Director of Leisure Services Speaks at Rotary Luncheon

Fri, 07/25/2008 - 3:24pm
By: The Citizen

Randy L. Gaddo, Peachtree City's Director of Leisure Services, spoke to Rotary Club members at a recent luncheon. He described the services that are currently provided under his leadership. In 1997, Gaddo assumed this position as the City's first director of Leisure Services, which at that time was a newly formed city division that centralized areas including the parks and recreation department, and all library services. Previously these entities were under the Public Services Division.

Before his service in Peachtree City, Gaddo served for 20 years with the United States Marine Corps and retired in October 1996 with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer-4. While enlisted, he was a combat correspondent and photojournalist, covering the activities of the Marines in the air, on land and at sea for military and civilian publications. Gaddo saw combat action in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983, where he was editor of the Marine Corps newspaper, On-Shore, was press chief and escorted U.S. and international media throughout the theater of operations. In 1985, he was one of 250 enlisted Marines chosen from more than 3,000 applicants to become a warrant officer. In 1990, Gaddo was assigned as media spokesperson for the Commandant of the Marine Corps in Washington, D.C. He completed his career as the Public Affairs Officer for the Corps' Southeastern Recruiting Headquarters based in Atlanta. Gaddo and his family have resided in Peachtree City since 1992.

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