U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association

Enrollment Categories


A retired or honorably discharged veteran of or anyone currently serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces who either has performed or is performing U.S. Naval Cryptologic duty or who has an interest in U.S. Naval Cryptology. Applicants not directly connected with U.S. Naval Cryptology shall state details of this interest.


An official or retiree of a U.S. or second party allied government or U.S. contractor, to include second party allied military services, who has an interest in U.S. Naval Cryptology. The applicant shall state details of this interest Spouse—All spouses of living members and associates shall, at the applicant’s option, be enrolled together. Spouses are not continued on the roll after the member's death except as provided in the “Surviving Spouse” or “partnership of two veterans” descriptions below. However, any spouse of a deceased member is eligible to be enrolled as a spouse upon payment of the requisite dues.

Dues for Members, Associates, and “Surviving Spouses” shall be the same, as determined by the Board of Directors.

A dues discount, currently set by the Board of Directors at 60%, is offered to any Member, Associate or spouse who opts out of postal CRYPTOLOG delivery. CRYPTOLOG copies are available on the website to logged-in Association members.

Surviving Spouse

In consideration of payment of 1.4 times the ordinary dues, the spouse of a deceased Member or Associate is entitled to remain enrolled as a spouse until the end of the member’s fixed term or for the life of the spouse of a Life member. (This is not applicable if both spouses opt out of postal CRYPTOLOG delivery.)

The Membership Secretary shall recognize a spousal or civil partnership of two veterans (formerly called “Family”) in the case of two members who request this joint designation and whose dues expiration agree. (Normally, these would be spouses who join at the same time.) A partnership shall not consist of more than two members. On the death of one member of this partnership of veterans, postal delivery of the CRYPTOLOG can be conveyed. Thus, members or associates in such a partnership should never opt for “Surviving Spouse” dues; this is automatic. Should members or associates in a partnership agree to share a postal-delivered CRYPTOLOG, one member would sign up for basic individual (un-discounted) dues and the other should opt for the dues discount offered for no-postal-delivery.

Dues-free Active Military

Active duty military members and drilling reservists are offered one-year dues free memberships. The CRYPTOLOG mailing lists shall not include those of this so enrolled.

Note: Active duty military and reservists may certainly opt for dues-based memberships. 

As a matter of transitioning from the legacy policy, all fixed term members and associates shall be considered to be enrolled as having opted for “Surviving Spouse” until the end of the fixed term. New and renewing members and associates shall be offered the “Surviving Spouse” option effective 1 July 2022. Currently enrolled Life members may opt for the “Surviving Spouse” option at any time upon payment of 40% of the basic individual Life membership dues.

Changes to regular dues, discount rates and the “last survivor” factor may be made by the Board of Directors effective only on publication of the new schedules in the CRYPTOLOG. These would not be applied retroactively.

The Membership Secretary shall ensure that membership and enrollment requirements for 501(c)(19) associations are met.

The bulk-mail CRYPTOLOG mailing lists the Membership Secretary produces shall include certain Navy Cryptologic or Information Warfare Commands or Detachments or libraries. Dues for these organizations shall not be required.

The membership year begins at 1 July each year and ends 30 June the following year.

Dues are due at 1 July, although in practice members should consider paying dues starting about May 1. Dues received 1 January—30 June are generally considered to be applied to the upcoming membership year, although a member may opt for continuity back to the previous 1 July. Dues received from 1 July to 31 December are generally applied to the membership year currently in progress.

A period of “grace” of about three months is generally applied to late payment of dues. However, the members are relied upon to keep cognizant of the expiration of their membership terms. CRYPTOLOG issues missed can only be made up to the extent to which additional copies are available and only if a self-addressed stamped [media mail, 1lb for up to three issues] large envelope is provided. This applies as well to members joining after the membership year is in progress. When possible, dues expiration notices will be sent. Members should expect to be contacted by email.

The members are absolutely relied upon to provide the membership current contact information. The postal addresses in the membership database are used to generate the CRYPTOLOG bulk and first class mailing lists. CRYPTOLOG issues missed due to this neglect cannot be re-issued, except per the paragraph above. Members who re-locate on a seasonal basis (“snowbirds”) are highly encouraged to opt for first class delivery of printed CRYPTOLOGs.


Individual member, associate or spouse (no printed CRYPTOLOG; Surviving Spouse option declined) Individual member, associate or spouse (no printed CRYPTOLOG; with Surviving Spouse upgrade) Joint spousal or civil partnership of veterans* (shared bulk mailed CRYPTOLOG) Joint spousal or civil partnership of veterans* (shared first class mailed CRYPTOLOG) Joint spousal or civil partnership of veterans* (no printed CRYPTOLOG)
Term Amount Term Amount Term Amount Term Amount Term Amount
1 year $10.00 1 year $20.00 1 year $35.00 1 year $47.00 1 year $20.00
3 years $26.00 3 years $50.00 3 years $91.00 3 years $127.00 3 years $52.00
5 years $40.00 5 years $80.00 5 years $140.00 5 years $200.00 5 years $80.00
10 years $70.00 10 years $140.00 10 years $245.00 10 years $365.00 10 years $140.00
Life $180.00 Life $360.00 Life $630.00 Life $870.00 Life $360.00

*Note: Two applications must be received.

Dues Payment

Those who have signed up for a website user account can choose from a list of Dues Plans and pay their dues online. Sign Up now!

Dues Plans Options

The full range of dues options may not be available on the website. Dues can be paid either by check or by credit card. If the dues option you want is not available on the website, the membership secretary and the treasurer can arrange an invoice which you can pay with a credit card.

Contact the Membership Secretary through the website or by postal mail at:

P.O. Box 970
Bandera, TX 78003

Plan Duration Cost
Active Duty Member 12 months $0.00
Regular Member 12 months $25.00
Family Member 12 months $35.00
Regular Member 36 months $65.00
Family Member 36 months $91.00
Regular Member 60 months $100.00
Family Member 60 months $140.00
Regular Member 120 months $175.00
Family Member 120 months $245.00
Regular Life Member Lifetime $450.00
Family Life Member Lifetime $630.00

New Members

  1. Print, complete, sign, and send to the Membership Secretary your U.S. NCVA membership application.
  2. Sign Up for a website user account.
  3. After your account is activated by the Webmaster, login to the Website.
  4. Go to the bottom of your Profile.
  5. Click the Pay Your Dues link.
  6. Select a Dues Plan.
  7. Ensure that the information published in the form fields is correct.
  8. Click Checkout.