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Hon. William E. Peacock

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Colonel

Company Description: We are a patriotic organization of Marines and friends of the Corps dedicated to perpetuating both the ethos and esprit de corps of the U.S. Marine Corps, and to...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    The Wine Country Marines
  • Board Member
    San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
    Portola Valley Schools Foundation
  • Board Member
    San Jose Symphony
  • Member of the Board of the Advisory Council
    California Commonwealth Club

Education

  • J.D.
    Harvard Law School
  • A.B. , cum laude
    Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs
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Web References
Wine Country Marines - Board of Directors
www.WineCountryMarines.com, 10 Aug 2014 [cached]
The Honorable William E. Peacock served in the White House and in the Pentagon, having been appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, where he spearheaded the Army's "Be All You Can Be" advertising campaign theme that lasted with great success for 21 years. For his service, he was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the Army Department's highest recognition. In addition to having been a senior official in the U. S. Department of Energy, Mr. Peacock has served as a corporate officer in several Fortune 500 companies including Transamerica, Crocker Bank and Emerson Electric.
Bill earned his A.B., cum laude, from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs and his J.D. from the Harvard Law School. He has also participated in senior executive programs at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School.
An Honor Graduate of both the Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) program and of The Basic School (TBS), and after a tour in Vietnam as a Marine Captain, he continued in leadership positions in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He was promoted to Colonel personally by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General P.X. Kelley. Having served as commanding officer of the largest reserve law unit, and after having been the commanding officer in a senior VTU for general officers at Headquarters, Marine Corps, Colonel Peacock was awarded the Legion of Merit.
Since the early 1990's, he has been engaged in helping to finance and guide several start-up companies in the Silicon Valley, primarily focusing on telecommunications, anti-terrorism and nuclear technology. Bill was appointed in 2006 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a board member and served for six years on the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.
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Colonel Peacock has also given his time and leadership freely to numerous civic and charitable boards. He has been elected for his fourth term as Chairman of the Board for the Wine Country Marines, where he has helped to lead this small 501(c)(3) to contribute some $250,000 in the last few years to the Semper Fi Fund. He currently is a member of the board the Marines' Memorial Theatre in San Francisco, having served on the Marines' Memorial Association board. He has also served on the boards of the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, the San Jose Symphony, the Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley and the Portola Valley Schools Foundation. Bill is head of the Northern California annual giving campaign for his alma mater, Princeton University, where he continuously achieves about 85% participation. He assists U. S. Senator Diane Feinstein in making her final selections for candidates for appointment to the service academies.
Mr. Peacock is heavily involved in raising funds for charities focusing on the military and education. In this latter capacity, he has been the elected as one of the top five officers in the world for the multinational Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller, an ancient Christian chivalric order that traces its roots back to the Crusades and the year 1099. This year, the Sovereign Order will donate $110,000 to the Defenders Lodge at the Palo Alto VA. Colonel Peacock is an active member of the Sainte Claire Club, founded in 1888 in San Jose. He and his lovely wife, Nancy, reside in Redwood City.
Wine Country Marines - Proud Sponsor of the Wine Country Marine Corps Birthday Ball
www.WineCountryMarines.org, 24 Nov 2012 [cached]
Colonel William E. Peacock, USMCR (Ret)
Colonel William E. Peacock, USMCR (Ret) PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
The current President & Chairman of the Board of the Wine Country Marines is Colonel William E. Peacock, USMCR (Ret). A brief biography of his distinguished career appears below.
Colonel Peacock has served in the White House and the Pentagon, having been appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, where he helped spearhead the Army's "Be All You Can Be" campaign theme that lasted for 21 years. In addition to being a senior official in the U. S. Department of Energy, Mr. Peacock has served as a corporate officer in several Fortune 500 companies.
He earned his A.B., cum laude, from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs and his J.D. from the Harvard Law School. He has also participated in senior executive programs at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School.
An Honor Graduate of both the Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) program and of The Basic School (TBS), and after a tour in Vietnam as a Marine Captain, he continued in leadership positions in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He was promoted to Colonel personally by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General P.X. Kelley, USMC. After serving for several years in a senior VTU at Headquarters Marine Corps, he retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in 1992.
Since the early 1990's, he has been engaged in helping to finance and guide several start-up companies in the Silicon Valley, primarily focusing on telecommunications, anti-terrorism and medical technology. He was appointed in 2006 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a board member and currently sits on the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Colonel Peacock has also served on numerous civic and charitable boards. He currently is a member of the board of the Advisory Council of the California Commonwealth Club and has served on the boards of the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, the San Jose Symphony and the Portola Valley Schools Foundation.
He is heavily involved in raising funds for charities focusing on the military and education as well as the poor and sick. In this latter capacity, he has been the elected Prior of the Western United States for the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller, an ancient Christian chivalric order that traces its roots back to the Crusades and the year 1099.
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Colonel William Peacock, USMCR (Ret.) - President & Chairman of the Board
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Coordination was provided by Colonel Bill Peacock, USMCR (Retired).
Wine Country Marines - Home
www.WineCountryMarines.com, 10 Aug 2014 [cached]
Wine Country Marines - Colonel Bill Peacock, Chairman with MajGen Mike Myatt
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Wine Country Marines - James Brown, Jordan Stevenson and Colonel Bill Peacock
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Semper Fi Funds' Wendy Lethin and Doc Barker with Wine Country Marine - Colonel Bill Peacock
For: Colonel William E. ...
www.WineCountryMarines.com, 10 Aug 2014 [cached]
For: Colonel William E. Peacock ----- Marine Warrior!
Colonel Bill ...
www.WineCountryMarines.org, 25 Dec 2013 [cached]
Colonel Bill Peaock
E-mail: bill@billpeacock.com
Ext: 822
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