Joe Vickers serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for North Carolina National Guard Survivors’ Outreach Fund.
Joe is a retired Command Sergeant Major from the NC National Guard. Following a 38-year military career, he retired in 2017. Joe served at the brigade and battalion command levels. His staff level assignments included senior noncommissioned officer for Army operations and training, Joint military and state operations, Army and Joint logistics, and brigade senior operations noncommissioned officer.
Joe was mobilized in 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II and served as a company first sergeant with 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He was again mobilized in 2013 and served as a battalion command sergeant major, 1st U.S. Army Support Battalion, Multinational Force Observers, Sinai Egypt.
Joe is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Bradley Master Gunners Course, Mountain Warfare Course, Air Assault Course, Recon Course and attended the U.S. Army Ranger School.
As a citizen Soldier, Joe was involved in a number of humanitarian relief missions following many devastating hurricanes and winter storms in North Carolina. He also served as a casualty assistance officer for the families of Fallen Soldiers.
Joe is the independent business owner of Cutting-Edge Precision Lawn Care Services in Franklinton, N.C. and specializes in lawn care and landscape management. His passion for volunteerism is fueled by likeminded individuals and organizations who recognize the need to honor and remember our fallen soldiers and airmen.