General Chairmen of Current
and Past Military Balls

2017 Military Ball General Chairman:


Mike Carathers
CAPT USN, (Ret)
ballpresident@greaterdallasmilitaryfoundation.org

Past Military Ball General Chairmen:

2016: Col. Ric Hamer, USAF (Ret.)

2015: MGySgt. Polly Weidenkopf, USMCR (Ret.)

2014: Col Richard Kaniss, USA (Ret.)

2013: CAPT Mike Carathers, USN (Ret.)

2012: Col Ric Hamer, USAF (Ret.)

2011: LtCol Mitchell Bell, USMC, LtCol. Kevin Mechler, USMC (Ret.) & SgtMaj Danny Wilson, USMC (Ret.)

2010: COL Charlie Walker, USA (Ret.)

2009: CAPT Ken Carodine, USN

2008: Col. Kenneth W. Cordier, USAF (Ret.)

2007: Col. Richard A. Gilson, USMC (Ret.)

2006: COL Paul C. Walker, USA (Ret.)

2005: CAPT Thomas J. Kapurch, USN (Ret.)

2004: Col. Kenneth W. Cordier, USAF (Ret.)

2003: LTC Grady L. Fairbairn, USA (Ret.)

2002: CAPT Thomas J. Kapurch, USN (Ret.)

2001: Lt. Col. William A. Solemene, USAF (Ret.)

2000: COL Richard B. Tanner, USA (Ret.)

1999: CAPT Bill Connell, USN (Ret.)

1998: Maj. Gen. William H. Gossell, USMC (Ret.)

1997: Col. Roger J. Schwarzenbach, USAF (Ret.)

1996: COL William A. Westbrook, USA (Ret.)

1995: CAPT Larry R. Meacham, USN

1994: Col. Roger J. Schwarzenbach, USAF (Ret.)

1993: LTC Grady L. Fairbairn, USA (Ret.)

1992: CAPT Stephen R. Olson, USN

1991: Col. Worth M. Speed, USAF (Ret.)

1990: CAPT Terry R. Hauck, USCG

1989: COL Homer C. Schmidt, USA (Ret.)

1988: CAPT Robert Smith III, USN

1987: Maj. Gen. R.D. Murray, USAF (Ret.)

1986: MG Hugh G. Robinson, USA (Ret.)

1985: CAPT Galen D. Carpenter, USN

1984: Maj. Gen. Danny L. Burkett, USAF (Ret.)

1983: Mr. C. H. McKinley

1982: CAPT Willis H. Castner, USN

1981: Col. Sam J. Romano, USAF (Ret.)

1980: COL T. Talmage Main, Jr., USA (Ret.)

1979: CAPT Thomas W. Campbell, USN

1978: Col. H. Lonnie Land, Jr., USMC

1977: Col. William A. Mather, USAF (Ret.)

1976: MAJ Joe E. Epps, USA

1975: CAPT W. J. H. Vaughn, USN

1974: Lt. Col. Victor R. Kregel, USAF (Ret.)

1973: COL Fred R. Ulrich, USA (Ret.)

1972: Mr. Cecil Mills

1971: Brig. Gen. Herbert G. Bench, USAF (Ret.)

1970: BG John D. Torrey, Jr., USA (Ret.)

1969: CAPT Edwin S. Wright, USN

1968: Mr. Lawrence B. Richardson, Jr.

1967: GEN Paul D. Harkins, USA (Ret.), LTG T. W. Dunn, USA, Maj. Gen. Harley B. West, TXARNG & The Honorable Ben Wooten

1966: CDR Frank D. Wertz, USN and CAPT James P. Crowder, USN

1965: COL John D. Sefcik, USA and Dr. Walter J. Hesse, LTV