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Luncheon Meeting — February 23, 2016

Our speaker for February will be Colonel William Dwiggins, USMC (Retired).   Bill Dwiggins currently serves with the Texas Veterans Commission as the Veterans Education Regional Coordinator, Dallas/ Fort Worth.  Dwiggins earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Wichita State University in 1977. In 1978, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated with honors at the top of his recruit class and received a meritorious promotion upon graduation. He was subsequently selected for the Marine Corps Enlisted Commission Program and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1980.

Bill’s numerous military assignments include several positions as Deputy Director, Commander, Chief of Staff, Assistant Chief of Staff, Joint Assignments, Logistics Officer, Inspector General, Marine Officer Instructor University of Texas and others.

His military career included worldwide combat tours, special-warfare assignments, capital reconstruction projects, international development/relations, public policy/administration, stabilization and conflict resolution to support the U. S. Government's efforts. Col. Dwiggins’ is highly decorated and received many awards including two Legion of Merit awards, four Naval Commendation Medals, 2 Navy Achievement Medals (1 with Combat Valor), Army Achievement Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, and many more. After completing 32 years of active and reserve service to our country, Col. Dwiggins was honorably retired from active duty and returned to Texas. He and his family reside in Dallas.

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For more information or to make a phone reservation contact  Dave Schafer at (214) 577-4107or email moaaschafer@att.net.

Luncheon Meeting — April 26, 2016 
 Lt. Col. Allen West, US Army (Retired)

Mark Tuesday, April 26 on your calendar and make plans to attend our annual JROTC Scholarship Recognition luncheon. This event recognizes the achievements of the JROTC cadets selected to receive MOAA Greater Dallas JROTC Scholarships. Our guest speaker for this event will be the Honorable Allen B. West, former US Congressman representing Florida’s 22nd District and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. LTC West, a strong supporter of JROTC programs, will speak about how the JROTC influenced his life and career. We expect this event sell out quickly so be prepared to make your reservations early. Look for more information in the February newsletter.

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