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December 2, 2011 > Fetro installed as regional president

Fetro installed as regional president

Submitted By Lauren Armstrong

Richard J. Fetro, a resident of Fremont, Calif., was recently installed as president of the West Coast Region of the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), a congressionally chartered military and veterans' service organization serving current and former enlisted members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. During his one-year tenure as a member of the Association's National Board of Directors for 2011-2012, he will represent FRA members who reside in Colorado, Utah, Northern California and all of Nevada, with the exception of the Las Vegas area.

"FRA is the Sea Services' voice in Washington, D.C.," said Fetro. "To keep this voice alive and strong, my goal for the coming year is to increase FRA membership within the West Coast Region."

Fetro joined the Navy in 1969 and also served in the Air National Guard (ANG), retiring in 2008 as a master sergeant. During his tenure in the Navy, he served in various naval aviation squadrons based in Illinois, California (Moffett FAF) and the Philippines. Since 9/11, duty with the ANG included deployments to Germany, France, Kuwait, Turkey, Bosnia and assignments in Maryland, California, Arizona and West Virginia.

Regional President Fetro is an FRA Life Member, joining the Association in 2001. He is a member of Branch 101 (Santa Clara, Calif.), where he has served as branch president and a member of the branch's board of directors for several years. He chaired the West Coast Region's annual convention and also served as the region's vice-president last year.

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