The Fleet Reserve is the oldest and largest association representing enlisted Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel. Established in 1924, FRA's mission is to safeguard the pay, benefits, and entitlements of the active duty, reserve, and retired members of the Sea Services. The FRA is the founding member and active participant in The Military Coalition (TMC), a group of 24 military associations supporting legislation that protects and/or enhances programs for military personnel. Collectively the TMC represents over 5 million active duty, reserve, retired, and veterans of the uniformed services. Membership in the FRA is open to all enlisted personnel of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Commissioned Officers of the Sea Services that have at least one day of prior enlisted service are eligible to join.
Fleet Reserve Association Constitution Preamble With reverence for God and Country and being ever mindful of the glorious traditions of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard; our duty to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; our responsibility to aid in maintaining adequate defense for our beloved country; our desire to assist in obtaining the best type of personnel for our Sea Services; our interest in the welfare of those who served and are now serving; our devotion to our Shipmates; in good fortune or distress; our reverence for the memory of our departed Shipmates; we associate ourselves together and declare this to be the Preamble to the Constitution of the Fleet Reserve Association.