V4VL Advisory Team
Hershel “Woody” Williams
Chief Warrant Officer 4 USMC (Ret)
Woody was the last surviving WWII Medal of Honor recipient. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Truman for his commitment to his fellow service members, and heroism during the Battle of Iwo Jima with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division. He established the Hershel Woody Williams Congressional Medal of Honor Education Foundation to honor Gold Star Families, relatives, and Gold Star Children.
Former Army Special Forces Green Beret, Tyler Allcorn enlisted in the United States Army four months after becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. Tyler was awarded two Bronze Stars during his 8 years of service and four tours of combat duty. Tyler's work with Shift, a career advancement company, helps former US Military service members find jobs to transitioning out of the military.
Chief Antwane Bohanon served his country for 21 years aboard the USS Maryland, Bremerton, Los Angeles, Greenville, North Carolina, Delaware, La Jolla, and the San Francisco. Antwane received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Awards and Letters of Citation from the Commanders of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Navy Recruiting Command, Submarine Squadron, Submarine Group 10, and Submarine Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
Brent Casey served in the United States Army as a combat medic with the 82nd Airborne Division during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. As a non-commissioned officer, combat medic, he was awarded the parachute jump wings, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Medical Badge, and Meritorious Service Badge. He previously a Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Woody Williams Foundation, and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Ben retired as a Colonel from the United States Marine Corps, served as Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Commissioner for the American Battle Monuments Commission, Senior Executive with The Boeing Company and Raytheon, and Legislative Assistant for Senator John Warner.
Eric's service includes the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army. He has served as both an Infantry Commander and an AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter Pilot, with Combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Haiti, and various locations in Africa. Eric is the Director of Public Finance with AmeriVet Securities, Inc.
Bill retired as Colonel from the United States Air Force where he served at Offutt AFB in command of the 343rd Strat Recon Sq the 55th Wing ADO position, RAF Chicksands UK in command the 6950 Sec Gp, Offutt chief of RC-135 operations in SAC/DOR and oversight of the RC-135 modernization programs. After retiring he worked for E-Systems, Raytheon Riverside Research, L-3 Communications and Sierra Nevada Corp.
Felix Garcia III
Felix served in the United States Marine Corps, deploying to Iraq with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division in August and November 2004. He was wounded while participating in search and destroy missions in Al Karmah and Fallujah during Operations Phantom Fury and Iraq Freedom II and was awarded three Purple Hearts and a Navy/ Marine Commendation Medal with Combat “V.”
Daughter, Spouse & Mom USAF, USMC
Ann-Lloyd Moses Jones has 58 years of military affiliation. Ann was the daughter of USAF Col. (Ret) William F. Moses, B 52 pilot. She served along side her husband, Retired Chief Master Sargent Dale M. Jones, a 21 year Air Force veteran. Ann raised 3 children during years of remote assignments and deployments, while working, volunteering and supporting the military community. Ann’s son is a Staff Sargent in the Marine Corps.
Bernie served in the USMC until 1964. He is a awarded the Legion of Honor Bronze Medallion by the Chapel of Four Chaplains for his selfless service and extraordinary contributions to the well-being of others, started the Mid-Ohio Valley Platoon of the Marine Corp Veterans Association and is an Honorary Board Member of the Woody Williams Foundation.
William served for almost 22 years in the US Army and spent 10 more years as a product representative for a major Body Armor Company. He is proud of his Airborne Heritage in the 82nd Airborne Division and also with the Air Defense Branch. He is currently engaged with our Veterans as host and cofounder for FormerForce.com.
Stephen is United States Army Veteran who served Honorably for eight years with three tours to Iraq in the field of Artillery. He earned the Combat Action Badge, Drivers Badge, Sharp Shooter Marksman Badge, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, 5 Army Commendation Medals, 2 Good Conduct Medals, 5 Iraq Campaign Stars, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon and several Combat Stripes. Stephen has been active in the veteran community where he has assisted multiple companies with veteran needs and helped in the establishment of several programs for veterans.
Larry retired as Brigadier General from the United States Air Force where he served as Commander of the Second Air Force, Beale Air Force Base, the 14th Air Division, Beale Air Force Base, the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Offutt Air Force Base. He was the Director of the Community ELINT Management Office (CEMO) at the National Security Agency (NSA), and also a Senior Vice President of Sierra Nevada Corporation.
Fr. Michael Pacella III
Army / Navy
Fr. Michael served in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict in the Seventh Fleet West Pacific Cruise, a Battalion Chaplain in the Army, has a PhD in Philosophy of Religion with the Saint Gregory Nazianzen Institute for Eastern Christian Studies, Master’s in Theology (Postgraduate) Ethics from Harvard University Divinity School, and a Masters of Divinity from Yale University Divinity School. Father Pacella authored the book, From Valor to Virtue.
Roy Ramey retired from the Army having served for 33 years of service in the active Army, National Guard and Reserves including Combat in Iraq. Roy is active in the community and is a small business and family man. He is a strong advocate at the state and local level to affect legislation regarding veterans, agriculture, and education.
Ernie served for 20 years in the Army, and as National Commander 2020-2021, and the National Adjutant in 2019-2020 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Founder of Valor Medical Service Dogs, we provide free medical Service dogs to veterans and disabled children. Ernie has received a Purple Heart, 2 Bronze stars one with Combat V, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Richard joined the US Army as a volunteer for combat service in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, and other Vietnam Theatre Medals. He served from 1981-85 as the Belmont County Sheriff, 11 years in federal service including three years as a criminal justice specialist with the U, S, Department of Justice.