BG William W. Alexander, Jr., VA ’64
Brigadier General William W. Alexander. Jr. is a native of Waynesboro, Virginia and is a 1964 graduate of Fishburne Military School. He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1968 and received his commission through the ROTC program. His assignments included a tour in Vietnam as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in C Troop. I st Squadron, 1 st Cavalry Regiment, 23rd lnfantry Division; OIC of the 82d Airborne Division Recondo School, Fort Bragg. NC; Commander, Combat Support Company, 2/81 Armor and S-3, 2/81 Armor,2d Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Erlangen, Germany; aide-de-camp to the Deputy Commander VII Corps, Stuttgart, Germany; Director of Training, IIN Truce Supervisory Organization (Israel), Jerusalem; Executive Officer, 2d Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment. S-3, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bliss. TX; Commander, Combat Support Battalion, Berlin Brigade; G-3 of the 3d Armored Division; G-3 of V Corps. Frankfurt Germany; Deputy Chief of Staff V Corps. Frankfurt, Germany; Commander, 1 03d Area Support Group, Frankfurt. Germany; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, HQ USAREUR. He holds a Master degree in Middle East Studies from the University of Kansas and is a graduate of the Armor Officer Advanced Course, Foreign Area Officers Course, the Army Command and General Staff College and is a 1987 graduate of the United States Army War College. His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Bronze Star with “V” Device, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal. and Army Commendation Medal. Additionally, he holds a Parachutists Badge and the Ranger Tab. BG Alexander retired with nearly 30 years of service in December 1997 and became the Director of Development at Fishburne Military School in June 1998. In February 2004, he assumed the position as President and Superintendent of the school. On August 17,2006, Fishburne Military School was formally inducted into the Virginia Militia and Colonel Alexander was promoted to Brigadier General in the Militia. BG Alexander serves on the Board of Directors of the following organizations: the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States, where he served as President in 2008-2009; the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Vice President; and the Maude Foundation, established to reward young Army soldiers who are transitioning from enlisted to officer rank: – named after Lieutenant General Timothy Maude, the senior officer killed in the September 11, 204I, attack on the Pentagon. He is past President of the Waynesboro Historical Commission. BG Alexander retired as the 9th Superintendent of Fishburne Military School on 31 October 2008. BG Alexander is married to the former Ms. Hannelore Brigitte Keller of Berlin, Germany.
CAPT Charles E. Biele, Jr., USN (Ret.) ’53
Upon graduating from FMS in 1953 and winning an Honor Military School competitive appointment, CAPT Biele entered the U.S. Naval Academy and after graduation in 1957 began a 30 year naval career. He served in several destroyers and received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. He then entered the nuclear submarine program serving on both nuclear attack submarines and ballistic missile submarines, including four years as Commanding Officer of the ballistic missile submarine USS VON STEUBEN (SSBN-632). Staff assignments in Norfolk and Washington DC followed his years at sea, including three years as Deputy Director and Director of Navy Laboratories. After retiring from the Navy in June 1987, CAPT Biele joined TASC, a small technology firm that was later acquired by Northrop Grumman and spent the next 17 years as a Program Manager for multiple major programs for a U.S. Government customer. Since retiring in 2004, he enjoys volunteer work and world travel. He and his wife Nancy live in Fairfax Station, VA. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Edward H. Clement ’51
John Crosby ’61
After graduating from Fishburne Military School, John volunteered for the U.S. Army; then completed undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Maryland, with additional study at Old Dominion, George Washington, MIT, UVA, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. His ongoing professional career spans over fifty years; concentrating in the fields of metropolitan transportation and land use planning, and retail and industrial location analysis. At the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, John served as the principal transportation planner for sixteen jurisdictions from Williamsburg to the North Carolina border.
John is a member of the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Regional Science Association, and the Urban Regional Information Systems Association. John served on the state chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) and was a founding member of the Bill Wills Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Southeastern Virginia. John and wife Karen are members of a Methodist church in Charlottesville but also attend services at their old church in Chesapeake. John moved to Charlottesville in 2006; and has been an active civic club member in his Key West community.
