Randy D. Edwards

Randy D. Edwards is a retired Army veteran who served in Special Forces, the Utah National Guard and the Army Reserve. Edwards is a Paid Up For Life member of The American Legion and has held offices at every level of the organization. He has served as the department (state) commander of Utah and chaired the Americanism Commission, Citizenship and Naturalization Sub-Committee, and the 1919 Society Charities for Utah. He was also an associate representative for the Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services.

Edwards is the first veterans treatment coordinator mentor of District 4 Court in Provo, Utah. He wrote the Mentors Handbook for District 4 and earned the Utah prestigious Court Volunteer of the Year Award in 2015. He served on the Governor’s Military Advisory Board (2012-2013), earned the National Daughter of the American Revolution Volunteers Award (2022) and the Utah County Veterans Voluntary Award (2022). He serves as the State Funeral for All Wars chairman for Utah, honoring the last living Medal of Honor recipients for all wars. He previously served as southern chairman of fundraising for the Utah Veterans and Military Affairs State Cemetery. Edwards has served as the Utah County Veterans Services Coordinator for the Utah County Commissioners since 2009. He founded and chairs the Utah County Veterans Services Community Partnership monthly meetings. He enjoys and displays historic national flags for all community events for the Freedom Festival in Provo and is the chairman for the Freedom Festival Flag Retirement Ceremony.

Edwards enjoys cruises with his wife, Linda. He is a father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoys reading, history and vexillology (study of flags).