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President's Message

November-December 2022

MAJ Joseph “Joe” Voge, USA, (Ret)

Marion County has been mostly spared the horrible effects of Hurricane Ian which so devastated communities in Southwest Florida.  For this, we are truly thankful.  There are a number of relief efforts for those areas that are stricken.  I encourage our membership to donate what they can to help.  I was on a zoom call today for the Florida Council of Chapters Board Meeting.  Some of the Area Vice Presidents reported damage to Chapters, both member homes, and Chapter meeting places.  Recovery will take a significant amount of time for displaced members to return to their homes.

Our guest speakers for the last two months were interesting.  In September, Dennis Rose provided us with a thought-provoking and audience participation simulation called FUEL (Full Utilization and Employment Logistics).  With a given scenario, we were to arrive at a possible solution using the tenets of breakthrough, ideas, innovation, and creativity.  He was successful in achieving those ends.

October gave us CPT Patrick Pacalo, Ph.D., discussing the many aspects of the Chemical Corps.  He told us of his extensive background working in the area of CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) research.  Some of the things he talked about were the use of Anthrax as a weapon, conspiracy theories regarding the destruction of the Twin Towers, and the temperatures required to make the buildings fall.  He also discussed the Chemical Corps’ mission, vision, core functions, and capabilities as well as CBRN schools and their priorities.

In November we will remember those of us who have passed in the last year.  Chaplain Carolyn Smith will conduct the memorial candle-lighting ceremony.  We will remember them and miss them.

Proposed Change to The Kingdom of The Sun Chapter, Military Officers Association of America By-Laws

KOS member CDR Tom Dann, USCG, has proposed to add a new Section (9) to Article IV, Membership Rights to our By-Laws, last revised March 2011.

Article IV, Section 9: That a special membership category of Emeritus be established to recognize a member who by their outstanding distinguished service over many years has endeared them to this organization. This Chapter membership will be for life and will be granted by the Board of Directors to include the wavier of all future Chapter dues.

“Never stop Serving”

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5 Star Comm Award

12/13/2022 Board Meeting
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