MCVC Officers & VRC Staff

Commander

Roger Stevens

Military Affiliation and years of service: 7 1/2 years in United States Air Force, 1968 – 1975.

Military occupation and specialties: Weather Observer and Weather Forecaster

Duty assignments / locations: Basic Training at Amarillo AFB, Texas, Weather Observer School at Chanute AFB, Illinois.  Assigned as a Weather Observer at Hurlburt Field, Florida, from January 1969 to March 1971, then loaned to the Army and assigned as a Weather Observer for a Chinook Helicopter Company at Camp Humphries, Korea from March 1971 to April 1972.  Returning from Korea, attended Weather Forecaster School at Chanute AFB, Illinois.  Assigned as a Weather Forecaster at the Air Force Global Weather Center at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, forecasting severe weather situations in the Asian Theater from January 1973 until December 1975

Civilian occupation:  37 years at Bath Iron Works, 1976 – 2013, joining as an apprentice in the Pipe Fitting trade becoming a 1st Class Mechanic, Trade Planner and eventually a Trade Supervisor.  Transferred to the Yard Planning Department in 2002 and retired as a Planning Manager.

Interests:  Life member of the VFW.  Currently the Post Commander and Adjutant of Post 2197 in Topsham since 2014, also the Chaplain for Maine District 7 of the VFW since 2014.  Also belong to American Legion Post 202, in Topsham.  Non-veteran interests include life membership in SAM (Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine), life membership in NRA (National Rifle Association), and membership in Wildlife Forever, a conservation group run by sportsmen.

Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting, Fly Tying, Camping 

Vice Commander

Jim Lentz

Secretary

Marty Diller

Treasurer

Paul Loveless

Name: Paul F. Loveless Jr.

Military affiliation and Years of service: Served 2 years 8 months 27 days in the United Stets Navy Reserves than Served for 27 years and 1 months Active Duty in the U.S Navy. LCDR Ret.

Military occupation and Specialties: Electronic Tech/ Anti Sub equipment operator, Tactical Coordinator/ Mission commander in P3C UP Date II Aircraft, Command and Control of ASW Forces.

Duty assignment and locations: Boston Naval Ship Yard, (A School) Millington, TN.  Aircraft type air crew training, Jacksonville, FL. Squadron Assignments: Brunswick VP26, VP10 (Deployed to: Cuba, Sicily, Spain, Iceland, the Azores, Newfoundland, Bermuda, Thailand Philippines, Japan, England, Portugal, Key West FL, Ascension Island and Diego Garcia BIOT.

 Special assignments:  Naval Air Development Center, Warminster PA. Tactical Support Center as a watch officer, Pensacola FL and Sacramento CA for Naval Flight Officer Training, CONCLANTFLT Norfolk VA., Navy Training Center Dam Neck VA.    

Civilian Occupation: Change manager for the DDG51 project, Production line supervisor for Electronic Systems Assembly.  

Interest: Fleet Reserve Association, Military Officers Association of America, Hone improvements.    

Center Director

Richard Mears

Military affiliation and years of service: Regular Army 1966 to 1970

Military Occupation and Specialties: Criticom Telecommunications Maintenance Specialist, U.S. Army Security Agency.

Duty Assignments: Ft. Gordon, Ga., Okinawa, Fukoka, Japan, Warrenton, Va.,

Civilian Occupation(s): Brunswick Maine Police Department 1975-1996 Retired Deputy Chief of Police, University of Maine (Augusta Campus) 1996-2014 Retired “Justice Studies Professor”, National and International Police Trainer (2000-2014), Executive Director Maine Community Policing Institute.

Police advisor to the Kenyan National Police Reform Commission 2010. Under contract with the U.S. Department of Justice “International Criminal Investigations and Assistance Program (ICITAP”.

Police Advisor to the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines 2011 and Project Manager to the Southern Philippine Development Project (SPLED) (ICITAP).

Interests: American Legion Member, Past Chairman of Board for Shoreline Mental Health Organization (1995-1996), Co-Chair Maine Mental Health Commission (1998), Commission Member, Maine Criminal Justice Commission (1998-2001) 

Past Center Director

Read Rich

Military affiliation and years of Service: 24 years in the United States Navy

Military occupation and specialties: Plane Director, Aircraft Carriers, Aviation Electrician, Helicopter Rescue Aircrewman, Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator, “C” School Instructor, U.S. Navy Recruiter. 

Duty assignment location: Aviation Boatswain Mate’s School, Phila., PA., Seaplane Beach Crew, Corpus Christi, TX., CVA-31, Alameda, CA., San Diego, CA., Aviation Electricians School, Jax., FL., Instructor, FAETUPAC, San Diego, CA., HS-1 Helicopter Training Squadron, Key West, FL., HS-5 Quonset Point, R.I., CVS-39, Quonset Point, R.I.., Recruiting School, Bainbridge, MD., Recruiting Duty, Worcester, MA., VP-26, Brunswick., COMPATWINGSLANT, Brunswick, ME.  

Civilian occupation: ASW Operations Analyst, attached to CPWL, ASA Softball Umpire, NCAA Football Official, AARP Safe Driver Instructor.

Interests: I.E. Hobbies, Service organizations or affiliations of a non-military nature.

PRES., FRA, Chaplain for the American Legion, American Legion Post 20, Chaplain for the Mid-Coast Veterans Council, Director of the Mid-Coast Veterans Resource Center, D.A.V. Chapter 15 and ASA Umpire, Golf, Softball, Skiing, Running. 

VRC Support Staff

Albert Ward-Volunteer

Bob Spearman-Volunteer

Steve Garrett-Volunteer

James Fish-Volunteer

David Fluharty-Volunteer

Jan Smith-Volunteer

Tom Nadeau-Volunteer

Fred Schwab-Volunteer

Edward Davis-Volunteer

Caron Grich-Volunteer

Lee Liggett-Volunteer

Nancy Laffin-Admin Assistant