Military Order of the Cootie is an organization within an
organization. Much like the Rangers, or Airborne, or Special Forces are
all part of the Army, the Cooties are a part of the VFW. It is a
distinction reserved for "active" members of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars; those who have succeeded as an officer on any level, or who have
demonstrated ability as a leader of a major Post committee or function.
These Comrades-in-arms have a special place reserved for them in the
MOC; a place of recognition for efforts made by those who want to make a
difference in the world around them.