The Commission

The authorizing legislation for ABMC (36 U.S.C., Chapter 21) specifies that the president will appoint not more than 11 members to the commission. In January 2018, President Donald Trump appointed Jennifer Sandra Carroll, Dorothy Gray, Thomas O. Hicks, John P. McGoff, Luis Rodolfo Quinonez, Evans C. Spiceland and Robert O. Wefald to serve as Commissioners, and William M. Matz, Jr. to be the Secretary. The president appointed David John Urban to the board in May 2018 and then appointed him as the eleventh chairman of ABMC in July 2018.  President Trump appointed Benjamin L. Cassidy to the board in June 2018 and Robert L. Ord in August 2018.

Board of Commissioners

David John Urban – Chairman

David Urban joined the Trump campaign in its early days as an advisor in the Pennsylvania and Indiana primaries. At the Republican Convention he served as the senior political liaison. After the convention, he was named a senior advisor, leading the campaign to victory in Pennsylvania. Urban is president of the American Continental Group (ACG), a consulting firm, and is a political commentator on CNN. Before joining ACG, he served five years as chief of staff for Senator Arlen Specter, acting as senior advisor on legislative, political, media, and administrative matters. He was Specter’s direct representative to constituents, members of Congress, senior executive branch officials, ambassadors and officials of foreign governments, and oversaw the senator’s interests before the Judiciary, Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Environment and Public Works committees. From 1994 to 1997, Urban was an attorney in private practice, with experiences ranging from litigation involving director and officer corporate liability matters to structuring public bond financing of health care systems. An active member of the Pennsylvania Bar, Urban is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. From 1986 to 1991, he served as an Army artillery officer in the 101st Airborne Division. He was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious achievement while engaged in combat operations against Iraq in Operation Desert Storm. Urban earned a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctor from the Temple University School of Law. He has lectured at universities, serving as an adjunct professor at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. Print David John Urban – Chairman | Read Less

Jennifer S. Carroll – Commissioner

Jennifer Carroll is a public speaker, author, and former television political analyst in Jacksonville, Fla. She served as a senior advisor for the Global Digital Solutions Inc. Advisory Board and is former president and CEO of North American Custom Specialty Vehicles, Inc. Carroll was Florida's 18th lieutenant governor, the first female elected to the position and the first African-American and Caribbean elected statewide. She immigrated to the U.S. at age eight. She was a state legislator for seven years, a small business owner, a former executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs and a Navy veteran. In addition to assisting the governor with economic development, she oversaw the Florida Departments of Military Affairs and Veterans Affairs and was chairperson of Space Florida. She was the governor's designee on the Florida Defense Support Task Force and chairperson on the Governor's Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection. In the legislature, Carroll served as deputy majority leader from 2003-2004, majority whip from 2004-2006, vice chair of the Transportation and Economic Development Committee, chair of the Finance Committee, and chair of the Economic and Development Council. She spearheaded a campaign to raise funds and obtain approvals to use the same stone and design to erect a scaled down replica of the National WWII Memorial to honor Florida’s WWII generation. In 2001 President George W. Bush appointed her to the Presidential Scholar's Commission, where she served until 2004 when the president appointed her to the Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission. Carrol enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1979, rising from the rank of an enlisted jet mechanic to retire as a lieutenant commander aviation maintenance officer. She holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of New Mexico and a MBA from St. Leo University. Carroll and her husband Nolan have three children and one grandchild. Print Jennifer S. Carroll – Commissioner | Read Less

Benjamin L. Cassidy – Commissioner

Benjamin Cassidy most recently served as the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he was the department’s principal liaison with the U.S. Congress. Prior to joining DHS, he was a senior executive at The Boeing Company and Raytheon, working in international business development and government relations assignments. Previous government service includes work as the defense and foreign policy legislative assistant for Senator John Warner of Virginia. Cassidy retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2002 following a 26-year career as an infantry officer assigned to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Marine Divisions. He is a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in International Relations and Latin American Studies, and holds a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University in National Security Studies. His father Walter was a World War II veteran who fought at the Battle of the Bulge earning the Silver Star Medal, and his grandfather Joseph was a veteran of the Saint-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns of World War I. Print Benjamin L. Cassidy – Commissioner | Read Less

