Board of Directors

Glenn Towery
Chairman & Founder

A decorated Vietnam combat veteran, and founder of the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel. Glenn served in the Vietnam war as a Quartermaster aboard the USS Rupertus, Destroyer DD851 from 1971 to 1972. Glenn had a long career as a stage actor after leaving the NAVY. Acting was one of the few things that his PTSD would allow him to do although it would be years before he understood that he suffered with that condition.

In 1993, Glenn enrolled in film school to earn a Bachelors of Art degree in cinema because of his desire to continue a career in the arts. He wanted to become a film and television director/producer. He was accepted to attend at the prestigious Los Angeles Film School, Columbia College Hollywood where he majored in cinema and minored in television production. In 1997, Glenn graduated as the valedictorian of his class at Columbia College Hollywood.

Currently a resident of Round Rock Texas, Glenn has created and founded the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel (VSPChannel), America’s first national broadcast channel for veterans and their family members.

Click here to learn more about the founder of the VSPC.

 


 

D. Randall Jones
Vice Chairman (EMERITUS)

Army/Marine Corps Veteran

During a career spanning over 44 years, D. Randall gained the principles, standards and values that empowered him to make contributions to the US Government, Private Industry and to Higher Education. Randall’s service began as a US Marine, schooled in logistics, infantry and survival skills.

First assigned to Regimental Landing Team (RLT) 26 in Okinawa, Randall provided logistics support for Marine ground and air units around the Khe Sanh area of Viet Nam. An assignment to the Marine Aviation Detachment in Pensacola, Florida, provided Randall with the skills of coaching Marines and Marine families. He also learned communicating and negotiating with small businesses. Randall’s further assignment as a Casualty Assistance Non- Commissioned Officer (NCO); working with families of wounded and killed Viet Nam combat casualties. Randall credits much of his ability to empathize and relate to people one-to-one in difficult situations, to the time he spent in this position. He learned the role families’ can and should play in the development of one’s life and character, and the support that is critical for families to succeed. After the Marine Corps, Randall served 8 years, 9 months in the US Army. There he had the opportunity to further hone his negotiation, logistics, and recruiting skills. He continued to have ample opportunities to relate with people both one-on-one and in groups.

Leaving active duty, Randall continued in the US Army Reserve and began work as a US DOD Civilian. Randall continued to serve with the US Forces in both the United States and Europe. He was selected for appointment as a contracting officer assigned first to Lakenheath, England, then to Stuttgart, Germany, and finally as Director of Contracting and Chief, Regional Contracting Office, Berlin, Germany. These assignments allowed Randall to continue to use his negotiation and people skills, as well as hone and enhance his leadership skills.

Randall was involved in negotiations of contracts as well as international agreements, including involvement in the Berlin Stationing Agreement and the Agreement on Settlement of Issues regarding Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

During his US Government career, Randall held many interesting positions achieving the level of Sergeant Major in the US Army, Contracting Officer and Director of Contracting in the US Civil Service. Having retired from US Civil service as a GM 14 and Military service as a Sergeant Major in 1994, Randall took his skills to Defense Contractors, and a western US University as Vice president for Business Affairs. Randall now resides in Georgetown, Texas, is a Professional Life and Spirituality Coach with a passion for helping people, especially Veterans, Wounded Warriors and first responders.

Randall is a graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, MO with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Troy State University, Troy, AL with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

 


 

Juanita Cole Towery
Board Member & Secretary

Juanita Cole Towery is the wife of Glenn Towery, founder and chairman of the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel (VSPChannel) and serves as a board member and secretary of the organization. Juanita brings a wealth of experience and talent to the organization. She is a successful published artist since 1992, whose works have been exhibited in galleries in Houston, Clear Lake, Austin and Round Rock, TX, and Los Angeles, CA. In 1995, Juanita served as the only non-educator/artist member of a team of teachers and administrators in selecting the art curriculum for kindergarten and grades 1 -5 for the Clear Creek Independent School District in League City, TX.

