San Jose Veterans Day Parade Information

Veterans Day Parade 2018 Application - (Online)

(Parade Date: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2018)

Address all Parade questions to Gene Fanucchi at

Parade Donations (Support) is Always Welcome and can be given to VETERAN ALLANCE.


Veteran's Day Parade 2017

Rear Admiral William W. Copeland Jr. USN, Retired

Coaching and Leadership Development for a Retired Navy Rear Admiral William W. Copeland Jr., is the President of TOPGUN CONSULTING (TGC), a limited consulting practice focusing on Executive potpourri of clients in a variety of disciplines.

Rear Admiral Copeland retired from the United States Navy in 2000 after serving as the Commander of the Theodore Roosevelt Battlegroup. He entered the Navy in 1965 and graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a BSEE degree and a commission in 1967. He earned two Masters of Science Degrees, one from the University of Southern California and the other from the Naval War College and is a graduate of HAAS Business School, Berkeley. Rear Admiral Copeland's distinguished career as a naval fighter pilot included duty as an instructor at the prestigious Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun). He attended the U.S. Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB and served as a Test Pilot at the Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River, MD, during the initial flight testing of the F/A-18A Hornet. He Commanded Fighter Squadron102, Carrier Air Wing One aboard USS America, the food stores ship USS San Diego, and the aircraft carrier USS America.

He has flown over 300 combat missions with over 1,300 carrier arrested landings, and more than 5,000 flight hours in 30 different types of aircraft, including the F-14, F-15, F-16, F-17, and F-18. His awards and decorations include the Silver Star for gallantry in action, the Bronze Star, two Defense Superior Service medals, three Legion of Merit awards and numerous other meritorious and commendation medals with the Combat "V".

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