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Colonels Douglas F. & Colleen Riley

Colonels Douglas & Colleen Riley are fourth and fifth generation Salvation Army Officers respectively, whose lineage can be traced back to the early days when William Booth was at the helm. Colonel Doug has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in 1983. He has worked for Defense Industry, Commercial Advertising and as Asst. Dean of Students. Colleen is currently working on her Masters of Arts in Ministry with Leadership Specialization from Indiana Wesleyan University. She also has studied Sign Language Interpretation in her undergraduate work which she has taken to heart demonstrated by her passion for helping others.

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Commissioner William A. & G. Lorraine Bamford

Commissioner Bill Bamford was born in Philadelphia, Pa., to Salvation Army officer parents. In 1980, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and worked for seven years as a pharmacist in Massachusetts where he and his wife lived. Lorraine Bamford (née Brown) had grown up in the Massachusetts area. She studied foreign languages at Eastern Nazarene College and taught French and Spanish in Hingham, Massachusetts. In 2000, Bill earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College.