Catawba Valley Chapter Officer Installation January 26, 2017

Catawba Valley Chapter Officer Installation

January 26, 2017

The attached photograph of the Catawba Valley Chapter's Officer Installation was taken at the chapter's regular meeting. Shown are North Carolina Council of Chapters President, CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN, Ret. administering the oath of office to "Davie" Davenport (pictured left) and LTC James Cole (right). Congratulations to each on their commitment to "Never Stop Serving."

(Photo courtesy of COL John Liburdi, Catawba Valley Chapter).

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Piedmont Chapter News November 9, 2016
Piedmont Chapter News

Piedmont Chapter News

November 9, 2016

* The Piedmont Chapter of MOAA, LTC Lee Richmond, President, sponsors 2 ROTC units and 20 JROTC units. The units and their programs foster leadership skills and the Piedmont Chapter is proud to participate in their programs.

* Recently, chapter leaders were invited by Navy Captain Frank Shearin (shown upper right with LTC Richmond), Southeast Guilford High School Navy JROTC commander, to attend the area commanders inspection of the school’s Navy JROTC.

* Chapter members BGen Blake Williams, LCDR Jim Ertner and Lee (lower right) were warmly welcomed to watch the well trained cadets perform drills in the school gymnasium (thumbnail photograph).

* It was an excellent performance and we were pleased that MOAA had representatives at this event.

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Annual Meeting of the Military Officers Association of America October 25, 2016

Annual Meeting of the Military Officers Association of America

October 25, 2016

The annual meeting of MOAA can be viewed in its entirety in this YouTube video.

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Piedmont Chapter in the News

November 2106

* The Piedmont Chapter of the North Carolina Council of Chapters was recognized in the November 2016 issue of Military Officer magazine on page 42 for their donations to the Triad Veterans Stand Down...

* Kudos to Chapter President, Lee Richmond and the members of the Piedmont Chapter of MOAA!

* Check it out!

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Hacksaw Ridge - opened November 4, 2016 Message from Director Mel Gibson

Hacksaw Ridge - opened November 4, 2016

Message from Director Mel Gibson

* The inspirational movie about WWII Medal of Honor winner Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who saved the lives of 75 of his fellow soldiers in Okinawa opened in more than 3000 theaters in the U.S. on November 4th.

* Please share with fellow veterans, and GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!

* To learn more about Desmond Doss, click here.

* To get more information on the production of the movie, click here.

* To see the 2004 documentary film, "The Conscientious Objector," produced by Terry Benedict, click here.

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Military Officers Association of America LOE Awards and Annual Meeting October 24-25, 2016
Military Officers Association of America LOE Awards and Annual Meeting

Military Officers Association of America LOE Awards and Annual Meeting

October 24-25, 2016

The annual meeting of the Military Officers Association of America was held on October 25, 2016 at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel in Washington, DC. The meeting was preceded by the annual awarding of Levels of Excellence streamers (shown, lower right) to Councils and Chapters earning 4- or 5-Stars at the Friday, October 24, 2016 dinner.

* This year, the North Carolina Council of Chapters, as well as 11 of our 16 state chapters received 4- or 5-Star streamers from MOAA Chairman of the Board, GEN Tony Robertson, Jr., USAF-Ret. at the annual awards dinner. Shown in the first thumbnail photograph (right) is a group picture of the North Carolina Council of Chapters winners.

* Award recipients (thumbnail pictures #2 - #11) are:

North Carolina Council - CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, President is shown accepting a 5-star streamer.

Cape Fear Chapter - COL Juan Chavez, President is shown accepting a 5-star streamer.

Coastal Chapter - CAPT Marie Senzig, President is shown accepting a 4-star streamer.

Charlotte-Metrolina Chapter - COL Ron Morgan, President is shown accepting a 5-star streamer..

Sandhills Chapter - COL Ed Baisden is shown accepting a 5-star streamer on behalf of Polly Flippo, President.

Southeastern Chapter - COL Jim Brumit, President is shown accepting a 4-star streamer.

Tarheel Chapter - LTC Greg Bean, President is shown accepting a 4-star streamer.

Triangle Chapter - COL Matt Segal, President is shown accepting a 5-star streamer.

Western Chapter - CDR John Nunnellee is shown accepting a 5-star streamer on behalf of Spence Campbell, President.

High Country Chapter - Maj Bob Gibbard, President is shown accepting a 4-star streamer.

Note: CAPT Ehrhardt, NCCOC President accepted a 4-star streamer on behalf of COL Joe Cansler, President of the Catawba Valley Chapter and a 5-star streamer on behalf of Maj. Lou Burge, President of the New River Chapter.

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Military Officer Magazine Recognizes Catawba Valley Chapter's Stand Down

October 2016

* The Catawba Valley Chapter's efforts in support to a community "Stand Down" are recognized in the October 2016 edition of Military Officer magazine on page 64.

* Kudos to President Joe Cansler and the Catawba Valley Chapter for the excellent work in applying their USAA/MOAA sponsorship funds for council and chapter community focused events.

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