Entering our Second Century of "Serving Youth, Community and Nation."
All Formal Greater El Paso MOWW Events have been cancelled until 1 July
Please Watch for Announcements for Additional Information
2020 - 2021 Command Staff Candidates
Commander: CPT David Thackston
Sr. Vice Cmdr: unfilled
Jr. Vice Cmdr: LtCol Buck Hamilton
Adjutant: Maj JoAnne Barton
Treasurer: LTC Pauline Ballesteros
Chaplain: LTC Marie Morency
Marshall: Kevin Lassiter
Directors at Large: Laura Beltran
LTC John Hamilton
CPT Robert Melson
LTC Rich Moore
Committee Chairmen Needed for the Following Committees: Homeland Security and National Defense. Please volunteer for one of these or other committees by contacting David Thackston or Jesus Beltran.
Confirmation Email Ballots will be emailed to Companions with emails on file later in June.
Dear Veterans, Active Service, and Friends:
The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) is a patriotic Veterans Service Organization whose motto is “It is nobler to serve than to be served.” MOWW was founded by General of the Armies “Blackjack” Pershing in 1919 to promote good citizenship, patriotic education, and military and public service. MOWW chapters provide opportunities to support patriotic education, ROTC and JROTC, scouting, monuments and memorials, law and order, and national and homeland security programs.
We invite you to visit and become a member of our chapter. Eligibility includes active duty, veterans, retired and former commissioned and warrant officers of the armed forces, public health service officers, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.
Our mission is reflected in our Preamble:
- To cherish the memories and associations of the World Wars waged for humanity;
- To inculcate and stimulate love of our country and flag;
- To promote and further patriotic education in our Nation;
- Ever to maintain law and order, and to defend the honor, integrity, and supremacy of our national government and the constitution of the United States;
- To foster fraternal relations among all branches of the armed forces;
- To promote the cultivation of military, naval, and air science and the adoption of a consistent and and suitable policy of national security for the United States of America;
- To acquire and preserve records of individual services;
- To encourage and assist in the holding of commemorations and the establishment of memorials of the World Wars;
- And to transmit all these ideals to posterity, under god and for our country we unite to establish the MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS.
Jesus Beltran, LTC, USA (Retired)
Greater El Paso Chapter MOWW
Commander’s Comments June 2020
As time continues to fly by, hopefully things will change, and we can get to some form of normalcy. Am looking forward to regular luncheons, parades, school visits, scout award presentations and the rest of the activities we are committed to doing.
For the last several months, our staff meetings have been through zoom as have most other organizations nationwide. The social distancing and staying home, or going out grocery shopping face covered has been the norm since March when things came to a sudden halt as we know it. In fact, our last activity was the ROTC luncheon held at Ft. Bliss in February.
So as we move into June, this will be my last comments as commander since my two year term is over and a new administration is set to be sworn in headed by Cpt. David Thackston. As I leave the commanders position, I look forward to working in another position within the MOWW. It has been an exciting if not challenging past two years. Many things were accomplished, still there is a lot to do. Many companions stepped up to the plate and did a tremendous job. I am extremely THANKFUL to Laura Beltran, David Thackston and Paula Mitchell for their never ending help. They attended just about everything the chapter participated in. Almost all of us served in the military and if you served long enough, chances are you served in a staff position. The staff is crucial to the commander to accomplish the units mission. These 3 companions went above and beyond.
The chapter has done many wonderful things in the past, and will continue to do so, but it’s going to take EVERYBODY involved. Its going to have to accept changes, try new things in order to move forward. One big positive is that new members have been recruited and willing to get involved. In the words of the region in assessing one of the problems in region thirteen, “the unwillingness of some to either relay or delegate responsibilities present a major limiting factor.” The team must continue to work together and recruit new members.
In closing, I want to thank all of you for your cooperation and time. I appreciate your efforts and your willingness to make this a successful team. Please continue to help and always keep in mind why we are here.
LTC Jesus Beltran USA (Ret)
20 June 2020 05:30 PM Until 08:00 PM
0The monthly luncheon is cancelled. Next regular Staff Meeting will be in August.