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Thursday, October 22, 2009 19:12 | Deleted user

 Alan Willingham Biography

Alan was born in Little Rock Arkansas in December of 1955, the first of two sons born to Oliver and Maxine Willingham. My  formative years were spent growing up in West Germany. Returning to the United States in the mid 1960’s, I lived in several states before our family settled in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After graduating from Widefield High School, I received several scholarships and attended college at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Graduating in May of 1978 I was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.  During My career I made several deployments and saw combat in Lebanon in 1982. Serving in three Marine Divisions, I gained experience from the platoon level to serving on the staff of several general officers.  After many successful assignments I retired from Camp Pendleton California in June of 1998, attaining the rank of  Major. Upon retirement, I took a position as a licensed securities and insurance agent with First Command Financial Services. My duties included assessing financial portfolios and matching customer needs to appropriate investments. After three years in the financial world, I gained my real estate license and joined Century 21. After successful completion of Century 21 training, I honed my skills as an agent.

Currently, I'm serving clients in the role as a Direct Mail Business owner.located in Oceanside California. My  hobbies include flying small planes as well as camping and traveling.


  • Saturday, October 24, 2009 15:25 | Deleted user
    Major Willingham,
    A huge welcome to you for posting your first blog. I have been waiting patiently to learn more about your life and career in the Marine Corps. I welcome you to our group of learners, and look forward to hearing more about your career.
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  • Friday, October 30, 2009 04:27 | Frances Lowe
    I was excited to see you have posted your first blog so quickly. It was a good start and I am really excited to read what you have to say as you go forward. Best of everything as you go forward.
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  • Thursday, November 05, 2009 03:08 | Laurel Ho
    Hi Alan,
    It was a pleasure meeting you last Sunday at the Anniversary. I hope you are feeling better by now as I know you were under the weather. I was so pleased to see your first Blog here so soon and look forward to hearing the rest of your story. We the Memeber are here to listen and give feedback and do anything we can to help you along your way. Best wishes and welcome aboard. I'll be checking back for your next posting.
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  • Thursday, November 05, 2009 18:51 | Deleted user
    How exciting to read about your life. It was really nice meeting you last Sunday at the event. As Laurel mentioned, you weren't feeling well, yet, I noticed, you were the first to help when Frances and I started taking the tables down, a true marine indeed! Thank you for you for volunteering and serving with SWVBRC also. Very much looking forward to your next blog! Sincerely, Terri
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  • Tuesday, December 22, 2009 14:53 | Jeffrey Backus
    Sir, Welcome Aboard.
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  • Sunday, January 24, 2010 07:24 | Jami Price
    Welcome Sir! I look forward to reading your future blogs. I am curious, how is your business doing with the economy? I know a few people that want to open their own business, but are weary because of it. What advice do you have for them?
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  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010 10:31 | Anthony Swetala
    Mr. Willingham, I have not read anymore of your story, can you please tell me why you have not continued this course of action? I am curious to know more about your Direct Mail Order business. My email is, if you would like to include me in your network, I would be honored. Thank you sir.
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