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NCOAMembersIntroducingtheUSAARewardsAmericanExpressCard.Noannualfee1VariablepurchaseAPRaslowas10.910introductoryAPRfor12monthsonbalancetransersandconveniencechecksmadeinthefrstthreemonths10.9to25.9variableAPRonthesebalancesafter12months2500bonuspointsateryourfrstpurchase2Xpointsongasandgroceriesand1pointorevery1spentonallotherpurchases.Redeemorcashmerchandiseorotherexcitingrewards2USAABankwillmakeacontributiontoNCOAwhenyouopenanaccountandeachtimeyoumakeaneligiblepurchasewiththeCard.GettheNCOAUSAARewardsAmericanExpressCardandtakeadvantageoUSAAmeansUnitedServicesAutomobileAssociationanditsinsurancebankinginvestmentandothercompanies.USAAproductsareavailableonlyinthosejurisdictionswhereUSAAisauthorizedtosellthem.1Oersubjecttoapproval.Asof412013regularAPRsonpurchasescashadvancesandbalancetransfersare10.9to25.9dependingonyourcredithistoryandotherfactors.APRswillvarywiththemarketbasedonthePrimeRate.Thereisatransactionfeeof3oncashadvances200maximumonbalancetransfersandconveniencechecksand1onforeigntransactions.Ratesandfeessubjecttochange.Pleasecontactusforthemostcurrentinformation.2Earn1pointforevery1inCardpurchasesplus1additionalpointonevery1inpurchasesproperlycodedasgasandgrocerypurchases.Grocerypurchasesatwarehousesdiscountstoresdepartmentstoresorothernon-grocerystorelocationsarenoteligiblefortheadditional1pointreward.Rewardspointsterminateifaccountisclosedordelinquentorifrewardsprogramends.Otherrestrictionsapply.SeetheUSAARewardsProgramtermsandconditionsfordetails.Availabilityrestrictionsapply.PurchaseofabankproductdoesnotestablisheligibilityforormembershipinUSAApropertyandcasualtyinsurancecompanies.AmericanExpressisafederallyregisteredservicemarkofAmericanExpressandisusedbyUSAASavingsBankpursuanttoalicense.ThiscreditcardprogramisissuedandadministeredbyUSAASavingsBankMemberFDIC.NCOAreceivesnancialsupportfromUSAAforthissponsorship.2013USAA.143438-0513UnlikesomeotherrewardprogramswithtemporarypromotionsUSAARewardsoersyou2Xpointsongasandgroceriesaspartoyourstandardrewardterms.EARN2XPOINTSONGASANDGROCERIESYEARAFTERYEAR.USAAisproudtobetheExclusiveProvideroFinancialServicesortheNonCommissionedOfcersAssociationApplytoday.usaa.comncoaamex877-908-NCOA6262Volume22013NCOAJOURNAL NCOAOnlineJournalVolume22013OnTheCoverThe2013NCOAVanguardAwardRecipients.Theirremarkableandinspiringstoriesaretoldbeginningonpage17.2013NCOAConventionataGlance....................................10ConventionPhotos...............................................................14SpecialRecognitionAwards.................................................29CareerExposOurProgramContinuestoMakeStrides.......34NCOAStepsForwardtoBecometheOfcialMilitaryFraternalAssociationPartnerforSnowballExpress............36Volume22013NCOAJOURNAL1EXECUTIVECOMMITTEEPresident12thSergeantMajorotheMarineCorpsH.GeneOverstreetRetChairmanotheBoardSgtMajPaulW.Siver-sonUSMCRetExecutiveVicePresidentandTreasurerMSgtRobertL.BarnettUSAFRetSecretarySGMJosephTerryUSARetBOARDOFDIRECTORSTSgtMollyA.DzitkoUSAFRetMCPOTerryM.HainesUSNRetMCPOCGVincentPattonUSCGRetandCMCMichaelSklarUSNRetINTERNATIONALCHAPLAINLadyVickyHensleyNCOAEXECUTIVEDIRECTORSSgtCliScoopDavisUSAFRetexecdirncoausa.orgSENIORADVISORSTOTHEBOARDSMARaymondF.ChandlerIIIUSASergeantMajorotheMa-rineCorpsMichealP.BarrettUSMCMCPONMichaelD.Ste-vensUSNCMSAFJamesA.CodyUSAFMCPOCGMichaelP.Leavitt.SPECIALADVISORSFORRESERVEANDNATIONALGUARDAFFAIRSSGMMichaelSchultzUSARChairmanCSMBrunkConleyUSANGCSMJamesLambertUSARSgtMajJamesBookerUSMCRFORCMAWChrisWheelerUSNRCMSgtJimHo-talingANGCMSgtJimPascarellaUSAFRandCGRF-MCMarkAllenUSCGR.INTERNATIONALHEADQUARTERSTheNonCommissionedOcersAssociationotheUnitedStatesoAmericaisaraternalnonprotorganizationwithInternation-alHeadquartersat9330CorporateDriveSuite701SelmaTX78154210653-6161.TheNCOAJournalispublishedortheinormationandenjoymentoAssociationmembers.ViewsandopinionsexpressedarethoseoauthororsourceomaterialanddonotnecessarilyrefecttheopinionsviewsorendorsementsoNCOAortheBoardoDirectors.AllmaterialsintheNCOAJour-nalareprotectedbycopyright.Editorialmaterialsmyberepro-ducedithesourceiscredited.NationalCapitalOceP.O.Box427AlexandriaVA22313703549-0311.INTERNATIONALAUXILIARYEXECUTIVECOMMIT-TEEPresidentDianneCarnahanVicePresidentRondaSmithSecretaryVickiCopeTreasurerPatriciaWeaver.BOARDMEMBERSAldaAshordLeeFikeandGloriaMartinez.KNIGHTSOFTHESQUARETABLEGrandKnightSirDavidMarstonOEGrandKnightElectSirTedPilihosOEExchequerSirJimSullivanOSScribeSirPaulRizzoOSEDITORIALTheNCOAJournalManagingEditorScoopDa-vis.Editorialcontributionsoarticlesandphotosarewelcome.Sendthemviaemailtoexecdirncoausa.org.ADVERTISINGAdvertisersContactJSPublicationsat8220HiltonRoadGaithersburgMD20882E-mail-cathy.johnjs-publications.com.Phone-301482-0720Fax-310482-0726.UnlessclearlyindicatedasNCOA-sponsoredpaidadvertisingintheNCOAJournalisnotendorsedbytheNCOA.0913DisclosureofFederalGrantsandContractsTheNonCommissionedOcersAssociationotheUnitedStatesoAmericaNCOAdoesnotcurrentlyreceivenorhastheAssociationeverreceivedanyederalmoneyorgrantsorcontracts.AllotheAssociationsactivitiesandservicesareaccomplishedcompletelyreeoanyederalunding.Page10RightDarrylWorleywasamongtheentertainersatourconvention. IamwritingthisstoryonAugust30th45dayssinceourgreatConventionComedyNightortheTroopsandourspecialVanguardTributetoveout-standingyoungmenwhorepresentedtheirbranchesoservicewithutmostdistinction.ImentionthedatebecausethesedaysintheworldoNCOAsomanywheelsarespinningullspeedmovingourAssociationorwardasterthanIcanrecallinmysixyearsasyourExecutiveDirector.SinceConventionwherewean-nouncedouralliancewithSnowballEx-presswehavebeeninconstantcontactwiththeirleadersnalizingourroleastheocialMilitaryFraternalAssocia-tionoSnowballExpress.Theormalagreementissignedandweareo-ciallyontheirwebsiteatwww.snowbal-lexpress.organdtheyareonourweb-site.ThereisalsoaSnowballExpressspreadinthismagazinethatIencourageeveryonetoread.WearecloseveryclosetonalizingtheproceduresandpoliciesorourchaptersandmemberstobeabletoworkwiththeSnowballExpresschildreninyourareas.AssoonasthisisnalizedwewillpostitontheNCOAwebsiteandsendanemailblasttoeveryoneintheNCOAdatabasewhohasprovidedustheiremailaddressiyouhavenotloggedintothewebsiteanduploadedyouremailIencourageyoutodosorightnowIyouhaveaproblememailTinaKishattkishncoausa.orgorcallNCOAHQat800662-2620andhitextension261orMs.KishorLisaPhillipsatExt.219.Ms.PhillipsisanArmyVeteranwhohasbeenworkinginourChapterandMembershipareaorourmonthsandwearealsoveryproudtohaveAprilBeaneonourstaasoAugust12.ImetAprilatourconventionandlearnedshewasasocialmediaspecialistandwastherewithherhusbandourCoastGuardVanguardAwardRecipientPO2NicholasBeane.IcouldntbeproudertohaveoneoourVanguardSpousesontheNCOAteamandsheisalreadymak-ingahugedierenceinhelpingustelltheNCOAstorytotheworld.SinceConventionwehaveconductedsevenCareerExposandtheExpoteamisalsocurrentlybuildingour2014ScheduleoEventsweplantohost45-50statesideExposandthreeinHa-waii.WhilewewillnotbeinanocialcontractwithMilitary.comin2014weareverypleasedthatTMcCrearyCEOoMilitary.comhaspledgedhissupportoour2014CareerExpoPro-gram.WearealsoinnegotiationswithavarietyodierententitiestobuildsupportorourCareerExpoProgramandyouwillalsobeseeingabrandnewNCOACareerExpowebsiteinthenearuturedidImentionwehiredaVan-guardHerosSpousewhohasaspecialpassionorNCOAandhastheskillsandconnectionstohelptheAssociationmoveorwardWearealsoworkingdiligentlytore-buildourpresenceonCapitolHill.IknowwewillneverbeabletoreplaceDickSchneiderandIamnotevengo-