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 focused on assisting the Government of Libya. Since joining LMI he has supported a wide variety of tasks to include: serving as a strategic planner at the Department of State and Embassy Kabul to assist with establishing enduring diplomatic presence in Afghanistan post-2014 and beyond; participating in a study to assist Combatant Commands with implementing best practices in the development of country cooperation plans; supporting the U.S. Institute for Peace to assist a congressionally mandated panel of senior defense experts to review and report to Congress on the Department of Defense’s Quadrennial Defense Review; leading the Iraqi Strategic Logistics Study team that provided continuous on-site assistance to Coalition Force advisors; and managing a team of experienced Boeing test engineers with the Logistics Test and Experimentation Team, Army’s Future Combat System (FCS) program. Mr. Smith is a retired Marine officer that served in a variety of operational and staff assignments. 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 Marine Corps Liaison to the Department of the Navy’s Program Information Center, 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
 
Robert Borka
Treasurer  
Appointed Member 
     

Robert Borka is a business executive with over 25 years of management experience. He has volunteered with the Young Marines since 2006. Robert is the Treasurer for the Board of Directors. He has also served the Young Marines as Assistant Division Commander, Division Adjutant, Regimental Adjutant, Battalion Commander, and Unit Commander.

 

Robert received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is an Executive Director for a global facilities support services company where he has been employed since 1998. Robert also served as a Cryptologic Technician/SSO in Marine Corps with tours in both Desert Storm and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 

 
 
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.

 
Loren Funk
Appointed Member 
Young Marines Board Member 2014
 
Louis Johnson
Appointed Member

Young Marines Board Member 2014

 
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