Board of Directors
Elie A. Ghossoub
From Lebanon born in Beirut, on October 18, 1974
A numismatics, Phaleristics and militaria collector since 1984 (at age 10)
Member of the International Banknote Society (IBNS)
Member of the Gentleman's Military Interest Club (GMIC)
Writer of THE ORDERS, DECORATIONS AND MEDALS OF THE
LEBANON the first and only book about orders and medals of Lebanon
Well known worldwide collector and researcher of Orders and Medals of Arabic
Contributed directly and indirectly in helping fellow collectors enriching their medals
knowledge mainly with Iraq, Syria and Lebanon medals (since January 2000)
Appeared in the reference page of the “Iraqi Decorations and Medals History” book
Owner of TOCS Company, an inventory management company – specialized in full
physical stock counts of Inventories and fixed assets
Prithvi Pant Negi
Prithvi P. Negi (Mumbai/ New Delhi, India) specializes in Indian Phalerstics, carrying a special interest in the police awards system. Given his academic background in Law, he also researches the philosophy of legal tenets of the Honours apparatus. He is a devoted student of History, Strategic Military Studies, and Anthropology – an intersection of which he aims to accurately achieve in his written work.
Prithvi is currently working on numerous publications, including co-authoring the first-ever comprehensive book on Police Medals of South Asia. He is firmly passionate about the expansion of phaleristics, as a scholastic study, in the broader cultural landscape, and the potential of youth initiatives in such spaces.
When not gobbling through the local culinary tapestry, or (and?) reading, you’ll likely find Prithvi sorting his collection – what he calls, “an eternal labour of love” – and admiring it. He is probably doing that right now.
Michael B. Riley
Anna, TX 75409
Michael Riley Lives resides in Anna, Texas. He served four (4) years in the United States Air Force as a Medical Technician in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room and is a graduate of the USAF School of Health Care Sciences.
His love of orders and medals goes back to when he checked out a book on European orders and medals from his hometown library when he was 14. He has been a member of OMSA for many years and is a past member of OMRS. He has authored JOMSA articles and an OMSA Monograph.
He has been an avid collector since his teenage years with an emphasis on awards to Soviet medical personnel and their uniforms. He also collects and archives research for the Soviet orders and medals in his custody. Michael also collects Orders and medals from around the world with an emphasis on Polish and Yugoslavian awards.
Director of Treasury
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Belleville, IL 62221
Adrià Espineta Arias
Director of International Relations
Principality of Andorra
Director and Webmaster
Born in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, in 1977.
Medical Doctor since 2003 and Political Scientist/historian in free time!
Collector of Orders, medals and militaria, with special interest in Greek and Balkan military awards and swords, since 1988. Also collecting coins, banknotes and stamps. Loves travelling and finding medals while abroad.
Life member of OMSA, member of OMRS, LSARS, ex member of BDOS.
Honored with the Greek Order of the Phoenix
Keen on participating in collectors’ events and spreading the idea of collecting and preserving history.