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Chapter Officers

Steve Watkins, COL, USA (Ret)

Spouse: (Jennifer)


Steve received his commission from the Army ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1986. He went on to complete Initial Entry Rotary Wing training and the AH-1 aircraft transition course in 1988. Steve then served in various Attack and Lift Battalion unit level positions from Platoon Leader through Battalion Commander in the Wisconsin National Guard, with a number of overseas assignments from Central America to the Middle East. Steve was also a full-time National Guard Soldier and [more...]

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Kevin Ritter, CDR, USN, Ret

Spouse: (Ramona)

Second Vice President and Membership Chair

A Massachusetts native Kevin received his commission from NROTC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After his initial sea tour he transferred to the Aviation Maintenance Duty community serving in squadrons and aboard aircraft carriers. After his last sea tour as Aircraft Intermediate Department Officer aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 he spent a year as a student at the Naval War College. Retiring as a commander he worked as a contractor supporting the Navy’s Tomahawk Missile Program Office. [more...]

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Doug Abbotts, Maj, USAF (Ret)

Spouse: (Karen)


Doug Abbotts entered active military service for the Air Force in 1970 as an airman trained to operate USAF power plants and served on active duty until 1974. In 1976 he joined the Colorado Army Guard then transferred to the Air National Guard where he was commissioned Second Lieutenant through the ANG Academy of Military Science. His reserve military career continued as a public affairs officer until his retirement as an Air Force Reserve Major in 1997.

As a civilian, Abbotts founded and served [more...]

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