Del Webb Lakewood Ranch
Association of Veterans and Military Supporters Directors
Jerry Hufford - Commander
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan.
United States Air Force 1972 to 1976. Served with the 53rd Weather Recon Group (Hurricane Hunters).
Automotive Executive for Borg-Warner and Federal Mogul. Married to Peggy.
Be sure to read Jerry's Commander's Message.
Rich Greenberg - Vice Commander
Born in the Bronx, New York, Rich was commissioned as an Infantry Second Lieutenant in June 1968. He served in Vietnam as a combat infantry platoon leader with the 101st Airborne and then as Battalion Adjutant following his promotion to Captain. In addition to AVMS, he is a life member of the 101st Airborne Association; Military Officers of America, Saratoga Chapter; Vietnam Veterans of America; and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Prior to COVID-19, Rich had just begun volunteering with the Yellow Ribbon Program at Turning Points, serving homeless and at-risk veterans in Manatee County.
Rich spent nearly 50 years in commercial Construction Management including the last 15 years as a Construction Consult to debt lenders and equity investors on major construction projects. Rich and his wife Amy moved to Del Webb in February 2018.
Linda Chambers - Secretary
Linda grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and later in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She received her Masters Degree in Education from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
For her first eleven years she worked in the Lubbock Independent School District.
After traveling throughout Europe, she began working for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools overseas, teaching dependents of military personnel. She was in Turkey for two years and then transferred to Germany for twenty seven years.
She then retired in June of 2016.
Her hobbies are playing pickleball, riding, and reading.
Steve Milbrod - Treasurer
Steve is a long-time military supporter and comes to us after a 35 year career in the television broadcast industry.
In addition to Steve’s professional career, Steve enjoys expressing his creative abilities to develop memorable events for our AVMS membership and Del Webb community.
Joe Ward - Member-at-Large
Joe is a U.S. Army veteran (1964-70 and 1981-96). Joe served as Army Medic Staff Sergeant with 322nd General Hospital from 1964-70. Joe re-enlisted in 1981 serving in 324th Combat Support Hospital until discharged in 1996 as Sergeant First Class.
Joe served as a police officer in the Belleville, NJ PD from 1968 to 1973, and then transferred to the Jackson, NJ PD where he served from 1973 to 1994; retiring as a Lieutenant. After working for 12 years as the Security Director for the Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale, Joe retired again.
Joe has an AS Degree in Law Enforcement from Ocean County College in 1978, BA Degree in Criminal Justice; minoring in Management from The College of New Jersey in 1980. He also received an MA in Human Service Administration from Rider University in 1994. Joe also holds an 8th Degree Black Belt in Goshin Ryu Karate (Okinawan Style)
He and his wife have three children: Joe Jr., Jennifer and David. He also has eight grandchildren: seven girls and one boy.
Sergeant of Arms: Guy Sumrall
Supply Officer: Debbie DiStefano
Outreach Coordinator: Ken Anderson
Historian Committee Coordinator: Steve Milbrod