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President Kennedy said once "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." There are few ways less noble to serve our country than through the military. The courage and strength that you all exude are qualities which deserve only our highest gratitude. I cannot thank you enough for what you have done.

 
 
   
 

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Craig Armstrong
Post: 5631
Marines
Commander/Service Officer
Craig Armstrong served in the United States Marine Corps from 1987 to 1991. He has an Associate’s Degree in Basic Law Enforcement Training from Central Carolina Community College and an Advance Law Enforcement Certificate from North Carolina Training and Standards. Craig has been in law enforcement for over 22 years and is currently a Captain assigned to Criminal Investigations within the Aberdeen Police Department. He is a life time member of Stanley McLeod Post 5631 in Sanford NC. Craig is the past Post House Committee Chairman and has also been the Post Commander from 2014 to present. He also is the District 9 Commander since 2015. Craig is on the Department Long Range Planning Committee and the Department By-Laws Committee. He is married to Tracy Armstrong.  Tracy Armstrong is currently the Auxiliary President for the Post and District 9.
   
   
 
Ken Simmons
Post: 5631
Army
Sr. Vice Commander/Judge Advocate

Ken Simmons, SFC (retired) is the son of, Ira Simmons, CSM (retired). He was born at Ft. Bragg in 1963. He enlisted in the military in 1984. Ken married Suzanne in1987.  He served in the United States Army from 1984 to 2011. From 1984-94 as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, 3 / 4 Air Defense Artillery Regiment.  From 1994-2011, as a member of the 824t Quartermaster Reserve Unit (Riggers) at Ft Bragg, NC.  Ken has been on several deployments including Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.  His last tour was 2010 where he served in the position of First Sergeant conducting Ariel re-supply missions to Iraq and Afghanistan.  He then retired in 2011 after serving 27 years.

 Ken also served as a certified Fire Fighter/EMT for Lafayette Village Fire Department, Cumberland County NC while also serving as an Auxiliary Deputy Sherriff in Hoke County, NC.

Ken relocated to Sanford with his family in 2012. He is a lifetime member of Stanley McLeod Post 5631 in Sanford, currently serving as Senior Vice-Commander of the post.  Ken's wife Suzanne and children are all members of the Posts Auxiliary.

   
   
 
Barry Smith
Post: 5631
Army
Jr. Vice Commander

   
   
 
Richard Holly
Post: 5631
Navy
Quartermaster/Adjutant

Richard "Van” Holly served in the United Sates Navy from 1986 to 1991. In 1986, Van competed submarine school in Groton, Connecticut and served aboard the submarine USS Tecumseh 628 (B) where he earned his "Dolphins,” while completing three submarine deterrent patrols. He continued his career by completing Hospital Corpsman School in Great Lakes, Illinois. He was then assigned to the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. He is a Life Member of Stanley McLeod Post 5631 in Sanford NC. Van was the past Post House Committee Chairman and also serves as the District 9 Senior Vice Commander. Van Holly is married to Alicia Holly, who is a member of the Posts Auxiliary.

   
   
 
Denise Maguire
Post: 5631
Navy
Chaplain/Surgeon

Denise Maguire USN 89-93. Desert Shield/Desert Storm veteran.  Denise has two children, RJ and Chad.  Denise has been the Post Chaplain, Surgeon, and Adjutant.  Denise has also been the District 9 Chaplain.  Denise is currently employed with CoreMark International, Carolina Division.


 


   
   
 
Billy Ray Cameron
Post: 5631
Marines
Trustee
Chief Cameron is a Legacy Life Member of Stanley McLeod Post 5631.  Chief Cameron was the first Vietnam Veteran to serve as Commander in Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars from 1984-1985.
   
   
 
Emory Wilkie
Post: 5631
Trustee

   
   
 
Russell Tilley
Post: 5631
Trustee

   
   
 
 
     
   
 
         
     
 
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