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Howdy, fellow Legionnaires!

My name is Trish Sexton. I recently joined Post 154 after moving to Wyoming, MI from Dayton, OH in September of 2017. I retired from the best Air Force on the planet, after 25 years of service to God and Country. A hearty thanks to those who have gone out of their way to make me feel welcome here at Post 154. I look forward to meeting others as we serve together, pursuing the purposes of the Legion: (1) to uphold and defend the US Constitution (2) to promote peace and good will among the US and all nations on Earth (3) to preserve memories and incidents of 2 World Wars and other great hostilities (4) to cement ties and comradeship born of service and (5) to consecrate efforts of members to mutual helpfulness and service to their country. I was asked to write an introductory article so here goes… I am from Brownsville, TX and grew up a Marine Corps brat. As a kid, I lived in Texas, California (2 times), North Carolina (3 times), and Okinawa, Japan. I graduated from West Carteret High School in Morehead City, NC and attended Texas A&M University where I earned my commission as a second lieutenant with a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering. My first duty station was Patrick AFB, FL where I supported nuclear treaty monitoring with the Air Force Technical Application Center. I was transferred to the State of Wyoming where I was commander of the 489th Pinedale Seismic Research Detachment. My next assignment was Goodfellow AFB, TX to attend Intelligence training. Intelligence assignments included 91st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, South Korea; the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Mildenhall AB, United Kingdom; the Pentagon; Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (3 times); 70th Intelligence Wing at the National Security Agency (NSA), Fort Meade, MD; 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Group at NSA, Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA; Oak Ridge National Laboratory Fellowship, Oak Ridge, TN; the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA; and deployments to Baghdad, Iraq and Bagram AB, Afghanistan. My last assignment was Vice Commander of the National Air & Space Intelligence Center, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH. I retired as a Colonel (O-6) and began retired life here in Michigan as Chief of Operations at an international non-profit serving at-risk women, children, and men. I currently serve God with whatever He puts in front of me day to day. Thankfully He keeps me plenty busy. I am honored to serve on the Kent County Veterans Services Committee supporting the county efforts to serve local veterans. I am also excited to serve you as Post 154 Second Vice and Service Officer. Having never been involved in Legion affairs before, I look forward to learning from you. Please introduce yourself next time you see me, and let me know how I can be of service.

Many Blessings,

Trish Sexton 

1 ST VICE- Jim David

2 nd VICE- Rich Meyers

FINANCE- Keith Wakefield

SGT. AT ARMS- John Gipson

CHAPLAIN- Ron Marsiglia

HISTORIAN- Catherine Buckley

JUDGE ADVOCATE- Keith Wakefield