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  WNC-MOAA : Western North Carolina Chapter MOAA Leadership: WNC-MOAA Board

 

Introduction

WNC-MOAA Leadership

MOAA has a board, consisting of five members, President, First VP, Second VP, Secretary and Treasurer. Adjunct to the board are the Service Reps. Program POCs are other members who have agreed to serve as points-of-contact for various programs within the chapter or that the chapter supports.

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Chapter Officers

Donna Cantrell Culp, Capt, USAF (Fmr)

Spouse: (John)

President

Donna graduated from Texas Women’s University in 1980 with a BS in Occupational Therapy (OT). She was a practicing therapist when she received a direct commission into the USAF in 1985, serving in the U.S. and Germany and leaving the service in 1992. She retired from OT after a 23-year [more...]

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Rod Nunnelee, CDR, USNR (Ret)

Spouse: (Portia)

First Vice President

Rod enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1957. He attended college at Oklahoma Baptist University, majoring in Biology & Chemistry. In 1961, he attended U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. After five years of active service in the Navy and 22 additional years [more...]

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VACANT

Second Vice President

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Bob Rebscher, Capt, USMC (Ret)

Spouse: (Sally)

Secretary

Bob joined the USMC Reserve in 1956, while in high school on Long Island, NY. After graduating, he entered active duty and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. During the first of two tours in Vietnam, he was commissioned a 2d Lieutenant (Temporary) due to the Corps’ need for additional [more...]

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Mike Covell, CAPT, USN (Ret)

Spouse: (Joanie)

Treasurer

Mike attended Tufts University on a ROTC scholarship graduating in 1961 with a degree in Civil Engineering. After a short tour on a surface ship, he served aboard the nuclear submarines USS Woodrow Wilson, USS Sunfish, USS Ulysses S. Grant, and USS Sand Lance, also serving as nuclear [more...]

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Mike Pomponio, LTC, USA (Ret)

Spouse: (Jacky)

Assistant Treasurer

Mike was commissioned via ROTC from the University of Miami in 1970 and served two years of active duty as an Armor Officer. After active duty, he was assigned to the 3220th US Army Garrison (USAG) in West Palm Beach, Florida, and later the 7/9 Field Artillery 8” (203) SP Battalion (USAR). [more...]

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Service Reps/Directors

Craig R. Love, CAPT, USN (Ret)

Spouse: (Terri)

Chair, Smoky Mountain Satellite

After enlisted tours in the USAF, Air National Guard and the Navy he was commissioned and designated a Naval Flight Officer on the P-3 aircraft. His next 26 years of active service consisted of various assignments of increasing responsibility in aviation patrol squadrons, onboard Naval [more...]

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Spence Campbell, COL, USA (Ret)

Spouse: (Marianne)

At-large Rep

Spence received a commission into the Army via ROTC at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and an MA in Russian Studies from Georgetown University, Washington DC. He was a Military Intelligence officer, and served two tours in Vietnam and numerous other tours in Europe and elsewhere. [more...]

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Jeff Snyder, Col, USAF (Ret)

Spouse: (Paula)

Air Force Rep

Jeff had 30 years of operational aircraft maintenance experience with extensive expertise in tactical aircraft maintenance. He commanded three maintenance squadrons and a maintenance group. After retirement in 2008, Jeff became a consultant for a large defense contractor, where he provided [more...]

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Bob Rebscher, Capt, USMC (Ret)

USMC Rep

Bob joined the USMC Reserve in 1956 while in high school on Long Island, NY. After graduating, he entered active duty and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. During the first of two tours in Vietnam, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant (Temporary) due to the Corps’ need for additional [more...]

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Herb Mensch, CAPT, USN (Ret)

Spouse: (Linda)

Navy Rep

Herb grew up in Leawood, Kansas and graduated from the U S Naval Academy in 1961. He served in Submarines for the majority of his career. Following retirement, he worked as a consultant for several Navy and Marine Corps acquisition programs. Since retiring, he and his wife have made [more...]