In addition to her artist career, Juanita holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Texas Southern University and has worked in admirable and satisfying professions over the years. She worked as a Public Information Officer for the City of Houston for 7 years. In 1989, Juanita was hired by NASA subcontractors, Omniplan and Hernandez Engineering, as a senior editor for the Space Shuttle Program until 2001. In this position, she edited contracts between NASA and whatever company or university that was putting a payload/experiment on the space shuttle each mission.

Juanita’s editing skills have proven quite useful in serving as secretary for the VSPChannel in that her duties entail taking, editing and compiling minutes from VSPChannel board meetings and disseminating to members. Her duties also include organization bookkeeping that include annual reports. Juanita is also responsible for editing all VSPChannel written correspondence developed and sent out to the public

Her community service includes having been a volunteer Art Instructor with the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Agency in Houston, Texas and the Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation Group Home in Los Angeles, CA.

In 2013, Juanita moved back to her native Texas with Glenn to retire. However, Glenn’s idea of retiring was to create a nonprofit, the VSPChannel. Juanita is proud of the work her husband is doing with the VSPChannel to help save veteran lives and is honored to be a member of its board.

View Juanita Cole Towery’s art at juanita-coletowery.squarespace.com


 

Gary Bugnacki
Board Member

Gary Ray is President & CEO for the American Heroes Network

Gary Ray is committed to developing one of the most powerful Radio Networks in the Country. A Combat Veteran who proudly served in the US Army 67-69. His background includes more than 19 years in the Insurance industry along with successful management of two of the largest Insurance Companies in Florida. He was the Co-founder/Co-developer of the Worldwide Racing Network. Gary worked with NASCAR and The Turner Sports Interactive NASCAR Touring series. He also hosted radio talk shows for NASCAR Touring drivers and teams. In 2008 he joined a Military-focused Network as Public Relations Director providing radio interviews and web content while participating in many community events. In February 2011 he was promoted to President. In 2012 he left the organization to pursue his passion with helping our Veterans and military Families rebuild their lives.

The American Heroes Network is Veteran owned and operated “Serving the Brave Men and Women Who Have Sacrificed to Ensure Our Freedom.”

By providing a unique blend of information and advocacy he has created a Veteran’s Resource that is truly making a difference through their weekly “Live Shows.”

Gary Ray also serves on the Board Of Directors / Associate Producer at the “Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel”


 

Charles Eggleston
Board Member

Charles Eggleston is known as national hero and a wounded soldiers advocate who completely knows what our disabled veterans have gone through. He was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center during the Medical Scandal that forced changes to the way our wounded veterans are now being treated in both the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs Systems. Charles has had numerous surgeries and medical treatments for the last 11 years due to an IED blast that happened in Mosul, Iraq in 2005. He is a Purple Hearts recipient and is excited to be working with Vets and their families to help to make a better life for the veterans. He is currently a dedicated advocate for his fellow soldiers, utilizing his time, listening to the call of his heart, and fostering his strong desire to help his wounded comrades in any way possible with implementation of new policies and regulations for the disabled or wounded serviceman at the national level.

MEMBERSHIPS: Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he serves in the capacity of Chairman for the WRAMC Chapter. National Suicide Prevention Awareness Officer for the Military Order of the Purple heart. and also Past State Commander for Maryland MOPH , Disabled American Veterans. American Legion. Professional Golf Association. Paralyzed Veterans of America and an af?liation with the U.S. Paralympics Organization.


 

Wilbert Forbes
Board Member

The appointment of Deputy Secretary Forbes to the Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs (MDVA) was announced May 7, 2007.

Prior to his appointment, he was a Contract/Consultant Investigator conducting security background investigations for applicants seeking security clearnaces for positions of trust and responsibility in various agencies in the federal government.

Mr. Forbes is a Past Department Commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) for the State of Maryland and served as the Sixth Disrict National Executive Committee Alternate, representing the DAV Departments of Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Since his tenure with the MDVA, Mr. Forbes continues to be a dedicated advocate for veterans and their families. His involvement with the homeless veterans on the state’s Eastern Shore has resulted in the establishment of a veterans’ service center which bears his name Forbes Hall Veterans Education and Training Center, Salisbury, Maryland.

Mr. Forbes served as a Public Member on several of the US Department of State Promotion Boards where he reviewed personnel files of Foreign Service employees and made recommendations for advancement and promotion.