Dorothy Gray – Commissioner

Dorothy Gray has had a career in business, politics and communications. She was vice president of marketing and development for Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, a worldwide architecture and engineering firm; worked on Capitol Hill for a Democratic congressman and later as director of policy outreach and formulation for the Senate Republican Policy Committee; and has written syndicated newspaper editorials for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and other newspapers. She served on congressional and presidential boards, including the special task force to study the role of women in the military and the USO Board of Governors and in the 1980’s received an award as one of the outstanding women in business from the Women’s Equity Action League. In 1990 President Bush appointed her to the U.S. Delegation to the U.N. on the Status of Women and in 1999 she was named to the U.S. Women’s Progress Commemoration Commission. She was appointed to the Board of Governors of George Mason University in 2000 and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the GMU Foundation and a director of the Kincaid Foundation. Gray was vice president and a director of the Foundation for Research in Economics and the Environment, and served on the Advisory Board of the Independent Women’s Forum and the National Advisory Council on the Study of the Presidency. She was active on boards of Citizens for a Sound Economy and Frontiers of Freedom, and previously served on boards of the National Philanthropic Trust; Computech; Dubuque Packing Company; Adams National Bank; National Shakespeare Theater; Blair House, the president’s guest quarters for visiting heads of state; and the Hearing and Speech Association of Washington, D.C. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York and a Master of Arts from St. Louis University. She is the widow of Burton Gray, and the wife of Judge Douglas Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Print Dorothy Gray – Commissioner | Read Less

Thomas O. Hicks – Commissioner

Thomas O. Hicks is chairman, founder and partner of Hicks Holdings LLC, a Dallas-based family office that owns and manages the Thomas and Cinda Hicks Family's real estate, corporate assets and investments. Hicks Equity Partners LLC, the private equity firm led by Hicks, targets acquisitions, buyouts, buy-and-builds, corporate divestitures and selected growth capital investments, typically investing $15-$100 million per portfolio company, in companies with enterprise values between $50-$500 million. Previously, Hicks co-founded and was chairman from 1989 through 2004 of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Inc., (HMTF), a nationally prominent private equity firm specializing in leveraged acquisitions. During his tenure as chairman, HMTF successfully raised over $12 billion of private equity funds, consummated over $50 billion of leveraged acquisitions, and was one of the world's most active private investment firms. From 1984 to 1989, Hicks was co-founder and co-CEO of Hicks & Haas, a Dallas-based private equity firm. From 1995–2011, he was the owner and chairman of the Dallas Stars, a National Hockey League club, which won the 1999 Stanley Cup Championship. He was also instrumental in the development and building of the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, which opened in July 2001. Hicks was the owner and chairman of the board of the Texas Rangers baseball team, and of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington from June 1998 to August 2010. He serves on the boards of directors of Drilling Tools International, H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company, and Standard Pump Parts; is a member of the University of Texas Chancellor's Council; and formerly served on the Board of Trustees for The Center for Strategic and International Studies. Hicks graduated with an MBA from the University of Southern California in 1970 and a BBA from the University of Texas in 1969. He is the father of six children and he and his wife Cinda reside in Dallas. Print Thomas O. Hicks – Commissioner | Read Less

