DCUC inducts three to Hall of Honor
WASHINGTON, DC (September 4, 2019) — On August 20, DCUC’s 56th Annual Conference attendees joined together to celebrate the induction of three special individuals to the DCUC Hall of Honor.
Bobby Alexander, Chairman of the board, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, was selected for his 36 years of steadfast dedication to improving both the credit union industry and the lives of military personnel everywhere. Alexander is well respected in the credit union and military communities for supporting soldiers and has achieved this through his various volunteer commitments. He understands the needs of service members and their families because for more than 30 years he served in the United States Army including two tours in Vietnam with the 5th Special Forces group. Alexander is a trusted resource for the credit union’s senior leadership on military related issues and his commitment to those who have served resonates clearly when he speaks about an issue.
The council recognized Thomas Pauley, Chairman of the Board, Global Credit Union, for his dedication to all causes supporting service members, veterans, and their families. He retired from the United States Air Force and became a passionate volunteer for our military members for more than 29 years. His volunteer service to our military members is without parallel and his unwavering advocacy for all credit union members is exemplary of true servant-leadership. Pauley has tenaciously ensured that Global CU’s board constantly remains faithful to the military origins of Global CU while exploring innovative technical advancements that allow Global CU to provide its uniformed members the world-class service they deserve irrespective of their location or deployment status.
VADM John Lockard, Chairman of the board, Navy Federal Credit Union, was recognized for his unwavering commitment to developing products and services specifically designed to meet the financial services needs of military members and their families. He has exhibited exceptional leadership throughout his more than 28 years of service to Navy Federal Credit Union and is the longest serving chairman in the 86-year history of the credit union. Despite Navy Federal’s extraordinary growth, under VADM Lockard’s leadership, Navy federal steadfastly maintained its focus on the core members of its field of membership – the active duty men and women of the Department of Defense and their families. He has continued to foster and champion the not-for-profit credit union culture with a keen focus on serving members and taking card of team members.
The Defense Credit Union Council’s Hall of Honor was established in 2000 as a means of acknowledging a select few individuals whose exceptional contributions over the years have made a significant and most noteworthy difference in the defense credit union community and the Defense Credit Union Council. This coveted award highlights the outstanding accomplishments of leaders, volunteers, management and staff alike, whose untiring efforts and endless support of the credit union movement and DCUC epitomize the Council’s values and philosophy of “Serving Those Who Serve Our Country.”
(L to R) Anthony Hernandez, President and CEO, DCUC, Thomas Pauley, Chairman of the Board, Global Credit Union, VADM John Lockard, Chairman of the board, Navy Federal Credit Union, and Bobby Alexander, Chairman of the board, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.
About Defense Credit Union Council
The Defense Credit Union Council is a trade association representing the interests of federally and state-chartered credit unions serving our military around the globe. By maintaining a close and constant liaison with the Pentagon, the Council supports its member credit unions and the Department of Defense (DOD) in coordinating policy, procedures, and legislation impacting morale and welfare, financial readiness, and the delivery of quality financial products and services to DOD personnel and their families. Organized in 1963, the Council’s membership is comprised of 180 credit unions with over 25 million members.