Board of Directors

Paula Sarlls

Paula Sarlls, President

Paula Sarlls served in USMC ’67-’71 as an air controller at Quantico, VA MCAS. Paula worked for over 30 years for the VA, IRS, US Customs Service and DHS, and retired 2004 with numerous awards. The programs she created have been used nationally for decades. Her enforcement operations resulted in the seizure of over $1 million in illegal merchandise.

Paula owned two businesses, PS Tax Service and P & T Candles. She is a veterans advocate, President of the Women Marines Association CO-1 and former national President ( '05 – '08). She is a member of the Marine Corps League, US Marine Corps Memorial Association, Aurora Defense Council, United Veterans Committee of Colorado, American Legion, and is Secretary of the Colorado Freedom Memorial Foundation, and Honorary Commander of 140th Wing – Colorado Air National Guard '15 – '16.

She received the Colorado Veteran Volunteer of the Year in 2015 and many other awards including the CMP Patriot Award in 2013.

She is a widowed mother of one daughter.


Dean Glorso, Vice President

Dean Glorso served two years active duty in the United State Marine Corps, from May 1968 to April 1970, with one year service with the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in DaNang, Vietnam. He finished his active duty as a Legal Clerk with Regimental Legal, Camp Pendleton, California. He received an Honorable Discharge for his 6 year military obligation in April 1974.

Dean is a semi-retired land surveyor, and owner/manager of Glorso Mapping Services, LLC and has maintained his Registration in Colorado since 1979. He has also designed and built golf courses. Dean has also won awards both as a poet an oil painter. He has participated in the Veteran's Administration, Creative Arts Program in 2016 and 2017. His oil paintings can be viewed at the Main Street Gallery, Brighton, and on First Fridays at The VFW – Post One in the Denver Arts Santa Fe District at 841 Santa Fe Drive, Denver.

Dean and his wife Joyce have made their residence in Brighton, Colorado since 2008. Together they have 5 daughters, 5 grand-daughters, and 2 grand-sons.

David Bernard

David Bernard, Engineer Liaison

David commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1999 from the NROTC program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. From 2000-2004, David served as an Air Support Control Officer in Marine Air Support Squadron 2 (MASS-2), in Okinawa and MASS-3 in California. This included exercises in the Philippines, Hawaii and Spain. In 2003 David served with MASS-1 as part of Task Force Tarawa during the invasion of Iraq.

After 2004 David moved to Colorado where he attended the Colorado School of Mines and became a member of the Foothills Detachment 469 of the Marine Corps League and a member of the Marine Memorial Association.

David joined the Marine Memorial Foundation in 2017 with the goal of ensuring that the Memorial remains dedicated to all Marines and that the planned renovations are practical and sustainable.

David currently resides in Westminster, Colorado with his wife Debi and son Zander.

Mary Eckhout

Mary Eckhout, Secretary/Bookkeeper

Mary is the wife of a US Marine veteran, and the mother of a US Marine. She's a business owner, bookkeeper, and member of the US Marine Corps Memorial Association, USMC Memorial Foundation, Women Marines Association CO1. She is National Secretary/Treasurer of the US Veterans Riding Club, and has held numerous offices in the Young Marine Organization.


Barry Georgopulos, Senior Advisor

Barry Georgopulos, retired from the US Marine Corps as a Master Sergeant. He has been director and treasurer of the Marine Memorial Association for the first ten years of its existence, and remains lifetime director. He has been Honorary Past National Commandant of the Marine Corps League (2007) and Marine Corps League National Marine of the Year (1999). Barry is also a retired master instructor at the Postal Service Management Academy in Potomac, MD.

Robert Buckley

Robert Buckley, Treasurer

Robert enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 19. He served 4 Year’s of Active Duty between Kaneohe Bay Hawaii and Camp Lejune in North Carolina. Following his Honorable Discharge from the Marines in 2001 he moved to Arizona to pursue a Technical Degree in HVAC at UTI.

He re-enlisted in the Marine Reserves from 2002-2003 and decided to transfer his service to the Army National Guard as a Engineer in 2003. He remained in the National Guard for approximately 8 1/2 Year’s, also completing one tour of duty in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006-2007. He again was Medically Honorably Discharged in 2010.

Robert now lives as a civilian in Aurora, CO with his family. He currently works as a Fork Lift Technician and spends his free time volunteering with his wife with the Buckley Field Young Marines. He enjoys a variety of hobbies to include shooting, reloading ammunition, photography and Off-Roading among many others.

