Board of Directors

Thomas Metzger

Thomas Metzger

President
tmetzge@aol.com
215-266-9404
  • Enlisted into the Navy November 1988; assigned to Ship Replacement Unit 104 Oliver Hazard Perry FFG7
  • Attended Advanced Pay Grade School, New Orleans, LA 1990
  • Assigned to PERSMOBTEAM 1991 and mobilized for Desert Shield/Desert Storm reporting to COMSC HQ Washington, DC
  • Assigned to USS Bowen FFT 1079 1992 Norfolk, VA later changed to homeport Staten Island, NY. Received Sailor of the Quarter award for REDCOM IV for Superior Performance while underway
  • Navy Regional Contracting Center, Naples, IT (2 tours) and Bahrain, UAE as a Contract Specialist in 1994
  • Supply Support Battalion 2, Newport, RI Det Ft supported: Special Operations Command Stuttgart, Germany; participated in ELLISPE Bravo 2000; Operation TANDUM THRUST 01 Rockhampton, Australia; NAS Rota Spain (4 tours); Fleet Mail Center Guantanomo Bay Cuba
  • Cargo Handling Battalion 8, Ft Dix NJ 2002; completed various ammo handling and basic cargo courses then assigned as Marshalling Yard Supervisor
  • Defense Logistics Agency Supply Center Philadelphia, supporting Command and Control Center 2004. While assigned there advanced to Battle Captain and supported the following: Hurricanes Katrina/Rita 2005; Ardent Sentry 07 and Positive Force 07 2007; Vigilant Shield 08, Positive Response 08, Global Lightening, NLE 08, Ardent Sentry 08, Hurricanes Ike/Gustave 2008; Operation Unified Response Haiti Relief 2010
  • During his Navy career, he earned: Joint Service Achievement Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards); Navy Meritorious Service Medal (6 awards); National Defense Medal (2 awards); Southwest Asia Medal (w/Bronze Star); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal; Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/M Device and silver hourglass device); Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation; Navy Unit Commendation; Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service (3 awards); Sharpshooter Rifle; Sharpshooter Pistol
Bill Rorer

Bill Rorer

Vice President
billrorer@yahoo.com
215-879-7782
  • President Emeritus Navy League Philadelphia Council
  • Treasurer Emeritus Navy League Philadelphia Council
  • Chairman Coast Guard Committee Navy League Philadelphia Council
  • Commissioning Committee Member USS John P. Murtha LPD 26
  • Retired Biotech Executive
Dana Dawson

Dana Dawson

Treasurer
phillynavyleague2@gmail.com
215-407-6129
  • Currently serves as the Navy Federal Credit Union Branch Manager in Willow Grove
  • Began her career in June 1991 & was promoted to her present position in January 2001
  • When Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove closed in 2011, Dana relocated her branch down the street in Horsham.
  • She is married to Lee and has two sons, Michael and Chris
Sherri R. Jones

Sherri R. Jones

Executive Director
edphillynavyleague@gmail.com
215-431-9108
  • Served for more than 18 years in the Navy Reserves. Mobilized in support of Operation Desert Sheild/Desert Storm (1990-1991)
  • Held numerous jobs while moving around during her husband’s active duty Navy service: Assistant Editor, Naval Aviation News magazine, Washington DC; Administrator for the 75 th Anniversary of  Naval Aviation Executive Staff, Washington, DC; Graphic Artist, Thrifty Nickel, Dallas, TX; Office Manager/Graphic Artist, Bargains Plus, Slidell, LA; Business Education Developer, HazTrain, LaPlata, MD.
  • Served as the Public Affairs Officer at NAS JRB Willow Grove thru its closure in 2011. Upon her retirement she earned one of the highest civilian awards – the DoD Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
  • Currently, she is the Administrator and Special Project Officer for a commercial real estate brokerage firm in Philadelphia.
  • Serves as the Community Relations Coordinator for the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Association
  • Served as the Community Relations Coordinator for both the USS Somerset and USS Murtha’s commissioning’s held in Philadelphia.
  • Served four years on Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick’s Veterans Committee
Tom Lamaine

Tom Lamaine

Tjlamaine@aol.com
  • Over 40 years experience as a sportscaster and on-air meteorologist on Philadelphia television.
  • Earned his bachelors degree from Fordham University and a Masters from Drexel.
  • Joined the Navy and attended Aviation Officers Candidates School in Pensacola where he earned his wings as a Navy carrier fighter pilot during the Vietnam era.
  • Tom is a champion western rider with his horse Sky King.
  • A native of Atlantic City, he is chairman of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Committee, Executive Board member of the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association, Executive Board member of the Atlantic City Waterfront Foundation, Vice President of Atlantic City’s First Ward and is a consultant for emergency management offices in the area.
Patrick Pang

