National Headquarters
441 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: (703) 549-3622
Fax: (703) 684-5196
Visit the CWV National Site at
www.cwv.org
Catholic War Veterans - MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Any person who is both an American Citizen and a Veteran of the Armed Forces of the
United States as herein defined is eligible for membership in the Catholic War
Veterans of the United States of America Inc. An applicant shall be a member of the
Catholic Church, enlisted, drafted, inducted or commissioned into any branch of the
United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and/or including the
National Guard or Reserve components, and who has served at least 90 days on
active duty and who now has a discharge under honorable conditions - and shall
include those who have served less than 90 days and are honorably discharged
because of a disability incurred in the line of duty or any person currently on active
duty or currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves. Also eligible are the U. S.
Merchant Marines, provided that such applicant who has served in the Merchant
Marines, served at least 90 days between 7 December 1941 to 15 August 1945,
including service in the U. S. Army Transport Service or the Naval Transport Service.
Did You Know:

  • The CWV is one of only 45 Veterans Service Organizations ever in our
    nation's history to be granted an Official Charter by the U.S. Congress.

  • The CWV is one of only 3 Veterans Service Organizations chartered by
    congress who's membership is decidedly religious.

  • The CWV is the only Catholic organization in our nation that has been
    granted this significant honor.

  • The CWV is a private, not-for-profit organization recognized by the Internal
    Revenue Service under 501(c)4.

  • The CWV is not a part of, nor controlled by, the Catholic Church. Our
    organization is made up of military veterans and citizens of the United
    States who individually adhere to the Catholic faith.

  • The CWV is the only Catholic based organization who's membership is
    solely made up of military veterans and who's main focus is to help other
    veterans in need.

  • Members of the CWV are true patriots. We are sworn to protect and
    defend the Constitution of the United States and to preserve for our
    posterity those rights and privileges contained within. We are leaders in
    the promotion of Democracy and citizen guardians of our Republic. The
    Preamble to the CWV constitution sums it up best:  READ MORE...


We, American Citizens, members of the Catholic Father, the Pope, Bishop of
Rome and who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States in order
that we may be bound by a greater spirit of faith and patriotism, and that we may
be of greater service to God and our Country and to one another, and in order to
perpetuate our ideals and ideas, establish a permanent organization.
National Headquarters
441 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: (703) 549-3622
Fax: (703) 684-5196
Visit the CWV National Site at
www.cwv.org
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