Ozark Empire Chapter Officers



Ron McCall CAPT, USAF, Retired

Enlisted in the US Air Force in 1972, serving as a hospital corpsman and later as a cardiopulmonary technologist, for a total of 13 years.  Began Physician Assistant training in 1984, later completing a post-graduate residency program, specializing in Orthopedic Surgery. Retired from the Air Force in 1995, serving 23 years, at the rank of Captain. Relocated to Springfield, Missouri with my family, where we live today. I have served on leadership boards of several professional organizations at the state and national levels. Together with my wife, we are active members of Second Baptist Church, where we serve in several capacities. Today, I am still working in the field of Orthopedics, and enjoy spending as much time as possible with my grandchildren, who bring much joy to my life. 

1st Vice President/Surviving Spouse Liaison

Becky Hutchings, RN, MSN-ED, Retired

After Becky completed nursing school in Michigan, she worked in acute care for several years. Upon moving to Missouri, she transitioned to public health where she served those living with HIV/AIDS and eventually became the the State Director for the HIV Title II Care Program. Becky was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the AIDS Project of the Ozarks in 2005. After receiving her Master of Science in nursing at MSU, she taught in the MSU Nursing Program. She subsequently returned to public health to manage a childcare program before retiring. Becky attends Praise Assembly where she is a member of the Care Team Ministry. She currently serves as Vice President, Chaplain, and Surviving Spouse Liaison for our Chapter. She enjoys spending time with her family and her two golden retrievers, Cooper and Katy.


2nd Vice President/Newsletter Editor - Position Open





William Pickett LTC, USAF, Retired

In 1961 Bill graduated as a chemical engineer, was commissioned in the USAF, Medical Service Corp, married Cathy and headed for their first assignment at the USAF Hospital, Wright-Paterson AFB, OH. In 1965 he was assigned to Tan Son Nhut AB as the first bioenvironmental engineer in Southeast Asia and supported activities throughout Thailand & Vietnam.  Returning in 1966 he was assigned to 1st AF at Stewart AFB, NY as staff bioenvironmental engineer.  He attended Graduate School prior to assignment as Chief of the Industrial Hygiene Division of the USAF Environmental Health Laboratory, Kelly AFB, TX.  1974 saw him in Wiesbaden, Germany where he headed a consulting group.  From 1977 to 1981 he was Command Bioenvironmental Engineer in the Surgeon’s Office of Military Airlift Command. He retired in 1981 and for the next 20 years served as a director at the Univ. of CT Health Center. He and Cathy moved to Springfield in 2002 and enjoy travel, genealogy and OEMOAA.  


Immediate Past President/Membership Chairman

Chuck Guy COL, USA, Retired

Chuck entered U.S. Army active duty in December of 1965 and served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam until November of 1967.  He joined the Colorado National Guard in 1981 serving as Commander of a helicopter attack battalion, director of ground safety for the Army Guard and as the Chief of a Joint Contact Team in Slovenia for a year. In his civilian career he was an aerial photo pilot and marketing rep in the oil and gas service industry. He then became a B-727 airplane systems instructor for United Airlines, retiring as manager of regulatory compliance in 2005. Chuck joined OEMOAA in 2012 and has served as membership chairman, speaker coordinator and 1st Vice President. He is a life member of MOAA and the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Assn. He's a volunteer driver for the Disabled American Veterans and the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. He enjoys travelling with his wife Connie and playing golf.  They live in Nixa.



Keith Oxby WO, Royal Navy, Retired

After ten years as a mechanical engineer, Keith joined the British Royal Navy in 1975 as a Marine Engineer, serving on Frigates, Patrol Vessels and a Survey Ships.  He spent most of his sea time in the North Atlantic tracking Soviet Submarines, although commissions took him to most of the Atlantic Rim, the Persian Gulf, Mediterranean and eastern Pacific.  Retiring as a Warrant Officer in 1997 he moved to the SW Missouri Ozarks, where he taught fly fishing. He became an American Citizen and a member of MOZARK Chapter of MOAA, serving as membership chairman and webmaster.  Moving back to the UK in 2015 he fills his time with family and leading walking holidays in the UK.


Legislative Liaison

John Hathcock COL USA Retired

John retired from the U.S. Army and the Missouri Army National Guard in 1993 with over 23 years active service.  He served at the Department of the Army and National Guard Bureau in the Pentagon; 1st Infantry Division; U.S. Army Forces Command; VII Corps in Germany and deployment to Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He also served as a principal member of the Research/Writing Team, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Desert Storm Special Study Group.
After retiring from the Army, he founded Line Group, Inc., a Defense Systems Strategic Planning and Consulting business. 
In 2008 he and his wife Susan both retired and traveled the country in their RV until settling in Branson in 2013 then moved to Springfield in 2019.  They have four adult children and ten grandchildren, and are active in the local community


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