The United States Army Warrant Officers Association is a national organization structured as follows:
Designation of a Chapter as a "Silver Chapter"
An explanation of the internal organization of each element follows:
a. Presently some USAWOA chapters carry the designation “silver” as part of the chapter name. This designation indicates that the chapter was in existence or was chartered within one year of the time that USAWOA was organized in 1972.
b. To retain the “silver” designation, the chapter must continue in an active status. If a chapter deactivation is involuntary, i.e. due to base closure (e.g. Fort Ord, CA, Berlin, Germany) the silver designation may be made if a chapter later activates in or near that location.
c. Chapters which were chartered after the first year of USAWOA’s existence may be designated as “silver” by action of the Board of Directors after the chapter completes 25 consecutive years of active chapter status. The Chapter must submit the request in writing to the BOD to add the “Silver” designation to the chapter name.