Alex Adkins

Area II VP

Alex first government service began in 1966 when he entered the Navy ROTC program at the University of Oklahoma. After graduation in 1969, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the USS HOLDER (DD-819), a destroyer based in Norfolk, Virginia. He subsequently left active duty to attend law school, but remained in the Naval Reserve until he retired as a Commander in 1995.

Alex graduated from law school at the University of Oklahoma in 1974 and moved to Virginia Beach. The same year he married Priscilla Jones, also known as "PJ", who worked at the Naval Supply Center in Norfolk as a procurement analyst while he served on the USS Holder. Alex was admitted to the Virginia State Bar and was in private practice until 1978 when went to work for Office of the General Counsel for the Department of the Navy. His specialty was labor and employment law with an emphasis on defense of complex litigation, primarily class action employment discrimination claims and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) disputes involving overtime compensation for large groups of employees. He worked from an office in Norfolk, Virginia and covered a geographic region that included all of the Southeastern states plus Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico with occasional overseas assignments.

Alex became the in-house counsel for a series of Navy regional personnel offices in 1984. In this capacity, he still handled litigation but also provided training to Navy human resource specialists, EEO specialists, and Navy attorneys who worked on employment disputes. During the last eight years of his career, Alex helped implement an Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) program for the Navy and was involved in training mediators for the program.

Alex retired in December of 2006. During the first year of his retirement, Alex and P.J. Adkins joined NARFE . He was appointed the Membership Chair of Virginia Beach Chapter 974 and P.J. served on the Hospitality Committee. The following year Alex was elected president of Chapter 974 and still serves in this capacity. He was elected Area II Vice President in 2012. He still lives in Virginia Beach with P.J. and they have one daughter.

Virginia Area II Chapters

Area II is composed of seven chapters located in the cities Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Eastern Shore Chapter located in Onley, VA. Information pertaining to chapters meeting time and locations can be found in Virginia Area II Chapters below.

Legislation: Area II is located in the Second Congressional District. Congressman Scott Rigell (R) is the Representative for this District. Vincent Agnelli, Seaside Virginia Beach Chapter 1827 is the Congressional District Liaison for the 2nd Congressional District.

The Chapters have informative and interesting programs, activities and luncheon meetings. I am sure you will be better informed about NARFE after attending one of the chapter meetings.

You may contact me at my home phone 757 464-3383 or my email address ahadkins@cox.net


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