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Name                                     Position                                          Representing

William Jones                        Chairman                                      Veterans Service Organizations
Rick Clausi                              Vice Chair                                     Corporate Relations
Roy Dozier                              Secretary                                       Finance $ Administration
​Gloria Watkins                                                                     Government Relations

Harold Beaver                                                                                 Education

Nancy Harper                                                                                  Public Relations
Lillie Alford                                                                                      Benefits Coordinator

Walleon Bobo                                                                                  Military Training
Louise Jones-James                                                                     Information Technology
Earline Thompson                                                                        Female Veterans

​Roy Winfrey                                                                       Arkansas Events Coordinator

​Dennis Jones                                                                    Mississippi Events Coordinator

Career accomplishments:

    Small Business Owner (2)                       Software & Hardware Buyer
    School Principal                                           Corporate Sales Manager        Financial Analyst                                           Comptroller & Budget Manager
    President & CEO- Major Medical Center
    Assistant Professor & Associate Professor
    Assistant Director of Army Instruction- (JROTC)
    Instructor-Army Command & General Staff College
    Director of Army Instruction-Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC)

Operation Stand Down Midsouth, Inc.

3290 Getwell

Suite 108
Memphis, TN 38118
(901) 305-6410

Fields of study:
  Accounting          Business Administration 

  Counseling & Guidance                      Government & International Relations
 Health Services Administration    
Medical Care Organizations
 Personnel             Political Science (2)        Public Administration

  School Administration & Supervision

The OSDM Board reflect the true spirit of “Volunteers in service to America”.  Their community service reflects not only their humble beginnings, but also their love for their fellow man.  A partial list of their commitment to others can be viewed below.

    Youth Soccer Coach            Host Home-Foreign Exchange Students
    Finance Officer-Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Chapter 484
    Trainer-Community Boards & private Non-Profit Organizations
    Past Volunteer Tester-Sickle Cell Anemia Project-Detroit, MI
    Chair-Resolutions Committee-American Legion-Tennessee
    Board Member-West Tennessee Veterans’ Home
    Commander-Department of Tennessee-MOPH
    Past Board Chair-Memphis Health Centers, Inc
    Business Manager-Wolf River Pipes & Drum
    Chair-Walk to end Alzheimer’s Mid South
    Board Member-West Tennessee Cemetery


                        Giving our veterans a hand up and not a hand out. 

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The Operation Stand Down Mid South (OSDM) Board of Directors is a very dynamic  group.  Their life journeys began in many parts of the country, starting in the mid south (AR, MS, TN), as well as, California, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.

 Service to their country took them to many parts of the world including Germany, Vietnam, Bosnia, Horn of Africa, Panama, Somalia, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Egypt. Their combined service in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force totaled more than 120 years.  Their ranks include Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), 1 Captain, 1 Major, and 2 Lieutenant Colonels.  Their responsibilities ranged from Combat Squad Leader to Brigade Commander; from aircraft electronics technician to Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Launch Officer.

Their diverse educational pursuits reads like a Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities:

    American Military University                                     Christian Brothers University
    Eastern Illinois University                                            Loyola University
    South Carolina State University                                Southern Illinois Univ.-Carbondale
    Tuskegee Institute                                                             University of Memphis
    University of Michigan                                                   Webster University

Their hard work and dedication at these pillars of higher learning yielded 17 post secondary degrees with 8 Masters and 1 PhD.