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POSITION

MEMBER

TELEPHONE

Chair Reggie Yates (602) 373-0703
Vice Chair Judi Beischel (480) 229-1581
Secretary Carol Culbertson (602) 943-7834
Treasurer Bob Hysko (602) 569-7866
Director Gene Crego (928) 600-0562
Director Bob Dalpe (626) 910-8195
Director Dylan Dalzotto (480) 745-8238
Director (L/Chair) Terry Araman (602) 525-4456
Past Chair Rob Welch (480) 292-5822
Statutory Agent Rick Palmatier  

YATESAtlas Reginald “Reggie” Yates

Chairman – Army Veteran (Vietnam) & AVHOF-2013

Born in Loris, South Carolina in 1945.  Major, US Army, with service in Vietnam, 25 years of service. Retired 1990. Resident of Phoenix, Arizona. From 1990 to 1991, Reggie served as a volunteer teacher for the Arizona Department of Youth Rehabilitation and Correction.  Beginning in 1991, Reggie has mentored students, veterans, and seniors to better their lives and livelihoods.  From 1996-1998, he led a group of veterans at Unity Church Phoenix who raised 2.5 million dollars to assist other veterans. From 2002 – 2008, while employed at Grubb Automotive, Inc., he referred over 90 veterans to VA Phoenix and other support facilities for veterans benefits assistance; and also coordinated a program which recognized the achievements of veterans in the community.  Reggie regularly volunteers at the annual Arizona StandDown and other outreach services for veterans.


JBeischeludith S. “Judi” Beischel

Vice Chair – Coast Guard Veteran (Vietnam Era) & AVHOF-2012

Born in Rome, New York in 1948. Boatswain’s Mate First Class, US Coast Guard Reserves, with service 1973-1980 during the Vietnam Era.  Retired in 2001 as a Special Service Technician, Bell Systems.  At American Legion Post 58, she helped organize sending care packages to deployed soldiers and the State Veterans’ Home.  She has conducted clothing and bottle water drives in support of the Arizona StandDown; Madison Street Veterans Association; Mary Ellen’s Place; and the MANA House for homeless veterans, where she serves on the Advisory Council.  A tireless volunteer, she has raised funds for Hurricane Katrina, US Vets, and several non-profit organizations.  She is a member of Women in Military Service to America; Past National Director 20+4, Honor Society of Women Legionnaires; Past Arizona Department Commander, The American Legion; member of The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame, class of 2012; and currently serves on The American Legion National Executive Committee as the Arizona Alternate representative.


CarCulbertsonol Culbertson

Secretary – Navy Veteran (Vietnam Era) & AVHOF-2007

Born Honolulu, Hawaii in 1943.  Enlisted in Navy Reserve at Pearl Harbor in 1962.  Commissioned Ensign in 1967.  Active duty in San Diego supporting antisubmarine warfare training.  Retired as Navy Captain, Reserve Intelligence, in 2003, 36 years of service.  Civil Service employee for 33 years with US Navy in Japan, US Army in Kansas, Forest Service and Internal Revenue Service in California, Arizona, Colorado.

She provides business training programs to working women, and educational history programs open to the public.  Leader in Federally Employed Women, Retired Federal Employees, Naval Reserve Association, Cactus WAVES, Naval Order of the U.S.  Active in Big Brothers Big Sisters and Cross Roads Methodist Church.  As Big Sister, has mentored three young women.  As Church Team Leader, serves meals to the homeless in Phoenix.


RoHyskobert T. “Bob” Hysko

Treasurer – Army Veteran (Vietnam) & AVHOF-2015

Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1945. Active Duty, US Army 1965-1967, serving with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam.  In 1993, after a 23 year career as a Michigan police officer, Bob Hysko moved to Arizona.  He has served as a volunteer coach for boys and girls baseball and soccer, 15 years as a volunteer on the Selective Service Board, donated over 10 gallons of blood, assisted in over 500 funeral services for veterans and their families, volunteers at the Phoenix VA Hospital, and coordinates the “Goals for Kids” program for the Phoenix Coyotes Hockey team’s children program.  A 47-year member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Bob has devoted almost his entire adult life as a volunteer for veteran’s affairs.  Bob was elected Arizona Department Commander, VFW in June 2015.


Crego, Gene - compositeGene Crego

Director – Marine Corps Veteran (Vietnam)

Born in Glendale, CA during 1948.  Graduated from Paradise HS, Paradise, CA.  Attended Yuba Jr. College, Marysville, CA.  Enlisted in the USMC 1967 at MCRD, San Diego, CA.  Served in DaNang, So. Vietnam from Jan. 1968 to March 1970 at III MAF, H & S Co., Security/Club System.  Retired in 1989 at 29 Palms, CA. as a Gunny Sergeant.  Lived in Kingman for 20 years working as a Security Officer for 15 years at the Flamingo Resort & Casino in Laughlin, NV.  Gene has spent many hours as a volunteer in numerous Veteran Service Organizations, and Abate of AZ.  He has assumed leadership rolls in the UAV, VVA, MCL, Am. Legion, VFW, JAVC Mohave Co. and Abate of AZ.  Life member of VVA, MCL, Am. Legion, VFW, and 1st Mar. Div. Assoc.  Advocate for veterans living in Arizona, serving on the UAV Legislative Committee, & VVA Conference of State Council Presidents, Chairman of Legislative Committee.  Elected in 2012 as the Arizona State Council President of the Vietnam Veterans of America.


