The Military Coalition (TMC) is a group of 35 military, veterans, and uniformed services organizations in joint pursuit of the following goals:
• Maintaining a strong national defense provided by recruiting and retaining skilled and highly capable personnel in the seven uniformed services;
• Maintaining uniformed services compensation and benefits at levels sufficient to attract and retain professional uniformed service members for careers of service to the Nation;
• Representing the interests of the entire uniformed services community, including members’ families and survivors, and responding to assaults upon the compensation and benefits earned by members of that community through years of dedicated service; and
• Educating the public on the extraordinary demands and sacrifices associated with a career in uniformed service, and the need to maintain a similarly unique system of compensation and benefits to attract and retain the kinds and numbers of high-quality personnel needed to meet the Nation’s short- and long-term defense requirements.
The philosophy of The Coalition is that, by working together on issues of mutual agreement, the participating organizations can harness the grassroots support of more than 5.5 million members plus their families and accomplish far more than by working on these initiatives separately. When one or more of the Coalition organizations is invited to testify before Congress, we frequently coordinate the testimony with the other Coalition associations and present it on behalf of the entire Coalition. This lends greater weight and unanimity to the testimony than if it were presented by any individual association.
The Military Coalition currently has eight legislative standing committees which recommend issues, positions, and actions within their purview for the consideration of TMC’s membership. Each TMC member organization has at least one representative assigned to at least one standing committee. TMC’s Co-Chairmen from time to time appoint other temporary committees to address issues not directly handled by the standing committees.
March 6, 2023
TMC letter to Defense Secretary Austin, urging him to protect the TRICARE benefit to ensure it provides the low out-of-pocket costs, comprehensive coverage, and access to quality care service members and retirees have earned.
January 9, 2023
TMC letter urging VA Secretary to delay proposed rule RIN 2900-AP89 Change in Rates VA Pays for Special Modes of Transportation.
December 23, 2022
TMC letter urging the Defense Health Agency to reverse cuts to TRICARE’s retail pharmacy network.
December 8, 2022
TMC letter calling for the quick passage of all FY23 appropriations bills supporting uniformed services, including the Defense Appropriations and Military Construction, VA, and Related Agencies Appropriations (MilCon-VA).
September 29, 2022
TMC letter expressing support for H.R. 5758 and S.3021, the Comforting Our Military Families through On-base or Remote Treatment (COMFORT) Act.
September 16, 2022
TMC letter expressing support and recommendations for specific provisions of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
May 27, 2022
TMC consolidated statement to House Committee on Armed Services (HASC) Personnel Subcommittee leadership requesting consideration and support of TMCs fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) priorities.
May 27, 2022
TMC consolidated statement to Senate Committee on Armed Services (SASC) Personnel Subcommittee leadership requesting consideration and support of TMCs fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) priorities.
April 14, 2022
TMC letter expressing support for H.R.4824, the Stop Copay Overpay Act.