Born and raised in Lockport, Illinois, Capt. Erin E. Stone JAGC, USN (Ret) earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Operations Analysis) from the U.S. Naval Academy. A member of the Virginia Bar, she received her Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center and her Masters in Law in Litigation and Dispute Resolution from the George Washington University.

Stone served in the Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, retiring in 2017 after multiple high visibility leadership positions with broad organizational responsibility.  As Chief of Staff for criminal defense services in the Navy, she exercised worldwide management and oversight of administrative and human resource functions for over 200 criminal defense practitioners. As a Commanding Officer of Naval Legal Service Office North Central/Defense Service Office North, she supervised the provision of criminal defense and legal aid services for service members and their families and managed the associated resources in an area spanning the North Eastern United States, Europe, and Southwest Asia. Over the course of her Navy career, Captain Stone played a central role in the development, implementation, and advancement of strategic plans, objectives and policy guidance. 

Stone joined the MOAA team in Jan. 2018 as Program Director for Engagement, where she established relationships to enhance value for members and affiliate organizations and provided advice to members and spouses undertaking career transitions. She assumed her current position as Program Director for Council & Chapter Affairs in Apr. 2019. As Program Director, Stone develops and oversees organizational processes to support a healthy and vibrant affiliate system. 

Stone lives in Old Town Alexandria, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Yellow Ribbon Fund and the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Uniting to Serve Campaign.

Career Highlights

  • Initiated, built, and nurtured relationships which furthered organizational objectives through increased membership and improved programming
  • Assisted hundreds of service members, veterans, and military spouses with career transition and advancement through individual career counseling and delivery of large scale briefings, articles and social media posts
  • Synchronized national, state, and local legislative efforts to increase brand awareness and effectiveness of advocacy