28 05, 2017

Derek Herrera

2017-05-28T23:01:24+00:00May 28th, 2017|

Captain Herrera was born on 2 April 1984 in Little Rock, Arkansas. In May 2002 he graduated from Dover High School in Dover, DE. In June 2002 he entered the U.S. Naval Academy as a member of the class of 2006. In May 2006 he graduated the U.S. Naval Academy and attended The Basic [...]

23 06, 2017

Peter Vermette

2017-09-29T00:08:21+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

Peter works in Infrastructure Private Equity as a Managing Director for the Merchant Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, where he has worked for the past 18 years. He received his BS in Finance from Bryant College in 1997, and previously worked for Bankers Trust. Peter currently serves as a senior Managing Director champion [...]

30 06, 2017

Michael Dastugue

2017-06-30T17:40:48+00:00June 30th, 2017|

Michael Dastugue is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Walmart U.S. and is responsible for merchandise, store operations, real estate, logistics and marketing finance; strategy, financial accounting; and financial planning and analysis. Michael joined the company in January 2013 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Sam's Club. Previously, he [...]

16 08, 2017

Chuck Meacham

2017-08-16T23:35:20+00:00August 16th, 2017|

Chuck Meacham is the proud son of WWII Marine Raider C. H. Meacham.  Chuck served 7 years as president of the US Marine Raider Foundation and was a board member on the US Marine Raider Association. He also served on the boards of the Prince William Sound Science Center, Oil Spill Recovery Institute, [...]

23 06, 2017

Jesse Pletts

2017-09-25T17:21:28+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

Jesse graduated from the State University of New York - Fredonia in 2002 and commissioned in the Marine Corps. During his time in the military, Jesse served as a Marine Artillery Officer, Officer Selection Officer and as a Marine Special Operations Officer. He deployed multiple times to Iraq, Afghanistan, South East Asia and [...]

13 12, 2017

Lorelei Gaus

2019-03-28T18:51:02+00:00December 13th, 2017|

Lorelei served nine years on active duty as an Adjutant and Foreign Affairs Officer before leaving the military to attend Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her assignments included Battalion Adjutant in Combat Logistics Battalion 6, Regimental Adjutant in Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Protocol Officer at Marine Barracks Washington, and Adjutant [...]

8 07, 2017

Kathryn Tappen

2019-07-18T13:56:10+00:00July 8th, 2017|

Kathryn Tappen learned first hand about the support provided the Marine Raider Foundation in March 2015 when her cousin, Captain Stanford H. Shaw, III, was killed in a helicopter crash along with six other MARSOC Raiders.  She is honored to be asked to serve as a Board Member. Kathryn serves as co-host of NBC Sports Group’s [...]

9 07, 2017

Andy Christian

2017-10-25T17:11:09+00:00July 9th, 2017|

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Christian retired from the United States Marine Corps with over twenty-eight years of active duty service as a prior enlisted Marine and Officer. Christian, a Marine Special Operations Officer and combat veteran, has leveraged the principles of leadership, discipline, accountability and resiliency learned in combat and applied down range for building [...]

7 06, 2017

Sarah Christian

2019-12-30T18:55:41+00:00June 7th, 2017|

Sarah has been with the Marine Raider Foundation since its inception. She was a volunteer who served as Secretary from April of 2011 to December of 2012, was brought on as staff in 2013, and became the Director of Operations in 2015. Sarah is a USMC spouse who has served in volunteer roles [...]