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 Officer Association. He is also a Charter member of the the 1918 Society, member number 498.
CW4 (Ret) Carl M. Burnett became a member of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA) in 1979. He was elected the Chapter President of the Stuttgart “Silver” Chapter from 1979 to 1980.
In 1980 CWO Burnett was elected the President of the Lord Fairfax “Silver” Chapter. He served as President until 1982. In 1984 CWO Burnett was appointed to serve as the USAWOA National Vice-President and became Life Member 258 of the USAWOA.
In 1984 CWO Burnett was elected the National President of the USAWOA. During his term as National President CWO Burnett instituted the National Awards program, the USAWOA Scholarship Program and the corporate affiliation with the Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PFCU) asking Past President, CW4 (Ret) Robert D. Scott to serve on the Board of Directors of the PFCU.
In 2003 Past President CW5 (Ret) David E. Welsh asked CWO Burnett to serve on the inaugural Board of Directors of the Warrant Officer Historical Foundation.
In 2019 CWO Burnett became charter member #9 of the 1918 Society.
CWO Burnett is also a member of the National Association of Minority Veterans (NAMVETS), and a Life Member of the U.S. Army Engineer Association (AEA), the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), the Association of the Unitred States Army (AUSA), and American Veterans (AMVETS).
In 2020 CW4 (Ret) Carl M. Burnett was elected the Chairman of the USAWOA Past Presidents Council (PPC) and continues to serve as a valued member providing invaluable wisdom, experience, and stewardship of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association.
CW4 (Ret) Percy D. Butler entering the United States Army in May 1964. CWO Butler received a direct appointment to Warrant Officer In August 1970.
CWO Butler is a founding member of the European Region Warrant Officers Association (ERWOA) in 1971. Following discussions between CW4 (Ret) George C. Gratchen, President of the ERWOA, and CW4 (Ret) Donald E. Hess, President of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA) in Virginia, it was decided the two associations would merge into a single USAWOA. European Region would become Region 1 of the six regions of the USAWOA. CWO Butler was instrumental in setting up this transition to an international USAWOA as a charter, founding member of both organizations.
CWO Butler was elected President of the Stuttgart “Silver” Chapter from 1976 to 1978. CWO Butler was then elected President of the European Region from 1981 to 1982.
Upon returning to the CONUS and retiring from the U.S. Army in 1984, CWO Butler was elected the Southern Region Director of the USAWOA in 1985. CWO Butler was appointed to serve as the Assistant Vice President for Veterans Affairs of the USAWOA in 1988.
CWO Butler was made a U.S. Presidential Appointee in 1993 by President Bill Clinton on the Veterans Administration Advisory Committee for National Cemeteries and Memorial. He was elected to serve as Vice Chairman and then Chairman for more than four years.
CWO Butler is Lifetime member 887 of the USAWOA and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion.
On May 30, 2014, CWO Butler was inducted into the United States Army Adjutant General’s Corps Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment (DMOR).
CW4 (Ret) Percy D. Butler continues to serve on the USAWOA Past Presidents Council (PPC) as a valued member providing invaluable wisdom, experience, and stewardship of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association
CW4 (Ret) Gregory A. Gouty enlisted in the Army in February of 1977. He was appointed a Warrant Officer in XXXX.
CWO Gouty retired from active duty in February of 2005 with 28 years of dedicated service. He joined the Warrant Officers Association in 1989 and is a Life Member. CWO Gouty has been a member of the Forever Forward Chapter at Fort Benning GA, the Sun City Chapter at Fort Bliss TX and the Aberdeen-Edgewood “Silver” Chapter at APG MD.
CWO Gouty has held the following Chapter positions: Treasurer, Vice President and President. From 2008 to 2012 he served as the Northeastern Region Director. From 2012 to 2014 he served as the National Vice President and from 2014 to 2018 as the National President.
He was inducted into the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame in 2013 and is the recipient of the Samuel Sharpe Award. The USAWOA presented him with the Gold Level, Honorable Order of the Eagle Rising Award (HOERA).
CW4 (Ret) Gregory A. Gouty 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 Officer Association.
