90th Commander-in-Chief.

    BGen Lopez SVCINC BGen Lopez served 31 years on active duty and in the Reserves. His assignments included: Vietnam (1968-1969), including duty there as a Rifle Platoon Commander and a Sniper Platoon Commander; Company Commander; S-3 Operations Officer; Infantry Battalion Commander; Assistant Division Commander; Commanding General, 4th Marine Division, and; Deputy Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. His awards and decorations include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal (Combat “V”), the Navy Commendation Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Navy & Marine Corps Parachutist Wings. He holds a BS (Mathematics, California Polytechnic) and an MS (Computer Science, West Coast University). In 2007 he retired from the Raytheon Company as a Director of Engineering, Electronic Warfare Systems. As a 19-year Companion, he has held command positions at chapter, department, and region levels, General Staff Officer, Vice Commander-in-Chief, and Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief. He is a recipient of the National Commander’s Medal, the Gold Patrick Henry Medal, and other Military Order awards and decorations.

    About the Military Order of the World Wars


    MOWW is a patriotic Veterans Service Organization (VSO) centered on the idea embodied in its motto, “It is nobler to serve than to be served.” The Military Order’s founding in 1919 resulted from General of the Armies John J. “Blackjack” Pershing’s request that his officers continue serving America after their active military service ended. Consequently, MOWW promotes and encourages good citizenship, patriotic education, and military and public service, and is focused on youth education.

    MOWW serves America’s youth by hosting multi-day Youth Leadership Conferences (YLC) and single day Youth Leadership Seminars throughout the United States—at no cost to high school students attending. The students receive instruction on leadership in a free society, free enterprise concepts, principles of democracy, the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and civic responsibilities associated with preserving American rights and freedoms. Students develop leadership, public speaking and writing skills that help them be better citizens and future leaders. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) annually accredits MOWW’s Youth Leadership Conferences. MOWW also sponsors awards programs for Senior and Junior ROTC cadets, Boy Scouts of America, and Girl Scouts of the USA.

    Additional Information

    Contact: Headquarters, Military Order of the World Wars (HQ MOWW), Brig Gen Arthur B. Morrill III, USAF (Retired); Chief of Staff; 703-683-4911, Extension 4, chiefofstaff@moww.org. More information is available on MOWW's web site www.moww.org, which is not a part of this press release.

    As of: 28 August 2020  


    CINC Lopez Press Release--28 Aug 20.pdf

    CINC's Intent.pdf

  • Dear Veterans, Active Service, and Friends:

    The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) is a patriotic Veterans Service Organization whose motto is “It is nobler to serve than to be served.”  MOWW was founded by General of the Armies “Blackjack” Pershing in 1919 to promote good citizenship, patriotic education, and military and public service.  MOWW chapters provide opportunities to support patriotic education, ROTC and JROTC, scouting, monuments and memorials, law and order, and national and homeland security programs.

    We invite you to visit and become a member of our chapter.  Eligibility includes active duty, veterans, retired and former commissioned and warrant officers of the armed forces, public health service officers, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

    Our mission is reflected in our Preamble:

    • To cherish the memories and associations of the World Wars waged for humanity;
    • To inculcate and stimulate love of our country and flag;
    • To promote and further patriotic education in our Nation;
    • Ever to maintain law and order, and to defend the honor, integrity, and supremacy of our national government and the constitution of the United States;
    • To foster fraternal relations among all branches of the armed forces;
    • To promote the cultivation of military, naval, and air science and the adoption of a consistent and and suitable policy of national security for the United States of America;
    • To acquire and preserve records of individual services;
    • To encourage and assist in the holding of commemorations and the establishment of memorials of the World Wars;
    •  And to transmit all these ideals to posterity, under god and for our country we unite to establish the MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS.
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