ingtotrybutwearelookingatwhatandwhowillbethebestorourgreatAssociationintheDCareatoworkourlegislativemilitaryliaisonandveteransadministrationissues.AgainpleasestaytunedtoyourNCOAwebsiteFacebookandTwitterbecausewewillbespreadingthewordoanyupdatesimmediatelythroughthesesourcesocommunication.WehavetwomoreareasthatwearebuildingtheinrastructureoratNCOAHQasastaswecanandthatiswiththeNCOAMarketingCompanyandtheNCOAChapterDevelopmentProgram.TheMarketingCompanywillbearevenuegeneratorortheAssociationandourbenevolentundsaswewillbesellingpromotionalproductstocom-panies.WehavealreadybegunwithsomeoourgreatpartnersandtheyareexcitedaboutthemonieswehavesavedthemandknowingthatbyusingourMarketingCompanythatmoniesweearnwillinturngobackandsupportmilitarymembersandtheiramilies.AgainanNCOAMarketingCompanywebsiteisalsoindevelopmentandwillbelinkedromourhomepagejustlikeourNCOACareerExpowebsitewillbe.FortheNCOAChapterDevelopmentProgramwewillbeputtingtogetheraplanoactiontostartupnewchap-tersaroundthecountryandtorebuildchapterswhichhavelostkeymembersandwhiletheyarestillactivetheyneedthesupportromHQtobuildthemupagain.Inordertomakethedevelop-mentprogramworkandbesuccessultheotherprogramsweareworkingtonalizemustbeinplaceordierentreasons.SnowballExpressprovideslocalchaptersthatspecialfagtowaivethatnootherAssociationwillhaveandIampositivethatlocalseniorenlistedwillsupportNCOAwhoistheraternalarminsupportingthechildrenandamiliesoourallenTheCareerExpoProgramgivestheAssociationanothergreatfagtowaveandisaprimaryrevenuegeneratortoprovidesupportorourbenevolentundsandtobuildNCOA.SocialMediai.e.websiteFacebookTwitterandemailblasts-providestheAssociationaquickandcosteectivewaytocommunicatetoourcurrentmembershipandtoeducatetheworldonthegreatthingsNCOAisdoingsotheywillbeencouragedtojoinourold.TheMarketingCompanyisanotherrevenuegeneratortohelpusgrownan-ciallytoundourchapterdevelopmentprogramandtosupportourbenevolentunds.Asyoucanseewehaveaplanandweareexecutingitasastaswecan.IyouwouldliketovolunteerandhavethetimeandspecialskillstoassistNCOAtogrownationallyIencourageyoutosendmeanemailexecdirncoausa.org.AsthesayinggoesNCOAislookingoraewgoodmenandwomenByCliffordSCoopdaviSNCoaExECutivEdirECtorFromtheExecutiveDirectorNCOAForgingAheadInManyAreas22013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 Volume22013NCOAJOURNAL3 WellanotherverysuccessulConventionhascomeandgone.EachyearweaskourselveshowcanwetoptheonewejusthadandsomehowScoopDavisandhisteamman-agetodoit.ThisisgoingtobeaveryexcitingyearortheAssociationandourmembership.Iyouhavenotvisitedthenewwebsiteyetpleasetakealookatit.Ithasbeenredesignedandcontainsuptodateinormation.Iencourageallchapterstosubmityoursto-riesandphotosonchapteractivitiesandevents.Iknowmanygreatthingsarebeingdonebythechapterssopleaseshareyourstorieswithallous.OurCareerExposaredoinggreatandIurgechapterstosupportanyex-posthatmaybescheduledoryourarea.Itsagreatchapteractivityandwillgiveyouvolunteerhours.OurnewNCOAMarketingCompanywillbeupandrunningandshouldbeagreatrevenuegeneratorortheAssociation.Chaptersmaywanttolookmoreintothisasitgetsurtherdevelopedtoorderchaptertrinketssuchaspenskeychainsetc.IwouldimagineeveryoneisasexcitedasIamaboutournewpartnershipwithSnowballExpress.WhatagreatopportunityorourAssociationtogetournameoutthereastheexclusiveraternalarmorSnowballExpress.Lookoralotmoreinormationonthisinthenearuture.ThosewhoattendedtheConventiongotagreatbriefngontheprogramandgottohearsomewonderulstoriesohowSnowballExpresshaschangedthelivesochildrenwhohavelostamilitaryparent.MembershipisstillessentialortheAssociationtothrive.GettingoutintothecommunityandtellingtheNCOAstoryiscritical.Equallyimportantisgettingyoungervet-eransandactivedutypersonneltobecomemembersotheAssociationandgettingtheminvolvedinthechapters.IwanttowelcomeandcongratulateournewGrandKnightSirDavidMarstonandGrandKnightElectSirTedPilihosandalsoextendawarmwelcometothenewPresi-dentotheInternationalAuxiliaryLadyDianneCarnahan.LetmeremindyoutheBoardoDirectorsstandsreadytoassistyouinanywaywecan.SpeakingotheBoardoDirectorstwonewmembershaverecentlyjoinedtheBoard.VincePatton8thMCPOCGRetandSirMikeSklarCMCUSNRet.Welcomeaboard.IlookorwardtoyourcontinuedsupporttoNCOAatthislevel.IwouldberemissiIdidnotsayabigThankYoutotheentireNCOASta.ItistrulyamazingwhatcanbeaccomplishedwithjustaewpeopleunderthedirectionoourExecutiveDirectorScoopDavis.TheirdedicationtotheAssociationisunmatchedbyanyothers.Icanneverseemtogivethemapatonthebackbigenoughoralltheydo.OurAssociationPresi-dentGeneOverstreet12thSMMCRettravelsaroundthecountrytellingtheNCOAstoryandnoonedoesitbetter.Histestimo-niesbeoreCongresssetusarapartromotherorganizations.Nextyearwewillcelebrateour50thConvention.HownicewoulditbetoseealotonewmembersattendthisspecialeventIamsureScoopandhisteamhavealreadystartedontheirplanstoamazeusnextyear.AterallaswesayeachyearhowaretheygoingtotopthisyearseventSomehowtheyalwaysdo.InclosingletmesaythankyoutoallourmembersKnightsandAuxiliaryoreverythingyoudoonadaytodaybasis.YouaretheheartothisgreatAssociation.IIoryourBoardoDirectorscaneverassistyouinanywaypleasedonothesitatetocontactoneous.paulSivErSoNNCOAChairmaNFromtheChairmanAThankYoutoAllMembersforEverythingYouDoMembersofNCOAsBoardofDirectorsfor2013-2014arefrontL-RPresi-dentGeneOverstreetChairmanoftheBoardPaulSiversonExecutiveVicePresidentTreasurerRobertBarnettSecretaryJosephTerrybackL-RTerryHainesVincentPattonMollyDzitkoandMichaelSklar.42013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 2010NorthropGrummanCorporation.NorthropGrummanisanEqualOpportunityEmployercommittedtohiringandretainingadiverseworkforce.U.S.Citizenshipisrequiredformostpositions.CommissioninganewexpeditionarywarfareshipfortheU.S.Navy.Designingthemostaccuratetargetingsystemspossible.Providingcrucialcommunicationssupportformilitaryoperations.AchievementslikethesearethelifebloodofworkingwithNorthropGrummanandasaleaderinglobalsecuritywereproudtoemploythousandsofournationsprotectorswhohavemadethesuccessfultransitiontocivilianlife.Nooneknowsthevalueofwhatyoucanofferlikewedosoifyouresearchingforacareerasvastasyourambitionsnowyouknowwheretolook.AtNorthropGrummanyoullhelptodevelopthetechnologiesthatkeepmillionssafeandtestthelimitsofwhatspossible.Achievementneverends.Tolearnmoreaboutopportunitiesfortransitioningmilitarypleasevisitourwebsitecareers.northropgrumman.commilitaryAREYOUREADYFORYOURNEXTMISSIONVolume22013NCOAJOURNAL5 HelloeveryoneMynameisDianneCarnahan.IamthePresidentotheNCOAInternationalAuxiliaryeective1August2013andIresideinColoradoSpringsCO.IhavebeenactivewithNCOAsince1988.Ibecamealiememberin1999amemberotheRatPackKnightotheSquareTableOrderoExcaliburandMountainPostAuxiliaryChapterChairman.ThemembersotheBoardoDirectorsareVicePresi-dent-RondaSmithromTucsonAZSecretary-VickiCoperomLompocCATreasurer-PatWeaverromColoradoSpringsCOGloriaMartinezromAbileneTXAldaAshordromDetroitMIandLeeFikeromCutlerBayFL.AllousontheBoardoDirectorsareheretohelpyouandansweranyquestionsthatyoumayhave.Pleaseeelreetocontactusanytimeatauxpresncoausa.org.WeareallamilymembersoservicemembersandthroughourmembershipandvolunteerworkwehavealottooerNCOAtomakeitstrongerandbetter.Wewanttothankeveryonewhoattendedconventionthisyear.AspecialthankyougoesouttoallthegenerousindividualswhodonateditemsorourWaysandMeanstable.Itwasaverysuccessulyear.Congratulationstoallthewinnersoourrafeprizes.Ithinkeveryonehadagoodtime.Itwillbehardtooutdotheentertainmentnextyear.Iyoumisseditpleasestartmakingplanstoattendconventionnextyear.Anyspouseorormerspousewidowswidowersandamilymembersovertheageo18oenlistedservicemembersotheArmedForcesotheUnitedStatesoAmericamayjointheAuxiliary.Soaskyourriendsandamilymemberstojoinourgreatorganization.Tostartachapterallittakesisvemembersandawillingnesstovolunteerandhaveuntogether.Therearemanythingsthatyoucandotosupportyourcommunity.Anyotheboardmemberswillhelpyouormachapterandgiveyouadvicewheneveryoumayneedit.Ithereareanytopicsthatyouwouldliketoseeinthesearticlespleaseletusknowandwewilltrytocoverit.diaNNECarNahaNprESidENtFromtheAuxiliaryPresidentALottoOffertoMakeNCOABetterandStrongerAngelaGardnerfromtheAirAcademyChapterinColoradoSpringsCOacceptstheprestigiousAuxiliaryPresidentsAwardfromInternationalAuxiliaryPresidentRoseLapajenko.2013ConventionAuxiliaryTopPerformersRecognizedSylviaSiversonfromtheCrystalCoastAuxiliaryinJacksonvilleNCreceivestheAuxiliaryTopSup-porterfromAuxiliaryPresidentRoseLapajenko.AuxiliaryPresidentRoseLapajenkopresentstheAuxiliaryBettsyRossTopRecruiterAwardtoTammySullivanChapterChairmanoftheSpiritofSacramentoAuxiliaryinSacramentoCA.62013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 