Mr. Forbes is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc (ICISF). He serves as an advisor with respoect to stress management, post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury as it relates to military veterans. He is also a memberof the Board of Directors for the American Heroes Network (AHN) internet radio broadcast powered by the Voice of America. Mr. Forbes co-host on the weekly broadcast addressing issues in the veteran’s community.

Most recenty, he was honored by the African American Patiots Consortium, Inc., and was awarded the Paul L. Thomposon Humanitarian Medal for his unyielding commitment to veterans.

Mr. Forbes is an ROTC graduate of Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland and a member of the ROTC Alumni Chapter. As a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel with combat service in Vietnam, he received numerous awards during his military service including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

Mr. Forbes retired from the US Department of Labor where he managed a national investigative program.

Mr. Forbes cofounded The Veterans’ Advocacy Group, a service disabled veteran owned company which serves in a consulting role to agencies and organizations providing outreach and advocacy services in the veteran community.


 

Billy Rae StubblefieldBilly Ray Stubblefield
Board Member

Billy Ray Stubblefield, Presiding Judge of the Third Administrative Judicial Region, is the product of four pioneer Williamson County families. He is a proud sixth-generation Texan.

His paternal forebears arrived in Virginia in the mid seventeenth century and went on to fight in the French and Indian War, American Revolutionary War, and fought in the Virginia militia with General Washington at Yorktown. The judge’s great-great grandfather William Stubblefield narrowly escaped death in the War of 1812 at the Fort Mims massacre. His great-grandfather Stephen Stubblefield fought in the Mississippi Rifle Volunteers under Zachary Taylor in the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-48. He arrived in Williamson County in the late 1860s as a refugee.

On his mother’s side of the family, three grandfathers (William Bradford, Miles Standish and Edward Doty) arrived in Massachusetts in the early seventeenth century at Plymouth, rather than Jamestown, Virginia. The family later pioneered the settlement of Vermont and ultimately migrated to Troy, Missouri. There they met Moses and Stephen Austin and came to Texas with the Austin Colony in the 1820s. They fought in the War for Independence from Mexico and the Civil War.

Judge Stubblefield obtained his public education from Georgetown I.S.D. and received his undergraduate degree from Southwestern University, where he majored in history. He received the Southwestern Scholar designation in 1971, and was awarded a teaching certificate. After attempting to teach history in high school in San Antonio for two years, he went to the University of Texas Law School where he received a Juris Doctorate. While there he was a member of Delta Theta Phi law fraternity. He was licensed to practice law in January of 1976, just in time to run for County Attorney.

He was elected to four consecutive four-year terms as County Attorney from 1977 to 1992 (to date serving longer than any County Attorney in Williamson County’s history). In November of 1992, he was elected to the bench and became judge of the 26th District Court on January 1, 1993. He was elected without opposition five more times. He retired from the elected bench in October of 2014.

As District Judge, he heard civil cases without limit to the amount of dispute, felony adult cases, and heard family law matters and juvenile cases of all classes. In 2000, Judge Stubblefield was elected by his colleagues to serve as Local Administrative Judge and resigned from that position in February 2010 so that he could assume the duties of Presiding Judge of the Third Administrative Judicial Region, a position to which he was appointed by then-Governor Rick Perry. He was re-appointed by Governor Perry in 2014, and was so-honored by Governor Abbott in 2018. The Region covers 27 counties with an area the size of West Virginia and approximately 3.5 million residents. It is the Heart of Texas.

Judge Stubblefield is an enthusiastic member of the Georgetown Rotary Club (Past President), a founding member and former Board member of the Williamson County Law Enforcement Association, founding and former member of the Board of Directors of the Williamson County Crisis Center (now Hope Alliance). He believes that domestic violence is anathema to healthy, happy children. He served on the founding Board of Directors of the Georgetown Project, a child advocacy organization, and served as Chair for one year. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Palace Theater in Georgetown. He currently serves on the Board of the Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Channel and the Central Texas Philharmonic. The judge co-chaired the Williamson County Sesquicentennial Committee from 1997 to 1999 with Irene Varan. He was a founder of the Civil Section of the Texas District and County Attorneys’ Association. He is a member of the Williamson County Bar Association and the Judicial Section of the State Bar of Texas. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. The judge was inducted as a Fellow of the College of the State Bar in January of 1996. Judge Stubblefield is married to Neta, his beloved and long-suffering wife since August 20, 1977. They pursue interests in old cars, sailing, horseback expeditions, travel and history.


