The Defense Orientation Conference Association (DOCA) is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization whose primary function is to educate DOCA members in all aspects and issues of national defense and national security. This is accomplished by DOCA members attending briefings provided by senior members of the military at military installations throughout the United States, by attending briefings provided by senior members of the Department of State, and by attending briefings given at United States Embassies throughout the world. DOCA members are expected to pass on such acquired knowledge to members of their communities and others interested in national defense and national security.
Donations to DOCA serve two purposes. The first is to finance and support the daily activities of DOCA throughout the year (OPERATIONAL FUND). Currently, such activities involve the planning and execution of four or so trips to military bases in the United States and to foreign countries two or three times a year. The second purpose is to finance contributions made by DOCA to the National Defense University and various military morale, welfare and recreation funds when DOCA visits a military installation (DEFENSE FUND). See below for additional information on the background of the two funds.
If you would like to offer your support to DOCA, you may make an online donation via PayPal by utilizing the form below. Donations may also be mailed to DOCA, P.O. Box 1294, Centreville, VA 20122.
DOCA INVESTMENT FUNDS / OVERSIGHT
The DOCA Investment Committee is responsible for overseeing two funds created under the sponsorship of DOCA – the DOCA Defense Fund and the DOCA Operating Reserve Fund.
The DOCA Defense Fund was established in 1996 by the members of DOCA to support activities that further the national defense interests of the United States, with a particular focus on morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) programs for the men and women of the armed forces and their families. The Defense Fund will often target its donations to MWR organizations on bases that DOCA visits as part of its conference program.
The DOCA Operating Reserve Fund was established in 2020 for a different purpose: to accept donations to support both the current operations of DOCA and, more importantly, to support the growth of DOCA in the future, allowing DOCA to enrich the programs it offers and add more value to its members. The DOCA Operating Reserve Fund accepts donations in either cash or stock. Revenues from membership dues and conference fees are not sufficient to fund overall operations at DOCA, so giving to the DOCA Operating Reserve Fund is critical for the ongoing success of the organization.
DOCA Investment Committee Members:
Douglas R. Lempereur, Chairman
Laurance Guido, MD