Tom Krueger

Tom Krueger, USMC Memorial Association President

Tom Krueger enlisted in the Marine Corps in his Senior year of high school in 1976 and served until 2000. His career included time as an instructor at the Motor Transport School, a Drill Instructor, a Motor Transport Chief, meritorious promotions to PFC and later to Staff Sergeant, deployments on numerous operations with the 2nd LAV Battalion, deployments with 1st Battalion 2nd Marines to the Mediterranean and to Somalia, running of the Incidental Drivers School, and promotion to Gunnery Sergeant. He formally retired at Camp Pendleton, CA in February 2000.

Colorado Department

Current Commandant Marine Corps League Department of Colorado

Donald Davis

Donald Davis, Colonel, USMC (R)

Colonel Davis was born on February 24, 1968 in Dover, New Jersey. He graduated from Dover High School in June 1986; subsequently attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York; received the Bachelor of Science degree/ Management; was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in May 1990.

Upon completion of Basic school, he was temporarily assigned as supply officer (rear) Headquarters Battalion, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, from January 1991 to March 1991. He then attended Ground Supply Officer's Course 1-91, graduating in June 1991, with subsequent assignment to 1st Battalion, 2d Marines, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune. He served with 1/2 from June 1991 to February 1994 as the Battalion Supply Officer. While with 1/2, he deployed with the Unit Deployment Program and with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable). From February 1994 to March 1996, 1stLt Davis served as the Supply Officer, Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. Captain Davis then deployed overseas as the Supply Officer, Combat Service Support Detachment 36, Iwakuni, Japan, serving from March 1996 to June 1999. During his tour he was selected to attend the Amphibious Warfare School, Quantico, VA; he graduated in May 2000.From May 2000 to August 2002, Major Davis was assigned to Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, VA, serving in a variety of command and staff billets. He served as the Commanding Officer of Training and Education Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, from May 2000 to August 2001; as a liaison officer for the Interservice Training Branch, Training Command; and as the Staff Secretary for Training Command. Before assignment to Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Class of 2003, he was assigned as Commanding Officer, Echo Company, Officer Candidate School. Upon completion of Command and Staff College, Major Davis assumed command of Combat Service Support Detachment 21, 2nd Force Service Support Group, Cherry Point, NC, from July 2003 to July 2005. He then assumed duties as the Material Readiness Officer for II Marine Expeditionary Force and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 04-06.2). In June 2006, LtCol Davis assumed command of 2d Supply Battalion, 2d Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune, NC serving through May 2008. During this period, he deployed with the battalion to Iraq as the general support logistics battalion for OIF 06-08. Following Command, LtCol Davis was assigned to Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps as the Branch Head for the Plans and Programs Section of Manpower Management Officer Assignments. During this tour he was selected to attend the Marine Corps War College, Quantico VA, graduating in June 2011. He then assumed duties as the Operations Director for Marine Corps Logistics Command and deployed to Afghanistan as the Commanding Officer for Marine Corps Logistics Command Forward. Upon return in 2012, Colonel Davis assumed command of Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany Georgia where he served for three years. After relinquishing command, he assumed duties as the J53 Chief of NORAD-NORTHCOM Theater Strategy and Campaign Plans Division serving until his retirement in July of 2017. He is currently serving as the Jefferson County Manager. Colonel Davis is a graduate of the Advanced Logistics Officers Course and the Marine Corps Logistics Education Program at Penn State. He holds two Master's Degrees; one in Public Administration from Webster University, graduating with high honors in March 1996 and a second Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps War College. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with three stars, Navy Commendation Medal with one star, Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation with one star , Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation with one star, National Defense Service Medal with one star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with four stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with seven stars, United Nations Medal, NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. Colonel Davis retired July 1st, 2017 and is currently serving as the Jefferson County Manager. He is married to the former Becky Tuttle of Lowville, NY for 27 years, and they have been blessed with four children; Kaitlyn (25), Mackenzie (23), Jack (16), and Luke (14).

James E Livingston

James E Livingston, Major General, USMC (R), Honorary Board Member

Major General James E. Livingston retired on September 1, 1995 following over 33 continuous years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. His last assignment was the Commander of the Marine Forces Reserve in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in June 1962, following graduation from Auburn University. Early assignments included service as a Platoon Commander, Intelligence Officer, and as a Recruit Training Regiment Series Commander.

