01/20/10 — Joe Marm reappointed to veterans organization

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Joe Marm reappointed to veterans organization

By From staff reports
Published in News on January 20, 2010 1:46 PM

RALEIGH -- Gov. Bev Perdue has reappointed Joe Marm of Fremont to the North Carolina Veterans Affairs Commission.

Marm is a retired colonel from the United States Army who served 30 years.

He earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in combat and is a member of several military organizations such as the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, serving as the former regional director and scholarship chairman, the Military Officers Association of America, the American Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legions.

He received the Medal of Honor in 1966. In 2003 he received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine and the Purple Heart.

Marm earned a degree in business administration from Duquesne University and master's degree in educational psychology from the University of Georgia.

The commission advises the governor on matters pertaining to veterans in North Carolina. There are 13 members on the commission, each serving a four-year term. The governor appoints all members.