Veterans Association of North County Veterans Day, November 11, 2021
Learn more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/
Welcome Remarks - Frank Pulley, SgtMaj USMC (Ret)
Invocation - LCDR Buster L. Williams, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps, MCB Camp Pendleton
Posting The Colors - Color Guard
Pledge of Allegiance - Eve Nasby
National Anthem - Eve Nasby
Keynote Speaker - Daniel Whitney, Commanding Officer, H & S Battalion, MCI-West
Benediction - Walter Leverette, VANC Chaplain
American Legion Post #760
Sanders Tech-Ed Foundation
H & S Bn, MCB Camp Pendleton
Color Sergeant: Sgt Xiaotang Xu
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Cpl Elisabeth Posey
LCpl Isaura Rioslopez
PFC Jony Morales
VANC Volunteers & Membership
A very special thank you to:
Dorothy’s Military Shop and Laundry
Music by Emmalyn – VANC Choir
*American GI Forum, Oceanside Chapter – 3rd Thursday (6 PM)
*American Legion Post #760 N. Oceanside – 2nd Monday (6 PM)
Buffalo Soldiers – 2nd Saturday (11 AM)
Connected Warriors Yoga – Every Tuesday (10 am)
Eagle Young Marines - ongoing
*Gold Star Wives of America - Monthly
Homeless Veterans of San Diego –Monday & Wednesday (9-noon)
Hospice of the North Coast
Interfaith Community Services
Involved Men of Oceanside, 2nd Saturday (9 AM)
*Jewish War Veterans- North County 385 -2nd Sunday (10 AM)
*Marine Corps League -Camp Pendleton 3rd Thursday (6 PM)
Marine Corps Riders MC – on going
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Military In Transition - Firefighter For A Day – Palomar College
*Military Order of the Purple Heart, #493 – 3rd Wednesday (1 PM)
*Military Order of the World Wars – 4th Saturday (10 AM)
Military Solutions, Inc.
Save Our Streets (SOS) - Monthly
Team Rubicon - Monthly
Team Souther – Monthly
Top NG Services
Vet Art – on going
Vets Beyond the Uniform – ongoing
Veterans Writing Group of San Diego, 3rd Saturday (11 AM)
Women Marines Association, CA7 – 2nd Saturday (11 AM)
If you want to learn more or get involved, click on one of the links below!
Discover more about VANC: https://www.vanc.me/
Donate to VANC’s Honor Wall: https://www.vanc.me/honor-garden
Contact VANC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow VANC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAssociationNorthCounty
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Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion 11th Marine Regiment
Lieutenant Colonel Whitley was born in Massapequa, NY. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 1997 after graduating from Trenton State College with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
Following The Basic School and the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to 2d Battalion, 11th Marines at Camp Pendleton, California. During this tour, Lieutenant Whitley served as the Fire Direction Officer and the Liaison Officer for Kilo Battery, 3/12 and as the Executive Officer for Fox Battery, 2/11 completing two deployments to Okinawa, Japan with the 31st MEU.
Captain Whitley then reported to MCRD San Diego where he served as a Series Commander, Company Commander, and Assistant Depot Inspector. Captain Whitley then attended the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and was subsequently reassigned to 1st Battalion, 11th Marines at Camp Pendleton, California.
While at 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, he served as the Assistant Operations Officer and Fire Support Coordinator for 1st Marine Regiment. He was deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 04-06.2 as the Fire Support Coordinator for Task Force 2/2. Upon return to CONUS, he commanded Battery C and also served as the Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines. Major Whitley deployed as the Operations Officer in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 06-08.2. He was the Commanding Officer of Recruiting Station Albany, NY from June 2008 to June 2011. He assumed the duties of the Executive Officer for 2d Battalion, 11th Marines in July 2011 and deployed in that capacity in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 11.2. From June 2012 to April 2014, he served as the Operations Officer, Executive Officer, and Logistics Officer, 11th Marine Regiment.
Lieutenant Colonel Whitley earned a M. A. in Human Behavior from National University in 2004.
His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.