John will be forever grateful to his late Waynesboro aunt, Krispy Wolke, for encouraging the Charlottesville move, and for supporting his lifelong interest in Fishburne Military School. John has been an active FMS alumnus for over fifty years; was privileged to serve on the Board of Visitors under Chairman Daniel H. McKinney,’47, and is privileged to be a Trustee.
Elizabeth A. Green, Esq.
Elizabeth Green is a partner at the national law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP, where she is National Chair of the Bankruptcy , Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights group and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee. Ms Green is a graduate of the New College of Florida and of the University of Florida Levin College of law where she earned the Order of the Coif and now serves as an adjunct professor. Two of her sons graduated from Fishburne in 2013 where her son Colin was XO.
Lt Col Edward W. Jackson, Jr., USAF (Ret.) ’58
After graduating from Fishburne in 1958, Bill earned a BS with a major in Industrial Management from Florida State University. Upon graduation he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF. Flight school immediately followed and he was awarded pilot wings in June 1964.
While in flight school he married Sally Gray of Winter Park Florida. He flew C-130 aircraft in the US and Southeast Asia. During 21 year of service he was stationed in Lubbock, TX; Smyrna, TN; Lockbourne, OH; Naha, Okinawa; Montgomery , AL; Clark AB, Philippines; Belleville, IL; Warner Robins, GA and Wichita Falls, TX. Bill earned his MBA at Auburn University and was invited back on the faculty as an adjunct professor in Economics while living in Montgomery, AL. He retired from the Air Force in 1984 as a Lt. Colonel with over 1,200 hours of combat flying time and 77 missions over North Vietnam. After retirement he was a financial planner and then ended up in the asphalt industry as a partner in a used equipment brokerage company.
Bill retired for good in January 2007 and lives in a rural setting in Groveland, Florida. He is still married to Sally after 52 years and she is the love of his life. They have both a daughter and a son and five grandchildren. Bill made Jesus Lord of his life while stationed in the Philippines and remains active in Church leadership and activities. He is Fishburne class agent for ’58 and a Trustee. Hosting Florida socials for Fishburne has led to renewed friendships and new acquaintances. He and Sally are enjoying their retirement by traveling and being “Papa and Nana”.
Joseph M. Johnson, Jr. ’71
Mr. Joe Johnson, class of 1971, is the IT specialist for a behavioral health hospital in Raleigh. He is in his third career. Mr. Johnson retired after 22 years in public safety and law enforcement, including 12 years as police and public safety director at two campuses of the University of North Carolina system. He spent ten years in customer service management at three large hotels before beginning his career in Information technology. Mr. Johnson served in volunteer leadership roles with the American Society for Industrial Security, the North Carolina Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts. He was a CPR Instructor for the American Red Cross. Within his church, served as a trustee, bible study leader and a youth ministry volunteer.
Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the North Carolina Public Manager Program. He was a member of the Board of Visitors at Fishburne, before his election to the Board of Trustees in 2013. Joe is married to Sue Price Johnson. They have three adult daughters and reside in Raleigh, NC.
Dr. Robert C. Miller
Robert C. (Bob) Miller is a native of Asheville, NC. Dr. Miller graduated from the University of North Carolina/Asheville and holds a Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Education from the Curry School of the University of Virginia.
Professionally, Dr. Miller served from 1970-96 at Fishburne Military School as teacher, coach, athletic director, guidance director, headmaster and, from 1986-96, as superintendent. From 1997 until retirement in 2013 he served as dean at Fork Union Military Academy. Currently, he is administrative coordinator for the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association.
Dr. Miller has served as a director of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, Virginia Council for Private Education, Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association, Virginia Academic Decathlon, Waynesboro YMCA, Waynesboro/Augusta United Way and Fishburne Military School.
Dr. Miller resides in Waynesboro, is married, and has one daughter.
