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About Us

LXX Officers 2019-2020

 

John A. Wester - President 


Gerald I. GI) Olsen - Vice                      President 


Kim R. Staker - Secretary / Quartermaster   


 J. Micheal Seaman - Asst Secretary / QM 


Brent E. Tomlin - Treasurer 


David W. Allen -  Sergeant-At-Arms / Asst Treasurer


Allen Blake Boatright - Chaplain 

2019 SFA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

13 - 18 AUGUST 2019

HOSTED BY CHAPTER LXVIII (68)  SFA
CHARLESTON, WV 25301

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SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION HISTORY MISSION AND ACTIVITIES

 

In June of 1964 the U.S. Army Special Forces Decade Association was founded at FT Bragg, North Carolina by 68 active duty Special Forces personnel, with approval of appropriate military officials. At the time of inception, the 68 charter members desired membership requirements to be ten years service with Special Forces and full Special Forces qualifications; thus, the most exclusive veterans’ organization within the armed forces came into being.

As the Special Forces Legend grew, so did the Association. The Association gained tax exemption under code Sol and incorporated in the State of North Carolina in 1971. The Decade Club became the Decade Association and then in 1976 the Special Forces Association.

Now, in this new millennium, the Special Forces Association is the only fully recognized veterans’ fraternal organization that has exclusive membership qualifications limited to Special Forces qualified personnel and those soldiers who directly supported the Special Forces mission. The wearing of the Green Beret and Crest while in civilian clothes is authorized by the Department of Defense.

The Chapter LXX (Utah) was granted a charter on June 13, 1995 after founding members Jean-Pierre Schroemges, Bill Essex and Dick Veenendaal submitted a formal request for chapter status. Jim Martin was selected as the first president and since that time Chapter LXX has enjoyed steady growth. The Chapter subsequently was granted permanent status after a two-year provisional period on June 12, 1997.
In 2010 Chapter LXX (Utah), after the death of the legendary warrior Don DeVere, became officially the "The CSM Don DeVere Chapter". Don was a career U.S. Army Special Forces Non-Commissioned Officer, serving in the elite Special Operations Units within the 5th Special Forces Group, Airborne in the Republic of South Vietnam. Don retired as a Command Sergeant Major.

Supported by a loyal core of comrades, activities include traditional Christmas dinner, summer and Fall BBQ/Picnic, spring and Autumn Getaways to Mesquite and Wendover, Nevada respectively. Additionally, regular monthly meetings and other activities are held. The chapter provides an honor contingent for fallen comrades, assistance to comrades in distress and their respective families in need, and is involved in other military functions and observances throughout the year.

"The CSM Don DeVere Chapter" holds to the Special Forces Association principles and ideals - We are the Keepers of the flame, the guardians of tradition, active and retired who will never stack arms. We are dedicated to the principles and ideals of the Special Forces Regiment...We are the Special Forces Association

                                                     DE OPPRESSO LIBER 



Events

14 March 2019

Chapter General Meeting - Working Benefits

7pm - 9pm

VFW Post 8307, 1389 N Main Street, Layton, UT 84041-4832

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14 March 2019

Chapter General Meeting - Working Benefits

Guest Speakers Wendy Griffin, VFW VSO with assistant Isabelle. VA Benefits and Disability Applications. Meal is Sloppy Joes! 

7pm - 9pm

VFW Post 8307, 1389 N Main Street, Layton, UT 84041-4832

19-22 April 2019

Spring Get-Away

3pm - 11am

Eureka Hotel and Resort, 275 Mesa Blvd, Mesquite, NV 89207-3204

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19-22 April 2019

Spring Get-Away

Enjoy our gathering at the Eureka Casino and Resort Hotel! 

3pm - 11am

Eureka Hotel and Resort, 275 Mesa Blvd, Mesquite, NV 89207-3204

09 May 2019

General Meeting

7pm - 9pm

FT Douglas Military Museum, 32 Potter Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84113-5046

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09 May 2019

General Meeting

Tentative for FT Douglas Military Museum. May move meeting date and time to Camp Williams to honor SF Memorial gathering.

7pm - 9pm

FT Douglas Military Museum, 32 Potter Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84113-5046

13 June 2019

General Meeting

7pm - 9pm

VFW Post 8307, 1389 N. Main Street, Layton, UT 84041-4832

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13 June 2019

General Meeting

Host: Dave Johnson

7pm - 9pm

VFW Post 8307, 1389 N. Main Street, Layton, UT 84041-4832

06 July 2019 (Saturday)

Annual Summer BBQ - Casa de Henry's

11:30AM - 4:00PM

SunCrest Mountain, Draper, UT

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06 July 2019 (Saturday)

Annual Summer BBQ - Casa de Henry's

 

We are very pleased to announce the details of our upcoming July BBQ! We are holding it at the gorgeous residence of COL Larry and Donita Henry’s home in Draper, UT. Our Sergeant-A-Arms, Dave Allen is procuring two tables and 24 chairs from the FT Douglas Museum to support this event. The set-up team will arrive at 1030 hours. Please plan to arrive between 1100 and noon. The menu will be burgers and brats – meat, condiments, chips, ice,  butane, the Class VI Bar and sodas will be provided by the Officers. The grilling shall commence at 1130 hours – food ready to be served at noon. 

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We would ask that each Chapter Members consider bringing a Potluck (Or, in Ohio – a “carry-in”) of salads, desserts or a side of your choosing. We would also ask for a $5.00 donation from each attendee to offset the meal costs. Also! Bring cash! We shall have our little ol’ SF Store running this day!

Hope to see you all soon and please have a safe, secure and enjoyable 4th of July! 

11:30AM - 4:00PM

SunCrest Mountain, Draper, UT

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Special Forces Charitable Trust (SFCT)

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POC: Kim R. Staker, Chapter LXX Secretary

SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION UT CHAPTER LXX

P.O. Box 292, Midvale, UT, USA

(801) 706-7106