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Salute To Brigadier General James R Gorham (Ret.)

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

at the Angus Barn Pavillion

James R. (“J.R.”) Gorham became the first African-American General in the history of the North Carolina National Guard when he was promoted to that rank in 2008. Now retired from the Guard, J.R. Gorham was born and grew up in the small town of Falkland in Pitt County, North Carolina. J.R. joined the Army right out of high school and served for three years as an enlisted soldier in the mid- 1970’s.

After being discharged, he used his military education benefits to attend East Carolina University, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1981. J.R. was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the NC National Guard in 1980 after completing Officer Candidate School. J.R. was named Distinguished Honor Graduate of his OCS class. In more than three decades of military service, J.R. commanded at the company, battalion and brigade levels, in addition to service in various staff positions. He served as joint staff director of the N.C. Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh and as commander of the N.C. National Guard Joint Task Force in which he was responsible for joint training and deployment. While in the Guard, J.R. earned a Master’s Degree from the U.S. Army War College.

In 2004, his NC National Guard unit, the 130th Finance Battalion, was deployed to Iraq for over a year. While there, he was promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to full Colonel. J.R. retired from the Guard in 2012, capping a 38-year military career.

J.R. had a successful 29-year civilian career in banking, retiring in 2010 as a Vice President and manager of retail banking at First Citizens Bank. After his banking career, J.R. served as Director of Special projects for the N.C. Department of Public Safety. In this leadership role, he provided oversight to the N.C. Center for Safer Schools and directed departmental initiatives involving military affairs and suicide prevention.

Now a motivational speaker and author, J.R. and his wife Barbara live in Kernersville. They have three children (Tony, Jaime and Joshua).

 

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EVENT CONTACT: JOYCE KOHN – RSVP@KOHNASSOCIATES.NET OR 919-210-3829

Details

Date:
February 23
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Organizer

Veterans Life Center of North Carolina
Phone:
919-210-3829
Email:
RSVP@KOHNASSOCIATES.NET

Venue

Angus Barn – Pavilion
9401 Glenwood
Raleigh, North Carolina 27617
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