September 20, 2013
* The High Country Chapter (NC21) held a monthly meeting along with their annual installation of new officers on September 20, 2013 in the Club-Level Suite, Athletic Center Complex on the Appalachian State University campus overlooking the stadium.
* The 2014 slate of officers for the High Country is shown (pictured L to R): COL John Alley, USA, LTC Gunther Doerr, USA, Maj Dinah Pinney, USAF, LTC Dave Garvin, USA, LtCol George Brudzinski, USMC and CAPT Fred Schmitt, USCG.
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COL Jeri Graham, USA, North Carolina Council of Chapters 1st VP and next President, was the guest speaker for the evening and administered the oath of office to the new officers.
Before the ceremony, Chapter President, LtCol George Brudzinski presented a $500 check to the Watauga High School Principal, Marshall Gasperson (2nd from left), to support their newly established USMC Junior ROTC program. Also pictured (L to R) are Col Dennis Ray, USMC, LtCol Jerry Harper, USMC and LtCol Brudzinski.
President Brudzinski presents a certificate of appreciation to Chapter Secretary, LTC Dave Garvin, USA, for long-standing support to the chapter.
COL Graham presented a certificate and an American flag that was flown over a base in Afghanistan to the Chapter's USMC officers (L to R), Capt Doug May, Col Dennis Ray, LtCol Jerry Harper and LtCol Brudzinski, which was in turn given to LtCol Harper to recognize the collaborative support the High Country Chapter will have with the JROTC program at the Watauga High School.