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Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice
and Firearms Safety, Inc.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice (NBPRP), an advisory board to the Secretary of the Army, which was created in 1903, was disestablished by The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (TITLE XVI) and replaced by the CPRPFS.  The initial board was appointed by the Secretary of the Army and is responsible to develop all policies and procedures for the implementation of all aspects of the CMP.

Judith Legerski

Judith Legerski (Chairman) has held elective office, served the Secretary of the Defense as a member of the Defense Advisory Committee for Women in the Military, chairs the Juvenile Drug Court Board in her community, and is a Civilian Aide Emeritus to the Secretary of the Army.

Charles Maddox

Charles Maddox (Chairman Emeritus) is a retired Florida police officer and a former President of a major organization that represents law enforcement officers. He is a Civilian Aide Emeritus to the Secretary of the Army.

Cris Stone

E. C. (Cris) Stone (Vice Chairman) is a banking consultant. He has served as a Director and as Chief Credit Officer for multibillion dollar financial institutions. While a West Point cadet, he shot at Camp Perry. Mr. Stone was commissioned in the Infantry and completed Army Airborne, Ranger and Jungle Schools. He served in Viet Nam and Iran with awards for service and valor in combat. He has written for “Infantry Magazine” about small arms safety training. He holds an MBA from the University of Virginia and served for many years as a member of the Board of Directors of The Association of Graduates of West Point.

Harry Sieben Jr.

Harry A. Sieben Jr., (Secretary) is president of a major personal injury law firm, former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives and Major General (Ret.) in the Minnesota National Guard. He is a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army.

Jon Bengtson

Jon N. Bengtson (Treasurer) is a founder and Chairman of the Board of Pinyon Technologies, a local smart antenna technology company. Mr. Bengtson has served as Chairman of the Board of Altair Nanotechnologies (ALTI), a public technology company since June 2004, and has served in senior executive positions with Harrahs, International Game Technology, The Sands Regent Hotel Casino (SNDS) and Radica Games Limited (RADA). Mr. Bengtson also served as the Nevada Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army from 1991until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Bengtson has served on numerous local charity boards including Family Counseling Services of Northern Nevada, the Children’s Cabinet, Partners in Education, Step 2 and others.  Mr. Bengtson is married with three grown children and eight grandchildren. He holds a bachelors degree in finance and a master of Business Administration degree from The University of Nevada, Reno.

Allan Cors

Allan Cors is a public affairs consultant in Washington, DC. He is a former member of the NBPRP and holder of the Distinguished Rifleman Badge, the President’s Hundred Tabs and Elihu Root medals. From 1966 through 2007, he was a firing member of Virginia State National Matches highpower rifle teams that won many national civilian championships. He is the Founder and Chairman of the National Museum of Americans in Wartime.

Dr. Caroline Hines

Dr. Carolyn Hines is the president of a C. W. HINES & Associates, Inc., an international firm based in White Stone, Virginia, specializing in leadership and organizational development.  Dr. Hines served for six years as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal from the Department of the Army. She chairs the ROTC Scholarship Boards for the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

Joseph Inge Joseph R. Inge retired from the United States Army in 2007 as a Lieutenant General. He has broad experience in homeland security and homeland defense. He currently serves as a private consultant with a diverse portfolio that includes support to industry, government, and the military.
Oscar Mahlon Love

Oscar Mahlon Love is a retired Executive Vice President and Director of the largest bank in New Mexico. A former Commissioner of the New Mexico State Police and graduate of their Academy, Mr. Love is very involved with youth-oriented activities. He is a Civilian Aide Senior to the Secretary of the Army and has served on many governmental and private boards.

Bill Willoughby

Bill Willoughby is president of a successful manufacturing company in the Cleveland, OH. He is a U.S. Military Academy graduate and received an MBA from Tulane University. He served in Infantry and Special Forces units in Vietnam. His military decorations include the Silver Star, Soldier’s Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He has served as a Civilian Aide Emeritus to the Secretary of the Army since 1994.


ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
 

Joel B. “J.B.” Hudson The Corporation’s Governmental Affairs Consultant, was the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army until he retired after 42 years of Government Service.
Mike Saporito The Corporation’s General Counsel, was a firearms industry executive prior to joining the CMP leadership team.
Denny Lord The Corporation’s Special Projects Officer, is a retired Brigadier General in the Minnesota National Guard.


 
 
 
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