Commander - Army
Russell L (Russ) Chambers served from 1972 to 1995 in the Indiana and Oklahoma Army National Guard, the United States Army Reserve and the United States Army. A veteran of operation Desert Storm, he served with Task Force Viper, 3rd Armored Division. He has been a Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Leader, Troop Executive Officer, Troop Commander, Battalion Logistics Officer, Air Assault School Executive Officer and Battalion Operations and Training Officer. Russ graduated from the Indiana Military Academy Officer Candidate School, Class XXIIII-78, the Armor Basic and Advanced Courses, Air Assault School and Pathfinder School. Russ has a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Technology, with minors in Business Administration and Accounting from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He has served the Veterans of Foreign Wars as: Post 9010 Commander, District 11 Commander and Quartermaster, Public Affairs Officer for both The VFW Leader magazine and the Department of North Carolina, Department of NC Judge Advocate, Department of NC Junior Vice Commander and currently as Department of NC Senior Vice Commander.
Russ and his wife Mony live outside of Winston Salem and have four adult daughters and eight grandchildren.