StaffNCOsEngineersFightingVehicleInfantrymanInfantrySrSergeantFieldArtillerySrSergeantCavalryScoutBFVJ13VulcanRepairerMilitaryPoliceTMDEMaintenanceSupportNCOFireControlRepairerTankFightingVehicleTurretRepairerTrackWheelSDGSVehicleRepairerBFVMedicalSpecialistPracticalNurseUnitSupportSupplyNCOOfcersBFVLAVArmorFieldArtillerySignalMilitaryIntelligenceOPNSPlansTrainingHealthServicesOrdnanceQuartermasterWarrantOfcersLandCMBTMissileSYSArmamentRepairUnitMaintenanceSupportMaintenanceSupplyOVERSEASREQUIREMENTSwww.vinnellarabia.netMasterGunnerBattleStaffCOFTandInstructorExperienceaPlusTheseopportunitiesprovideexcellentsalariesaswellasattractivebenetsandamenitiespackages.Vacanciesexistonarecurringbasis.InterestedindividualsshouldprovideamilitaryorientedresumeORBorDA2-1DDform214MOSleadershipcerticatesandcivilianeducationdiplomas.Documentsshouldbefaxedto703-713-4845MailedtoNGTS2411DullesCornerParkSuite140AttnJimBonyngeHerndonVA20171oremailjim.bonyngengc.comSelectedindividualswillbecontactedforfurtherinformation.2010VinnellArabia.VinnellArabiaisanEqualOpportunityEmployercommittedtohiringandretainingadiverseworkforce.U.S.Citizenshipisrequiredformostpositions. FellowKnightsitisatremen-doushonorormetoassumethepositionasyourGrandKnight.IvelearnedmanythingsasGrandKnightElectunderSirMarvinWeaverandIthankhimorhisguidanceduringhistenureasGrandKnightandlookor-wardtoworkingwithhiminhisnewroleasImmediatePastGrandKnight.IalsowanttowelcomeSirTedPilihosasournewGrandKnightElectandIhaveplanstoincludeandinvolvehimmoreinhisnewrole.Iwanttorecognizeandthankthosewhowereinfuentialinguidingandlayingdownthepaththathasgivenmetheopportunitytobeheretoday.FirstIwanttorecognizeSirDocAdamsOSandSirPatFentonKSTtheywerethePastChapterChairmanandViceChairmanoPacicSurChapta62.ThesetwoKnightsgotmeinvolvedwithChaptaactivitiesandgotmestartedinNCOAbackin1997.SecondIrecognizeSirTroyHensleyPGKwhowastheGrandKnightatmyrstconventionin1997.Hewasproudandlargerthanliethanksorinspiringme.ThirdIdliketorecognizethePacicSurChapta62ThesearethehardestworkingolkswhoIvegrownupwithanditisthroughtheirhardworkdayinanddayoutthatmanyoourac-complishmentshavebeenrecognizedthroughoutNCOA.FinallyIhavetorecognizeSirTerryHainesPGKwhogavemeanopportunityHegavemeacallandaskediIwouldserveouttheremainingtermastheKSTScribe.NowdoIhavetosaythatwhentheGrandKnightcallsandasksyoutostepup...thereisNOdoubtyougottasayYESandIwillproudlyserveThankstoalloyouAsahistoricalreresherweallknowtheNonCommissionedOcersAs-sociationNCOAwasestablishedin1960toenhanceandmaintainthequalityolieornoncommissionedandpettyocersinallbranchesotheArmedForcesNationalGuardandReserves.ThentoproviderecognitionortheirdedicationtotheAssociationtheKnightsotheSquareTablewasestablished.OnJuneo1974therst25KnightsotheSquareTableweredubbed.Likethemilitarydidbackinthelate50swhentheycreatedtheE8andE9gradesinthe70stheKnightsotheSquareTableaddedtheOrderotheSwordandOrderoExcaliburKST-levelstoprovideKnightswithadditionalgrowthandupwardmove-ment.WehavesinceaddedKnightEmerituswhichisavoluntarystatusorthoseover70.TheseKnightsarelookeduponasmentorsandadvisors.LastlyweestablishedtheOrderotheKnightCrusadertohonorthosewhoservedoverseasinthetimeoarmedconfict.NowletmemoveonandsaythatiyouattendedtheconventioninLasVe-gasyouknowthattheNCOAisaliveandwell.AndiyoudidntWellallIcansayisthatyoureallymisseditItwastrulyOVERTHETOPIreallydontknowhowSirScoopDavisandtheNCOAheadquartersstakeepsmakingtheNCOAConventionVanguardBanquetandentertainmentbettereveryyearMyhatisotoyouguysYOUGUYSROCKSoIhighlyencouragealloyoutoat-tendasmanyconventionsasyoucanbecauseyouarereallymissingahigh-classshowthatgetsbetterveryyearWayAheadKnightshaveapivotalroleinensur-ingthatNCOAcontinuestogrow.Knightshavetheknowledgeexperi-enceandaboveallelsethedesiretohelpadvisemotivateandinspireotherswithineachoourrespectivespansoinfuence.Thebasicingre-dientsthatmadeNCOAgreatinthepastarestillheretoday.Firstwearealegislativeadvocacygroup.Secondweprovidepremierservicesbenetsandeducationalopportunitiestoourmembership-seetheBenetstabonthewww.ncoausa.orgwebsite.Thirdweprovideemploymentopportuni-tiesthroughourmanyNCOACareerExposacrossthenation.Lastlyweareachampionorothercharitablegroupsthatwecanendorseasthepremierproessionalmilitaryorgani-zationthatwearemostnotablyaswasannouncedatourconventionSnow-ballExpresswww.snowballexpress.org.WhenourNCOAheadquartersisreadytomoveoutwithourparticipa-tionIdencourageyoutosolicitwhatyoucandotobackthisgreatchari-tableopportunity.PleasesupportFirstIwanteveryKnighttoremem-berreliveandrekindletheexcitementandprideyouelttheverymomentyouwererstKnighted.LeadbyexampleandhelpthosemembersthatareworthytomoveuptoKnighthoodandeelthatsameexcitementyoudidThedeadlineorsubmittingapplica-tionsorknighthoodandelevationisnotthataraway.KSTapplicationsandelevationsmustbereceivednotlaterthanMay1st2014whichwillbeherebeoreyouknowit.Ihopetoseealargenumberoapplicationsnextyear.Dontprocrastinateandwaitun-tilthelastminutegetyourpaperworkinbeorethedeadline.SecondCommunicationiskeyNotonlydoweneedaplanwithintheKnightsbutalsowithinNCOA.ImentionedthistotheContinuedFromtheGrandKnightNCOAThanksfortheOpportunity82013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 BoardoDirectorsduringthelastGrandKnightsmeetingwiththeNCOABoardoDirectorsandtheyareworkingonit.AsortheKnightsIvetaskedourExecutiveCounciltodoa100contactoallKnightsonourrosterwhodonothaveorhavebademailaddresses.Wehavedoneanoutstandingjobcontactingevery-oneandcannowcontactnearlyevery-oneelectronicallyandweknowthoseewthatstillneedtobemailedtheirinormation.GotmoreideasonhowwecanimproveThenpleaseemailthemtomeandletmeknow.Iaskalltomakenoteomyemailaddressda-vid.marston7verizon.netandmycellphonenumber805-452-6721.ThirdRECRUITWhenIbecameGrandKnightIsaidIexpectKnightstobeheldtoahigherstandard.OurcurrentelevationguidelinesstatethatyouneedtorecruitvenewNCOAmembersoverthreeyearstobeeli-gibletobeelevatedtothenextlevel.IthinkKnightsshouldalwaysbere-cruitingandIchallengeeveryKnighttostriveorvenewmembersperyear.Weneedtoinvestinwhatwebelieveinandmostimportantlyinvestinourbelovedassociation.ManyouslosesomemoneyinVegaswhilewearethereandiwecanaordthatthenwecanaordtolosealittlelessandinvest100inourassociationandsignupvenewmembers.Signupyourlowerrankingactivedutymem-berswhoaretrulydeservingoryourneighbororthatmatter.IvesignedupanumberoAirmenwhoIthinkreallydeserveitandneedtobeintro-ducedtoNCOA.PleasegetoutthereanddowhatgoodNCOsandSNCOsdotalkthetalkandwalkthewalk.MakepeopleawareothebenetsoNCOAmembership.WearedealingwithagenerationopeoplewhoaskWhatsinitorme.ThereoreitisuptoustoeducatethemowhatsinitorthemorwhattheystandtoloseAdditionallyorthegeneralmem-bershipIchallengeeveryNCOAmembertosignuponenewmemberperyear.Withthatchallengewecaneasilyincreaseourtotalmembership100000NCOAmemberscaneasilybewithinourgraspLetsdoitAndlastlyIthinkthatallelectedpositionsareworkingpositionsandIwanttogetoutandseeYOUIdonotwanttojustmerelyholdthistitleasyourGrandKnightIplantotraveltoseeKnightsinactionacrossthenation2or3timesperyear.Iwilldothisatmyowntransportationexpense.IvealreadybeeninvitedtoattendtheNewPortRitcheyGatewayChaptersChapterChairmansAwardsBanquettherstweekinJanuary.SoIwilldomybesttode-confictmyscheduletoseeasmanyoyouasIcan.SoletmeknowwhereIneedtobeandiatallpossibleIwillseeyouthereStrengthinUnitySirdavidmarStoNGraNdKNiGhtNCOABenevolentProgramsDonationsUpdateDONATIONSBenevolentFundJeffreyAllardJeffreyAndersonJacobBeboutLeilaniCale-JonesIngridCapriottiChamberlainCollegeofNursingEricCraineHardyCromwellSaraDavisRalphDiegoDonEllisJamesEmanuelFor-eignJointServicesNCOAssociationPaulineFlemingTonyFranklinJohnGessnerCeciliaGomezMatthewGreenLloydHaleChristo-pherHallSashaGayle-HeilmanNedHallLarryHebdonTroyVickyHensleyStaceyHolleyWilliamIlesRobertJacksonStevenJohnsonTerrilynJonesAllanLelisJustinMartinDwightMayoJohnMcDonaughMichaelMcDowellTimothyMcFallGaryMorrisNaughtyRatsNCOAComedyNightBenetfortheTroopsNCOAJROTCProgramNCOAOregonStateAdvisoryCouncilNCOAVan-guardAwardRecipientsBillyONealTimothyOchsCarolPascoLucilePerkins-WagelDonaldPoledorAugustinPrunedaRobertReayThomasReddSandraReidJeremyReynoldsMichaelRiceBrianRichardsonRockyMountainKnightsCouncilDuaineSandenTimothySmithGraceTooker-BirdOruwanTylerBettieUptonEllenWardSamoneWeaverCaesarWhiteDuaneWilhiteandJohnZemanChaptersAirAcademyBirthplaceCentralValleyCrystalCoastAuxiliaryDragonHillExcaliburFrontierGatewayGatewayAuxiliaryLadyGuinevereAuxiliaryLeRoysAuxiliaryMagnumForceMountainPostMountainPostAuxiliaryPacicSurfSpanishTrailTrailblaz-ersandTrailsEndAuxiliaryInternationalAuxiliaryDonationsDianneCarnahanGatewayAuxiliaryMountainPostAuxiliaryandJacquieShupeNewLifeMembersJamesS.BarnesJosephO.BaumannClintonBrewerPhilipR.CarterPhillipR.CookKennethR.CoxDeanDeCarloTimothyA.DiamondRalphA.DiegoRoyD.DobbinsDennisL.EngleEvelynS.EysterAugustusA.FultonPaulJ.GallagherWilliamM.Goebel.GaryGrangeRobertHaltinerAljuandaF.HarrisBobbyG.HenlineJuanM.HernandezJerryL.HigdonMichaelS.HurttWilliamR.IlesRaphaelJarvisMarvinE.JonesGilbertE.KawlewskiJustinKlapperJamesKinneyAlbertL.KramerRaymondL.LaMagde-laineKennethLillyAndrewE.LowenPriscillaMarshallJohnnieMartinAlanG.MawCarolA.MorenoEdwardJ.MorneaultClar-enceMorrisGeorgeD.MoserRobertG.NeumannRichardNilesJohnA.NowellEdwardL.PattersonLawrenceJ.PenkalaDavidPerezGreggA.PericichTerranceJ.PetersonMeganPutzeStephenJ.ReverriBrandonD.RichardsonErvinSchneiderBrackieD.Se-kavecDonaldW.SheltonHerbertM.SlateDonaldL.SniderKim-berlyR.SpechtBryantW.StephensReginaldL.StickelChristopherToneyThomasTrickeyAlanW.VicarsPeterWebbRonaldL.Wli-sonandJosephL.ZappNewAuxiliaryLifeMembersRuthL.BesioKimS.BogartAngelaK.GardnerKarenK.GrangeKarenL.HaltinerBettyB.HerreraLindaM.KinneyDannaK.KralMarionD.McClellanVeraL.NickelBethJ.ReverriLydiaRichard-sonNancyRiganoLindaRocketToniRussellCarolD.Schwarzen-bachBeverlyJ.ScottJosephineScurraJoelA.TrautnerandOruwanTyler.Volume22013NCOAJOURNAL9 2013NCOAH102013NCOAJOURNALVolume2HHHHHHHHHHHHH 49ConventionsDownandOur50thisComingUpNextYearTheLasVegasheatfueledtheenthusi-asmofNCOAmemberswhogatheredattheGoldenNuggetHotelandCasinoonJuly16-19forthe49thAnnualNCOAConventionandAnnualBusinessMeet-ings.TheconventionkickedoffwithaMili-tary.comNCOACareerExpo.Recruitersfrom36companiesinclud-ingNorthropGrummanGulfstreamAerospaceUSAABellHelicopterandHelmetstoHardhatswereonhandtotalkwithmorethan450jobseekers.TheResolutionsCommitteechairedbyCMSgtRetElizabethHarpermetonTuesdayafternoontohelpsettheAssociationslegislativecourseforthecomingyear.ThecompletetextoftheAssociationslegislativeresolutionsisavailableelsewhereontheNCOAweb-site.ByTinaKishnCOaCOnvenTiOnManagerCONVENTIONATAGLANCEVolume22013NCOAJOURNAL11HHHHHHHHH TheOpeningIcebreakerDownHomeBar-B-Quewasathemedevent.DelegatesdonnedtheirmostcomortableBar-B-QueattireandmixedandmingledwhileenjoyingthemusicothePhilVandelBand-proudsupportersoourU.S.troopswhohavedonatedcountlesshoursperormingoractiveretiredandwoundedwarriorsromcoasttocoastandoverseas.Greatoodanddrinkswereplentiul.Theeventwastheperectrecipeoranighttoremember.AccomplishingthebusinessotheAssociationcontinuedonWednesdaywiththeOpeningCeremony.NCOAPresidentGeneOverstreetwelcomedthedelegates.Asalwayswearegrate-ultotheveSeniorEnlistedServiceChiesandtheirrepresentativeswhoonceagaintooktimeromtheirbusyschedulestoattendtheconventionandupdateourdelegatesonwhatwashap-peningintheirrespectiveservices.ParticipatinginthisyearsSeniorEn-listedPanelwereCSMRonaldRilingCommandSergeantMajorU.S.ArmyMaterielCommandSgtMajRonaldGreenSergeantMajoroIMarineExpeditionaryForceCMDCMDavidDearieCommandMasterChieNavySouthwestRegionCMSgtWesleyMathias57thWingCommandMasterChieandMCPOLeilaniCale-JonesCommandMasterChieCoastGuardPacicArea.KevinSecorSpecialAssistanttotheSecretaryoVeteransAairsprovidedthedelegateswithaninormativeupdateonVAactivitiesandBuckKernChairmanoSnowballExpressmadeaspecialpresentationontheprogramthatbenetsthechildrenoser-vicememberswhohavemadetheultimatesac-ricesince911.AnitypartnersHowardRath-mannoSearsHoldingCompanyandGaryHarrahotheUniversityoPhoenixprovidedexcitingupdatesontheirprogramsorNCOAmembers.Garyalsoannouncedthenamesothetworecipientsoull-tuitionNCOAUniversityoPhoenixscholarshipsNCOAmembersSrACoreyBerryoSanAntonioTXwhowaspresentattheconventionandSSgtAdamHarrisoSantaMariaCA.TheUniversityoPhoenixplanstoawardtwoadditionalull-tuitionNCOAUni-versityoPhoenixscholarshipsbeoretheyearsend.SmallandLargeRegionalChaptersotheYearwererec-ognized.PaulSiversonChair-manotheBoardoDirec-torspresentedtheprestigiousChairmansAwardtoJamesSullivanorhisselfessworkonbehaloNCOAandourmilitarymembersandtheiramilies.PaulRizzooNewPortRicheyFLwaspresentedtheAwardoHonorandTonyFranklinoSimiValleyCAwasawardedtheExceptionalLeader-shipAwardorhismanyyearsodedi-catedservicetoNCOA.Duringtheaternoondelegatescon-venedortheNCOAAnnualBusi-nessMeetingwhereresolutionswereapprovedandmemberswereelectedtotheBoardoDirectors.ElectedtoserveontheBoardoDirectorswereMCPOMichaelSklarUSNRetoJacksonvilleFLandSGMJosephTer-ryUSARetoSeoulKorea.MeanwhilemembersotheInter-nationalAuxiliarywereattendingtheAuxiliaryAnnualBusinessMeetingwhereVickiCopeoLompocCAandGloriaMartinezoAbileneTXwereelectedtoserveontheAuxiliaryBoardoDirectors.TheAuxiliarysoutstandingperormersor2012wererecognizedduringthemeeting.TheBettsyRossTopRecruiterAwardwaspresentedtoTammySullivanotheSpiritoSacramentoAuxiliary.SylviaSiversonotheCrystalCoastAuxiliarywastherecipientotheTopSupporterAwardandtheprestigiousAuxiliaryPresidentsAwardwenttotheAngelaGardnerotheAirAcademyChapter.Throughouttheremainderothedaydelegatesspenttimevisitingtheexhibi-torsandsponsorswhowereoutinorcetosupportNCOA.NowIcantbecer-tainbutIthinksomeoourdelegatesweredoingtheirbesttostimulatetheLasVegaseconomybyshoppingandmakingslotmachineblackjackrou-letteandpokerdonationsLaterthateveningdelegatesrecon-venedortheRatPackInitiations.Theocusothisyearsinitiationactivitieswasteamwork.SixnewRatswereea-gertobeinitiatedandadvancetothenextlevel.Alotounwashadbyall.AbigTHANKYOUgoesouttothemembersothePacicSurChaptaorplanningandacilitatingtheinitiationactivities.FollowingtheinitiationsconventiondelegatesmadetheirwaytothehotelsGrandBallroomortheNCOACom-edyNightBenetortheTroops.AspecialRedCarpeteventproducedbytheL.A.FilmSchoolalloweddelegatestomingleandgetsouvenirphotoswithcelebritiestoincludeGordieBrownRichLittleAnthonyCoolsandtheUSOLibertyBells.NCOAchaptersandmembersparticipatedinanontra-ditionalParadeoChecksduringthecourseotheeveningsentertainment.TheResolutionsCommitteeSettingthelegislativecoursefor2014.122013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 