Michael Dodson, LTG, USA (RET)


President and CEO

VADM William D. French has a strong commitment to continue to build on the rich history of the Armed Services YMCA. He has worked closely and served as a board member for a number of large, non-profit organizations dedicated to helping our service members. While serving as the Commander Navy Region Southwest in California, he partnered with the Armed Services YMCA to help identify the types of services that would compliment current programs and best support military service families. His tenure as President and CEO began 30 March 2015.

VADM French retired in October 2014 with more than 35 years of service in the US Navy. His career included six command positions, more than a decade of managing naval personnel programs, and has been dedicated to supporting Sailors and their families.

He has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (5), Meritorious Service Medals (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (4), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (2), in addition to various campaign and service decorations.

Contact: (703) 455-3986 x 110

Chief Operating Officer

Brigadier General Tom Landwermeyer retired in May 2009, culminating a 33 year Army career as the Director of Operations for the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management on the Army Staff at the Pentagon. He has most recently served as a DA Civilian as the Director for Executive Business Operations in the office of the Chief of Staff of the Army.

Graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1976, his previous command positions include: HSC and A Co, 268 Atk Hel Bn, 9ID, Ft. Lewis WA; Commander 4th Sqdn 3d ACR Ft. Bliss TX and Ft. Carson CO; Commander Avn Bde, 3ID, Hunter AAF GA and Bosnia-Herzegovina; Dir, Korea Region, IMCOM, Seoul Korea; and Asst Div Cdr-Support, 2ID, Korea. He also deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm as the Secretary of the General Staff for 3d Armored Division.

General Landwermeyer’s awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (5), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (6), Air Medal with “V” device, the Parachutist Badge and the Senior Army Aviator Badge. 

Contact: (703) 455-3986 x 102