Sergeant Major (USMC, Ret.)
"Sergeant Major Alford L. McMichael is a veteran of the armed forces of America where he served his country for more than 36 years. He was appointed as the 14th Sergeant Major of the United States Marine Corps on the 30th of June 1999. In 2003, Sgt.Maj McMichael became the first Sergeant Major ever to serve as the Sergeant Major of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He was inducted into the Boys and Girls Club of America Hall of Fame in May 2003, for his positive influence while an inspiration to the club movement. In 2006, SgtMaj McMichael was appointed to the American Veteran Steering Committee where he is working to improve the quality of life for young veterans of the United States Armed Forces. In 2007, he was appointed to an Independent Commission on the security of Iraq. In 2008, he served as a member of the Special Envoy to peace in the Middle East. In 2009, SgtMaj McMichael was appointed to serve as a Secretarial appointee on the department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials.
Apart from Sgt.Maj McMichael’s distinguished military career, he also seeks to support military families and veterans. He served as an advisory board member for Thanks USA, and as a member of the Board of Directors for both the National Uniformed Services Association and the American Financial Services Association. He is currently the founder and President of the 4 -DREW Foundation, a foundation that supports Children at risk, and is the Managing Director for Pinnacle Five, an organization helping veterans and their families’ transition to civilian life."