The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) is a congressionally chartered, non-profit organization that represents the interests of the Sea Service community before the U.S. Congress. The Association is named after the Navy’s program for personnel transferring to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve after 20 or more years of active duty, but less than 30 years for retirement purposes and its membership is comprised of current and former enlisted members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
There are multiple benefits to FRA membership, and one of those is the FRA Education Foundation Scholarship. FRA believes that educating our service members and veterans is an important duty, and has been an outspoken advocate for enhanced education benefits for many years. For example, FRA was instrumental in ensuring the new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit was available to military personnel who previously had no education benefits and allowed transferability of benefits to family members of career service members.