 

Elicia Bakers-RogersElicia Baker-Rogers
Board Member

Dr. Elicia Baker-Rogers is a native of Detroit, MI. She has over 34 years of professional nursing experience. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice – Integrative Health and Healing (DNP-IHH), from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN in May 2017. She completed her MS (Occupational Health Nursing) and BSN degrees at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

She is a 20-year Veteran of the United States Navy, Nurse Corps. Her distinguished leadership positions in the military encompass: Director of Public Health Services; Department Head of Occupational Health; Department Head of Wellness; Department Head of Case Management; and Department Head of Performance Improvement. Her six tours-of-duty include: two tours overseas in Guam and Rota, Spain; a humanitarian mission to Africa (Ghana and Senegal) as the sole Community Health Nurse; and four state-side tours in San Diego, CA; Charleston, SC; Camp Pendleton, CA; and Cherry Point, NC. Dr. Baker-Roger’s personal military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), as well as various unit awards, campaign and service decorations.

Additionally, Dr. Baker-Rogers is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB) and has been a licensed massage therapist for 15 years.

Dr. Baker-Rogers presented her DNP Scholarly Project: “Reducing Nurses’ Occupational Stress using Aromatherapy as an Integrative Nursing Intervention: A Journey in Process Improvement”, at the Second International Integrative Nursing Symposium, Tucson, AZ in April 2017, and as a Poster Presentation at the American Association for Occupational Health Nurses Conference in Reno, NV in April 2018. She holds professional memberships in American Association for Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), Case Management Society of America (CMSA), Sigma Theta Tau-International Honor Society of Nursing, and the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

Dr. Baker-Rogers provided integrative nursing modalities to fellow Veterans during her doctoral clinicals at the VAMC in Minneapolis, MN. She is passionate about continuing to work with fellow Veterans in TX. She recently located to Austin, TX to pursue her vocational interests in establishing integrative health and wellness services for health care and corporate milieus.


Elisabeth JoyElisabeth Joy
Board Member, US Army veteran

Elisabeth Joy (Collura) is a US Army veteran, entrepreneur, and performer with combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). She has 11 years of military service, and considers life to be an ongoing opportunity to grow and learn.

Elisabeth’s passion to serve continues well beyond her years in uniform. She holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Texas in Kinesiology and is a Licensed Massage Therapist. After receiving her graduate degree, she founded LCR Wellness, LLC, a holistic wellness company providing alternative therapy to include Massage Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, and Clinical Aromatherapy. She is a provider for the Corporal Chad Eric Oligschlager Foundation for PTSD.

In 2015, she decided to expand her skillset yet again and began acting and dance training. She found artistic expression and conscious movement to music to be highly beneficial to the mind-body-spirit triad. She is currently a performance team member with Agni the Dance Company, a multi-cultural Bollywood dance troupe and majoring in Dance at Austin Community College. She is the Dance Director for the Inaugural Austin Veteran Arts Festival scheduled for Fall 2019. Her next endeavor is to create a dance and movement therapy program for full-body awareness and integration for veterans and PTSD survivors.

In 2000, she began her active duty service as a second lieutenant and Distinguished Honor Graduate of the ROTC program at Ohio University. She then served as an Army Aviator flying Chinooks with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from 2001-2004. While in the 101st Airborne, she deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in multiple leadership and liaison positions flying combat missions in both theaters.

In 2002, Elisabeth was assigned to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in Bagram, Afghanistan where she flew missions supporting Special Forces soldiers from the United States, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, and Poland. In 2003, she deployed again for the initial invasion into Iraq through Kuwait. For the return voyage from OIF, she was selected as the officer in charge of escorting 1/8th of the 101st Airborne Division equipment on board the USNS Benavidez from Doha, Kuwait to Jacksonville, Florida. Upon return to the United States, she continued her military education in the Aviation Officer Advanced Course and was stationed in Ft. Hood, Texas. She was assigned to 4th Infantry Division and then the 21st Cavalry Brigade as a Logistics Officer where she coordinated logistical requirements for units transitioning to the Longbow Apache Helicopter.

