Grand Strand Chapter of the

     Military Officers Association of America

 NEXT MEETING

Date:  Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Time:  5:30-7:45PM (5:30-6:00 Social Hour); Meeting at 6:00; Dinner at 6:30; Program at 7:00; Adjourn 7:45

Location:  Pine Lakes Country Club, Granddaddy Drive, Myrtle Beach

Speaker:  Norman Henslee, Captain (O-6) Retired, USCG. 

Program:   A presentation on: the history and missions of the Coast Guard; the opportunities in today's Coast Guard for young people seeking a career; and a few interesting sea stories.  Captain Henslee was Born and raised in Charleston, SC.  He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy,, New London, CT in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.  In 1978 he graduated from the Citadel with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He was also graduated from the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, DC, in 1993 with a Masters Degree in National Resource Management.  His other educational credentials include being a MIT Fellow for Seminar XXI Program in Foreign Politics, International Relations, and the National Interest.

Captain Henslee’s duty assignments include:

  • ·   Member of the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XII
  • ·   Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Cape Morgan and Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast
  • ·   Member of the Commandant’s Staff as Director of Strategic Planning for the Coast Guard, Washington DC
  • ·   Commander of Eastern Caribbean Operations, San Juan Puerto Rico working with 3 U.S. Ambassadors, and Caribbean Heads of Nations coordinating French, British, Dutch resources along with the Dominican Navy, DEA, Customs, Border Patrol, CIA, DoD Assets, and Caribbean Island Coast Guards.
  • ·   Final tour as a Political Science professor at the National Defense University.

His Military Awards include:

  • ·   The Defense Superior Service Medal
  • ·   The Legion of Merit
  • ·   Four Coast Guard Commendation Medals with Operational Distinguishing Device
  • ·   Three Coast Guard Achievement Medals with Operational Distinguishing Device among others

Following retirement in 2002, Captain Henslee was a Consultant level IV for Anteon Corporation, followed by 15 years as Director of Marketing, Recruitment, and Training for the Ourisman Automotive Group in Washington, DC area.

Captain Henslee has been married for 30 years to Penny Henslee of Fairlawn, NJ, and has 2 sons ---Christopher age 44 and Joseph age 37, as well as a daughter, Kaitlin, age 27.  He also has one grandchild, Layla, age 5.  He and Penny have been living in Golf Village Grande Dunes for 7 years, and he was recently President of the Property Owners Association for 3 years.  His hobbies include Golf, Pickleball, biking, and giant kite flying.

Cost:  $30 per person, guests are highly encouraged 

Color Guard Duties:  Aynor HS AJROTC

  AFTER March 1st, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW (Next Meeting) TO GO TO DINNER DETAILS AND REGISTRATION:

Monthly Grand Strand MOAA Chapter meetings:

Members and their spouses and guests are invited to monthly dinner or lunch meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Normally dinner meetings take place at Pine Lakes Country Club (5603 Granddaddy Dr., Myrtle Beach), while luncheons are at other venues across the region.  No meetings take place in July or August.  Dinner social hour begins at 1730 hours, meeting at 1800, dinner at 1830, and program about 1915 and we are done by 1945.  Meetings are announced via email to all members and registration is open on the first of each month.  Members are asked to RSVP via:

     - registration link provided in the meeting announcement email, or

     - on-line via this website under "Events", then "Current Events" tabs above, or

     - by Email to Director of Communications, Bill Stewart: hwilliam.stewart@gmail.com, or

     - by text to Bill Stewart: 609-432-4265.

Walk-ins are welcome, but early registration is preferred as it lets Chapter leaders and venue management know how many guests to set up for.  

For more information about our next meeting, please click on the "Next Meeting" link found on this page in the menu above.

In addition to monthly meetings, the Grand Strand Chapter offers several social and veterans outreach events and outings each year for members to share experiences as well as give back to our community.

Monthly Grand Strand MOAA Chapter meetings:

Members and their spouses and guests are invited to monthly dinner or lunch meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Normally dinner meetings take place at Pine Lakes Country Club (5603 Granddaddy Dr., Myrtle Beach), while luncheons are at other venues across the region.  No meetings take place in July or August.  Dinner social hour begins at 1730 hours, meeting at 1800, dinner at 1830, and program about 1915 and we are done by 1945.  Meetings are announced via email to all members and registration is open on the first of each month.  Members are asked to RSVP via:

     - registration link provided in the meeting announcement email, or

     - on-line via this website under "Events", then "Current Events" tabs above, or

     - by Email to Director of Communications, Bill Stewart: hwilliam.stewart@gmail.com, or

     - by text to Bill Stewart: 609-432-4265.

Walk-ins are welcome, but early registration is preferred as it lets Chapter leaders and venue management know how many guests to set up for.  

For more information about our next meeting, please click on the "Next Meeting" link found on this page in the menu above.

In addition to monthly meetings, the Grand Strand Chapter offers several social and veterans outreach events and outings each year for members to share experiences as well as give back to our community.

MOAA Grand Strand Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Mailing Address:  Grand Strand Chapter MOAA,  P.O. Box 15842,  Surfside Beach, SC. 29587

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