TheprecisionteamworkonewratsDeanieSchumacherotheMountainPostAuxiliaryromColoradoSpringsCOandPaulaSawyerotheGatewayAuxiliaryromPortRicheyFLwasrecognizedasthepairwascrowned2013TopRats.Thankstotheindividualandchap-tereortsonthehomerontandthedelegatesattheconventionmorethan23000wasraisedtobenetAssocia-tionsbenevolentprograms.Inaddi-tion40000waspresentedtovariousmilitaryandmilitaryamilycharities.BobbyHenlineandAnthonyTorinoromCrosshairsComedyweretheMastersoCeremonyortheevening.StellarperormancesbyThomTranJoseSarduyandTomIrwincollective-lyknownastheGIsoComedyandheadlinerDavidAlanGrierhadthedelegateslaughingromthemomentthelightswentdownuntilthenalcur-taincall.Thursdaywasanotherullday.Dur-ingtheaternoontheKnightsotheSquareTableheldtheirannualmem-bershipmeetingtoaccomplishthebusinessotheKnightsotheSquareTablenewKnightsweredubbedexistingKnightswereelevatedallenKnightswerehonoredthecourseortheupcomingyearwassetandSirDa-vidMarstonoLompocCAassumedthemantleasGrandKnight.ThestarsshinedbrightlyonThursdayeveningduringtheVanguardAwardsBanquet.CMSgtRetJimSullivanonceagainservedastheMasteroCeremoniesortheevening.HatsotoJimorajobextremelywelldoneFollowingthepostingoservicefagsbymembersotheNCOABoardoDirectorsaspe-cialpresentationoJohnnyCashsclas-sicRaggedOldFlagwasperormedbyPhilVandel.Philupdatedtheclassictoencompass911andtheGulWarsaswellasIraqandAghanistan.Itwasabsolutelyamaz-ingAsaspecialtreateachbanquetattendeewaspresentedaDVDoPhilsversionotheRaggedOldFlagtotakewiththemtosharewithamilyandriends.NCOAssuperstarchapterswererec-ognized.TheDragonHillChapterromSeoulKoreawasrecognizedasthe2012OutstandingLargeChapterotheYearandtheFrontierChapterromCheyenneWYwasnamedthe2012OutstandingSmallChapterotheYear.TheLadyGuinevereAuxiliaryromAbileneTXwasrecognizedasthe2012AuxiliaryChapterotheYear.Combineheroismpatriotismandatremendousamountotalentandyouhaveaneveningtoremember.CountrymusicstarDarrylWorleyperormedseveralohischart-toppinghitstoin-cludeIMissMyFriendAwfulBeau-tifulLifeandtheperennialavoriteHaveYouForgotten.Worleyhasbeenatirelessperormerortroopshereandoverseashavingmade10tripsoverseasplayingbothullbandconcertsandspecialacousticsetsatremoteForwardOperatingBasesortroopswhorarelyexperiencecelebrityentertainment.TheguestspeakerortheeveningwasColonelDavidSuther-landUSAFRetco-ounderandChairmanotheCen-terorMilitaryandVeteransCommunityServicesDixonCenter.FollowingColonelSutherlandsstirringremarkstheocusturnedtotherea-sonortheevening-honor-ingthisyearsheroicmilitaryvanguardawardrecipients.TheamazingstoriesoSGTChadE.RileyU.S.ArmyGySgtBran-donD.RichardsonU.S.MarineCorpsHM1FMFPJJamesR.PellU.S.NavyMSgtChristopherO.DoggettU.S.AirForceandME2NicholasA.BeaneU.S.CoastGuardhaddel-egatesgluedtotheirseatswithtearsintheireyes.CheckouttheVanguardstorieselsewhereinthisissue.Justwhenyouthoughtitcouldntgetanybetter-entertheUSOShowTroupesLibertyBells-whoseperor-manceincludedMariahCareysHerointributetotheVanguardawardre-cipients.WhatanamazinglytalentedgroupoperormersFridaymorningwasthePresidentsBreakastnothinglikeahotbreakasttostartthedayorightasdelegatespreparedtodepartamidpromisestokeepintouchandchorusesoseeyounextyear.Continuedonpage16Volume22013NCOAJOURNAL13 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Thisconventionwouldnothavebeenassuccessulwereitnotorthebehind-the-scenesassistancewereceivedromCMSgtChristopherToneyandtheantasticvolunteersromNellisandCreechAirForceBaseswhowereev-erywhereweneededthemtobeandthehard-workingolksromtheNellisAFB830thRedHorseSquadronwhohelpedmaketheComedyNightBen-eftortheTroopsthesuccessitwas.YoureortswereaboveandbeyondanythingwecouldhaveexpectedSpe-cialthanksgoouttoSSgtLarryReidoronceagainvolunteeringhistimetoserveastheofcialconventionphotog-rapher.WewouldberemissiwedidntthankourgenerousafnitypartnersandsponsorswhosesupporthelpedmakethisyearsconventionaresoundingsuccessNorthropGrummanVinnellArabiaUSAAAmericanAirlinesMilitary.comWasteManagementCo-ca-ColaHelmetstoHardhatsCham-berlainCollegeoNursingGulstreamAerospaceLimestoneCollegeSearsHoldingCompanyL.A.FilmAcad-emyAirPowerFoundationDeVryUniversityUniversityoPhoenixASIOneHopeWineCombinedInsuranceVolkswagenAARWilmingtonUni-versityExcelsiorCollegePrudentialSouthernNewHampshireUniversityAirstreamsRenewablesU.S.VeteransMagazineBellevueUniversityEy-eMedVisionCareGayleForceEnter-tainmentOrchardGroupProductionsandNCOAKoreaM5Coins.WearealsograteultoAmericanAirlinesNorthropGrummanVinnellArabiaandAnthonyCoolsortheirgenerousrecognitiondonationsortheVanguardAwardrecipients.EveryoneenjoyedtheirtimeinLasVegasandjudgingbyalltheenthusi-astichowareyouevergoingtotopthiscommentswereontracktohaveevenmoredelegatesinattendanceorthe50thNCOAConvention.WatchtheNCOAwebsiteordetailsastheybecomeavailable.162013NCOAJOURNALVolume2NewAttendeeClassof2013. TheNCOAVanguardAwardsTheVanguardAwardotheNonCommissionedOfcersAssociationisawardedtoasinglememberromeachotheArmedServiceswhodistinguishedthemselthroughanactoheroism.Theselectionisdonethrougharigorousnominatingandscreeningprocessineachothefvemilitaryservices.ThisawardcommemoratesandhonorsfveMedaloHonorrecipients.Militaryserviceisbasedonasenseodutyontheassumptionthatthecommongoodismoreimportantthantheindividualthatthewelareothewholesupersedesindividualrights.GuestspeakerfortheeveningwasColonelDavidSutherlandUSAFRetco-founderandChairmanoftheCenterforMilitaryandVeteransCommunityServicesDixonCen-terpicturedhereacceptinganApprecia-tionAwardfromNCOAsExecutiveDirectorScoopDavisandPresidentGeneOverstreet.Volume22013NCOAJOURNAL17 U.S.ArmyVanguardAwardRecipientSergeantChadE.RileyOn30November2012SergeantRileyriskedhisownlieinthehonorablepursuitosavinganother.HewasoutsidehishomeonNorth9thStreetinTacomaWash-ingtonwhenheheardanextremelyloudnoise.RealizingthesoundwasrelativelycloseSergeantRileyrantothesceneoanaccidentablockaway.UponarrivingatthescenehewitnessedagrayKiaSUVlyingonitsdriversidedoorwithblacksmokeandreexitingromtheen-ginecompartment.Despitemanypeoplewitnessingtheeventnobodywasabletoenterthebadlydamagedve-hicle.WithrespreadingromtheenginecompartmenttotherestothevehicleSergeantRileyinstinctivelyre-actedbysprintingtotherearothevehicleandenteringromthehatch.WithtotaldisregardorhisownsaetySergeantRileyenteredtheburningvehicleandpulledthedrivertosaety.Duetothedriversstateoshockandextremedisorienta-tionitisreasonabletoassumehewouldhaveeitherper-ishedorsueredsevereinjurieshadhenotbeenremovedromtheburningwreckage.SergeantRileysselfessactisinkeepingwiththen-esttraditionsomilitaryserviceandrefectsgreatcredituponhimseltheUnitedStatesArmyMedicalCommandandtheUnitedStatesArmy.NCOAwashonoredtopresentSergeantRileywiththeVanguardAwardpresentedinmemoryoMedaloHonorrecipientSergeantAlvinC.YorkU.S.Army.ThisyearsNCOAArmyVanguardAwardwassponsoredbyHelmetstoHardhats.NCOAsArmyVanguardrecipientSergeantChadE.RileyholdshisspecialrecognitionawardduringtheNCOAVanguardAwardBanquetheldJuly18attheGoldenNuggetHotelandCasinoinLasVegas.SGTRileyisaccompaniedonstagebyfromL-RNCOAsPresidentGeneOverstreetMr.RobertSchwartzVicePresidentofHelmetstoHardhatsRileyswifeTiffanyandCSMRonaldRiling.182013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 