The Operation Stand Down MidSouth (O.S.D.M.) Board of Directors is a very dynamic  group.  Their life journeys began in many parts of the country, starting in the midsouth (AR, MS, TN), as well as California, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. 

Service to their country took them to many parts of the world including Germany, Vietnam, Bosnia, Horn of Africa, Panama, Somalia, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Egypt. Their combined services in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force totaled more than 120 years.  Their ranks include Non-Commissioned Officers (N.C.O.), 1 Captain, 1 Major, and 2 Lieutenant Colonels.  Their responsibilities ranged from Combat Squad Leader to Brigade Commander, from Aircraft Electronics Technician to Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (I.C.B.M.) Launch Officer

Board members


William Jones


Veterans Service Organizations 

Rick Clausi

Vice Chair

Corporate Relations 

Roy Dozier


Finance  Administration 

​Gloria Watkins

Government Relations 

Harold Beaver


Nancy Harper

Public Relations

Lillie Alford

Benefits Coordinator 

Walleon Bobo

Military Training 

Louise Jones-James

Information Technology 

Earline Thompson

Female Veterans

Roy Winfrey

Arkansas Events Coordinator 

Dennis Jones

Mississippi Events Coordinator 

James Koffi