John P. McGoff – Commissioner

Brig. Gen. John P. McGoff retired after 34 years of service in the Indiana Air National Guard. In his last role as assistant adjutant general, he served on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for the Air National Guard (ANG). He was selected to serve as the ANG medical readiness assistant to the Surgeon General, U.S. Air Forces Europe, from 2007 to 2010. He deployed downrange to Iraq from 2008 to 2009 and served as the chief of emergency services at the 332nd EMDG, Joint Base Balad, Iraq. He was the 181st Fighter Wing’s medical group commander for many years and holds the aeronautical rating of chief flight surgeon, where he logged over 600 hours, including three combat sorties, in many different military aircraft, including the F-4 and F-16 fighters. He is a graduate of the Air War College and has numerous awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal.  He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine, completed a residency in emergency medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and has continued to practice for over 30 years in the emergency department. He is a past member of the board of directors for the Community Health Network and is currently president of the Indiana State Medical Association. He has served on a variety of national, state and local boards, including the Indiana Medical Licensing Board, Marion County Forensic Science Commission, and the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization, and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He held elected office as the two-term, Marion County Coroner from 1997 to 2004. He and his wife, Karen, reside in Indianapolis and have a daughter attending Indiana University, Bloomington. Print John P. McGoff – Commissioner | Read Less

Robert L. Ord – Commissioner

Headshot of Commissioner Robert L. Ord
Lt. Gen. Robert L. Ord, USA (Ret) served 34 years in the Army in Infantry command and staff assignments, culminating as commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific. He served in Vietnam as a 25th Infantry Division rifle company commander and as senior advisor to the Vietnamese Ranger Command; at Ft. Ord as 7th Infantry Division G-3, chief of staff, and 9th Infantry Regiment commander; and, as a general officer, as chief of staff, Combined Field Army in Korea and as 7th Infantry Division assistant division commander (Maneuver) for the 1989 invasion of Panama. He served in the Pentagon and the Army’s Personnel Command, which he commanded during Desert Storm; he commanded the 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Army Hawaii, followed by U.S. Army forces in the Pacific, excluding Korea. After retiring from the Army in 1996, he was a distinguished senior fellow of the Center for Civil Military Relations at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS); senior consultant at Cubic Applications; consultant with Development Alternatives; and president of Sovereign Consultants International. In 2002, he was named Dean of the School of International Graduate Studies at NPS, a position held until 2008. He served simultaneously as founding director of the Global Center for Security Cooperation, a Department of Defense organization at NPS, and directed GCSC until retiring from federal service in 2009. Ord is a native of New Jersey and resides in Carmel, California with his family. He graduated from West Point with a B.S. degree and has a M.S. in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech. He is a graduate of the Army War College and completed senior executive courses at Harvard and Penn State. He wears the Ranger tab, Parachutist Badge and Combat Infantryman Badge. His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legions of Merit, Bronze Star and Air Medals for Valor. Print Robert L. Ord – Commissioner | Read Less

Luis Rodolfo Quinonez – Commissioner

Luis Quinonez served in the Marine Corps and the Navy during the Vietnam War. He began as an infantry Marine, became an officer involved in control of naval aircraft, and was assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as a Navy liaison at the Senate. He served as program manager for antisubmarine programs and managed over 640 U.S. and 80 foreign aircraft. He left military service as a result of injuries and started a business in 1990 that became the 6th largest Hispanic-owned company with 2,000 employees in 28 states. He expanded to provide healthcare services in five foreign countries and operated hospitals and clinics providing services to three million people. He co-developed healthcare programs for military dependents and retirees and was part of a team awarded one of the first Tricare contracts. Quinonez is a founder and served as president of the U.S. - Central America Chamber of Commerce and is co-founder of the Hispanic College Fund, helping more than 23,000 Hispanics attend college. He sponsors education programs for at-risk children and served as an official observer to the El Salvador peace negotiations and elections. He's served as Hispanic advisor to the White House and advocates for more veteran-owned businesses and is a regular on Spanish-speaking international and national television shows. He dedicates time to help disabled veterans, preventing suicide and lowering homelessness and drug addiction, and partnered with movie and television producers on a special titled the “War at Home” to highlight difficulties faced by disabled service members, veterans and their families. The film inspired a national “Vet-a-thon” that will air in 2018 to raise awareness and funds for veteran causes. Quinonez continues to advise the administration on Hispanic and immigration issues. He holds bachelor and law degrees and is a licensed pilot. He and his wife Nidal have four children and four grandchildren.  Print Luis Rodolfo Quinonez – Commissioner | Read Less