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U.S.MarineCorpsVanguardAwardRecipientGunnerySergeantBrandonD.RichardsonOn28April2012whileservingasMarksmanshipTrain-ingUnitChie1stMarineAircratWingIIIMarineEx-peditionaryForceGunnerySergeantRichardsonsquickresponselikelysavedthelieoaellowMarine.WhileparticipatinginacharitybicycleridetosupportwoundedMarinesGunnerySergeantRichardsonencounteredanaccidentinvolvingaMarinewhohadbeenthrownromhisbicyclesendingthemarinethroughtherearwindowoacarseverelylaceratinghisneck.GunnerySergeantRichardsonimmediatelystoppedcalledoremergencyassistancemovedtheMarinetosaetyandadministeredrstaid.HisswitactionsasarstresponderslowedthefowobloodromtheinjuredMarinesneckuntilpara-medicsarrived.GunnerySergeantRichardsonaccompaniedtheMarinetothehospitalcontinuouslyprovidingsupport.Uponarrivalatthehospitalheprovidedassistanceandinor-mationtotheMarinesamily.HisdecisiveandtimelyactionssaeguardedaMarineslieandareatestamenttohiscourageandstewardshipotheCorps.GunnerySergeantRichardsonspersonalinitiativeandunswervingdevotiontodutyrefectedcredituponhimselandwereinkeepingwiththehighesttraditionsotheMarineCorpsandtheUnitedStatesNavalService.NCOAwashonoredtopresentGunnerySergeantRich-ardsonwiththeVanguardAwardpresentedinmemoryoMedaloHonorrecipientCorporalLarryL.MaxamU.S.MarineCorps.ThisyearsNCOAMarineCorpsVanguardAwardwassponsoredbyCocaColaandNCOAMichigan.NCOAsMarineCorpsVanguardrecipientGunnerySergeantBrandonD.RichardsonholdshisspecialrecognitionawardduringtheNCOAVanguardAwardBanquetheldJuly18attheGoldenNuggetHotelandCasinoinLasVegas.GunnerySergeantRichardsonisaccompaniedonstagebyfromL-RNCOAPresidentGeneOverstreetMr.LamarRichardsonrepresentingCocaColaandNCOAMichiganRichardsonsmotherJamiePaschallandSgtMajRonaldGreen.202013NCOAJOURNALVolume20 2011TheCoca-ColaCompany.Coca-ColatheContourBottledesigntheDynamicRibbonDietCokeCoca-ColaZeroSpriteDasaniFantaBarqsGoldPeakPOWERADEMinuteMaidFullThrottletheBarqslogoandtheFullThrottleenergydrinklogoaretrademarksofTheCoca-ColaCompany.NESTEAisaregisteredtrademarkofSocietedesProducitsNestleS.A.SwitzerlandusedunderlicensebyBeveragePartnersWorldwideNorthAmerica.OdwallaisaregisteredtrademarkofOdwallaInc.Volume22013NCOAJOURNAL21 U.S.NavyVanguardAwardRecipientHospitalCorpsmanFirstClassJamesR.PellPettyOcerPelldistinguishedhimselduringOperationsDagger26andDagger27inHelmandProvinceAghani-stanbetweenMarchandApril2012.DuringDagger26whilepatrollingunderthecoveronightinsub-reezingtemperaturestoastrategicremainovernightRONlocationPettyOcerPellssquado3Americansand30AghanCommandoscanvassedandbeganclearingacompoundastwolocalNationalGuidesstruckanimpro-visedexplosivedevice.Whilewearingnightvisiongog-glesandundertremendousenemythreatPettyOcerPellrushedthroughkneedeepmudtorenderliesavingcaretothesecriticallyinjuredmenwithoutdirectcoverre.Asheapproachedtheinjuredmenhebeganarapidtraumaassessmentoneachandoundbi-laterallegamputationsracturedemurandhipseverebleedingandtheonsetohypothermiawiththerstcasualty.Thesecondcasualtyhadsevereacialinjuriesalongwithbi-lateralopenchestandabdominalwounds.ExposedtosurroundingIEDsandenemyghtersPettyOcerPellworkedeverishlyoroveranhourinblackoutandreezingconditionstostabilizebothpatientsthoughtheirconditionsdeterioratedandcrashedseveraltimes.Hepreparedbothorsuccessulcasualtyevacuationultimatelysavingtheirlives.SeveralhourslaterPettyOcerPellasthesoleteamCorpsmancommandedasquadoAghanSpecialForcesover2000metersoopengroundwhileunderheavymediummachinegunandsmallarmsreand40mmgrenadesinpursuitotheenemy.Kill-ingmultipleinsurgentswhilesustainingnocoalitioncasu-altieshedemonstratedexceptionalleadershipandtacticalknowledge.DuringDagger27PettyOcerPellspatrolagaincameunderheavyenemymachinegunresmallarmsandaccurate40millimetergrenadere.Underas-saulthemaneuveredhissquadover500metersthroughanopeneldinpursuitoenemyghterssuccessullymak-ingcontactanddestroyingtheenemy.Followingthein-tensereghtheregroupedhissquadandwasnotiedoawoundedenemycombatantthatwasahighvaluedtarget.AsheidentiedandapproachedthecasualtyPettyOcerPelloundcovertoprotecttheinsurgentthatwasshootingathimlessthan10minutesprior.Aterrapidlytreatingthesevereheadwoundhecontinuedworkingtostabilizethepatientuntilcasualtyevacuationaircratarrived.Duringthestabilizationtheinsurgentwasidentiedasaprimaryhighvaluetargetortheregion.Byexecutinghiskeenmed-icalskillsandlackoprejudicehesavedthecasualtywhowaswantedorcriticalintelligenceinormationpreventingurtherlossolietocoalitionorces.PettyOcerPellsaggressiveghtingspiritinspiringval-orandselfessdevotiontodutydemonstratedconspicuousgallantryandunderscoredhisprooundconcernorhisel-lowmanattheriskohisownlieaboveandbeyondthecalloduty.HisheroicethosisinkeepingwiththehighesttraditionsotheUnitedStatesNavyandrefectsgreatcredituponhimselandtheArmedForcesotheUnitedStates.NCOAwashonoredtopresentPettyOcePelltheVan-guardAwardpresentedinmemoryoMedaloHonorre-cipientMachinistMateFirstClassRobertR.ScottU.S.Navy.ThisyearsNCOANavyVanguardAwardwassponsoredbyWasteManagement.NCOAsNavyVanguardrecipientPettyOfcerFirstClassJamesR.PellholdshisspecialrecognitionawardduringtheNCOAVanguardAwardBanquetheldJuly18attheGoldenNuggetHotelandCasinoinLasVegas.PettyOfcerPellisaccompaniedonstagebyL-RNCOAPresidentGeneOverstreetMr.WesReelVicePresidentoWasteManagementandCommandMasterChieDavidDearie.222013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 BeasproudofyourWasteManagementcareerasyouareofyourmilitaryservice.Thecallofreveilleisasoundthatsignalsthebeginningofanewday.Itservesasareminderofpurposeandmission.WhilethebuglemaynotwakeyouwhenyoureturntocivilianlifewebelieveyoucanstillhavethatsamesenseofpurposeandmissioninacareeratWasteManagement.WeareNorthAmericasleadingproviderofintegratedenvironmentalsolutionsandwewantyoutojoinourranks.Applytodayatwm.comcareersWasteManagementisproudtohaveearnedaplaceonTheG.I.JobsMilitaryFriendlyEmployerslist.REALJOBS.REALGREEN.REALVolume22013NCOAJOURNAL23 U.S.AirForceVanguardAwardRecipientMasterSergeantChristopherO.DoggettOn15November2012MasterSergeantDoggettac-companiedbyhiswiewasoneo26wounded-warriorveteransand24accompanyingspouseswhowerehonor-aryguestsandmembersotheprocessioninthe2012MidlandOdessaTexasHuntForHeroesVeteransDayParade.Thewoundedwarriorsandtheirspousesweredividedintotwogroupso25seatedontwodecoratedfatbedtractortrailerseachpulledbyindividualtractortrucks.Asthesecondtrailerwascrossinganidentiedsetorailroadtracksthecrossinglightsstartedtofashandtheguardrailstartedtolowerindicatingatrainwasapproaching.Withinamatterosecondsatraintravelinganestimated62milesperhourcareenedtowardthepa-radeprocessionandstruckthetractor-trailerstillcarryingtheveteransandtheirspouses.ImmediatelyollowingimpactMasterSergeantDoggettwhowasonthersttrailerinstinctivelysprangintoac-tiontoassistandtriagethosewhowereinjured.Asheapproachedthedestructionandinjuredhedeterminedtherstvictimwasdeceased.Thenextthreevictimshadminorscrapessohecontinuedalongthechaoticscenelookingtorenderassistance.Thelastvictimoundwasthewieooneotheveterans.Shehadallenromthetraileruponimpactandlandedontherailroadtracks.Herletlegwascompletelyseveredromherbody.MasterSergeantDoggettquicklyassessedthatshewasuncon-sciousnotbreathingandbleedingprousely.UsingabeltromanonlookerMasterSergeantDoggettappliedatourniquettostopthebleeding.Withtheassistanceoanotheronlookerhebegancardio-pulmonaryresuscita-tionandateraewminutestheinjuredwomanwasre-vivedandregainedconsciousness.ThankstotheswitactionsoMasterSergeantDoggettthiswomansurvivedthistragicaccident.ThedistinctiveaccomplishmentsoMasterSergeantDoggettrefectgreatcredituponhimselhisunitandtheUnitedStatesAirForce.NCOAwashonoredtopresentMasterSergeantDoggetttheVanguardAwardpresentedinmemoryoMedaloHonorrecipientSergeantJohnL.LevitowU.S.AirForce.ThisyearsNCOAAirForceVanguardAwardsponsoredbyChamberlainCollegeoNursing.NCOAsAirForceVanguardrecipientMasterSergeantChristopherO.DoggettholdshisspecialrecognitionawardduringtheNCOAVan-guardAwardBanquetheldJuly18attheGoldenNuggetHotelandCasinoinLasVegas.MasterSergeantDoggettisaccompaniedonstagebyfromL-RNCOAPresidentGeneOverstreetMr.JohnGuerreroRegionalDirectorforChamberlainCollegeofNursingDoggettswifeBrookandChiefMasterSergeantWesleyMathias.242013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 