Bio of Ulysses S. Vance, 2nd

Ulysses enlisted in the Air Force Reserves as an Apprentice Administrative Specialist, March 1957 and assigned to the New Castle Air Station.  In January 1958, he re-enlisted in the Air Force and served his country until May 1963.  Ulysses was assigned to the 84th Air Transportation Squadron, Travis AFB, CA and was reassigned to the 6930th Radio Group Mobile, Iraklion Air Station, Crete, Greece until his honorable discharge.

Ulysses has retired from all aspects of private security industry, and the City of Philadelphia, PA.  An experienced qualified investigator with 30 plus years of combined services in the criminal justice field, “U.S.” as he was called, was a Security and History Team Research Specialist.

U.S. served with the Philadelphia Police Department; as an Assistant to the Director of Finance; and a Security Specialist Supervisor with the Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department.  He also served with the City of Tuskegee, AL, Police Department and the Public Safety Division, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL.

While residing in Tuskegee, Alabama he served as Vice President of Negro International, Inc. (NAI). He was one of the founding members of the Board of Bureau of Tourism, in addition to helping failing students to hang-in-there at Tuskegee University. 

U. S. is a Second Vice President and Historian with the Philadelphia Chapter of Tuskegee, Inc. He also served as Financial Secretary, Vice President and chapter’s Membership Chairperson.  In 2019, he was elected to serve on the National Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. “Harry A. Sheppard Research Committee. (HASRC).  In addition, Ulysses’ volunteer services include but not limited to: Civil Air Patrol, Squadron 108 Deputy Commander/Cadets; PA 772 AFJROTE West Philadelphia, High School Past Board Member, Conference of Minorities in Transportation, Philadelphia Founding Member.

Under U. S. Department of Labor, “Senior Community Service Employment Program-Title V” (SCSEPT V) Ulysses researched various programs, projects and grants pertaining to World War II, African American Veterans and USO Clubs for Aces Museum in Philadelphia, PA.