In 2007, Elisabeth completed her active duty service obligation and joined the Texas Army National Guard. Increasing her influential roles, she was selected as an Instructor with the Officer Candidate School. She was also selected to serve as a Federal Technician in the role of Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Texas Military Department where she served as a community relations representative with federal, state, local, and nonprofit organizations offering services to veterans and their families. Returning to Aviation, she was assigned as the State Aviation Training Officer, responsible to assessing and selecting future pilots for the Texas Army National Guard. The culmination of her military career was as the Commander of the Air Ambulance Company (Alamo Dustoff) flying Black Hawks for medical evacuation.

Elisabeth lives in Austin with her son, Sterling. They enjoy dancing, playing in the sun, make believe, and living each day to the fullest.

 


 

Tracey Brown-Greene
VICE CHAIR
– Board Member

Tracey Brown-Greene is the National Suicide Awareness Officer of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Tracey L. Brown-Greene joined the Army in 1998.  During her 22 year career, she rose through the ranks to MSG. MSG (Ret) Brown-Greene has deployed around the world and served in combat during Operation New Dawn (Iraq) and Operation Freedom Sentinel (Afghanistan).

Her military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and several others commensurate with her distinguished career.  MSG (Ret) Brown-Greene sustained wounds in Afghanistan in 2017, when a suicide bomber attacked. She underwent multiple hospital stays, and physical rehabilitation. Her final assignment was at Fort Hood, Texas where she served as the 1st Calvary Sustainment Brigade as a Logistics manger. 

Tracey graduated from American Military University with a Bachelor of Arts in Management, and she holds a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Liberty University.

Tracey is passionate about the well being of military veterans and their families.  She joined the Military Order of the Purple Heart a congressionally chartered organization focused on fostering an environment of goodwill, camaraderie among combat wounded veterans and provide service to all veterans and their families.

Tracey and her husband, Gregory and their family are residents of Harker Heights Texas.  She has served in several other veteran organizations which include being a member of the Disabled Veterans of America executive committee; Fort Hood Soldier for Life Retiree Council; and the American Legion. She is actively involved in the community and volunteers in the Killeen Independent School District as the Elementary School reading mentor.

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Vecepia Towery, the East Bay woman who became the first and only African-American female winner of the TV show “Survivor” almost 20 years ago, poses for portrait in Hayward, California.

VECEPIA P. ROBINSON

Vecepia (Vee) Robinson is the fourth season million-dollar winner of the hit CBS reality show Survivor: Marquesas in 2002.

She has appeared on the David Letterman Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, the Today Show, Access Hollywood, E Entertainment, Inside Edition, the Rosie O’Donnell Show, the 700 Club, a special guest appearance on local shows. She was also a presenter at the City of Hope “Victor Awards.” Vecepia hosted and produced a local East Bay talk show called “Survivor Chasers” where she conducted both in-studio and remote location shows. She has also co-anchored “Bay Area News” (a local cable daily news program) and started a new segment called “Real Stories from the East Bay” where she interviewed local citizens about their passions in life. She also created a summer program called “Summer School Survivor” where local high school students competed like the show “Survivor” for great prizes. The shows lasted two summers.

As an Air Force and Gulf War Veteran, Vecepia served over 8 years in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves. She spent most of her military career in Europe (Holland) as the base Crime Prevention Officer. As an Airman, Vecepia received Airman of the Year (1990) recognition and was one of six airmen inducted into the first Air Force Sports Hall of Fame (USAFE) at Ramstein AB, Germany (1990-91). Currently, Vecepia participates in the national non-profit The Mission Continues (Bay Area Chapter), that connects military veterans with mission work within the local communities. The birth of her, now 17-year old son Jordan, was filmed at Stanford Children’s Hospital for The Learning Channels (TLC), A Baby Story.