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Larry Wilson, LTC, USA (Ret)

Spouse: (Gail)

Army Rep

Larry was commissioned in 1966 from Infantry Officer’s Candidate School. He deployed to Vietnam and served in Airborne Infantry assignments including Infantry Platoon Leader, Tiger Force Commander and assistant battalion operations officer. He later returned to Vietnam as a helicopter [more...]

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Appointed Positions

Michael Padgett

Spouse: (Sheila)

Legislative Affairs

Michael received his commission in 1979 via the ROTC program at the Senior Military College of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, commonly known as Virginia Tech. He began as an Air Defense officer, transferred to Ammunition (Ordnance), then to Acquisition. In Acquisition [more...]

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Dr. Vivianne Cisneros Wersel, Au.D.

Legislative Affairs

Vivianne is the widow of LtCol Richard "Rich" Wersel, Jr. USMC, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom I and II and died on active duty at Camp Lejeune in 2005. She was instrumental in changing the SGLI and Death Gratuity (SA 1376) policy so that all active duty surviving spouses are [more...]

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Marleen Varner

VA Liaison (Alternate)

Marlene is the widow of The Rev. Carroll H. Varner, Jr., CDR, USN (Ret), a career Navy Chaplain, veteran of WW II and the Korean War followed by reserve service. Rev. Varner also served 12 years as a Chaplain in the VA drug rehab program. Marleen holds degrees from The College of Wooster [more...]

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John Culp, LTC, USA (Ret)

Spouse: (Donna)

Web Curator

John enlisted in the Army in 1972 and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant before returning to NC State University and receiving his commission via ROTC in 1978. He served as an Air Defense, Infantry, and Special Forces officer in the U.S., Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the [more...]

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Rick Devereaux, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret)

Spouse: (Elizabeth)

Senior Advisor / Blue Ridge Honor Flight Coordinator

Rick graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and was commissioned in 1978. His career spanned 34 years in the Air Force, flying C-5s, KC-135s, and several other aircraft. He retired as a major general in 2012 as the Air Force’s director of operational planning, policy, and strategy [more...]

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The Reverend Nancy McCarthy

Surviving Spouse Liaison

Nancy is a retired Episcopal priest, currently assisting at All Souls Cathedral in Asheville. She lives at Deerfield Retirement Community. She is an Army widow. Her husband, Captain Walter R. McCarthy, Jr., was killed in Viet Nam in 1962 while serving as an advisor. "Mac" was a VMI graduate.

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Mike Pomponio, LTC, USA (Ret)

Spouse: (Jacky)

VA Liaison

Mike was commissioned via ROTC from the University of Miami in 1970 and served two years of active duty as an Armor Officer. After active duty, he was assigned to the 3220th US Army Garrison (USAG) in West Palm Beach, Florida, and later the 7/9 Field Artillery 8” (203) SP Battalion (USAR). [more...]

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Jeff Snyder, Col, USAF (Ret)

Spouse: (Paula)

JROTC Coordinator

Jeff had 30 years of operational aircraft maintenance experience with extensive expertise in tactical aircraft maintenance. He commanded three maintenance squadrons and a maintenance group. After retirement in 2008, Jeff became a consultant for a large defense contractor, where he provided [more...]

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Donna Cantrell Culp, Capt, USAF (Fmr)

Spouse: (John)

Newsletter Editor

Donna graduated from Texas Women’s University in 1980 with a BS in Occupational Therapy (OT). She was a practicing therapist when she received a direct commission into the USAF in 1985, serving in the U.S. and Germany and leaving the service in 1992. She retired from OT after a 23-year [more...]

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Mike Covell, CAPT, USN (Ret)

Spouse: (Joanie)

Immediate Past President

Mike attended Tufts University on a ROTC scholarship graduating in 1961 with a degree in Civil Engineering. After a short tour on a surface ship, he served aboard the nuclear submarines USS Woodrow Wilson, USS Sunfish, USS Ulysses S. Grant, and USS Sand Lance, also serving as nuclear [more...]

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