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Dr. George M. Hampton

Dr. Hampton received a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina A&T State University; Master of Science degree from Virginia State University, and the Doctor of Arts in Education from the University of Central Arizona. He served in a variety of command and staff assignments during more than 20 years of service in the U.S. Army.  This service included four years as Assistant Professor of Military Science at Virginia State University.   He retired from the Army in 1971 as a Lieutenant Colonel. 

Following retirement, he was a Research Scientist, Project Director, and Human Relations Specialist with American Institutes for Research.  While there, he directed research and development projects in Asia and Africa that dealt with conflict resolution among Americans and host country nationals and between majority and minority Americans.  
Dr Hampton later joined the Institute for International Research as project director for development of the Marine Corps Leadership and Human Relations Program.  Once the program was developed, he served as the co-director of the Marine Corps Leadership and Human Relations Institute in San Diego, California.  This institute trained leadership instructors for the formal schools at Quantico and other major installations.

From 1967 to 1969, Dr. Hampton was adjunct professor of psychology at the Far East Division of the University of Maryland and, from 1975 to 1979; he was an adjunct professor of human relations at Pepperdine University. 


In 1978, he established and served as President of G&A Associates.  This organization was designed to conduct research and training in human relations to specifically address racism, sexism, and cross-cultural problems in government and civilian industry. 


From 1975 until 1982 Dr. Hampton was the Political Advisor to the Prince William Branch of the NAACP.


In 1982, Governor Charles Robb appointed him to the Virginia Parole Board.  Reappointed by Governor Gerald Baliles, he served on this Board until 1990. In 1990, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board by Governor L. Douglas Wilder where he served until he retired from State service in 1994.


In August 1994, Dr. Hampton was appointed by Chief Judge Molinari to serve on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Citizens Advisory Council where he served until June 2002.


In 1995, Governor George Allen appointed him to a four-year term on the State Board of Elections, where he served as Vice Chairman until January 1999.


In January 1997, Dr. Hampton was appointed as the Prince William County representative to the Board of Directors of Northern Virginia Community College. He served in that position until June 2005. 


In July 2003, Governor Mark Warner appointed him to serve as a member of the Board of Visitors, Virginia State University.  He served in that position until July 2007. He was also a member of the Virginia State University Foundation.


Dr. Hampton had the privilege of serving on many other short term advisory boards and commissions during his 40 years as a resident of Prince William County.  He is currently a member of many organizations, to include: PLL Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Mu Psi 1949), Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, Korean Veterans, Military Officers Association of America, The ROCKS, and The Fellowship Club of Prince William County.


He is a member of First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries, VA.  He is a widower and has two children, George, Jr. and Sydni Theresa, and a granddaughter, Desiree Hampton.  Dr. Hampton resides in Dale City, Virginia.