4th of July Program

4th of July Program
Jun 27, 2017
CSM Julius Small, Jr
4th of July Program
In 1958, CSM Julius Small Jr. enlisted in the US Army where he served until 1992.  During his 34+ years of service, he visited or was assigned to 18 foreign countries.  Following his military career he served as Supply Officer for the Information Management Services Center, responsible for the accountability receipt, issue and storage of Information Technology and Communication equipment in support of Headquarters Forts McPherson, Gillem, U.S. Army FORSCOM, First U.W. Army and many tenant locations in the Atlanta area. He retired from Civil Service in 2008, culminating a career of 50 years of service to the military.
 
Since his retirement, and as a Department of the Army Civilian, he has volunteered as a service officer with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VF@) and The Disabled American Veterans (DAV).  he has been instrumental in assisting many veterans filing claims for service-connected disability compensation that they may be entitled to and to ensure a smooth process with the VA.  He has served as Commander for DAV at Chapter Level for the Department of GA.
 
Small is also the past president of The Association of Retired Enlisted Personnel, Inc., whose primary purpose is to assist members and families professionally and culturally, and to promote and improve both local and national relationships between active duty military, retirees, their family members, survivors and civilians through benevolent programs and social activities.
 
Small is an active member of his church and is a Line Officer for The New Era Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc.  His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit 3, OLC, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with the 3d Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with 3d Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal (11th Award) and several campaign medals.  Small was born in Savannah, GA and raised in Beaufort, S.C.  He holds an AA and BA from Saint Leo College in Saint Leo, Florida.  He and his wife Dorothy have five children and seven grand children.
 
INTRODUCTION: Young Patterson
INVOCATION: Scott Sikes