Evans C. Spiceland – Commissioner

Retired Colonel Evans C. Spiceland has more than 30 years of experience in high performance military and civilian organizations, with a background in the military school system and specific qualifications in emergency management preparedness and communications. He is president and co-founder of Sigma Educational Services LLC, a training and marketing services provider specializing in emergency management and educational certificate programs; and founder of Eagle Consulting Solutions, which provides emergency planning for organizations in the medical field. His experiences include serving as chief operating officer and executive vice president of Orion Education Corporation, where he was responsible for operations of a broad-based education corporation operating two distance learning institutions, and as the senior Army advisor to the State of Louisiana adjutant general, with responsibility for federal compliance and certification programs in training. Spiceland has advised business executives on fiscal management, manpower configuration, sales marketing and community relations; served as director of the Total Army School System, and as a regional Department of Defense coordinating officer for emergency management. He was an assistant professor of military science at the University of South Alabama and Spring Hill College, and is an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University. Spiceland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration (marketing management) from the University of Alabama and a Master of Education (instructional technology) from the University of South Alabama. Print Evans C. Spiceland – Commissioner | Read Less

Robert O. Wefald – Commissioner

Robert O. “Bob” Wefald is a retired North Dakota State District Court Judge, having served two 6-year terms from 1999 to 2010. He was North Dakota attorney general for four years from 1981 through 1984. Prior to his election, he was a law clerk for the North Dakota Supreme Court in 1970/1971, and from 1971 to 1980 he was a shareholder/partner with the firm of Wheeler, Wolf, Wefald and Peterson in Bismarck, North Dakota. He was a solo practice attorney from 1985 until 1998, when he was elected to the bench. A retired U.S. Navy captain, Judge Wefald served three years on active duty and 24 years in the Navy Reserve. He served on board the guided missile destroyer USS Lynde McCormick from February 1965 through June 1967, including a tour off the coast of Vietnam in 1966 as the gunnery officer. In the Navy Reserve he commanded four units and was twice awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. As chairman of the USS North Dakota Committee, Judge Wefald organized and led the fund raising for all of the events surrounding the commissioning of USS North Dakota (SSN-784) on October 25, 2014. As the chairman of the USNS City of Bismarck Committee he was given the honor on January 18, 2017 of “Authenticating the Keel” of USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF-9). From 2011 to 2017, Wefald served as the State Chair of the North Dakota Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. He is a 1964 graduate of the University of North Dakota and a 1970 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. His wife, Susan, served as an elected member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission from 1993 to 2008.   Print Robert O. Wefald – Commissioner | Read Less

William M. Matz – Secretary

Maj. Gen. William M. Matz, U.S. Army (Ret) is the Secretary of ABMC, appointed by President Donald Trump in January 2018. Matz is a highly decorated combat veteran with a distinguished military career spanning five decades. As an infantryman, he served in Korea and Panama, and as a company commander with the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam, where he was wounded in action in the 1968 TET offensive. He served in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and was executive secretary to two secretaries of defense, Caspar Weinberger and Frank Carlucci. Matz served two years with the Navy/Marine Corps amphibious forces in the Pacific during a second tour in Vietnam, and deployed with the 7th Infantry Division to Panama during Operation JUST CAUSE in 1989. Upon retirement from the Army, Matz worked for Raytheon Company as vice president, Army Programs followed by general manager for Vinnell/Northrop Grumman’s Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. President George W. Bush appointed him to the Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission. He is also past President of the National Association for Uniformed Services. He is on the Eisenhower Institute National Advisory Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Gettysburg College and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of San Diego. He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Senior Executives in Government/Management Course. His military service awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Cross, Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star for Valor, Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Matz was born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Linda, reside in Great Falls, Virginia, and are the parents of three children. Print William M. Matz – Secretary | Read Less

Previous Commissioners

Barack H. Obama Administration 2009-2017

  • Merrill A. McPeak
  • Cindy Campbell
  • Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
  • Darrell Dorgan
  • Larry R. Ellis
  • John L. Estrada
  • Lisa A. Hallett
  • Jerry MacArthur Hultin
  • Rolland Kidder
  • Richard L. Klass
  • Thomas R. Lamont
  • Constance Morella
  • Ike Skelton
  • Maura C. Sullivan

