Treasurer General C. Bruce Pickette (Alabama SAR)
"I was drawn to the SAR because of its non-partisan aspect and its outreach to the community through its Youth Programs, recognizing it was more than only a lineage society."- C. Bruce Pickette
The Treasurer General shall serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the National Society. His duties include, but are not limited to, providing financial advice and counsel to the Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees, Committee Chairmen and when called up on to do so by an elected member of the SAR Foundation Board. Those duties also include oversight responsibility for the collection and deposit of National Society dues and their disbursement to insure the efficient, economical operation of the National Society as well as responsibility for insuring that such funds are deposited in the name of the National Society in such accounts and depositories designated by the Board of Trustees.
Compatriot Pickette was born in Fort Lewis, Washington, and is a 1964 graduate of Jacksonville High School in Alabama and a 1968 ROTC graduate of Jacksonville State University. His degrees include a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education with a major in history, a Masters in business administration, and a Masters in library science. He was commissioned in the Signal Corps and spent 24 years in the Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1992. After his military career, he worked full-time in the information technology field for defense contractor companies, retiring for a second time in 2007.
In 1997, he and his wife, Rita, moved from Virginia to Montgomery, Alabama. They have two children and five grandchildren. Their daughter Laura is a school teacher in Montana and their son Gregory lives in Hong Kong. Gregory is a retired Air Force pilot and is now a pilot with FedEx.
Compatriot Pickette became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution in 2002. He served the Alabama SAR as state president in 2010-2011 and has been involved with the National SAR since 2007.