Rex Moody

Chair, State Council Presidents


Rex Moody is Chair of State Council Presidents for VVA.

Moody enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1954. For the next 12 years, he served at Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Okinawa, Japan; and in the Philippines. After becoming a Staff Sergeant in 1964, he served his first tour in Vietnam. Selected as an officer candidate in 1965, Moody rose through the ranks; as a Captain, he served a second tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968–1969, and he retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1984.

Moody joined VVA in 2004, and became president of Chapter 820 in Tupelo, Miss., in 2005 — a position he still holds today. He has also served on the Tupelo Veterans Council and Mississippi Veterans Board. Moody has served as Mississippi State Council president for 10 years, and was elected national chair of the Conference of the State Council Presidents in 2016.

Moody was instrumental in establishing a Marine Corps League Detachment in Tupelo, and served five years as its commandant. More recently, he was involved in the design and construction of a Veterans Memorial and replica wall in Tupelo.

After leaving the military, Moody worked in retail. He resides in Tupelo, Miss., with his wife, Pam. Moody has three daughters and one son, who also served in the Marines, and enjoys golf.

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