Soon after it’s founding in 1965, Post 9951 showed a membership of 94 (as of Mar 66) The Post has shown steady growth since 1980 and that year was the single decline in membership since a low point in the 70s. Having crossed 100 in 1985, it grew steadily to >200 by the end of the millennium.
Post 9951 is sustained by a large number of retirees and veterans who have chosen to live in Thailand. Approximately 50% of the membership, however, lives in the US or elsewhere. Many of these members served their country in Thailand and have maintained an allegiance to 9951 since those days. Records indicate that the longest serving current member joined the Post in 1966.
An analysis of the current membership at the end of 2003 indicates that less than 10% of the current members joined the Post before 1981 and just over half have joined the Post in the past 10 years.