CW5 (Ret) Howard Lundin was inducted into the US Army in September 1968. Following 2 years of inducted service he served for 12 years as an Army Reservist and Army Reserve Civilian Technician before returning to full time active duty in 1983. He was appointed a Warrant Officer in 1975. CW5 Lundin retired from active duty in October of 2006 with 38 years of dedicated service and was recalled from retirement for an addition year of active duty in 2010.
CWO Lundin joined the United States Army Warrant Officers Association in October 1986 and is a Life Member. CWO Lundin has been a member of the Lord Fairfax “Silver” Chapter in Virginia, the Fort McCoy Chapter in Wisconsin and the Star of the North Chapter in Minnesota.
CWO Lundin has held the following Chapter positions: Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President. From 1988 to 1992 he served as both the Northeastern Region President and later as Northeast Region Director.
CWO Lundin is a recipient of the Adjutant General’s Corp Order of Horatio Gates Bronze Medal and the Major General Alexander Macomb Meritorious achievement award. While stationed in Washington DC from 1986-1992 and 1996-2000 CWO Lundin worked closely on a monthly basis with the founding father Don Hess, Executive Director and Staff at USAWOA Headquarters and was an active participant in the monthly EXCOM meetings and WOA HQs activities.
CW5 (Ret) Howard Lundin remains an active member 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 Officer Association.
Comming Soon - USAWOA Bio
Comming Soon - USAWOA Bio
CW4 (Ret) Roy A. Valiant became a member of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA) in 1987 and was elected as the Hanau Silver Chapter President from 1987-1988.
CW4 (Ret) Roy A. Valiant was then elected as the European Region (ER) Vice-President from 1988-1990 when he was then elected to the office of European Region President and served 1990-1993. CW4 (Ret) Valiant worked with the then Warrant Officer Division (WOD) of PERSCOM to bring the Warrant Officer Assignment Managers to Europe for a Warrant Officer Professional Development Day during the annual ER Convention that brought approximately 800 Warrant Officers to the Heidelberg Officers Club for presentations and personal interviews with assignment managers. This was the largest group of Warrant Officers that WOD had participated in as of that date. CW4 (Ret) Valiant worked with the APO mail system to enhance faster delivery of the Newsliner to the USAWOA members in Europe. CW4 (Ret) Valiant became a Life Member #363.
CW4 (Ret) Valiant was re-elected as European Region President 1997-2000 and was presented with the Don Hess President’s Award in 2000.
During his time in Germany when he was not serving as European Region President or Vice-President, CW4 (Ret) Valiant was Region Secretary, Region Parliamentarian, Region Asst VP for Professional Development, and the Heidelberg Chapter Treasurer.
CW4 (Ret) Valiant was elected to National Vice-President 2002-2004 and elected as National President 2004-2008. During his tenure as President, CW4 (Ret) Valiant directed and oversaw the Newsliner transformation to a color publication comparable to other professional military association publications.
CW4 (Ret) Valiant served as the Aberdeen-Edgewood Silver Chapter President and is currently serving as the National Parliamentarian.
The USAWOA presented him with the Gold Level, Honorable Order of the Eagle Rising Award (HOERA) and the Don Hess Lifetime Achievement Award. CW4 (Ret) Valiant is a charter member of the 1918 Society.
CW4 (Ret) Roy A. Valiant remains an active member 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 Officer Association
CWO (Ret) Gerald (Gerry) J. Wentworth enlisted in the Army in April of 1977. He was appointed a Warrant Officer in 1990. CWO Wentworth retired from active duty in May of 1997 with 20 years of dedicated service. He joined the Warrant Officers Association in 1990 and is a Life Member. CWO Wentworth has been a member of several chapters OCONUS and CONUS.
CWO Wentworth has held the following Chapter positions: Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President. CWO Wentworth has held the following National Level positions: European President, National Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-President and currently is the National Chaplain.
The USAWOA presented him with the Gold Level, Honorable Order of the Eagle Rising Award (HOERA) and the Don Hess Lifetime Achievement Award.
CWO (Ret) Wentworth 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 Officer Association.
CW4 (Ret) Ronald J. Whalen became a member of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA) in 1974. Upon returning to the United States in 1977 he became a member of the Lord Fairfax where he served as Chapter President. He then became Northeast Region President until 1987.
