Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby Announces Defense and Veteran Affairs Advisory Panel

April 25, 2011
Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby today announced the members of her Defense and Veteran Affairs’ Advisory Panel. Roby met recently with members of the Veteran Affairs’ Advisory sub-committee panel for the first time to discuss military and defense related issues.

As a member of the prestigious House Armed Services Committee (HASC), Roby selected individuals from Alabama’s Second Congressional District to serve on her Defense and Veteran Affairs’ Advisory Panel who are knowledgeable about defense and veteran related operations. The panel consists of two sub-committees: one for Defense and one for Veterans Affairs’ issues. The individuals who volunteered to serve on the panel are both active and retired military leaders from the Second Congressional District.

“As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, military and veterans’ issues are a top priority,” Roby said. “I represent numerous military installations, military families and veterans’ communities in Congress. These individuals who have volunteered their time to serve on the panel are an invaluable reference to best serve those I represent. They will help ensure that I understand the needs and priorities for both our active and retired military here in the second district, as well as, protecting and expanding our military instillations.” 

During their first meeting with Roby, members of the Veteran Affairs’ Advisory sub-committee panel discussed current military operations, veterans’ benefits and services, and future military developments in the Second District.

“The Defense and Veteran Affairs’ Advisory Panel is an outstanding group of military and veteran leaders and I thank them for volunteering to serve on the panel. I will be working closely with these soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines as defense and veteran policy issues are addressed in Congress,” said Roby.

The following individuals serve on the Defense and Veteran Affairs’ Advisory Panel:

Defense Advisory Sub-Committee:

Don Parker (LTG Retired – U.S. Army)
Rod Wolfe (BG Retired – U.S. Army)
Bob Bunting (Colonel Retired – U.S. Army)
Scott Larese (Colonel Retired – U.S. Army)
Dave Barron (Captain Retired – U.S. Navy)
Glen Dunlap (Colonel Retired – U.S. Air Force)
Will Tankersley (Major General Retired – U.S. Army)
Bowen Ballard (Major General Retired – U.S. Air Force)
Keith Bartley (Colonel Retired – U.S. Air Force)
Dale Bain (Colonel Retired – U.S. Army)
Bill Peterson (Lt. Col Retired – U.S. Air Force)
Bill Harris (Lieutenant Colonel - Active U.S. Army Reservist)

Veteran Affairs’ Advisory Sub-Committee:

Bob Bunting (Colonel, Retired – U.S. Army)
CJ Watson (YNC(SW) Retired – U.S. Navy)
Dennis Griffith (Sergeant First Class Retired – U.S. Army)
John Givhan (1st Lieutenant, Retired – U.S. Army)
Ben Bowden (Lieutenant Colonel Air Force Reserve)
Randall Williams (Corporal, Medical Discharge – U.S. Army)
Mike Hall (Specialist 4th Class – U.S. Army)
Victoria Adams (Military Spouse – U.S. Army Reserve)
Keith Bartley (Colonel Retired – U.S. Air Force)
Doug Pohlmann (Lieutenant Colonel Retired – U.S. Air Force)
Andy Potter (Chief Master Sergeant Retired – U.S. Air Force)
Hubert Chance (Command Sergeant Major Retired – U.S. Army)
Tim Smith (E-5 Separated – U.S. Army)

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