George W. Bush Administration 2001-2009

  • P. X. Kelley (Chairman until 2005)
  • Frederick M. Franks (Chairman beginning in 2005) 
  • Julius W. Becton, Jr.  
  • Patrick H. Brady
  • Leslie G. Baker  
  • Chester L. Berryhill, Jr. 
  • Donald T. Bollinger  
  • James B. Culbertson     
  • James B. Francis 
  • Frederick M. Franks
  • Jerry L. Laws
  • Antonio Lopez
  • Zell B. Miller 
  • Thomas E. Morris 
  • Carol A. Mutter  
  • Joseph E. Persico
  • James M. Reynolds, III   
  • Sara A. Sellers  
  • Alan K. Simpson
  • Will Hill Tankersle  
  • Sue Ellen Turner  

William J. Clinton Administration 1993-2001

  • P. X. Kelley (Chairman until 1994)
  • Frederick F. Woerner, Jr. (Chairman beginning in 1994)
  • Francis J. Bagnell 
  • William P. Campbell  
  • Hugh L. Carey   
  • Aubrey O. Cookman
  • Evelyn P. Foote
  • Gabriel Guerra-Mondragon    
  • Jack O. Guy
  • Steve M. Hilton
  • Rolland F. Kidder  
  • Douglas Kinnard
  • Robert C. Laughter  
  • Alfred S. Los Banos
  • Thomas G. Lyons 
  • John C. McDonald
  • Ned R. McWherter
  • Brenda L. Moore  
  • Frank B. Moore  
  • Ronald D. Ray
  • Gail H. Reals
  • Ed L. Romero     
  • Mark V. Rosenker
  • Peter W. Senopoulos 
  • William G. Simpson  
  • David H. Sudderth
  • William M. Wardlaw
  • F. Haydn Williams 

George H.W. Bush Administration 1989-1993

  • Andrew J. Goodpaster (Chairman until 1990)  
  • P. X. Kelley (Chairman beginning in 1990)  
  • Francis J. Bagnell 
  • Kitty D. Bradley
  • William P. Campbell  
  • Aubrey O. Cookman
  • Jack O. Guy
  • Robert C. Laughter
  • Preston H. Long
  • Armistead J. Maupin
  • John C. McDonald   
  • Freda J. Poundstone  
  • Ronald D. Ray
  • Mark V. Rosenker   
  • Peter W. Senopoulos 
  • David H. Sudderth      

Ronald Reagan Administration 1981-1989

  • Mark W. Clark (Chairman until 1984)  
  • Andrew J. Goodpaster (Chairman beginning in 1985)  
  • Francis J. Bagnell 
  • Edwin Bliss Wheeler
  • Kitty D. Bradley
  • Joseph W. Canzeri  
  • Aubrey O. Cookman
  • Redford C. Early
  • William E. Hickey
  • Preston H. Long
  • Armistead J. Maupin
  • John C. McDonald
  • Freda J. Poundstone  
  • Lawrence A. Wright     

James Carter Administration 1977-1981

  • Mark W. Clark (Chairman)   
  • Gerhard D. Bleicken
  • Leslie H. Fry
  • Fred C. Bramlage 
  • William G. Bray  
  • Alfred P. Chamie  
  • Benjamin 0. Davis, Jr. 
  • William C. Garrison     
  • T. Harry Gatton 
  • James H. Gavin 
  • Anna Mae Hays
  • James L. Holloway III  
  • Harold A. Horn  
  • Oliver E. Meadows  
  • John M. Pope  
  • Charles E. Potter
  • Harvey A. Roffman 
  • Richard J. Vander Platt 
  • Louis H. Wilson 

