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Leadership: WNC-MOAA Board

Chapter Officers

Donna Cantrell Culp, Capt, USAF (Fmr)

Spouse: (John)


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 career in 2003, worked briefly for Sunrise Senior Living and the Department of State before starting a second career with the CIA 2005-2016, serving in the U.S., the U.K., Jordan, Egypt and Iraq. She now lives with her husband and family dog, Chelsea, in Waynesville, NC.

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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 in the Naval Reserve, Rod retired with the rank of Commander. In his civilian career, he worked for The Upjohn Company and later Bayer Healthcare in Medical Sciences Liaison, serving in sales and marketing positions. During his civilian career, he lived Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, and Texas. Interests include: Golf, fly fishing, choral music, civic/church projects, and serving veterans and their families through the Military Officer Association (MOAA), and hiking in the beauty of North Carolina. Although retired, Rod continues to serve as a Real Estate Broker in North Carolina. He and his wife make their home in Hendersonville, NC.

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Second Vice President

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Bob Rebscher, Capt, USMC (Ret)

Spouse: (Sally)


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 officers. Later, as a Captain, he reverted to Gunnery Sergeant. His final assignment was as the Sergeant Major of 2d Recon Bn, 2d Marine Division, having served in all of enlisted ranks as well as Second Lieutenant through Captain. Retired as a Captain after 22 years (the highest rank held) he happily lives with his wife in Pisgah Forest, NC. He has two children, three grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild.

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Mike Covell, CAPT, USN (Ret)

Spouse: (Joanie)


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 power instructor, Department Head SSBN Security OP-2, Commander Submarine Squadron 22, and Commanding Officer Submarine Training Facility Charleston, SC. He retired in 1991 and worked in nuclear power plants for 10 years. He now enjoys life in Flat Rock, NC, with his wife and border collies. He has served in several officer positions in WNC-MOAA and is a past president.

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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). During these assignments, he became branch qualified in the Adjutant Generals Corps, Transportation Corps, and Field Artillery. During Operation Desert Shield/Storm, the 3220th was mobilized and assigned to the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Mobilization Station at Ft. Stewart GA, where Mike’s assignment was to serve as Director of Mobilization. He directed the mobilization of over 12,500 National Guard and Reserve Soldiers who deployed, with all equipment, from Ft. Stewart to King Khalid Military City (KKMC), Saudi Arabia. Following Desert Storm, he oversaw the demobilization and return of all units to their National Guard and Reserve Commands. He retired shortly thereafter as a Lieutenant Colonel. In 2008, after 25 years in the Mortgage Banking industry, Mike formed the Oxford International Corporation, a Florida Licensed Community Association Management Company. Today Oxford manages 15 associations with more than 1900 units and Mike remains the CEO. Mike and his wife of 42 years live in Hendersonville, NC.

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