In 1978 CWO Whalen was elected Secretary of USAWOA. In 1980 CWO Whalen was elected Vice President of USAWOA. In 1982 CWO Whalen was elected National President until 1984. In 2003, CWO Whalen was asked to become a Founding Member of the Warrant Officer Historical Foundation as the Financial Officer. He served in that position for 10 years before retiring from the Foundation. In 2019 CWO Whalen became a charter member of the 1918 Society.
CW4 (Ret) Ronald J. Whalen continues to serve on the USAWOA PPC as a valued member providing invaluable wisdom, experience, and stewardship of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association.
Comming Soon - USAWOA Bio
The National President requests the PPC to review several areas of the association. The council identifies critical areas to study. The PPC then examines each area of association operations and recommends to the appropriate governing body approval for implementation of recommened changes.
Members are encouraged to comment on any of the proposals listed here, please complete the form below to contact the PPC.
|PPC Number||Title||PPC Lead Officer||Status||Projected Completion||Link to PPC Project||Link to Document|
|PPC-2021-01||Past Presidents Council (PPC) Charter||Chairman||BOD Approved||Mar 2021||USAWOAM 300-1|
|PPC-2021-02||Membership Enhancement Project (MEP)||Chairman||BOD Approved||Mar 2021||Link to MEP Project|
|PPC-2021-03||New Format for USAWOA Legislative Initiatives||Chairman||BOD Approved||March 22, 2021||Link to Legislative Website|
|PPC-2021-04||WOA-MOAA Membership Program||Not Assigned||Tabled|
|PPC-2021-05||Eagle Rising Society Programs||CW5 (Ret) Pete Hill||EXCOM Approved||Sep 2021||Link to USAWOAM 500-1|
|PPC-2021-06||Redesign of the WOA Portal||CW5 (Ret) Frank Meeks||BOD Approved||March 22, 2021||Link to WOA Portal|
|PPC-2021-07||Honorary WO Membership Awards||Chairman||Ongoing||Oct 2023||Link to PPC Project: CONOPS|
|PPC-2021-08||Redesign of the USAWOA.org||Chairman||BOD Approved||Mar 2021||Link to Demo Website|
|PPC-2021-09||Liability Insurance for Chapters||Chairman||Ongoing||Jan 2022||Not Available||NA|
|PPC-2021-10||USAWOA Digital Library||Chairman||BOD Approved||Jul 2021||Link to Digital Library|
|PPC-2021-10||USAWOA Trademark & Copyright Logos||Chairman||EXCOM Approved||April 2021|
|PPC Number||Title||PPC Lead Officer||Status||Projected Completion||Link to Document||Link to Presentation|
|PPC-2022-EXSUM||PPC 2022 Executive Summary||Chairman|
|PPC-2022-01||USAWOA Leadership Coaching Program (LCP)||Chairman||Briefed TO EXCOM 1/22/2022||1/22/2022|
|PPC-2022-02||501c(19) IRS Nonprofit Status||Chairman||Briefed TO EXCOM 1/22/2022||1/22/2022|
|PPC-2022-03||Honorary Award Selection Process||Chairman||Briefed TO EXCOM 1/22/2022||12/4/2021|
|PPC-2022-04||Exec VP Historian||Chairman||Briefed TO EXCOM 1/22/2022||12/4/2021|
|PPC-2022-05||USAWOA Corporate Membership Plan||Chairman||Briefed TO EXCOM 1/22/2022||1/22/2022|
|PPC-2022-06||CCWO Membership Initiative||Chairman||Briefed TO EXCOM 1/22/2022||12/4/2021|