AdvanceyourdegreeonlinethroughourRNtoBSNOptionorMSNDegreeProgram.SpecialmilitaytuitionatesDeploymentpoliciesApplicationfeeaiedTuitiondefementContinuethecommitmentContactouMilitayNusingEducationSpecialists855.SALUTE.Uchamberlain.edumilitaryYoueshonyoucommitmentnowletusshowyouours.Comprehensiveconsumerinormationisavailableatchamberlain.edustudentconsumerinoNationalManagementOfces3005HighlandParkwayDownersGroveIL60515888.566.8CCN8226chamberlain.eduMemberotheServicemembersOpportunityCollegesSOCConsortiumForthosewhoqualiyChamberlainCollegeoNursing2450CrystalDriveArlingtonVA22202iscertifedtooperatebytheStateCounciloHigherEducationorVirginia101N.14thStreet10thFloorJamesMonroeBuildingRichmondVA23219804.225.2600.ChamberlainCollegeoNursinghasprovisionalapprovalromtheVirginiaBoardoNursingPerimeterCenter9960MaylandDriveSuite300HenricoVA23233-1463804.367.4515.AC01072012ChamberlainCollegeoNursingLLC.Allrightsreserved.SOCMEMBERMILITARYAFFAIRSVolume22013NCOAJOURNAL25 U.S.CoastGuardVanguardAwardRecipientMaritimeEnforcementSpecialistSecondClassNicholasBeaneOn6April2012whileo-dutyromMaritimeSecu-rityResponseTeamChesapeakeandvisitingriendsinPortsmouthPettyOcerBeaneheardaseriesoexplo-sionsasaNavyFA-18FighterJetcrashedintoanearbyapartmentcomplex.WithouthesitationorconcernorhisownsaetyPettyOcerBeanerantowardthesmokeandfamelledapartmentstorenderassistance.Bravingthicksmokeromtheburningjetuelhebangedondoorstoattempttoevacuatepeopleromtheburningbuildingsinonecaseorciblybreakingdownadoortoensureresi-dentshadevacuated.Hethendiscoveredthedownedpilotdazedandincoher-entwithhisparachuteentangledontheroootheburn-ingbuildingandstillattachedtohisejectionseat.WhileacingbillowingsmokePettyOcerBeanecutthepilotreeromhisentangledparachutelines.WithhelpromanotherGoodSamaritantheytriagedhisinjuriesandevacuatedhimover100yardsromthecrashsitethroughthicksmoketoavoidbeingoverrunbythefames.De-spitesmokeinhalationtheycontinuedtomonitorthepi-lotsvitalsignsuntilemergencypersonnelarrived.PettyOcerBeanesactionshelpedensuretherewasnolossolieoresidentsoraircrewinspiteothenear-totaldestructionotheentireapartmentcomplex.PettyOcerBeanesdedicationanddevotiontodutyaremostheartilycommendedandareinkeepingwiththehighesttraditionsotheUnitedStatesCoastGuard.NCOAwashonoredtopresentPettyOcerBeanetheVanguardAwardpresentedinmemoryoMedaloHonorrecipientSignalmanFirstClassDouglasA.Munro.ThisyearsNCOACoastGuardVanguardAwardwassponsoredbyMilitary.com.NCOAsCoastGuardVanguardrecipientPettyOfcerSecondClassNicholasA.BeaneholdshisspecialrecognitionawardduringtheNCOAVanguardAwardBanquetheldJuly18attheGoldenNuggetHotelandCasinoinLasVegas.PettyOfcerBeaneisaccompaniedonstagebyromL-RNCOAPresidentGeneOverstreetMr.WesReelVicePresidentoWasteManagementBeaneswieAprilandCommandMasterChieLeilaniCale-Jones.262013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 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2013CONVENTIONSPECIALRECOGNITIONAWARDSawardphOTOsByLarryreidSirJosephTerryChapterChairmanandJangBooLeeROKArmyLiaisonaccepttheOutstandingLargeChapteroftheYearAwardfortheDragonHillChapterinSeoulSouthKorea.SirMarvinWeaverNCOAGrandKnightacceptstheOutstandingSmallChapteroftheYearAwardfortheFrontierChapterinCheyenneWY.LadyGloriaMartinezChapterChairmanacceptstheAuxiliaryChapteroftheYearAwardfortheLadyGuinevereAuxiliaryinAbileneTX.SirJamesSullivanChapterChairmanoftheCentralValleyChapterinSacra-mentoCAispresentedtheprestigiousChairmansAward.Volume22013NCOAJOURNAL29 2013CONVENTIONSPECIALRECOGNITIONAWARDSSirTonyFranklinispresentedtheExceptionalLeadershipAwardinrecognitionofhismanyyearsofservicesasachapterchairmanandmemberofNCOAsBoardofDirectors.SirPaulRizzomemberoftheGatewayChapterinPortRicheyFLreceivestheNCOAAwardofHonorinrecogni-tionofhistirelesssupportoftheAssociation.SrACoreyBerrypicturedwithJohnRamirezleftandGaryHarrahrightfromtheUniversityofPhoenixwastherecipientofafull-tuitionscholarshiptotheUniversityofPhoenix.ToniRussellfromAmericanAirlinespicturedwithExecutiveDirectorScoopDavisleftandPresidentGeneOverstreetrightwasrecognizedforhertirelesssupportoftheAssociation.302013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 CONVENTIONSMALLLARGECHAPTERAWARDSChapterChairmanRoseLapajenkoacceptstheNortheasternRegionSmallChapteroftheYearawardfortheShootingStarsAux-iliaryfromSterlingHeightsMI.awardphOTOsByLarryreid2013ChapterChairmanLindaChellewacceptstheSoutheasternRegionSmallChapteroftheYearawardfortheGatewayAuxiliaryfromPortRicheyFL.GrandKnightMarvinWeaveracceptstheCentralRegionSmallChapteroftheYearawardfortheFrontierChapterfromCheyenneWY.ChapterChairmanGloriaMartinezacceptstheSouthwesternRegionSmallChapteroftheYearawardfortheLadyGuinevereAuxiliaryfromAbileneTX.ChapterViceChairmanDorothyLeonardacceptstheWesternRegionSmallChapteroftheYearawardfortheTrailsEndAuxiliaryfromthePortlandORarea.ChapterViceChairmanEdSchultzacceptstheNortheasternRegionLargeChapteroftheYearawardforthe5StarChapterfromSterlingHeightsMI.Volume22013NCOAJOURNAL31 2013CONVENTIONSMALLLARGECHAPTERAWARDSChapterChairmanLeeJoslinacceptstheSoutheasternRegionLargeChap-terotheYearawardortheGatewayChapterromPortRicheyFL.ChapterChairmanScottCarnahanacceptstheCentralRegionLargeChapterotheYearawardortheMountainPostChapterromFortCarsonCO.PicturedwithCarnahanarethemembersothechaptersBoardoTrustees.ChapterTrusteeVickyHensleyacceptstheSouthwesternRegionLargeChapterotheYearawardortheExcaliburChapterromAbileneTX.ChapterChairmanTerryHainesacceptstheWesternRegionLargeChapterotheYearawardortheRogueChapterromMedordOR.CorporalJangBooLeeChaptermemberandROKLiaisonacceptsthePacifcRegionLargeChapterotheYearawardortheDragonHillChapterromSeoulSouthKorea.322013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 CongratulationsTOALLSMALLLARGECHAPTERAWARDWINNERSWELOOKFORWARDTOSEEINGYOUAGAINNEXTYEARFromAllofUsatNCOAHeadquarters 