Patrick Pang

  • Life Member of the Navy League of the United States.
  • Has served in numerous local and national offices including Area President, Region President, Chair of Region President Working Group, Chair of Information Technology Committee, Trustee for the Navy League Foundation, Governance Committee, Communications Committee, Scholarship Committee, Council Awards Committee, and Legislative Affairs Committee.
  • Currently the Assistant National Corporate Secretary and Co-Chair of the Bylaws Committee.
  • An avid runner, he participated in the Coast Guard 5K and 10K, the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, and the Marine Corps Marathon.
Jack Lieberman

Jack Lieberman

jacklieberman8104@comcast.net
(215) 287-4311
  • Graduated from Villanova University (1965) and Loyola University (1971)
  • Served in the US Navy from 1963 until he retired in 1991 reaching the rank of Captain
  • Received the Legion of Merit from the Chapel of the Four Chaplains

Lynne Edwards

  • Has served the Philadelphia hospitality industry for decades.
  • Was Director for Sales for the historic and elegant Warwick Hotel for 25 years.
  • Currently works for Korman Communities and has held management positions at numerous Korman properties; currently is the Business Development Manager at The Franklin Residences (formerly The Benjamin Franklin Hotel).
  • Lynne and her husband, retired Navy Commander Michael Seider reside in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Her daughter Caroline is a Naval Officer serving on active duty.
Terry Williamson

Terry Williamson

  • President of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
  • Recipient of the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Semper Fi Award
  • Former journalist and Communications executive in the public and private sector, including stints with former PA Gov Dick Thornburgh, former Philadelphia DA Ronald D. Castille and as chief communications officer with PJM Interconnection.
  • USMC infantry officer in Vietnam, reaching the rank of Captain.
Bruce Hulick

Bruce Hulick

  • Colonel Bruce Hulick, USMC(Ret) served in the Marine Corps for over 30 years.
  • Commanded an F-18 squadron, a combined expeditionary group and at a Marine Corps Air Station
  • Upon retirement, he was Vice President for a commercial real estate company and then moved on to be a defense contractor for various projects.
  • For several years he served as CEO of a Philadelphia non-profit organization and then founded a consulting firm business that he later sold to a large accounting firm. He still provide consulting services for businesses.
  • He also served on the faculty of Villanova University and the University of Penn.
  • Graduated with his Bachelors of Science from Penn State University and his Masters from the Naval War College.
John Pilat

John Pilat

j.pilat@comcast.net
267-218-0749
  • Graduated from Montclair High School (New Jersey)
  • Joined the US Navy in 1976 through to 1981
  • Served onboard the USS Independence (CV 62) M&B Division
  • Employed by Merck Inc from 1999 to 2013
  • Employed by St Joseph University (Power Plant Foreman)
  • Active Veterans Diversity Group Member 2015-present
Steve Malloy

Steve Malloy

Malloysa@hotmail.com
610-220-5316
  • Works for Lockheed Martin, since May 2008.
  • Retired US Navy Captain
  • Naval Aviator (Helicopter Pilot)
  • Graduate of the University of Notre Dame
  • Native of the Delaware Valley

Wayne Miller

wmiller528@ptd.net
610-420-1125
  • Served in the Navy for over seven years
  • Member of the Philadelphia Navy League for more than 20 years
  • Held numerous positions in the Sea Cadet program culminating as the Regional Director before turning over the reins after 28 years
  • Wayne is married to Florence and has four children, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild
Christopher L. Baker, Jr.

Christopher L. Baker, Jr.

bostonclb7@gmail.com
215-651-6394
  • Retired Colonel USMCR
  • Have been stationed with: 1st Bn 7th Marines; 1 Bn 5th Marines; 7th Engineers: Special Mission Central America; Executive Officer USS Little Rock CG-4; OIC 6th Fleet Military Police; (OSO) Recruiting Dep Commander, 4th MC Director of the Southwest Asia Training Group (Desert Shield/Storm); trained 18,000 Marines, Sailors, & Civilians; Acting Dir of II Marine Expeditionary Force War Game Center; Exercise Director of “Cooperative Osprey” a NATO exercise involving 13 former Eastern Block countries & 3 NATO Districtd; Staff of Gen. Peter Pace’s Staff, Marine Forces Atlantic G-3 Operations & G-8 Business Reform; many selection & promotion boards;Staff Member of Reserve Component Naval War College & National Defense University; part of Special Operations Training Group II MEF training troops in Cold Weather, Arctic & Desert.
  • Education: BS & BA Boston College; MBA The Wharton School
  • Military Education: Amphibious Warfare School; Command & Staff; Naval Warfare Courses; Jungle Warfare School; Airborne School: Combat Dive Course, and other courses pertain to the billets and duties performed
  • Daughter: Madison Victoria Baker
Ron Kohl

Ron Kohl

NLUSONE@aol.com
610-517-8937
  • 20 year member of the Philly Council NLUS
  • Past President / CEO of DHS Corp.
  • Past Senior VP of Quaker State Mortgage Corp.
  • Past VP of Operations for the Philly Council NLUS.
  • Past Mktg. VP with Wilmott Breeden Intlernational.