Young Marines Board of Directors
William Smith
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Smith is with LMI, Government Consulting. He is currently assigned as the Regional Director, North Africa and is also designated as the Branch Manager in Tripoli, Libya assisting the Government of Libya. Since joining LMI he has supported a wide variety of assignments to include:  providing strategic planning at the Department of State and Embassy Kabul;  supporting the U.S. Institute for Peace with a congressionally mandated review of the national security strategy; leading the Iraqi Strategic Logistics Study team in Baghdad; and managing a Logistics Test and Experimentation team of Boeing test engineers with the Army’s Future Combat System (FCS) program. 

Mr. Smith is a retired Marine officer.  His assignments included Commanding Officer, Officer Candidates School, command of infantry organizations from platoon through battalion, Director Coalition and Special Warfare Center, and as a United Nations Peacekeeper with the U.S. Military Observer Group Palestine.  His Pentagon assignments include Deputy for Marine Corps Matters with the Secretary of the Navy’s Office of Program Appraisal and Military Assistant to the Assistant Commandant.

Mr. Smith is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College and has earned a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies, Masters in Business Administration, and Bachelors in Business Administration in Finance from the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Young Marines since 2008 and currently serves as the Chairman.

 
William Walker
Vice Chairman of the Board

Young Marines Board Member 2014

 
Herb Harman
General Counsel
Young Marines Board Member 2014
 
William Barnes
Appointed Member
Young Marines Board Member 2014
 
Dina Dillon
Board Secretary
Appointed Member

Dina currently serves as the National Board Secretary, and is the Executive Vice President and co-owner of IBS Advisors, LLC. 

Dina is a veteran of the US Navy, where she served at NAS Alameda as a radioman. Passionate about her family, she has successfully raised 5 boys (4 sons and a husband).

Dina’s background is in organizational management and early childhood education (where she specialized in working with disadvantaged children).

She founded the Guadalupe Valley unit in 2009 and serves as the Unit Commander.

 
Harold Gene Overstreet
Invited Member

12th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corp

Sergeant Major Harold G. Overstreet entered the Marine Corps in June 1966 and completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif., followed by Basic Infantry Training School at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Upon completion of school, he was assigned to the 1st Military Police Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Republic of Vietnam. Returning to the states, he was reassigned to the Infantry Training Regiment at Camp Pendleton.

His promotion to first sergeant in February 1979 led to his second assignment on Okinawa as the First Sergeant, Headquarters and Service Co. 8th Engineer Battalion.

Sergeant Major Overstreet became the Inspector Sergeant Major, MCAGCC, Twentynine Palms. Returning to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, he served as a Battalion and Regimental Sergeant Major in the Recruit Training Regiment. Transferring to Camp Lejeune, N.C., he served as the 6th Marines Sergeant Major, followed by duty as Regimental Sergeant Major, 12th Marines, Okinawa.

On April 6, 1990, Sergeant Major Overstreet was posted as Depot Sergeant Major at San Diego. He was selected as the 12th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps in April 1991, and assumed the post on June 28, 1991.

Sergeant Major Overstreet’s personal decorations include: Distinguished Service Medal; Superior Service Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; and the Combat Action Ribbon