Dalpe, BobBob Dalpe

Director – Air Force Veteran

Born in Newton Mass in 1958. Served in the USAF from 1978-1993 as a weather observer/forecaster serving throughout the US, Europe and a deployment in the Middle East. Resident of Chandler AZ. Employed by the Intel Corp since 2000 as an Engineering Technician, Bob assists in Intel’s Veteran Staffing and outreach programs. Led an Intel drive to raise $6000 in shirts sales for StandDown AZ. He volunteers for several groups including US Academic Decathlon, USN Sea Cadet program as a senior volunteer leader, Veterans Outreach for Horse Rhythm Foundation, caretaker for the Pearl Harbor Survivors Assn. along with other groups and events in the STEM, youth and veterans community. He has three sons currently serving: USAF, USN and USAR.


DylDalzottoan James Dalzotto

Director – Army Veteran (Operation Iraq Freedom) & AVHOF-2015

Born in Springfield, Illinois in 1981. As a member of the US Army Reserves, Dylan Dalzotto deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Upon his return, he pursued a Master’s Degree in Education. Dylan is dedicated to bringing veterans into classrooms, and as a Joe Foss Institute Coordinator, he has brought volunteer veterans to over 70,000 high school students in Arizona. He is an avid supporter of the Veterans Heritage Project. Dylan supports both the Grand Canyon Boy Scouts and the Boys and Girls Clubs. He is committed to an Arizona Department of Education program entitled “Excellence in Civic Engagement” to qualify and recognize Public and Charter Schools. He has served on the Attorney General’s Veterans Task Force. As a member of The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dylan supports the Maricopa County StandDown.


Araman, Terry v2Terry Araman

Legislative Chair – Army Veteran (Vietnam)

Born in San Francisco, CA, during 1947.  Terry served three years active duty Army including one tour in Vietnam (1968-69) with the 9th ID.  His awards include the Combat Medic Badge and the Bronze Star Medal.  Retired from Motorola and Freescale Semiconductor with 20 years service.  Adjunct faculty at Mesa Community College (2003-2012).  Provided leadership for the development and growth of the Madison Street Veterans Association (MSVA).  In 2009, MSVA opened the Veterans Outreach Center for homeless veterans; in 2010, MSVA opened a transitional living center offering housing, currently for 52 homeless male veterans, MANA House (MANA = Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force).

In 2011, Terry was one of 10 individuals Nationwide who were honored by the President at a White House ceremony for the great strides they have made to improve the lives of others through charitable work, faith and advocacy.  Terry has served the UAV as a Director, Vice Chair, and is currently the Chairman of the Legislative Committee.  Terry is also a member of the American Legion, DAV, VFW, and the VVA.


R2013-10 Rob Welch 1obert E. “Rob” Welch

Immediate Past Chair – Army Veteran (Vietnam Era & Cold War)

Born in Konawa, Oklahoma during 1941.  Enlisted in the Army in 1959, serving three years as a Military Policeman in the United States and in France during the Berlin Crisis of 1961-62.  Subsequently served in the Active USAR and the CTARNG.  Retired as a Colonel in 2001 with 33 1/2 years military service.  As a civilian, served 30 years with the Connecticut State Police, retiring as a Captain in 1996.

Rob has spent countless hours serving as a volunteer in numerous veteran and civic organizations, raising money for charitable causes and assuming leadership rolls in the UAV, AUSA, ALEESPD, AZ-MVCN, MIPF, MHPB, MOAA, PPB, and the USGLC.  In addition, he is a life member of the AAHF, AUSA, CSPAAA, DAV, MOAA, MOWW and The American Legion.  Rob is an avid supporter of the Arizona StandDown, AFCOD, MFRF, VHP, YLC, the 100 Club and is a 13 1/2 Gallon Blood Donor to the ARC.


Palmatier, Rick v2Richard “Rick” Palmatier

Statutory Agent – Army Veteran 

Richard “Rick” Palmatier, Jr., retired as a Colonel with over 29 years of service in the Army, Army Reserves, and National Guard (21 years active, 8 years reserve & Guard).  He is a University of Arizona graduate (BA 1977, JD 1980), serving as a Judge Advocate throughout his military career.  He also held assignments as the Human Resources Officer and Chief of Staff for the Arizona National Guard.  He is currently in private practice representing Veterans in the VA disability claims process.