Officer Historical Foundation
(formerly Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation)
A Non-Profit 501 (c)
Preserving Army Warrant Officer
Founded May 29, 2003
DONALD E. "DON" HESS
Chief Warrant Officer 4, U. S. Army Retired
Don was drafted into the Army in January 1953 and was appointed as a Warrant Officer in September 1961.
His final assignment as a CW4 in 1973 was as Adjutant and Personnel Officer responsible for all military personnel assigned to the White House Communications Agency.
Upon retirement from the Army in 1975, Don began full-time employment with USAWOA.
He played a big part
in the first twenty-five years of the U. S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA) during his tenure as Founder, first President, and later Executive Vice President.
He was the compiler and author of
"U. S. Army Warrant Officers," a
history of the Army Warrant Officer and the USAWOA,
Turner Publishing Company 1996.
In October 1997 he retired from full-time employment as the USAWOA Executive Vice President after 25-years of exemplary service to the Association. At that time he was designated as USAWOA President Emeritus.
In July 2007
CW4 Donald E. Hess, CW4, U. S. Army Retired, was designated as Historian Emeritus and Advisor to the Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation Board of Directors and Corporate Officers.
On January 15, 2013 Don was appointed to the position of
Corporate Vice President. He assumed the duties of assisting
with preparation and plans for commemoration of the 100th
Birthday of the Army Warrant Officer and a Co-Author of the
planned 100th Birthday Warrant Officer History Book.