A fierce competitor, Vecepia loves to challenge herself and others to be their very best. As a 2-time breast cancer survivor, she believes her gift is to serve others, to spread positivity as much as possible and to give everyone a reason to smile, believe and live life to the fullest. In her free time, she enjoy hiking, dancing, playing basketball, traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends and writing (especially poetry). She is currently writing a series of books with her son using their life experiences and the values that keep them strong.

Locally, Vecepia has volunteered the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, St. Rose Hospital, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Women on the Way Recovery Center, and photo campaigns for the American Heart Association. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the International Professional Women’s Association (IPWA). Vecepia has traveled all over the world and participated in missionary work in Tanzania, Africa, Pachuca and Mexico City, Mexico.

Vecepia resides in Hayward, California with her son Jordan.

Vecepia is also a certified professional life coach and attributes her communication, people and survival skills to her military training, her background in Human Services and her belief in God.

CAREER & SKILLS SUMMARY
Enthusiastic leader with over 30 years of successful leadership, training, and management experience. Seeking to combine outstanding work experience augmented by formal education and refined by specialized training to enhance organizational growth. Focused and highly organized with proven strengths in Leadership, Office Management, Computer Systems Management, Multi-Task Management, continuous Process Improvement, Resource Management and Public Speaking. Served as the DAV National Commander, Georgia State Commander for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and currently serving as the Chairman of the Board (DAV National) 2016-Present.

Secretary of VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
December 19, 2017 – Present

The Advisory Committee on Women Veterans assesses the needs of women Veterans, with respect to VA programs such as compensation, rehabilitation, outreach, healthcare, etc. The Committee reviews VA’s programs, activities, research projects and other initiatives designed to meet the needs of women Veterans; and makes recommendations to the Secretary on ways to improve, modify, and affect change in programs and services for women Veterans and follows up on all those recommendations.

 

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MOSES MCINTOSH

Past National Commander
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
August 2015 – 2016

As the National Commander of the 1.3-million-member organization including their families served as an advisor to the board of directors, provides leadership to the National Executive Committee (NEC), Chairs meetings of the Convention and NEC, encourage role in strategic planning, responsible for publishing six magazine articles yearly. Testifies before legislative bodies on matters that are relevant to the Organization and our Nation’s injured and ill veterans and their families. As the primary spokesperson principal responsibility is to increase awareness of DAV as an organization and promote its free programs and services. Frequent attendance at various public events is required, which typically includes speeches, media interviews and social events. Therefore, a firm understanding of DAV’s organizational structure, Constitution and Bylaws, free programs and services, and position on legislative and other political issues are extremely important. As the DAV spokesperson and critical to organizational success is building productive and positive relationships both internal and external to DAV. As camaraderie between the Organization and our leaders and members at the department and chapter level grow, so will overall organizational success. Critical to building quality relationships between the Organization and members. Serves as the Chief Volunteer and primary spokesperson of the Organization a partner with the National Adjutant in achieving the Organization’s mission. Appoints National Convention Committee advisors and Interim Committee members. Helps guide and mediate committee actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns.

Non-Profit Foundation
National Service Foundation
Columbia Trust Foundation
Charitable Service Trust
Disabled Veterans Life Memorial

Georgia State Commander
Disabled American Veterans
June 2007 – June 2008
Responsible for the department operational and administrative support of 24,000 members, three
Lieutenant Colonel, Aide De Camp, Governor’s Staff, under GA Governor Sonny Perdue.
Hospital Service Coordinators (HSCs) and one office administrator.
Analyzed performance and developed appropriate strategies for strengthening areas in need of improvement.
Updated office technology enhancing the department’s ability to deliver consistent and value-added services to veterans.
Introduced a strategic plan that took the department of Georgia from a $15,000 deficit to a $178,000 surplus.
Liaison with various local, state government agencies in championing veteran issues.
Presiding officer of department meetings consisting of 21 executive committee members.
Supported and coordinated with Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services (VAVS) in Decatur, Augusta and Dublin Georgia, Tuskegee, AL, and Charleston SC. providing vans for the veterans’ transportation network.
Responsible for a $250,000 department budget to include payroll.
Secured a $130,000 grant from the DAV National Headquarters.
Recruited various businesses and organizations in support of the National Convention held in Atlanta 2010.

