Board of Directors
COL (Ret) Dorn B. Backman
OCS Board of Directors
Title: Director
Colonel Dorn B. Backman was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School, Class 44-67, on August 1, 1967. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, Company C, 10th Battalion, 2d Brigade, Basic Combat Training (BCT), Fort Jackson, South Carolina.His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, D Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam; Battalion Intelligence Officer S-2, 1st Battalion, 2d Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam; Executive Officer, C Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam; Executive Officer & Company Commander, D Company, 6th Battalion, 2d Brigade (BCT), Fort Jackson, SC; Instructor (Military Occupation Specialties,
Dr. Milton McPherson
OCS Board of Directors
Title: Director
Milton Monroe McPherson, Sr. was born in Monroe County, Alabama on October 19, 1928. Dr. McPherson was educated in the public schools of Alabama and is a widower of Carolyn Coley McPherson and has 2 sons and 1 daughter. Dr. McPherson holds a Professor of Emeritus of History from Troy State University as well as a BA History, 1950, a MA History, 1959, and a Ph.D. History, 1970, all from the University of Alabama. Dr. McPherson has done post doctural study at The University of Virginia in 1977. You can find Dr. McPherson as a subject of Biographical Record in Marquis' (established 1899);Who's Who in the South and Southwest(1995-1996);Who's Who in American Education(1996-1997); andWho's Who in America(1996, 1999). He was a member of the US Army, Infantry (1950-1953). He was drafted and serve
LTC (Ret) Alvin Cartwright
OCS Board of Directors
Title: President
Lieutenant Colonel Alvin W. Cartwright initially served as an enlisted man for three and a half years. After completing Basic Training with the 11 thAirborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Airborne School  at Fort Benning, Georgia he served as Cadre at the Airborne Battalion,  Ft. Benning.  He applied for  OCS as an E-5 and was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class # 9-56 on 14 September 1956 at Fort Benning, Georgia.  His First duty assignment was as Commanding Officer, Company ‘A’, 11 thInfantry Regiment (Basic Training Company), Fort Ord, California.  His subsequent duty assignments included:  Infantry Platoon Leader, 86 thInfantry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany and 2d Infantry Division, Ft Benn
M.W. “Mike” Menser
OCS Board of Directors
Title: Secretary
Mike Menser has 40 years of experience serving in leadership positions related to US Army combat and training operations. He brings broad leadership experience in project and personnel management; organizational problem solving; training and systems development. He has served as Senior/Special Advisor to several high level military and civil government commands and held key roles in creating, organizing and directing operations and training in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the Continental United States.Menser enlisted in the Army in 1967 as a private. After 30 months in Vietnam, he attended Infantry Officer Candidate School and graduated in 1971as the Distinguished Honor Graduate. Prior to retiring in 1995, he spent 16 years serving in numerous command, staff, instructor, and
COL (Ret) DeLloyd Voorhees Jr
OCS Board of Directors
Title: Vice President OPNS
DeLloyd (De) Voorhees, Jr. retired from the U.S. Army in October 1998 after 30 years with the rank of Colonel, IN, USA.  He graduated from Infantry OCS in Class 34-69 in October 1969.  His initial ten years of service included assignments to the 10th SFG(A), MACV, 197th Inf Bde and the 1st Inf Div (Fwd).  During the later part of his Army career, he served as the Project Manager for Training Devices (PM TRADE) at the U.S. Army Simulation Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM), 1992-1995.  His final assignment was as the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Special Programs where he was responsible for developing and fielding combat equipment, munitions and demolitions for all Special Operations Forces and managing Special A
COL (Ret) Francis C. Vossen
OCS Board of Directors
Title: N/A
Francis C. VossenCareer History Over thirty years of success in professional management positions in diversified highly competitive, results-oriented organizations. Extensive hand-on experience in public sector management, budgeting, manpower utilization recruiting, operations research, and project management. Consistently demonstrated vision, organizational ability, resourcefulness, leadership and the ability to accomplish all goals and objectives through proper mentoring and supervision of people.1968-2004 CITY OF ATLANTA, Atlanta, GA Project Manager - Office of General Services, Department of the Mayor Project and Finance Manager for two maintenance contracts of the Atlanta citywide Radio System (ACRS). One contract with Motorola, provides all maintenance programs for both the infrastr
Kathy Malaney
OCS Board of Directors
Title: Executive Director
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LTC (Ret) Edgar Sumner Burroughs III
OCS Board of Directors
Title: Director
Lieutenant Colonel Ed Burroughs enlisted in the Army in February of 1969. After graduating from Infantry Basic Training at Ft. Benning Georgia and Infantry AIT at Ft. McClellan Alabama he attended the NCO Leadership Course at Ft. Benning. He was accepted into the OCS program and graduated from the 55 Company class 22-70 in October 1970 and was branched Armor. This was followed by Armor Officer Course at Ft. Knox, Motor Platoon Leader Course and Pathfinders Course at Ft. Benning. His first overseas assignment was with the 2nd ACR in Bindlach Germany as a Tank Platoon Leader, Company XO, Squadron Support Platoon, PBO and S-4. His first state side assignment was with the 2/17 Squadron, 101 Airborne at Ft. Campbell KY as the Squadron Motor Office and Troop Commander. He then attended the Armor
LTC (Ret) Martin M. Reyna
OCS Board of Directors
Title: Treasurer
Lieutenant Colonel Martin M. Reyna was born on 18 September 1943, San Antonio, Texas.  He has devoted over forty years of his life to the United State Army, The Infantry Branch, and Department of Defense Consulting.  Lieutenant Colonel Reyna’s twenty-four years of active military service includes combat tours in the Republic of South Viet Nam and El Salvador. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1962 and served with the Military Assistance Command Viet Nam (MACV) in the Republic of South Viet Nam in 1963 and 1965, followed by stateside assignment to Fort Lewis, Washington.  In 1969 he attended the Infantry Officer Candidate Course, Ft. Benning, Georgia, and graduated in June 1970 when he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry. His first assignment after complet
Raymond L. (Skip) Strickland, Captain (Retired)
OCS Board of Directors
Title: Director
CPT(R) Raymond L. “Skip” Strickland, Sr. served twenty years on active duty in the U.S. Army as both Non-commissioned Officer and Commissioned Officer.  He was commissioned through Officer Candidate School (OCS) June 6, 1990 (Class 3-90)..  Skip had served in Infantry (Mech. / Light), Airborne Ranger, Special Operations, and Army Acquisition Corp assignments form 1980-2000, and was honorably retired August 31, 2000.  Skip was later voluntarily recalled to active duty service on January 19, 2005 for a one year assignment in Afghanistan with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force and served as the organization’s Warranted Contingency Contracting Officer. CPT(R) Strickland was inducted into the OCS Hall of Fame with Class 2010.  He was the Distinguished Mili
Mr. John W. Bowles
OCS Board of Directors
Title: Director
  
LTC (Ret) Julio C. Campos
OCS Board of Directors
Title: Director
    
COL (Ret) Mayo (Biff) Hadden III
OCS Board of Directors
Title: Director
 
CPT (Ret) Alfred J. Paul III
OCS Board of Directors
Title: Director
  
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