Edward C. Moroney, III ’73
Edward (Ted) C. Moroney, III graduated from FMS in 1973 as Salutatorian and “A” Company Commander and cum laude from Norwich University with a BA in Government.
He has been Chairman and CEO of Superior Foundation, Inc. located in Vienna, Virginia, from 1984 to present. He was a founding member and Director in 1992 of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors, served as the organization’s President from 1992 to 2004 and continues as a director today. After 9/11, served as ADSC Coordinator of the ADSC/Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Task Force I Urban Search and Rescue Group from 2001 to 2004.
He has served on multiple task force/committees in the community of Ocean Pines, MD and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Fishburne-Hudgins Educational Foundation from 1992 to present. He served as President of the Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2014.
He and his wife Sue reside in Derwood, Maryland and have one son, Mike, a 2006 FMS graduate, and one granddaughter, Allison.
N. Douglas Payne ’84
Douglas Payne is senior level marketing executive who has worked in the field of advertising and communications for more than 25 years. Throughout his career, Doug has worked with and for a variety of companies, agencies, nonprofits and trade associations. His specialties include increasing organizational visibility, market share and driving revenue growth. Doug has worked directly with top national brands such as Coca-Cola, ATT, GE, Rubbermaid and Stihl, and regional brands such as The Trust Company of Virginia, the Virginia Lottery and Kings Dominion.
Doug is a graduate of Fishburne Military School and Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. Doug has also served on boards for a variety of civic and historic preservation societies. Since 1994 he has made Richmond, Virginia, his home where has raised a family.
R. Keith Shackleford, Esq. ’88
Mr. R. Keith Shackleford is a member at Warren, Shackleford & Thomas PLLC, a law firm in Wake Forest, North Carolina. After graduating from Fishburne Military School, he attended college and law school at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mr. Shackleford’s legal career has been largely in the practice areas of civil litigation, personal injury and criminal law. He currently focuses on estate planning, probate administration and civil litigation. He has served as a trustee for Wake Technical and Community College, a director for the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce, a member of the unit board for Wake Forest Boys & Girl Club, a board member of the Banks Kerr YMCA and a director of the Wake County Bar Association.
Col David C. Stamm, USAF (Ret.) ’67
After graduating from Fishburne Military School in 1967, Col Stamm attended The Citadel, graduating in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Air Force. He continued with his academic education through his 25-year active duty Air Force career, earning a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Webster University in 1981, a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Air War College in 1986, and a Master’s degree in Acquisition Management from the Defense Systems Management College in 1988. Col Stamm’s Air Force career covered command positions in 4 diverse operational and support squadrons, research and development assignments at Wing level (Air Force Wright Laboratories) and acquisition leadership and management roles at Wing, Intermediate Headquarters and Center levels. Weapons systems he helped develop and produce included intercontinental ballistic missiles, aircraft, air-launched missiles, and command, control & communications programs. His assignments included Grissom AFB, IN, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Brooks AFB, TX, a remote operational site in Egypt, Norton AFB, CA, Andrews AFB, MD, The Pentagon and Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, and the Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters. Subsequent to his retirement Col Stamm spent seventeen years in leadership and senior analyst roles with 4 Department of Defense contractors.
Richard K. Tiemann ’70
Derrick E. Weaver ’99
After graduating from Fishburne Military School in 1999, Derrick went on to earn multiple degrees in the field of Information Technology, including an Associate of Applied Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from ECPI University as well as a Master of Information Technology degree from Virginia Tech. He has over a decade of experience as a software developer and is currently a Software Development Manager at CACI International, Inc.
Derrick has been a staunch supporter of Fishburne since the day he graduated. He has provided invaluable guidance and oversight throughout major IT projects in the past few years, and before joining the Board of Trustees in 2014, he was the Past President of the Fishburne Military School Alumni Association.
Derrick lives in Stuarts Draft, Virginia, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children, Benjamin and Cadence. Benjamin is now a cadet at Fishburne and will graduate with the class of 2020.