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CW5 Wallace Edwards
President

 

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     CW5 Wallace P. Edwards Jr. served as the Aberdeen-Edgewood “Silver” Chapter President from 2018-2020. CWO Edwards worked to reenergize the chapter by publishing scheduled monthly meetings and sending out invitations via email to increase awareness and encourage attendance. CWO Edwards is currently serving in the Maryland Army National Guard (MDARNG) Joint Staff Safety Officer position. He was the MDARNG WOCS program Company Commander.

     Before that assignment, CWO Edwards worked his way up the ranks as a 915E. CWO Edwards created the new chapter logo and purchased some swag to sell to allow the chapter to raise funds and offer an annual scholarship award for current active members and their family members. CWO Edwards has also registered the chapter with the Maryland Adopt-a-Highway program to get the chapter active in the local community by cleaning up a 1-mile section of Pulaski Highway, Route 40, Edgewood, Maryland.

     CW5 Wallace P. Edwards Jr. continues to serve on the USAWOA Aberdeen-Edgewood “Silver” Chapter as a valued member providing invaluable wisdom, experience, and stewardship.

CW3 Virshelle Dugger
Vice-President

 

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     CW3 Virshelle E. Dugger became a member of the Warrant Officers Association in 2013 upon completion of Warrant Officer Candidate Course. CW3 Dugger is a Human Resources Technician (420A) and is currently assigned to the Army Test and Evaluations Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, serving as a Military Evaluator.

     In 2013, CW3 Dugger was appointed as the Treasurer of the Acadiana Warrant Officers Chapter, Fort Polk, LA in 2014 until her departure in July 2015. During her tenure as the treasurer, she spearheaded monthly car washes, gift wrapping set ups and other events, culminating enough funds to provide single Soldiers and their families with holiday care packages. From 2015 – 2020, CW3 Dugger was an active member of the Morning Calm USAWOA Chapter and the Fort Hood Silver USAWOA Chapter. She was a proactive member within those chapters and always volunteer to assist the chapter’s committees.

     In October 2020, CW3 Dugger was elected as the Vice President of the Aberdeen-Edgewood Silver Chapter USAWOA. One of her missions as the VP is to recruit and retain fellow warrants in the Maryland area and APG. As the VP, she will provide her great ideas and experiences within the Silver Chapter for raising funds and volunteering within the local community.

     CW3 Virshelle E. Dugger continues to serve on the USAWOA Aberdeen-Edgewood “Silver” Chapter as a valued member providing invaluable wisdom, experience, and stewardship.

CW5 (Ret) K. Pete Hill
Secretary

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     CW4 (Ret) Kenneth B.N. Hill became a member of the USAWOA.In 1987. He was appointed as the Eifel Chapter Secretary, and in 1988 he became the Chapter President, serving until 1990.

     CWO Hill moved to Ft. Bragg in 1990 and became the chapter Vice President. In 1991 he was elected the Chapter President. CWO Hill was a member of the chapter for seven (7) years, serving on the picnic, golf tournament, membership, and scholarship committees. He also started the monthly awards program and the monthly newsletter, “Chief’s Talk.” CWO Hill was then elected the Southeastern Region Director.

     CWO Hill became Life Member #498 in May of 2000.

     CWO Hill moved to Aberdeen Proving Ground in August of 1999 and was appointed the Northeast Region Deputy Director. He was also elected President of the Aberdeen-Edgewood “Silver” Chapter and served for two terms. After serving as Aberdeen-Edgewood “Silver” chapter president, CWO Hill ran for and was elected the Northeastern Region Director.

     In May of 2000 he he recived the Samuel Sharpe Award and in 2006 was inducted into the US Army Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame.

     In 2008 CWO Hill was recruited to serve and run for national USAWOA positions. In 2008, CWO Hill ran for and was elected the USAWOA National Vice President. In 2010 he ran for and was elected the USAWOA National President. While the National President he formed the Junior Warrant Officer Advisory Committee, renamed the Company Grade Warrant Officer Advisory Committee. After completion of his time as the National President he was awarded the Honorable Order of the Eagle Rising Gold Award from the USAWOA. In 2014 CWO Hill was elected as USAWOA National Secretary, and in 2018 was re-elected to the office of National Vice-Preseident serving until 2020.

     In 2017 CWO Hill was appointed the Chairperson and Co-Chair of the 100th Anniversary Celebration Committee, recognizing 100 years of warrant officer service to our nation. He continues to contribute to the USAWOA in numerous positions. CWO Hill has organized and hosted five (5) USAWOA Annual Meeting of the Members and attended twenty (20) National Annual Meetings. Fully supporting his home chapter, the APG-EA “Silver”, he served as the Chapter Secretary from 2007 until 2013, and in the summer of 2013 he was appointed the Chapter Treasurer, a position he still serves to this day.

     CW4 (Ret) Kenneth B.N. “Pete” Hill, for his more than thirty-five (35) years of association leadership, was recognized by the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College (USAWOCC) and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and inducted into the prestigious Order of the Rising Eagle Society.

     CW4 (Ret) Kenneth B.N. Hill remains an active member at all levels of the USAWOA and is a valued member of the USAWOA Past Presidents Council, providing invaluable wisdom, experience, and stewardship of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association. He is also a Charter member of the the 1918 Society, member number 498.

WO1 Aaron Boyle
Treasurer

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