Board of Trustees

Detachment Commandant


Anthony P. Derieux

Service  Years: 2000-2004

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York

"Whoever does not have the stomach for this fight, let him depart. Give him his money to speed his departure, since we wish not to die in this man's company. Whoever lives past today and comes home safely will rouse himself every year on this day, show his neighbors his scars, and tell him embellished stories of all their great feats of battle. These stories he will teach his son and from this day until the end of the world we shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for whoever has shed his blood with me shall be my brother. And those men afraid to go will think themselves lesser men as they hear of how we fought and died together."

- William Shakespeare, Henry V

Senior Vice Commandant


Junior Vice Commandant


Frank J. Rue

Service Years: 1974-1980

Past Detachment Commandant 2015-2017

”Some people spend a life time wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.”

-President Ronald Reagan

Judge Advocate


Charles Walters

Service Years: 1988-2008

Place of Birth: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Favorite quote: “It amazes me how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.”

-John Wooden



Stephanie Pugh

Service Years: 1974-1979

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California

Favorite Quote: “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.”

-Senator Alan Simpson

Junior Past Commandant


Bill DeRock

Service Years: 1960-1962

Place of Birth: Silver City, New Mexico

Favorite quote: “Joy is the echo of God’s life within us”