Bill Northrop is a 1962 graduate of Oak Ridge Military Academy and a 1966 graduate of The Citadel. He has served as a member of the ORMA Board of Trustees since 2009. Northrop is a historian and published writer and author of several books and articles about the military. He has had over a dozen articles published in Recall, a publication of the North Carolina Military Historical Society. After a lengthy and varied career in the private sector and United States government, Northrop is retired and lives in Greensboro.