BOARD OF DIRECTORS
National Guard OCS
1944 TD Class # 54 Ft. Hood, TX
OCS FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
B. Watson, Chairman/CEO
Russ is the founder and CEO of ReSources.Com and
Principal of RWA Architects, a nationally ranked
award winning San Francisco architectural and
development firm. He is a licensed architect with
over thirty years of experience in the
architecture and construction industries of which
twenty years have been directly involved in the
management and operation of RWA Architects. Russ
holds a Bachelors degree in Environmental Design
and has taken advanced courses in Business and
Real Estate Management from the USC MBA program.
comes from a long line of Army and Navy officers,
politicians and inventors. Today, two members of
his immediate family a Navy Captain and a Master
Chief in the Navy SEALs continue the
familys tradition of military service.
attended West Point preparatory schools and
planned to attend the US Military Academy at West
Point. He entered the Army in 1963 to attend
flight school, but was instead sent to Army OCS
at Fort Benning. After OCS, Russ was assigned to
the 8th Infantry Division near Heidelberg,
Germany. He left the service in late 1966 to
return to college and went on to pursue a
successful career in business and architecture.
primary Foundation responsibilites include the
overall direction and leadership of Foundation
activities. Russ serves on the OCS Foundation
Carl was born
in Santa Maria, CA in 1946 and spent most of his
youth in Bakersfield, CA. He graduated from East
Bakersfield High School and attended Bakersfield
College before enlisting in the Army. Carl
attended and graduated from Infantry OCS at Ft.
Benning, GA 52nd Company, 5th Student Battalion,
Class 14-67. His assignments included: Ft.
Gordon, GA, Presidio, 18th MP Brigade in Saigon,
Vietnam and My Tho and Ft. Huachuca, AZ. Upon
completion of five years of service, Carl and his
wife Fran decided to return to civilian life so
that Carl might pursue a college degree.
Carl completed his
B.S. degree in Business Administration at
California State University, Bakersfield in June,
1974 and began his career in non-profit
management with the American Cancer Society.
During the ensuing 18 years he served in
management positions from Field Representative,
Executive Director and Executive Vice
President/CEO. After his years with the American
Cancer Society, Carl worked for the The
Grantsmanship Center as a national trainer in
strategic fund raising and organizational
development and as President/CEO for the
Washington State Chapter of the Arthritis
Foundation responsibilities include our
non-profit operations, legal and public affairs
activities. Carl serves on the OCS Foundation
Born June 16,
1929 in Peoria, Illinois, Bob graduated in 1951
from the University of Illinois at Champaign. He
enlisted in the US Army, December 10, 1951 at Ft.
Sheridan, Illinois and completed Officer
Candidate School, the Artillery School,
Antiaircraft and Guided Missile Branch at Ft.
Bliss, Texas as a Distinguished Military
Graduate, in February 1953. He served with US 8th
Army, Far East Command, Korea, as an antiaircraft
artillery unit commander and later joined the US
Army Active Reserve, 70th Infantry Division, at
Detroit, Michigan, June 1954.
Bob started his
civilian career with the General Auditor's Office
of the Finance Staff of Ford Motor Company in
Dearborn, Michigan 1954. He retired in 1988 with
over thirty-four years services with Ford Motor
Company serving in numerous accounting and
financial analysis management positions as well
as overseas assignments. He is presently a full
time resident of Hilton Head Island, South
Foundation responsibilities include finance,
accounting, budgeting and overall Foundation
financial affairs. Bob serves on the OCS
Foundation Executive Committee.
Roher, Major US Army, Director
Andy is currently on active duty and attending
post-graduate schoool. Andy has assumed the newly
created post of Director of Site Operations
(DSO). As DSO Andy provides direct oversight and
leadership for our branch site operations.
Celis, Lt. US Navy, Director at Large
Kurt is a
third generation Southern Californian. He began
his military career 1995 by joining the Navy
shortly after graduation from Orange Glen High
School in Escondido, California. Since then, he
has received his commission from Army OCS in
February 2003 and served as an Armor officer in
Iraq. In 2006 Kurt re-joined the Navy and is
currently on active duty.
Foundation responsibilities include providing the
Foundation with real-time insights to the value
and benefit of the Army OCS training
Chief Technical Officer and OCSF Webmaster
Corey Holzer, Captain US Army
Captain Holzer earned his Army OCS
commission in 2006. After graduation and
completion of his Basic Officer Leader Courses,
CPT Holzer was assigned to the Special Troops
Battalion of the Bastogne Brigade, 101st Airborne
Division Air Assault and deployed to Tikrit, Iraq
as the Battalion's Communications Officer.
Prior to joining the military, Corey worked for
13 years in the civilian sector with several
firms including the new media division of J.
Walter Thompson. As CTO Webmaster Corey has
responsibility for the operation of all
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