Membership Eligibility Requirements

Membership may be extended by the Membership Committee to members of any of the armed forces who have served either as an officer or as an enlisted man, under one of the following classifications.

Veteran Carabao: Those who served in the Philippine Islands between May 1, 1898, and July 4, 1913, or between December 6, 1941, and July 4, 1946.

Amphibious Carabao: Those who served west of the International Date Line where such service was incident to the liberation of the Philippines - World War II, December 6, 1941 to July 4, 1946.

Companero Carabao: Those who served in the Philippine Islands between July 4, 1913 and December 6, 1941, or subsequent to July 4, 1946.

Expedicionario Carabao: Those who have served in support of an officially identified military campaign (e.g., Korean War, Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation New Dawn, etc.).

Associate Carabao: Includes accredited war correspondents, serving with any of the forces engaged in military operations. This membership may, by action of the Executive Committee, also be conferred upon one who has rendered distinguished and valuable service to the Order or to the Nation.

Tenero Carabao: The Order is an hereditary one. Eligibility is extended to descendants, over twenty-one years of age, regardless of military service, of any member, or a person who is, or was, eligible to be a member.

Honorary Carabao: Conferred by the Main Corral upon the President of the United States and the Ambassador to the United States from the Republic of the Philippines.

Join the Herd

You can join the Herd by entering your email address below, click Next, and then filling out the online form to which that email address box will take you.  You can also join the Herd by downloading the Membership Application Form here (MembershipApp_Updated032023_FILLA.pdf), and then emailingl the completed Membership Application to or Mail it to CAPT Bob Carey, USN, Main Guy, Military Order of the Carabao, c/o the Army Navy Club, 901 17th St., NW, Washington DC 20006.  But really, it's much easier on the poor Bulls, Cows, and Calves if you just apply online.  If applying on line,.  

Membership information and Membership Packet

The initiation fee is $115 and the annual dues are $77.50, payable with the initiation fee, for a total of $192.50. Each new member will receive a Carabao Insignia Metal, a Carabao Tie, a Carabao Lapel Pin, a Membership Certificate inscribed with the Member’s Name and Membership Number signed by the Grand Paramount Carabao, and a copy of the current Carabao History book.  Allow 30 days for approval and processing of membership applications, although it will likely take far less time.  To start the process fill in your e-mail address below and click Next below.

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