The Granite Slate
NH Counties

December 2004
Published quarterly for the information of members of the NH Chapter of MOAA 
P.O. Box 712, Dover, NH 03820
Volume 25, No. 4

National Board Member
Press Release

Col. R. Bancroft McKittrick, USMC-Ret., of Derry, NH, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), the nation's largest veterans organization for active duty and retired military officers.  Bancroft was elected on October 16, 2004, at MOAA’s Convention in Nashville, TN, and will serve for six years on the 36-member Board. MOAA has nearly 372,000 members.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the NH Chapter. 

Bancroft holds an undergraduate degree in history and social studies and master’s degrees in human resource management, business management, and public administration. He was commissioned in 1968 upon graduation from Barrington College and served as a platoon and company commander in Vietnam. After tours in Okinawa and as a recruiter in Iowa, he commanded a logistics organization that supported Marines in the Middle East and Pacific; was the officer in charge of the port at Mogadishu, Somalia; and was a senior planner on the staff of the commander in chief, U.S. Pacific Command. 

Since retiring from the military in 1994, he has been an executive with a national leisure-travel corporation and general manager of a precision-components manufacturing company. He currently is Director of Cooperative Research for a company that explores and develops novel technologies and techniques for business, the military, and law enforcement agencies. He has served as president of the New Hampshire Chapter of MOAA.

Coming Events


Jan 22    Holiday Inn, Concord
              Speaker: BG John Weeden, Assistant Adjutant
              General, NH National Guard
Mar 12   Promises To Keep, Derry
               Speaker:  COL William J. Moran, USAF
               (Ret); NH Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
May 14  Holiday Inn, Nashua
              Speaker:  RADM David P. Pekoske, USCG,
              Commander, First Coast Guard District
Jun 25    Hobo RR
Aug 6    Clambake, PNSY
Sep 17   Grand Summit Hotel, Bartlett
              Speaker: Rick Wilcox,
             "Mountain Climbing in the Himalayans"
Nov 12   Manchester C. C., Bedford
               Speaker:  TBA


Jan 21    Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nashua
              Speaker: R. Bancroft McKittrick, Col USMC
              (Ret.); Non-Lethal Weapons Development
Mar 11   Highlander Inn, Manchester
              Speaker: John Clayton, Union Leader
May 6    Snowy Owl Inn, Waterville Valley
Jun 24    Mt. Washington Cruise, Lake Winnipesauke
Aug 5    Clambake, PNSY
Sep 23   Steele Hill Resorts, Sanbornton
Nov 4    Manchester C. C., Bedfor

Chapter Officers
President LTC John A. Graham, USA (Ret) (603) 472-4637
Vice President CAPT Joan M. Huber, NC, USN (Ret.) (603) 863-5731
Secretary Col Mary E. Moran, USAF (Ret.) (603) 293-7841
Treasurer COL Richard L. Dennis, USMC (Ret) (603) 362-4981


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