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NEXT EVENT/MEETING:

    • 14 Feb 2023
    • 17:30 - 20:00
    • Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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    SUBJECT:  GS MOAA Dinner Meeting, February 14, 2023 at 5:30 pm. The February meeting will be at Pine Lakes Country Club, 5603 Granddaddy Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. 


    This is our annual Valentine's Day meeting!!

    Our guest speaker is LTC (Ret) David Roberts, USA, Commander, Grand Strand Squadron (SC-114), Civil Air Patrol


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    Please  join us for our February GS MOAA  dinner meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

    Social time begins at 5:30 PM with our program starting at 6PM.  We expect to conclude around 7:45PM. 

    LTC Roberts will discuss the Civil Air Patrol and its role in our community. Please see his biography at the end of this invitation.

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    To register for this event, please click on the registration "Button" above, or call/text Bill Stewart: 609.432.4255  and he will register you.

    Dinner is $30 per person.  PAYMENT MAY BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD ON-LINE, or by check, cash or credit card at the door.  Either way, prior registration is recommended as we need to provide a pre-headcount to our dining club host.

    Master of ceremony will be myself as our Chapter President.  I will guide us through the dinner program to include recognition/introduction of our guests and any new members, as well as any special announcements.   

    Dress is business casual and spouses and other guests are encouraged to attend.

    If you have any additional concerns, questions or suggestions about the event, please contact me, via text/cell: 703.304.7398.

    Presentation of the Colors at this dinner will be by St James Army JROTC Color Guard.     


    Sincerely,

    Tony Prince, CAPT, USN (ret)

    President

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                 LTC David E. Roberts

    Lieutenant Colonel Roberts was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy in 1988 through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Auburn University. Upon commissioning, Ensign Roberts attended Naval Flight Training and was designated a Naval Aviator in May, 1990.  As a Lieutenant Junior Grade, he attended the Navy-MarineCorps Intelligence Training Center in Damn Neck, Virginia. He then deployed to the Persian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61) in 1992 during Operation Southern Watch. Lieutenant Roberts left the US Navy in 1993.  

    Lieutenant Colonel Roberts joined the Georgia Army National Guard in 2000 and was assigned as a Military Intelligence Officer in Company B,  221st Military Intelligence Battalion (Tactical Exploitation).  In 2001, he was transferred to the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) Detachment as the Division Rear Command Post Tactical Intelligence Officer. Then Captain Roberts was mobilized by the division and deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and participated in the invasion and liberation of Iraq. After redeployment, Captain Roberts transferred to the Texas Army National Guard, where he served as Commander, Company C, 636th Military Intelligence Battalion (DS).

    In 2005, Captain Roberts transferred to the 115th Military Police Battalion, Maryland Army National Guard as the Tactical Intelligence Officer. He was transferred to the AGR program in 2006 and promoted to Major. Major Roberts served for the next four years as the Executive Officer of the 1297th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. His next assignment was as the Maryland National Guard’s State Partnership Program Director on the Joint Staff. He was then promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2010 and assigned as the Brigade Operations Officer for the 58th Troop Command. Over the next six years,Lieutenant Colonel Roberts also served as the Commander, Maryland Recruiting and Retention Battalion, the AGR Branch Manager, the Assistant Chief of Staff, the Deputy G4, and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence/G2.

    Lieutenant Colonel Roberts joined the Harford Composite Squadron (MD-008) of the Civil Air Patrol as a pilot in 2015 and assumed command of the Squadron in 2017. Upon retiring from the US Army in 2020, he transferred to the South Carolina Wing and was assigned to the WIng Staff as the Plans and Programs Officer (A5). Lieutenant Colonel Roberts currently serves with the Grand Strand Composite Squadron (SC-114) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Lt Col Roberts is a Level IV officer and holds a Masters rating in Recruiting and Retention, a Senior rating in Professional Development, and Technician ratings in Command, Operations, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs. His Civil Air Patrol decorations include the Commander’s Commendation Award, the Achievement Award, and the Air Force Organizational Award. 

    Lt Col Roberts’ civilian education includes a Master of Science in Administration from Georgia South Western State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Auburn University. He is branch qualified in Military Intelligence, Military Police, Logistics, and Ordnance. He is also a graduate of the Military Intelligence Captains’ Career Course, and the Intermediate Level Education-Advanced Operations Course.

    Lieutenant Colonel Roberts is married to Katie Roberts and has three children, two of whom are officers in the United States Army.






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