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Service Reps/Directors

John O’Donnell, CDR, USN (Ret)

Spouse: (Stephanie)

Chair, Smoky Mountain Satellite

A graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago, John was commissioned through OCS in 1982. A qualified Surface Warfare Officer, he has served on USS New Orleans (LPH-11), USS Reeves (CG-24), USS Waddell (DDG-24), Destroyer Squadron Seven, USS Ranger (CV-61), USS Constellation (CV-64), and USS Thach (FFG-43). He has also served in two Navy Training Commands and graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is a qualified Joint Specialty Officer.

After retirement, he was [more...]

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Jim Steinbaugh, CAPT, USN (Ret)

At-large Rep

Jim began his Naval career in 1967 as an enlisted graduate of Underwater Demolition Training in California. Assigned to UDT-12, he made two deployments to Vietnam to conduct hydrographic reconnaissance missions and related amphibious operations. He was accepted to Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in 1976. Returning to UDT-12, he deployed as an Assistant Platoon Officer. He was assigned to SEAL Team ONE and deployed as a Platoon Commander. While deployed he was tasked as the Unconventional [more...]

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Jeff Snyder, Col, USAF (Ret)

Spouse: (Paula)

Air Force Rep

Jeff had 30 years of operational aircraft maintenance experience with extensive expertise in tactical aircraft maintenance. He commanded three maintenance squadrons and a maintenance group. After retirement in 2008, Jeff became a consultant for a large defense contractor, where he provided in-depth assessments of maintenance operations. Jeff and his wife live in north Henderson County, NC

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If you are interested in serving the Chapter as the USMC Representative please contact Steve Watkins at president@wnc-moaa.org.

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Herb Mensch, CAPT, USN (Ret)

Spouse: (Linda)

Navy Rep

Herb grew up in Leawood, Kansas and graduated from the U S Naval Academy in 1961. He served in Submarines for the majority of his career. Following retirement, he worked as a consultant for several Navy and Marine Corps acquisition programs. Since retiring, he and his wife have made their home in Flat Rocks, NC.

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Rodney "Rod" Honeycutt, COL USA (Ret)

Army Rep / Chair, Woodfin Satellite

Rod is a WNC native serving in the United States Army from Private to Colonel from 1984 to 2021. Enlisting in 1984 and receiving a commission in 1991 through the University of South Carolina ROTC as a Quartermaster Officer with an Armor Officer branch detail. His education includes master's degrees in Logistics from the Florida Institute of Technology and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. During his 37 year career he commanded and served in multiple theaters and combat zones. Upon [more...]

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