Promoted to Captain in June 1966, General Livingston served as the Commanding Officer of the Marine detachment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp, before joining the 3rd Marine Division (Reinforced) in the Republic of Vietnam in August 1967.

On May 2, 1968, while serving as the Commanding Officer, Company E, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, he distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty in action against enemy forces and received the Congressional Medal of Honor.

After his second tour in Vietnam, General Livingston served as an instructor at the Army’s Infantry School, Director of Division Schools for the 1st Marine Division, and, later, as the S-3 for 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. In March 1975, he returned to Vietnam and served as the Operations Officer for the Vietnam evacuation operations which included Operation “Frequent Wind”, the evacuation of Saigon.

He then commanded the Marine Barracks, United Kingdom, London, and served as the Commanding Officer, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, then as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. During this period, he earned a master’s degree in Management from Webster University. General Livingston then served with the 2d Marine Division and commanded the 6th Marines before joining the Joint U. S. Assistance Group in the Republic of the Philippines.

Following advancement to Brigadier General on June 10, 1988, he served as Deputy Director for Operations at the National Military Command Center in Washington, D.C. During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, General Livingston commanded the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, California, and developed the Desert Warfare Training Program. After commanding the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, he was advanced to Major General on July 8, 1991 and assumed command of the 4th Marine Division (Reinforced). In July 1992 he assumed command of the newly created Marine Reserve Force, and continued through its reorganization in October 1994 with its new title, Marine Forces Reserve.

Major General Livingston is a native of Towns, Georgia. He is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Air War College. His decorations include the Medal of Honor; Distinguished Service Medal; Silver Star Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal; Bronze Star Medal, with Combat “V”; Purple Heart, Third Award; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal, Second Award; Navy Commendation Medal, with Combat “V”; Combat Action ribbon, Second Award; and various other service and foreign decorations. He is also a qualified military parachutist.

Major General Livingston retired from the Marine Corps in 1995. In retirement he served as a Board Member and Chairman of the National World War II Museum Foundation in New Orleans, Board Member of First Bank & Trust, New Orleans, Bank of Amite, Amite, LA, and Columbus Data, Dallas, TX, an ATM processing company where he was also a minority owner.

Major General Livingston is married to the former Sara Craft, a graduate of the University of South Carolina. They have two daughters, Kimberly and Melissa. Kimberly, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Medical University of South Carolina is a MOHS Surgeon in a private practice in Denver, Colorado. Melissa is a graduate of Tulane University, New Orleans, and holds a Master in Public Administration degree from Villanova University in Pennsylvania.


Orson Swindle, Lt Colonel, USMC (R), Honorary Board Member

Orson Swindle, is a retired USMC fighter pilot with over 200 missions in Southeast Asia. He was shot down 11/11/66 over NVN, captured, and spent over six years as a POW in Hanoi. His military decorations include two silver stars among others. After retiring as a Lt Colonel, Orson served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan Administration, and as a commissioner on Federal Trade Commission (1997-2005). He lives in Morrison, Colorado.

Burrell H. Landes Jr.

Burrell H. Landes Jr., Colonel, USMC (R), Honorary Board Member

Burrell H. Landes Jr., a native of Topeka, KS, enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve on November 10, 1955, the day after his 17th birthday, and was promoted to corporal before being commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in 1960. He was promoted to colonel before retiring in 1985 to enter the business world. His Marine Corps assignments included command of a rifle company in Viet Nam, service as a ceremonial Marine at Marine Barracks 8th & I, duty as an assistant professor at the United States Naval Academy, I-I for 1st Battalion 24th Marines in St. Louis, MO, G-3 at Parris Island, SC, and numerous other command and staff assignments throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. His combat decorations include the Silver Star Medal and two Bronze Star Medals with combat V.

Burrell worked as a Regional Manager for Pansophic Systems, and VP of Sales of Customer Insight Company before orchestrating the sale of that company and founding his high tech sales and leadership consulting firm, BHL Associates.

He and his wife have been married for 54 years and live in Littleton, CO. They have three children and six grandchildren. Both sons, one brother, and his brother-in-law proudly served in the U. S. Marine Corps.

William N Lindsay

William N. Lindsay III, USMC (R), Honorary Board Member

William Lindsay, Chairman of the Board of Children’s Hospital, and a Marine who served in RVN.