Gerald R. Ford Administration 1974-1977

  • Mark W. Clark (Chairman)  
  • Gerhard D. Bleicken
  • Fred C. Bramlage
  • William G. Bray
  • Alfred P. Chamie
  • Leslie H. Fry   
  • William C. Garrison  
  • Leslie E. Gehres
  • Harold A. Horn  
  • Charles E. Potter     
  • Harvey A. Roffman
  • Richard J. Vander Platt

Richard M. Nixon Administration 1969-1974

  • Mark W. Clark (Chairman)   
  • Gerhard D. Bleicken
  • Fred C. Bramlage 
  • Alfred P. Chamie
  • T. C. Connell
  • Leslie H. Fry
  • William C. Garrison  
  • Leslie E. Gehres
  • Harold A. Horn
  • Edward F. McGinnis
  • Harry J. Middleton, Jr.
  • Charles E. Potter  
  • Harvey A. Roffman 
  • Carl Spaatz
  • Richard J. Vander Platt 
  • Clinton F. Wheeler   

Lyndon B. Johnson Administration 1963-1969

  • Jacob L. Devers (Chairman)  
  • Leslie L. Biffle
  • T. C. Connell
  • Joseph C. Duke 
  • T. Harry Gatton
  • Felton M. Johnston  
  • Thomas C. Kinkaid   
  • Edward F. McGinnis
  • Harry J. Middleton, Jr.   
  • Mrs. Charles G. Peters
  • Charles E. Potter  
  • Sidney Salomon, Jr.
  • Carl Spaatz 
  • Alexander A. Vandergrift
  • Austin T. Walden     

John F. Kennedy Administration 1961-1963

  • Jacob L. Devers (Chairman)  
  • Leslie L. Biffle      
  • Joseph C. Duke 
  • T. Harry Gatton
  • Thomas C. Kinkaid
  • Charles E. Potter  
  • Mrs. Charles G. Peters
  • Sidney Salomon, Jr.
  • Carl Spaatz 
  • Alexander A. Vandergrift
  • Austin T. Walden  

Dwight D. Eisenhower Administration 1953-1961

  • George C. Marshall (Chairman until 1959)
  • Jacob L. Devers (Chairman beginning in 1960)
  • Leslie L. Biffle
  • Benjamin 0. Davis    
  • Joseph J. Foss  
  • Forest A. Harness  
  • Thomas C. Kinkaid   
  • Edward F. McGinnis
  • John Phillips 
  • Charles E. Potter
  • Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt 
  • Carl Spaatz    
  • Alexander A. Vandergrift
  • Mrs. Wendell L. Wilkie

Harry S. Truman Administration 1945-1953

  • John J. Pershing (Chairman until 1948)
  • George C. Marshall (Chairman beginning in 1949)  
  • Joseph C. Baldwin  
  • Leslie L. Biffle
  • Mrs. Henry Fenimore Baker   
  • Finis J. Garrett
  • Edward C. Kalbfus     
  • Harold A. Keats    
  • Dr. John Markey
  • Burnet R. Maybank
  • David A. Reed
  • Alexander A. Vandergrift
  • Robert G. Woodside   

Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration 1933-1945

  • John J. Pershing (Chairman)  
  • Leslie L. Biffle   
  • J.P. B. Clayton Hill 
  • Mrs. Henry Fenimore Baker
  • Finis J. Garrett
  • Dr. John Markey      
  • David A. Reed
  • Robert G. Woodside

Herbert Hoover Administration 1929-1933

  • John J. Pershing (Chairman)     
  • J.P. B. Clayton Hill 
  • Mrs. Henry Fenimore Baker
  • Finis J. Garrett
  • Dr. John Markey
  • David A. Reed   
  • Robert G. Woodside

Calvin Coolidge Administration 1923-1929

  • John J. Pershing (Chairman)     
  • Mrs. Frederick W. Bentley
  • J.P.B. Clayton Hill
  • Finis J. Garrett
  • Dr. John Markey
  • Thomas W. Miller  
  • David A. Reed   
  • Robert G. Woodside  

Learn More About ABMC

Established by Congress in 1923, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) commemorates the service, achievements, and sacrifice of U.S. armed forces.