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ByShellyConklinSalesMarketingManagerforCareerExposThe2013LasVegasCareerExpoaspartotheNCOAConventionVanguardTributemarksthehal-waypointorourCareerExposeasonWehadhappyemployersattheeventthatsaw450attendeesthisyear.Weappreci-ateourregularsatthiseventlikeNorthropGrummanUSAAGulstreamAerospaceCorp.SearsHoldingSanJosePoliceDepartmentAllstateInsuranceandtheExchange.Itwasalsoexcitingtohavesomeemploy-ersthatarenewtotheLasVegaseventjoinuslikeCapitalOneEn-terpriseRent-A-CarHorizonCoachLinesFarmersInsur-ancePepperidgeFarmSanFranciscoPoliceDepartmentVolkswagenNordsonandRenueSystems.Itwasamazingbecauselikethe2012eventwehadjobseekerswhocom-mentedastheywereleavingtheeventthatthereareanum-berojobairshostedintheareabuttheNCOAeventwasthebestbyarTheremaindero2013stillhassomeexcellenteventsonthecalendar.Herearesometowatchor91713CocoaBeachPatrickAFBand91913Tampa2oourclassiceventsandourlastFloridaExposortheyear10313DallasFortWorthpartneringagainthisyearwithAmericanAirlinesAirpowerFoundationwithproceedsgo-ingtoSnowballExpress101513FortRuckerALnewtoourschedulethisyearAstheNCOACareerExpostapowersthroughthere-mainderothe2013schedulewewouldliketothanktheNCOABoardoDirectorsNCOAChap-tersandNCOAmembersortheircontinuedsupportotheProgram.AswecontinuetomakestridesinimprovingtheCareerExposwearecommittedtoourMissiontoas-sistU.S.Militarymenandwomencurrentlyintransitionveteransandtheirspousesintheirsearchormeaningulcivilianemploy-ment.TheCareerExpoProgramcontinuestomakeasignifcantcontributiontothemenandwomenwhohaveservedandsacrifcedandtheiramiliesbysupportingthebenevolentprogramsotheAssociationalongwithourcharitableandraternalpartnerslikeSnowballExpress.Theplanningor2014iswellunderwayandwelookor-wardtosharingthenewschedulesoonCareerExpoProgramSupportingOurArmedForcesTheirFamiliesandMilitaryCharitiesTheNCOACareerExpoProgramcontinuestomakestrides342013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 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NCOABecomestheOfcialMilitaryFraternalAssociationPartnerorSnowballExpressSteppingForwardAccordingtoNCOAsExecutiveDirectorScoopDa-visNCOAhasalreadyraisedmorethan25000orSnowballExpress.OcialproceduresandguidelinesarebeingnalizedorNCOAChapterstoworkintheirlocalareawithSnowballExpresschildrentoconductSnowfakeevents.SnowfakeeventsareeventswhereourNCOAChapterswillworkwithlocalcon-certssportingeventsairscircusesoranyotherungatheringoccurringintheimmediateareatoprovideauniqueopportunityortheSnowballExpressChil-dren.NCOAHeadquarterswillbenalizingthepro-ceduresorNCOAMembersandChapterstoorganizeandscheduleSnowfakeeventsintheirareasaswellasinormationonhowtopublicizethisontheNCOAwebsiteandsendanemailtoallNCOAChaptero-cialsinourdatabase.PastSnowfakeeventshaveincludedPhoenixSuns-sponsoredbasketballcamporSnowballExpressChildrenLAKings-hostedChristmasskate-aroundNASCARSamsunghostedamiliesatthe2000Samsung500inFortWorthTXWhiteHousePentagonVIPTourwitheightamiliesBowlingwiththeArizonaCardinalsMajorMinorLeaguebaseballgamesAndmuchmore.NCOAsHeadquartersChaptersandMemberswillalsobehelpingSnowballExpressbyraisingundstosupporttheannualSnowballExpressNationalEventheldinearlyDecembereachyear.TheannualSnow-ballExpressisaour-dayall-expensepaidholidayeventbringingchildrentogetheroratimeohealingandbeingwithotherchildrenlikethemselves.ChildrenandtheirsurvivingparentcomeromaroundtheworldtoDallasFortWorthorourdaysoalie-timethathelpsshowthesechildrenthattheyarenotorgottenThisDecember12-15willbetherstNationalSnow-ballExpresswhereNCOAwillhavealargepresence.Closeto2000childrenandtheirsurvivingparentwillbehostedinDallasFortWorthTexas.Thesechil-drenwillseethatagrateulnationremembersthepriceoreedomtheycontinuetopayeverydaywiththelossotheirlovedone.AccordingtoDavisNCOAisproudtobetheO-cialFraternalArmorSnowballExpressandtosup-portacharitywhere95percentoalldonationsgodi-rectlytohelpingtheChildren.ThisisaperecttorNCOAandourlocalChaptersandmembers.Iencour-ageeveryacetotheNCOAamilytojoinoureortsinsupportoSnowballExpressPleasebepatientHeadquartersandSnowballEx-pressocialsareworkingdiligentlytoputtogetherproceduresandinstructionsorNCOAChaptersandMemberstoollowandweshouldhavethatnalizedinthenext30-45days.ForquestionsortomakeadonationpleasereachouttoNCOAExecutiveDirectorScoopDavisatex-ecdirncoausa.org.SnowballExpressstartedinearly2006withasimpleideatopro-videhopeandnewmemoriestothechildrenomilitaryallenheroeswhohavediedwhileonactivedutysince911.362013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 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ScholarshipstobeOfferedUniversityofPhoenixConnectwithRealOpportunitiesUniversityoPhoenixispleasedtocollaboratewiththeNonCommissionedOfcersAssociationNCOAtooerascholarshipprogram.Throughthisscholarshipprogramtwoull-tuitionscholarshipshavebeenawardedthisyearandtwoadditionalullscholarshipswillbeawardedin2014.Thesescholarshipsal-lowaprospectivestudenttheopportunitytocompleteanundergraduateormastersdegreeprogramatUniversityoPhoenix.RecipientsmaychoosetoattendaUniver-sityoPhoenixon-groundcampusormayattendUniversityoPhoenixonline.ThisyearsrecipientsAdamHarrisandCoreyBerrywereawardedtheirscholarshipsattheNCOANationalConventionthatwasheldattheGoldenNuggetinLasVegasinJuly.HarriswillbepursuingamastersdegreeandBerrywillbepursuingabachelorsdegree.Asappli-cantseachsubmittedcompellingessaysdescribingtheim-portanceoadvancingtheireducationandhowearningade-greewillimpacttheircareersandtheircommunities.AtUniversityoPhoenixourgoalistohelpconnectourstudentseducationtomeaningulcareerswithrealopportu-nities.Webelievestudentsstandagreaterlikelihoodosuc-cesswhentheirskillsandeducationaredevelopedaroundtheneedsoemployers.ThatswhywedevelopedPhoenixCareerServicesasacom-prehensivecareer-planningresource.Itin-tegratescareertoolsandguidanceintoyoureducationtohelpidentiytheskillsneededoryourcareerointerest.UniversityoPhoenixisproudtoworkwithNCOAorthelastsevenyearsando-erssignifcanttuitiondiscountstoNCOAmembersaswellascontinuingasaprimarysponsorandsupporterotheNCOACareerExpoProgram.FormoreinormationaboutUniversityoPhoenixscholarshipsNCOAmemberbeneftsortoarrangeapresentationatyourlocalNCOAchaptercontactyourUniversityoPhoenixNationalDeenseLiaisonseedirec-toryorcontactinormation.Thenewscholarshipopportunitywillbeannouncedlaterthisyearwithmoreinormationonhowtoapply.IyouwouldliketolearnmoreaboutUniversityoPhoenixschol-arshipspleasevisitwww.phoenix.eduscholarships.GaryHarrah-RegionalDirector602-418-5954JackieRobinson-MarketingManager602-315-4936CJCrosby-ManagerNWestern707-592-5955RandyDeleonE.CA760-514-8124LindseyFlynnS.CA619-495-1537MarkHedumCentralCAS.NV702-465-9178RechelleNettlesN.CAN.NV214-505-7914JonMurdockWAORAK253-304-9730BrookeKrpan-ManagerNCMidwest515-745-1652PamSpencerKS913-608.1406CaseyZawadzkiNEIA402-218-0961JaredSwaderWIMNNDSD715-501-0809JoelHuertaMO314-803-2954MercedesMooreCO719-306-3042ElaineVreeland-ManagerNCentral801-209-5542RachelPeccheninoIDMTWY208-631-0289DustinMarbleUT801-201-5289ChristineBushHI808-352-6290ReginaHughHI808-351-3207RicMesaHI808-397-3131JoeCarrillo-ManagerSECentral915-471-4875DavidOropezaS.TX915-471-4272BradLakinN.NMW.TX505-264-0645ChrisKnightOK580-670-0707VanessaHerreraS.TX915-765-7521KathyZientekN.TX210-842-8092ShariRoeAZS.NM480-678-1575NancyFuentasNDSSSElPaso9152432846DougHarris-RegionalDirector602-284-8640AndreaWoods-MarketingManager480-225-6504MichaelGlazebrook-ManagerSWCentral404-895-5071JimJohnsonNorthcentralTX512-966-6893LarryCarltonSouthcentralTX210-452-4436StaceyThompsonS.LAMS337-704-8687JacquelynDukesAR501-413-3948CraigMortonTN270-484-8159TimMahnesmithAL334-730-3359KristenNolan-ManagerMidwest502-494-8492TonyBellMI517-420-6225BertBoydOH330-259-6831JoeDadivasIL847-521-6291JessicaFitzgeraldIN618-727-2335MarlenePerryKY502-322-4135WandaDeRosa-ManagerESoutheast321-432-2716WilliamReynoldsSC843-476-5901CarmenzaJaramillo-AkersS.FLPR813-719-5286JennierPerryN.FL407-489-9003StephenMannGA706-564-0136OmarMewbornNC910-545-9585RyanHarkey-ManagerNortheast703-350-5202CarlaRodriguezVAW.VA757-243-7946JaneDiggsNYCTRIMAVTNH203-339-2709MattCampbellPANJ814-493-4581WillWilliamsDCDEMD571-393-0324UniversityofPhoenixStaffRoster382013NCOAJOURNALVolume2 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