Enlisted in Marines in 1968 as part of the PLC program. He commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in May, 1972, and attended The Basic School then Recon. Replacement School prior to being deployed as a rifle platoon commander with I Company, 3/7, 1st Mar Div in Vietnam.

His tour in Vietnam involved combat activity in the Que Son Mountains southwest of Da Nang. Then was assigned to G Company, 2/4, 3rd Mar Div in Okinawa. Ultimately became the commander of the camp guard at Camp Hansen, Okinawa. Upon rotation to the states, he was assigned as a training company commander at the Infantry Training Regiment (later the Infantry Training School) at Camp Pendleton and ran two training companies simultaneously.

Bill is currently the Principal with Lindsay3, LLC a consulting firm focused on strategic planning around health care reform, insurance and insurance brokerage activities. He recently retired as the President of the Lockton Benefit Group-Denver, an employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm. His active public and civic life includes: facilitating the creation of Colorado’s Health Insurance Exchange legislation, Chair of Colorado’s Commission on Affordable Health Care, Chair of Colorado’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Care Reform, Inaugural Board Chair of the Colorado Children’s Basic Health Plan Policy Board, Board Chair of the oldest small business coalition in the United States, National Small Business Association, Grant Review & Award panel member for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Past member of the National Advisory Council of the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy, past Board member and current health committee chair for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

His accolades include being a recipient of the National Governor’s Association Award for Service to the States, the John Ingelhard Award for his work on health policy in Colorado, and the Del Hock Memorial Award for his service to Denver, among others.

Andy Bain

Andrew Bain, Colonel, USMC (R), Honorary Board Member

Andrew Bain is a retired USMCR Colonel who served in Okinawa, Korea, Philippines, Ukraine, Kuwait and Iraq as an infantry and foreign area officer. As a civilian, he founded and manages a group of communications companies in Eastern Europe. Based in Kyiv, he co-founded the Ukrainian Freedom Fund to help Ukraine in its current war against Russia.

Born and raised in Denver, CO, he is married with two daughters.

Carol Mutter

Carol Mutter, USMC (R), Honorary Board Member

Carol Mutter, born in Greeley, CO, served for over 31 years in the U.S. Marine Corps attaining the rank of Lieutenant General, the first female in all the services to be nominated for three star rank. Her military experience included leadership positions in logistics, data processing, financial management, personnel administration, equal opportunity, and research, development and acquisition.

Carol currently serves as President of the Indiana War Memorials Commission and previously served on the American Battle Monuments Commission. In addition to serving as an honorary member of the USMC Memorial Foundation Board, Carol is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Alliance for National Defense, a Past National President of the Women Marines Association, and a former Chair for the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS). She is also a member of the Flag Officer Advisory Council to the President of Arizona State University. It was recently announced that she will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in September 2017, in Seneca Falls, NY.

Robert Fischer

Robert Fischer, USMC (R), Honorary Board Member

Colonel Bob Fischer is a 1955 Naval Academy graduate who commanded units from platoons to battalion. From 1961 to 1963 he studied four Asian insurgencies and obtained the Malaya Jungle School syllabus to use at the Counter-guerrilla Warfare Center he established at Camp Lejeune, NC in 1965. This is his personal account of his struggle and success that led to the training of 20,000 Marines, SeaBee Battalions, Navy Seal and Army Special Forces teams. From 1966 to 1968 he was a Vietnamese Marine advisor. Now retired in Arvada, CO, he serves as a military advocate, devoting his time to the Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Clinic in Louisville, CO, where wounded warriors suffering from TBI and PTSD are treated and healed.

Jody Newton

Jody Newton, Honorary Board Member

Jody Newton is an entrepreneurial business owner and executive manager specializing in the real estate development industry who inspires others to succeed through a positive “can do” approach. She is unquestionably a team-oriented, communicative leader who forms strong bonds and relationships in every area of commitment. Jody holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado.

Jody’s professional organization involvement has included the American Society of Landscape Architects, CREW Denver and numerous Military Organizations including the Navy SEAL Foundation and Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Association for Brain Injuries. Ms. Newton is the creator of the Hero Bar, which is designed and has successfully generated funds for military non-profit organizations across the United States.

In addition to her dedication and achievements in the development industry, Jody is committed to her family and community. As a family, the Newton’s successfully undertook the hands-on experience of managing the design and construction of their custom home. Two of their sons are currently serving in the United States Navy, and their third son is a Civil Engineer and successful entrepreneur.




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