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NAPA General Organization Structure

The Naval Association of PAs (NAPA) is a Constituent Chapter of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA).

NAPA is made up of active duty, reserve and retired PAs, as well as PA employees of regional Navy Commands.

NAPA will consist of two Affiliates known as NAPA East and NAPA West which will be responsible for regional organizational management within their respective region and will be accountable to the NAPA Chapter Board of Directors for regional activities as outlined in the NAPA Bylaws.

NAPA is a private organization, does not represent the US Navy or the US Government, and receives no federal funds.

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NAPA Organization Structure

The Chapter Board of Directors exercises executive and judicial duties for NAPA, has charge of all property of and conducts all financial affairs of the Association.

The Chapter BOD consists of:

  • President
  • President-Elect
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Active Duty Director-at-Large – two (2) seats for any Fellow members of the NAPA on active duty in the Navy (preference given to one representative from each NAPA Region (East and West)).
  • Reserve Director – one (1) seat for any Fellow member of NAPA in the Reserve Forces of the Navy.
  • Retired Director – one (1) seat for any Fellow member of NAPA in the Fleet Reserves or retired from the Navy.
  • Board of Directors (student) – one (1) seat for any Student member of NAPA on active duty in the Navy and attending a Navy sponsored Physician Assistant training program.
  • Awards Chair
  • Webmaster Chair
  • CME Chair
  • Legislative Affairs Chair
  • and as many other additional Officer, and Board of Director positions as the Bylaws may provide or as deemed necessary by a majority of the above.


The Regional Affiliate Boards of Directors (one each for NAPA East and NAPA West) consist of:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary

These positions are graphically depicted here.

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Details of NAPA’s organizational structure, leadership positions, their duties, election procedures, and their relationships can be found in NAPA’s Constitution and By-Laws here.

NAPA’s current Officers and Chairs can be found here.