June begins tearful good byes, new beginnings for Officers

For most folks, summer ushers in a time of time away from work and school. Many find themselves enjoying time in the mountains or on a sandy beach somewhere. While that is the case too for Salvation Army officers, for some, the summer is about new assignments and tearful good byes.

The ALM Division is no different. Divisional Commanders, Majors Steve and Wendy Morris and the DHQ family say good bye to five officers in June. These officers were given a proper farewell or should I say, “happy trails” with a western hoedown at the Divisional Headquarters.

Financial Secretaries, Majors Ray and Elizabeth Grider will enter a new phase of their lives. While Major Elizabeth will still be seen at DHQ, Major Ray is retiring to oversee the building of their new home in the Central Mississippi area.

Majors Henry and Benita Morris will shift gears from our Divisional Youth Secretary and Divisional Corps Cadet Counselor to Corps officers themselves in Columbia, South Carolina.

Major Lisa Davis is also on the move from Divisional Community Care Ministries Secretary to the Evangline Booth College in Atlanta.

Within Divisional Headquarters, several officers will be taking on new duties, plus the Division will be gaining several new officers who’ve never served here before, and that doesn’t even mention the new lieutenants who were just commissioned on June 4. We are definitely sad to see the Griders, Morris’, and Major Davis go, but make sure you welcome our newest family members with open arms!

Moves and new additions to the ALM family are as follows:

Majors Anthony & Sharon Baso Huntsville, AL from Nashville, TN Citadel Corps
Major Deborah Bowers New Orleans, LA Pathway of Hope Director from Sarasota Florida
Major Roger Glick Birmingham, AL Area Commander Major Dee Ann Glick Birmingham, AL Associate Area Commander from Little Rock, ARK Central Arkansas area command

Major Ernest Hull New Orleans Area Commander / Corps Officer Major Deborah Hull New Orleans Associate Area Commander / Corps Officer from Enid, OK
Major Jacqueline Johnson Divisional Moral & Social Issues Committee Director (Additional Appointment)
Major Melody McClure Finance Secretary
Majors Bret & Susan McElroy Bessemer, AL from Huntsville, AL
Major Neala Owens Older Adult Ministries (Additional Appointment)

Major Tom Richmond Coastal Alabama Area Commander from Charleston, SC
Major Jennifer Richmond Coastal Alabama Associate Area Commander from Charleston, SC
Majors Glen & Teresa Riggs Alexandria, LA from Meridian, MS

Captains Herbert & Rosalinda Frazier Greenville, MS from Washington DC
Captain Lori Hunter Community Care Ministries Secretary from Gastonia, NC
Captain Mark Hunter Finance Trainee from Gastonia, NC
Captains Yong & Young Kim Meridian, MS from Bessemer, AL
Captain Amber Morris Divisional Youth & Candidate’s Secretary
Captains Ray & Whitney Morton Shreveport, LA from the EBC
Lieutenant Julinda Davis Jackson, MS Assistant Corps Officer from Roanoke, VA
Lieutenants Damon & Jennifer Graham Columbus, MS from Greenville, MS
Lieutenant Shimei Hewitt Assistant Divisional Youth Secretary from Ashville, NC
Lieutenant Tamara Robb Mobile Citadel, AL from Jackson, MS

Lieutenants John and Samantha Magee, Lafayette, LA Corps Officers

Lieutenant Christian Smith, Hattiesburg, MS, Assistant Corps Officer

Lieutenant Sonya Smith, Baton Rouge, LA, Assistant Corps Officer