Jerry Davis : President

Jerry Davis

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Jerry served 30 years in the active Army as an optometrist and retired in 2000.  He and his wife, Joanna, moved to Daphne in 2004 and he was involved in the organizing activities that lead to the Baldwin County Satellite to the South Alabama Chapter of MOAA and has served as the POC and eventually president of this group since its original organizing meetings in March of 2012.

President's Monthly Message

1st Vice President

Frank Connell : 1st Vice President

Frank Connell

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Frank, a graduate of Fairhope HS and the Uni of Alabama was commissioned a 2nd Lt upon graduation. Also graduated with a Masters in Economics from Uni of Richmond. During his 20 plus years of active duty he served two tours each in Vietnam, Germany and Thailand. His various logistics duties include unit command, advisor, instructor and staff officer at both Army and Joint commands. Upon retiring as a Lt. Colonel, he worked as a logistics engineer for defense contractors in both Virginia and Colorado. Following his 2nd retirement Frank and Elvira, his wife of over 57 years settled in Fairhope. Frank joined the organizing group in 2012 and eventually Treasurer of the new MOAA chapter in Baldwin County.

2nd Vice President

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Legislative Liaison

Sid Vogel : Legislative Liaison

Sid Vogel

Colonel W. Sid Vogel, U.S. Army (Retired) spent a career as an Engineer Officer and  a Latin American Specialist in the U.S. Army.  He was selected as an Olmsted Scholar and has graduate degrees from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Stanford University.  He served on the personal staff of the Southern Command Commander during Operation Just Cause in Panama, and Commanded a Combat Engineer Battalion in Operation Desert Storm.  His final Command was the Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Colonel Vogel started and served as  the President of Asplundh Environmental Services, Inc. and performed environmental clean-up and construction throughout the US, Latin America, the Mid-East and Asia.


Sid Vogel : Secretary

Sid Vogel

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Dennis Koppersmith : Treasurer

Dennis Koppersmith

Dennis is a native of Fairhope, AL and graduated from Fairhope High School in 1971. He then attended Troy State University and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in education. In JAN 81 he enlisted in the AL ARNG and in JUN 82 earned his commission through the Alabama Military Academy OCS program as a 2nd LT Armor Officer. He then began a career serving primarily in the 31st Separate Armor Brigade. He duties included: platoon leader E Troop 31st Cavalry, Commander E Troop, 31st Cavalry, Commander B/1/167 Infantry, S2 31st Armor Brigade, Commander 1/131 AR BN. In 2004 he was called to active duty in support of Operation Noble Eagle and was assigned to Joint Force Headquarters-Homeland Security, Norfolk Navy Base, Norfolk, VA and then to Joint Task Force-Civil Support, Ft. Monroe, VA. At these joint units he worked in J2 /J3 operations. After completing this year of active duty Dennis returned to the AL ARNG and retired as a LTC with 24 years of service.
While serving in the ARNG Dennis was employed with Riviera Utilities, Daphne, AL. He was an electrical utility lineman and supervisor and retired in SEP 13 after 37 years of work. Dennis and his wife, Lori, live in Fairhope and have two sons and one grandson.


Jerry Morrison : Director1

Jerry Morrison

Jerry W. Morrison served in the U.S. Army Reserve for over 20 years retiring as a Civil Affairs Officer.  His concurrent career was in banking retiring as a C.E.O.  Jerry and his wife, Linda. own a real estate development company.  They are the proud parents of two lovely daughters and two wonderful grandchildren. Jerry appreciates the opportunity to serve as an officer and director for the Baldwin County Chapter of MOAA.


Jim Parnell (Roster Management) : Director2

Jim Parnell (Roster Management)



Elenor Parker : Director3

Elenor Parker



Jim Wallace : Director4      

Jim Wallace



Ken Cooper : Webmaster

Ken Cooper

Ken was commissioned from Uni .Ala. ROTC in 1964 and entered active duty in 1970. He served as an aerospace engineer on the lifting body project and the SR-71 until 1972. He served in the USAR from 1972 until 1992 as a S4 in a CA Group, Commander 410th Smoke Generator Co., Director of Mobilization for the 81st ARCOM (GA and FL) and as G6 for the 1st COSCOM in Desert Storm. In 1992 he entered the GA ARNG and in 1995 the KY ARNG as a CW2. He retired in 1999 as a LtCol. He was in academia for 24 years and worked for Oracle Corp for 18 years. He and his wife, Patricia retired to Fairhope in 2007.


Brenda Wallace : Publicity

Brenda Wallace


Special Projects

Jack Gifford : Special Projects

Jack Gifford