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ELIGIBILITY

Bill Oxford joined the America Legion in 1986 earning his eligibility by service in the United States Marine Corps from 1967-1970. He  served as an Aviation Electronic Technician on the A-6 Intruder. After his return from Viet Nam, by way of Iwakuni, Japan, he elected to be discharged as a Sergeant E-5.

After leaving the Marine Corps, he immediately joined the NC National Guard. As an M-Day Guardsman, he attended the North Carolina Military Academy Officer Candidate School where he was commissioned in 1973 as a 2nd Lt in the Transportation Corp. He served as a Platoon Leader, a Company Commander, a Battalion Commander, and also held several State Level staff positions. After transferring to the Army Reserve and serving with the Military Traffic Movement Command, he retired as an O-6 (Colonel) with more than 34 years of service.

EDUCATION

MILITARY
Officer Candidate School
Transportation Officer Basic Course
Transportation Officer Adv. Course
Quartermaster Officer Adv. Course
Command & General Staff College

CIVILIAN
BS - Environmental Studies
Multiple Safety/Environmental Certs.

AMERICAN LEGION

ACTIVITIES

POST
Commander - 3 years
Post Adjutant - 12 years
Executive Committee
Athletic Committee
Oratorical Committee
Boys State Committee

DISTRICT
Commander - 21st District-3 years
Oratorical Chairman

 

DIVISION
Commander - 5th Division

DEPARTMENT
Commander - 2010-2011
Americanism Commission Chair
Leadership & Development Chair
Dean- N.C. Legion College
Boys State Photographer

NATIONAL
Foreign Relations Commission
Americanism Commission
Baseball Sub-Committee
Vet Employment and Education Commission-Chair
Legislative Commission-Chair
Citizens Flag Alliance

AFFILIATIONS

American Legion-PUFL
American Legion-Past Department
Commanders Club
ANAVICUS
VFW- Life Member
Marine Corps League - Life Member
Military Officers Association - Life Member
N.C.N.G.- Association Life Member
Association of US Army - Life Member
Masonic Lodge-York/Scottish Rite
N.C. Army Retirees Council


CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Town of Cajah’s Mountain
City Council member-8 years
Mayor-3 years
PA announcer-Post 29 Baseball
PA announcer-West Caldwell High School
Football/Baseball/Wall of Honor
Hospice Volunteer-
Veterans Honoring Veterans Program
Communities in School Mentor
Red Cross Blood donor-8+ gallons
Umpire/Referee/Administrator/Coach-
Multiple Baseball/Soccer/Basketball
leagues and levels