Under the direction of the President, the management of the Association is exercised by the Executive Committee consisting of retired officers, on a voluntary basis.

The President, Hon Secretary, Hon Treasurer and Hon Membership Secretary present reports to the Annual General Meeting, which takes place during the month of October.  ARCO is a non-profit organisation. Financial accounts are audited on a yearly basis and presented by the Hon Treasurer for approval at the Annual General Meeting.

The Department of Defence provides ARCO with the usage of an office in the Curragh, on an annual rental basis.