Military Outreach for Service experienced a huge growth spurt during calendar year 2017, in part due to the additional two new chapters: The Regimental Chapter of Puerto Rico and the MOS Bluff City Chapter (that's Memphis, TN to the rest of us).
As of Dec. 31, 2017, MOS had 299 members, up from 162 members at the end of 2016. Here is a breakdown by chapter:
- Bluff City (Memphis) - 58
- Chamblee – 3
- Detroit – 25
- Heart of America (Kansas City, MO) – 5
- Illini Blackhawk Veterans – 10
- Liberty Bell (Philadelphia) – 5
- Liberty Guardian (Pittsburgh) – 19
- Minutemen (Andover) – 3
- M.O.S.T. (Ogden) – 24
- National (Unaffiliated) – 43
- Peachtree Patriots (Atlanta) – 9
- Regimental (Puerto Rico) – 58
- SoCal – 1
- Stars & Stripes (Holtsville, NY) – 13
- Washington, DC – 25
Here is a breakdown by military service affiliation:
- Air Force - 37
- Army - 66
- Coast Guard - 3
- Marine Corps - 19
- Navy - 39
- National Guard - 9
- Unaffiliated - 120
- Balance - 5 (spouse or child in service)
The above does not show multiple military branches or military reserves.
Three members are retired from the Internal Revenue Service -- all former National board members. Members work in every business unit of the IRS (the shy CI employees don't identify their business unit) and the overwhelming majority are in the biggest unit, Wage & Investment. One member works for the Bureau of Labor Statistics and another works for the Department of the Navy. We don't collect data on civilian rank or occupation.
While the numbers look good, at the end of 2016, there were over 7,000 military veterans working for the Internal Revenue Service. So there's obviously room to grow.