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How to Join

The Flag & General Officers' Network (TFGON) is a war veteran?s organization that welcomes into membership all flag and general officers of the U. S. Armed Forces [Pay Grade O-7 and above in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and their Reserve and Guard components, active duty or retired]. TFGON is operated by Flag and General Officers for Flag and General Officers.

War Veterans (as the term is defined by the Internal Revenue Service) means persons, whether or not present members of the Armed forces, who have served in the United States Armed Forces during a period of war, with those periods specified by the Internal Revenue Service as:

  1. April 21, 1898 through July 4, 1902;
  2. April 6, 1917 through November 11, 1918;
  3. December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946;
  4. June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955;
  5. February 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975, in the case of a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period;
  6. August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975;
  7. August 2, 1990 and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential Proclamation or by law

There are no membership dues but contributions are always welcome to help defray the cost of providing services, support, and programs to our members and the community.

To become a member, please follow the steps below:

  1. Send an e-mail to requesting membership and indicate:
  • Name______________________________________________
  • Address____________________________________________
  • E-mail______________________ Phone _________________
  • Rank (or pay grade) __________________________________
  • Branch of service ____________________________________
  • Dates of service _____________________________________
  • Status (active or retired) _______________________________
  1. IRS rules and the TFGON by-laws require that a copy of the document that supports your military service accompany each application. A copy of documentation will be retained on file for future reference only and will not be used for other purposes. Accordingly, please email a copy of one of the following to:

DD214 __ DD215 __ WD AGO 53-55 __ General Orders __ Letter of Transmittal __

  1. By submitting the above information electronically and by document, applicants certify that they meet the requirements for membership as described above.
  2. Go to the TFGON website at and sign up for TFGON's Newsletter. This is an automated system that is managed separately from our e-mail notification database and ensures you receive the newsletter.

On behalf of your fellow flag and general officer shipmates and comrades, "Welcome Aboard."

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Payments for services provided to members cannot be deducted as charitable contributions according to the Internal Revenue Code. Fraudulent or altered documents constitute automatic denial of membership and are a violation of Federal law that may result in prosecution and/or fine or imprisonment.

TFGON Networking Talking Points Paper for use with Military Flag/General Officer Transition Courses, Organizations, and Association

James J Carey
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Jim Carey

National Chairman

John A. Dubia
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
John A. Dubia

ARMY Board Member &
ARMY Vice Chairman

Gordon Nash
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
Jack W. Klimp

Board Member: USMC

Steve Kunkle
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
James B. Godwin III

Board Member: NAVY

Robert Wray
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Robert Wray


Mark Beesley
Brigadier General [Ret.]
Mark Beesley

Board Member: USAF

Ted F. Bowlds
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
Ted F. Bowlds


Norman Sauders
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Norm Saunders

Board Member: USCG

Jeff Hathaway
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Jeff Hathaway


Edward Rodriguez
Major General [Ret.]
Donna Barbisch, USA

Board Member At Large

Kirk Foster
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Kirk Foster, JAGC, US NAVY

Corporate Secretary

Greg Feest
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Donald P. Loren, USN

Treasurer & Board Member

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