MILITARY EXPERIENCE:
498th Medical Evacuation Company
Fort Benning, GA
June 1995 – OCT 1997

Rear Detachment Commander/UH-60 Helicopter Pilot U.S. Army.
Provided medical evacuation coverage to the U.S. Army Infantry Center, Ranger Training Brigade,3 Infantry Division, and the School of Americas. Augmented the Georgia and Alabama civilian medical evacuation systems under the auspices of the Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic (MAST) program.

Executive Officer/UH-60 Helicopter Pilot/Project Manager U.S. Army, 498th Medical Company, Fort Benning, GA 31905 Managed the day-to-day operation of the 498th evacuation company: office administration, training, personnel tasking, scheduling, and planning. Senior Non-Commissioned

Officer in Charge (NCOIC) for the Instrumentation and Information Systems.
Assisted Commanding General, Chief of Staff, and the Secretary of General Staff in the conducting Command Briefs.
4th Combat Aviation Brigade, A Company 7-1 Aviation
JAN 1991 – JUN 1995

UH-60 Pilot in Command maintains the highest state of mission readiness through tactical and recurring training. Participates in demanding Door Gunnery Exercise, Joint Visitor Bureau Exercise,
Air Assault and Air Movement Exercise.

51st Bombardment Heavy Squadron Strategic Air

JAN 81 – AUG 82 Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina.
AUG 82 – AUG 86 524th Bombardment Heavy Squadron SAC, Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan.
AUG 86 – NOV 89 596th Bombardment Heavy Squadron SAC, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.
NOV 89 – NOV 90 Warrant Officer Flight Training Program, to include
NOV 89 – JAN 91 Warrant Officer Candidate School.
DEC 90 – APR 91, Flew 25 combat missions during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
JAN 91 – JUN 94 Assigned to A Co 7-1, Avn Regiment Ansbach, Germany.

Position and Responsibilities: Instructor Defense Aerial Gunner B-52G. Stands alert as a member of a combat crew in a strategic nuclear weapon system with worldwide targeting capability. Coordinates procedures with the pilot and electronic warfare officer for optimum use of aircraft defensive fires control systems in the detection/elimination of manned airborne interceptor threats to ensure successful penetration of enemy air defense for the deployment of nuclear weapons in support of the Emergency War Order (EWO) and Single Integrated Operations Plan (SIOP). Additional duties include being responsible for operation of the Air Force Satellite Communication link throughout an EWO mission.

JAN 81 – AUG 82 Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina.
AUG 82 – AUG 86 524th Bombardment Heavy Squadron SAC, Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan.
AUG 86 – NOV 89 596 Bombardment Heavy Squadron SAC, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.
NOV 89 – NOV 90 Warrant Officer Flight Training Program, to include
NOV 89 – JAN 91 Warrant Officer Candidate School.
DEC 90 – APR 91, Flew 25 combat missions during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
JAN 91 – JUN 94 Assigned to A Co 7-1, Avn Regiment Ansbach, Germany.
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EDUCATION:

Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management, 1997
TROY STATE UNIVERSITY, Fort Benning, Georgia. GPA 3.60
Bachelor of Science Degree: Management, 1994
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, Heidelberg, Germany.
Bachelor of Science in Management Studies, 1994
LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY, Ruston, Louisiana
Associate of Science Degree in Resource Management, 1989
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE, Maxwell AFB, AL.
Associate of Liberal Arts, 1984.
Alpena Community College, Alpena, Michigan.

MILITARY TRAINING

United States Air Force Tactics School,Nellis AFB, Nevada
Army Aviation Flight Training Program, Ft. Rucker, AL.
U.S Army Warrant Officer Training Course
UH-1 Utility Helicopter Qualification Course
UH-60 Assault Helicopter Qualification Course
Central Flight Instructor Course, Castle AFB, CA.

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS
Disabled American Veterans Department of Georgia Foundation (2016 – Present)
Disabled American Veterans State Finance Committee chairman (June 2008 to 2010)
Disabled American Veterans Convention Chairman (June 2010)
Disabled American Veterans State Commander (2007-2008)
Appointed Lieutenant Colonel, Aide De Camp, Governor’s Staff, Governor Sonny Perdue (2007)
Lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans
Life member of the Military Officer Association