The newly elected Commander for Chapter 16. Retiring with 20 years of active service from the U.S. Air Force, he is a service connected disable veteran and a full-life member of the DAV since 2002. Grethel has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management from Park University. He also has a Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Theology from Potter’s House Bible College and Seminary.
He serves as a DAV Service Officer assisting veterans with their claims to the Department of Veterans Affair and as a Driver for the DAV Transportation Network, driving veterans to and from their VA medical appointments at the VA Medical Centers in Durham and Fayetteville, NC. He is active in the Onslow County community volunteering his time and helping others wherever he can. Grethel and his wife Arletha have 1 son, Desean, who is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Raymondo is the current Senior Vice Commander of Chapter 16. He joined the United States Marine Corps in April of 2000. He served 13 years receiving an honorable discharge in May of 2013. Having completed 5 combat deployments, he is an Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom combat veteran, and service connected disabled veteran.
He is a full life member of the DAV. From 2014-2015, he served as the Transportation Coordinator, and from 2015-2016 he served as the Adjutant here at Chapter 16. Ray has an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Technology, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration: Computer Information Systems. Ray is active in the community and dedicated to helping the veterans of Onslow Community. He, and his wife Naomi have 2 children: Alicianna (13), and Raymondo Jr. (5).
Scott is our Junior Vice Commander. He is a Disabled Veteran who was born on Vandenberg AFB in Santa Barbara, CA and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He served 22 years active duty in the Marine Corps, where he served many duties, some of which included performing as an Infantryman, Drill Instructor, and Combat Instructor. Scott has two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Scott also serves the chapter as the Transportation Coordinator. He is married to Patricia Asbell-Rixmann and has two children.
Stacy is the current Treasurer for Chapter 16. She served in the Air Force from 2001 to 2005. She has been a full life member of the DAV since 2016. Stacy also has previously served as the Transportation Coordinator for our chapter. She studied Information Technology and graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2017. She and her husband Jacob (a Jacksonville native and Army veteran) have two children, Noah and Madilynn.
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.
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.
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.