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Operation Stand Down Midsouth, Inc.
Memphis, TN 38118
Giving our veterans a hand up and not a hand out.
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.
Fields of study:
Accounting Business Administration Chemistry
Counseling & Guidance Government & International Relations
Health Services Administration Medical Care Organizations
Personnel Political Science (2) Public Administration
School Administration & Supervision
Name Position Representing
Roy Dozier Chairman Organizational Development
Robert Hunt Vice Chair Veterans’ Service Organizations
Brian Walker Secretary Small Business
Harold Beaver Education
Rick Clausi Government Relations
Nancy Harper Finance & Administration
Randy Heyward Military Training
Louise Linzy Female Veterans
Theodis Thompson Board Advisor Public Health Administration
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)
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.
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