Pete Peterson, Jr.

Director At Large


I was drafted into the Army in April 1962 and served enlisted tours with the 5th Special Forces Group and the Army Security Agency. After being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the in the Field Artillery,

I went on to serve a series of officer assignments at various levels from Detachment to Department of Army. My officer assignments include command at both Battery and Battalion level. I served two tours of duty in Vietnam,

three tours of duty in Germany,

a tour of duty in Korea and numerous tours stateside and special assignments.

My military education includes the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. I have a BS in Business Management from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and a MA in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma with post graduate work at the University of Oklahoma.

I retired at the rank of Colonel. My wife Joan and I have four children and reside in Lawton,

Oklahoma. My work history includes: Institutional Aid and Swim Instructor,

Central Wisconsin Colony Hospital and Training School for the Mentally Challenged; Program Administrator for the Agent Orange Class Assistance Program for the State of Oklahoma; Access Program Coordinator; the program served veteran’s families,

pregnant teens and teen parents,

and the Director of Veterans Family Services where I still serve now

In addition to serving as a Board of Director at Large,

I serve as the Chair of the Government Affairs committee and I am a member of the Minority Affairs Committee,

the Veterans Benefits Committee and the National Convention Committee. I served as the Chair of the 2012 Leadership and Training Conference.

On the state level,

I serve as the as the Chairman of the Oklahoma Veterans Council and the Chief Service Officer for VVA for the State of Oklahoma.

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