We're Proud To Be Led By America's Most Distinguished Visionaries
The NVM Design and Build Team
NVM Project Architect
Dougherty Architecture + Design PA
NVM Exhibit Designer,
Southwest Museum Services
NVM General Contractor
The Ranger Group, LLC
NVM Land Planner
& Landscape Architect
The Board of Directors
- General James Conway,
Chairman of the Board
US Marine Corps,
- Chairman, National Veterans Museum Board of Directors
34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, Retired.
General James T. Conway on Nov.1, 2011, accepted the honor of becoming the first Chairman of the Board of the National Veterans Museum.
- Joe Cantafio,
Joe oversees the management and coordination of this world-class project. Joe is the son of Dr. Joseph A. Cantafio, a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army Air
Corps, who taught gunnery school in north Texas, and was the first dentist to graduate under the GI Bill.
- Lieutenant General Randall L. Rigby,
US Army, Ret. ***
Lieutenant General Rigby retired in 2000 after serving 32 years as an Artilleryman. As a combat arms officer his duty stations include command of a firing battery in Vietnam, an 8 Inch Howitzer Battalion with a nuclear mission and the 6th Infantry Division Artillery.
- Ken Fisher
CEO of Fisher House Foundation, Sr. Partner at Fisher Brothers
Fisher is a senior partner at Fisher Brothers, a New York City based real estate firm with more than 6 million square feet of class-A commercial space in Midtown Manhattan. He is also an active philanthropist, who has championed a long underserved need in the lives of military families.
- Lieutenant General Joseph “Joe” Weber, US Marine Corps, Ret. ***
Lieutenant General Weber began his 36 years of service to the nation as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps ultimately serving as Commander, Marine Forces Command, Commanding General Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic, Commanding General Marine Corps Bases Atlantic.
- James L. Ziemer,
President & CEO
Harley Davidson, Inc.
Ziemer served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Board Director of Harley Davidson, Inc. until his retirement in April 2009.
- Vice Admiral
James C. Card
US Coast Guard, Ret. ***
Vice Admiral Card served as Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from July '98 until his retirement in July '00, after a 36-year Coast Guard career, which also included positions as Commander of the Pacific Area and Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety.
- Carlton W. Kent, Sergeant Major
US Marine Corps, Ret.
Sergeant Major Kent assumed the highest ranking enlisted post of the U.S. Marine Corps on April 25, 2007, serving four years as the 16th Sergeant Major of the Marines. During his highly decorated 35 year military career, Kent's awards included the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, The Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star.
- Lieutenant General Richard Y. Newton,
US Air Force, Ret. ***
Lieutenant General Newton served as Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director, Air Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C, from December 2010 until his retirement in April 2012.
- Joe R. Campa, Jr.
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Ret.
Master Chief Petty Officer Campa assumed the highest ranking enlisted
posted of the U.S. Navy in July of 2006 , serving as the 11th Master Chief
Petty Officer of the Navy.
- Major General
Elizabeth Ann Harrell,
US Air Force, Ret. **
Major General Elizabeth Ann Harrell served as Director of Maintenance and Logistics, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, until her retirement in 2006.
- Anthony J. Williams, Command Sergeant Major, US Army, Ret.
Command Sergeant Major Williams, a native of Canton, Mississippi, joined the Army on October 10th, 1972 as a Field Artilleryman.
- Rear Admiral J. Michael ‘Carlos’ Johnson,
US Navy, Ret. **
Rear Admiral Johnson commanded the 13 ships and 11,000+ Sailors and Marines
of the John F. Kennedy Battle Group during combat operations in the Persian Gulf ('99-'00).