|PPC-2022-07||New HQ Organizational Structure||Chairman||Briefed TO EXCOM 1/22/2022||1/22/2022|
|PPC-2022-08||Infostructure Transition Management Plan (ITMP)||Chairman||Briefed TO EXCOM 1/22/2022||1/22/2022|
|PPC-2022-09||USAWOA Structural Realignment Plan (SRP)||Chairman||Briefed TO EXCOM 1/22/2022||1/22/2022|
|PPC-2022-10||New Income Categories||Chairman||Briefed TO EXCOM 1/22/2022||1/22/2022|
|PPC-2022-11||USAWOA Financial Audit||Chairman||Briefed TO EXCOM 8/27/2022||1/22/2022|
|PPC-2022-12||USAWOA Leadership Non-Profit Training||Chairman||Briefed TO EXCOM 8/27/2022||1/22/2022|
|1972-1974||CW4 (Ret) Donald E. Hess, President Emeritus (Deceased Sep. 2017)|
|1974-1975||CW4 (Ret) Robert L. Hamilton (Deceased Mar. 2002)|
|1975-1976||CW3 (Ret) Alfred E. Cox (Deceased Aug. 2012)|
|1976-1978||CW4 (Ret) Cletus McKeown (Deceased Sept. 2003)|
|1978-1980||CW4 (Ret) Frank Stamey|
|1980-1982||CW4, (Ret) Robert D. Scott, President Emeritus (Deceased Mar. 2015)|
|1982-1984||CW4 (Ret) Ronald J. Whalen - PPC Member|
|1984-1984||CW4 (Ret) Gordon G. Koch - (Deceased)|
|1984-1986||CW4 (Ret) Carl Burnett - PPC Member|
|1986-1988||MW4 (Ret) Dennis M. Jinks (Deceased Jan. 2016)|
|1988-1992||CW5 (Ret) David P. Welsh (Deceased Oct. 2018)|
|1992-1994||CW5 (Ret) Thomas Piatti|
|1994-1997||CW5 (Ret) Raymond A. Bell|
|1997-2000||CW5 (Ret) Richard M. Scalzo|
|2000-2004||CW5 (Ret) Franklin D. Meeks - PPC Member|
|2004-2008||CW4 (Ret) Roy Valiant - PPC Member|
|2008-2010||CW5 (Ret) Gary R. Nisker - PPC Member|
|2010-2012||CW4 (Ret) Kenneth B. N. Hill - PPC Chairman|
|2012-2014||CW5 (Ret) James White - PPC Member|
|2016-2018||CW4 (Ret) Gregory A. Gouty - PPC Member|
|2018-2022||CW5 (Ret) Joachim "Joe" Consiglio|
|1971-1972||CW4 (Ret) George C. Gratchen (Deceased)|
|1973||CW3 (Ret) Alfred E. Cox (Deceased)|
|1975-1976||CW4 (Ret) Richard A. Dropik|
|1976||CW3 (Ret) John Allnatt (Deceased)|
|1977||CW3 (Ret) James Huber (Deceased)|
|1978||CW4 (Ret) George W. Eby (Deceased)|
|1979-1980||CW3 (Ret) Leonard D. Ott|
|1980-1981||CW4 (Ret) Percy Butler - PPC Member|
|1981-1982||CW4 (Ret) Leonard Detwiler|
|1982-1983||CW4 (Ret) Lynn Freund|
|1984||MW4 (Ret) Dennis Jinks (Deceased Jan. 2016)|
|1984||CW3 (Ret) Stanley Jones|
|1985-1986||CW3 (Ret) James E. Wilson|
|1986||CW4 (Ret) Arthur Abrahamson|
|1987||CW4 (Ret) Joseph A. Wattstrom|
|1988-1989||CW3 (Ret) David C. Adams (Deceased)|
|1990-1993||CW4 (Ret) Roy Valiant - PPC Member|
|1993-1995||CW2 (Ret) Gerald J. Wentworth - PPC Member|
|1995-1997||CW5 (Ret) Willie Starnes - PPC Member|
|1996-1997||CW5 (Ret) John Parry|
|1997-2000||CW4 (Ret) Roy Valiant - PPC Member|
|2000-2003||CW5 (Ret) Philip Tackett|
|2003-2004||CW4 (Ret) Noel F. Smith|
|2004-2005||CW5 (Ret) Ronald W. Peterman|
|2005||CW4 (Ret) Victor M. McLaughlin|
|2005-2006||CW3 (Ret) James E. Wilson|
|2006-2009||CW5 (Ret) Tony Rotti|
|1985-1987||CW3 (Ret) Ronald J. Whalen - PPC Member|
|1989-1992||CW5 (Ret) Howard Lundin - PPC Member|
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