Meet the leaders.

The 82nd Airborne Division Association is kicking off with our new leader in 2019, meet the top members of our leadership team.



During his career, Gary served as a medic, a nurse, and retired a Sergeant First Class. He has worked on our Wounded Warrior Fund Committee. He loves caring for soldiers and will continue this as National President.  His goal is focusing on quality improvement which will strengthen our association.



A newly retired Command Sergeant Major of the 82nd Airborne Division, Bill welcomes the challenge of his new position as Executive Director of our beloved Association.  His love for the heritage and tradition of our Division and Association will only strengthen our group.



Wife of Executive Director, Bill Bauer, Laura is no amateur when it comes to support and organization.  A strong leader in the 82nd Airborne Division Family Readiness Group, Laura comes prepared to assist in renewing our bond and communication with our membership.


Who we are...

The 82nd Airborne Division Association is for anyone who ever served or is currently serving in the 82nd Airborne Division, and anyone who is currently serving on active duty on jump status; or, has ever served in any of the uniformed services on either jump or glider status and was honorably discharged. The Association was organized in England, prior to the Normandy invasion (1944). We have members who have served with the 11th, 13th, 17th, 82nd, 101st Airborne Divisions; 187th, 503rd, 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Teams; 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) as well as troopers from U.S. Special Forces, Airborne Rangers, Marine Corps Recon, Navy SEALS, Air Force Special Tactics personnel, and members of foreign Airborne Units.

Our Mission Statement

  • Further develop the bond between current and past Airborne forces of the U.S. Military
  • Maintain a record of the history and accomplishments of Airborne Troopers.
  • Maintain a close liaison with active Division.
  • Support the 82nd Airborne Division Memorial Museum.
  • Provide scholarships through the Association Educational Fund to recently separated Active Duty Troopers and Dependent Children of Veterans, and Active Duty Troopers.
  • Honor the Jumpmaster, NCO & Trooper of the Year
  • Provide support mechanisms for our Active duty Troopers and their Families.