Past Department Commander (PDC) William “Bill” George Dolan was born in Buffalo, New York, and was the youngest of four children. PDC Dolan enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1972 where he attended basic training at Ft. Dix, New Jersey. Upon completion of his basic training he was sent to Military Police School.
After school PDC Dolan was stationed at Ft. Meade, MD, Germany, Ft. Huachuca, AZ, Korea, Ft. Sam Huston, TX, Ft. Wainwright, AK, Ft. Carson, CO, and the Recruiting Command for Buffalo / Niagara Falls, NY. When he left active duty in November 1982 to help care for an ill father but remained as a member of the active reserves for four years.
During PDC Dolan’s time on active duty he was blessed with the opportunity to learn many aspects of law enforcement from basic patrol, dog handler, traffic accident investigator, MPI & MP Intelligence, capping off his long and decorated career as an Army Recruiter.
PDC Dolan comes from a long line of military members, his father James Dolan was in the U.S. Navy during WWII, his oldest brother Raymond Dolan was in the U.S. Army, his middle brother Richard Dolan was in the U.S. Navy and his two son’s Michael & James were both in the U.S. Army. Marilyn Dolan’s son Scott May is also retired from the U.S. Air Force.
In 1984 PDC Dolan moved to Nevada to retire which did not last long as he returned to school and earned a degree in nursing. This career would span almost 25 years first as a Operating Room Staff Nurse and then as an Operating Room Cardio-Vascular Surgical Nurse, Operating Room Charge Nurse and then Director of Surgery until his second retirement.
Commander Dolan also served 5 1/2 years in local politics in Pahrump, NV where he now resides with his wife Marilyn Dolan of ten years. Between them they have a combined family of 13 children, 24 grand-children and 12+ great-grand-children. PDC Dolan enjoys working on their property “Dolan Ranch LLC” along with spending time with family and good friends; he is also an Ordained Minister. He enjoys shooting many different kinds of weapons when he finds the time.