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HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES OF SSMCA
CLUB
By George Manos
INTRODUCTION
 While George Manos serves as the president of
THOR Executive Security Teams, he also engages in
charitable activities outside of work. George Manos is
the vice president of The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’,
Coast Guard and Airmen’s (SSMCA) Club, a 501(c)3
corporation that primarily provides club facilities and
lodging for military personnel and retired veterans.
The club was founded in 1919 by Mrs. Cornelia
Barnes Rogers, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and
General John J. Pershing. Initially named The
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Club, it was formed to promote
the welfare of those in the armed forces.
THE SOLDIERS’, SAILORS’, MARINES’, COAST
GUARD AND AIRMEN’S CLUB
 Through the years, it was able to thrive
through the donations of private citizens
without any financial support from the US
government.
Since its inception, the SSMCA Club has
served as a haven to over 2.5 million military
personnel and their families. Now over 90
years in existence and currently led by
chairman and CEO Ivan Obolensky, it
continues to cater to over 15,000 people a
year.

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Historical Perspectives of SSMCA Club

  • 1. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES OF SSMCA CLUB By George Manos
  • 2. INTRODUCTION  While George Manos serves as the president of THOR Executive Security Teams, he also engages in charitable activities outside of work. George Manos is the vice president of The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s (SSMCA) Club, a 501(c)3 corporation that primarily provides club facilities and lodging for military personnel and retired veterans. The club was founded in 1919 by Mrs. Cornelia Barnes Rogers, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and General John J. Pershing. Initially named The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Club, it was formed to promote the welfare of those in the armed forces.
  • 3. THE SOLDIERS’, SAILORS’, MARINES’, COAST GUARD AND AIRMEN’S CLUB  Through the years, it was able to thrive through the donations of private citizens without any financial support from the US government. Since its inception, the SSMCA Club has served as a haven to over 2.5 million military personnel and their families. Now over 90 years in existence and currently led by chairman and CEO Ivan Obolensky, it continues to cater to over 15,000 people a year.