Our Chairman, Steven H. Spickelmier, is a native of Indiana, graduated in ’62 from Huntington Township High School, and later attended Indiana University. He heeded the call to military service (1961-1987) during the Vietnam era by joining the US Navy. He trained as a torpedoman and became a Plank Owner of the submarine tender USS Holland AS-32. He later transferred to the Air Force, earning the rank of Msgt and retired in 1987 with 26 years of military service.
Steve, serves as the Field Operations Director for Missing in America Project (MIAP) for the State of Florida. He is responsible for bringing together all the military branches of the Armed Forces to render joint honors at the MIAP burial services for all the National Cemeteries located in Florida. Steve is also the current Chairman of the Jacksonville National Cemetery Support Committee. He is a member of American Legion Post 137 and past president of Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Chapter 559.
Steve also puts his leadership skills to work as Commodore of the Navy Jax Yacht Club at NAS and worked with NAS leadership in many service and volunteer activities while serving in that role. He became chairperson of the Brierwood Neighborhood Association in 2005 and still holds that job, representing over 800 homeowners, and works closely with District Five (5) city council leadership to serve that population.