Present Command

Randall Cox - Commander

Randall served in the Marine Corps from July 1972 thru July 1976 straight out of High School. Schooled and trained as an Aircraft Structural Mechanic serving in the Marine Air Wing while doing a West Pac Tour. In 1975 served time in Vietnam.

In October 1976 Randall was hired as an Aircraft Mechanic at NARF, MCAS Cherry Point. During his employment he obtained a college degree in Business Management. When Operation Desert Shield/Storm started he was assigned to an Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Team and was deployed to AL Jubail, Saudi Arabia for 16 weeks.

Randall was promoted to Aircraft Examiner in Feb. 2004 and was also responsible for  Inspections to Aircraft assigned to HMX-1 in Quantico, VA. Randall returned from the Federal Government on Apr. 30, 2012 with a combined service of 39 ½ years from FRC EAST MCAS Cherry Point.  Married to his lovely wife of 38 years, Sherrie and Randall have two sons and 3 grandchildren.

A life member of the DAV since 2015, he is currently serving as the newly elected Commander. Randall also drives with the Transportation Network and calls Bingo for the DAV Bingo on Friday Nights. In addition, Randall is a member of the DAV Aux. Unit 16 where he visits Vets in surrounding DAV Hospitals and Nursing Homes.

Walter Murray IV - Senior Vice Commander

Walter Murray IV joined the United States Marine Corps right after graduation in 1996.  He served his country honorably and faithfully for 20 years and retired in July 2016.  He is an Operation Iraq Freedom veteran, and service connected.

A full life member of DAV Chapter 16, since 2017, Walter has dedicated himself to be of service to the veterans of the Onslow County area.  He has served at Transportation Coordinator, Junior Vice-Commander, and Judge Advocate.  Walter earned his Associates of Arts in 2019, and currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Business from University of North Carolina Wilmington.  Walter has been married for 20 years to his wife, Cicily, and they have 5 children, and 5 grandchildren.

Patrick J. Parks - Senior Vice Commander

Patrick J. Parks, served in the Marine Corps from Dec 29 1976 to February 2 2004. A Veteran of 27 y 2 m of active duty retiring as a Master Sergeant.  Patrick initially trained as a (0341) mortar man. He was assigned to Marine Barracks Norfolk VA. From 1977-1981

In 1981 Patrick retrained as a 2145 Tank Hull Automotive mechanic. He has served as a Tank Technician in 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Tracked Vehicle Battalion, 3rd Tank Battalion and 2nd FSSG. Patrick was promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant in 1997 and was reassigned to 2nd AAV Battalion. In 2001 he was assigned to 3rd AAV Battalion until his retirement in 2004.

Patrick has served in Desert Storm/Desert Shield and Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. Patrick and his wife reside in Jacksonville, NC.

Patrick is a Life member of the DAV since 2004, he has served as a receptionist and currently is the Junior-Vice Commander for Chapter 16 of Onslow County.

Darrell Brown - 1st Jr. Vice Commander

Bio coming soon.

Millard “Mac” Moody
Millard M. (Mac) Moody, Adjutant, is a veteran of 30 years in the USAF, retiring in 1987. Before joining the chapter in 2009, he taught in Camp Lejeune schools for 10 years and was active in several other volunteer activities in Onslow County. Mac has been a Service Officer for all of those years and has also served as Junior Vice-Commander, Treasurer and Executive Committee member.

Richard Quirk - Immediate Past Commander

Richard enlisted in the Marine Corps right out of high school in 1964. A veteran of 27 ½ years active duty serving as a Master SGT., Richard served in the infantry in Vietnam, Amphibian Tractors during Desert Storm and Beirut. After his retirement, He worked for AutoZone and retired after 20 years. He has 3 grandchildren. Richard resides in Jacksonville, NC.

Richard has been a life member of the DAV since 2006. He currently serves as a newly elected Commander, Service Officer, and a Driver within the transportation network. He is involved within the community as a volunteer.

Ed Morris
Ed is the Chapter Chaplain. Ed joined the Marine Corps in 1968. After leaving in the early 70's, he rejoined in 1977 and separated in 1987. He has lived in Jacksonville since 1977. Ed has been married to his wife, Nancy, for 46 years; they have 3 grown children. He is a full life member of the DAV and in addition to serving as Chaplain, he is also a service officer.

John Bryant Jr.
John is the Immediate Past Commander of Chapter 16, has served as the Chapter Commander for the past 3 years. Retiring from U.S. Marine Corps in 2002 he is a Desert Shield/Desert Storm combat veteran and a service connected disabled veteran. John has a Bachelors’ of Science degree in Political Science from Campbell University and joined the DAV in 2003. He is a full-life member and a member of the DAV’s “Trench Rats”. He has served in various positions within the Chapter to include Sr. Vice Commander, Jr. Vice Commander, and Bingo Chairman. John is very active within the Onslow County Community and is also a member of Rolling Thunder NC-5 and several other veterans’ organizations. He and his wife Karen have 3 children, Laura, Danielle, and Markus.