Executive Director Message

In the passing of National Commander Richard S.Kornegay (Sunrise April 3, 1946 - Sunset January 31, 2018, Brigadier Robert A. Cocroft has returned to command, to lead NABVETS until a new National Commander is voted in.

The National Association for Black Veterans (NABVETS), initially known as the Interested Veterans of the Central City (IVOCC), was established by seven Vietnam combat veterans, and was incorporated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1969). In 1973 the organization was later reorganized as NABVETS. NABVETS is a membership service organization - with the charge to address issues concerning minority veterans.

I recently reviewed NABVETS Strategic Plan and noticed that, despite the many changes over the years, the values upon which NABVETS was organized are still in the forefront of the organization's goals established by the leadership and membership of NABVETS.

As members of NABVETS, the above values can serve as guidance in our daily lives as we strive to help and serve other veterans.

Sincerely
BG Robert A. Cocroft
Past Executive Director
NABVETS

Regional Commanders

Shedrick J. Jones Sr.
Region VI Commander
D.O.B. - Oct. 30
Branch: U.S. Army / Retired
sjjsr@aol.com
Irvin Lyons Jr.
Region VI Vice Commander
D.O.B. - Nov. 15
Branch: U.S. Army / Retired
ilyonsjr70@gmail.com
Rev. Edward L. Palmer
Region VI Chaplain
D.O.B. - Oct. 28
Branch: U.S. Army / Retired
pastorpman@hotmail.com

Kentucky State Command Council

Rev. Dr. James H. Thurman Jr.
KY Command Chaplain / Kentucky State Commander
D.O.B. - Jan. 6
Branch: U.S. Army / Veteran
jamesthurman12@windstream.net
Terry Robinson
KY. State Sr.-Vice Commander
D.O.B. -
Branch: U.S. Army / Retired
trobinson142.tr@gmail.com
Marcus Ray
KY. State Jr.-Vice Commander
D.O.B. - July 21
Branch: U.S. Army National Guard / Active
mdr799@gmail.com
Ltc. TinaGay Riddle
KY. State District 1 Commander
D.O.B. - Aug. 18
Branch: U.S. Army National Guard / Retired
tg.riddle@gmail.com
Kathleen Crush-Gray
Veteran Service Officer (VSO)
D.O.B. -
Branch: U.S. Army
kcgnabvets@aol.com
Pamela Stevenson
KY. State Judge Advocate
D.O.B. - April 8
Branch: U.S. Air Force / Retired
pam.stevenson@gmail.com
Rev. Dr. James H. Thurman Jr.
KY Command Chaplain / Kentucky State Commander / Chapter 23 Commander
D.O.B. - Jan. 6
Branch: U.S. Army / Veteran
jamesthurman12@windstream.net
Rodney W. Crockett
Chapter 56 Commander Louisville
D.O.B. - Feb. 11
Branch: Army
rodney.crockett@kynabvets13.com
Irvin Lyons Jr.
Region VI Vice Commander / Chapter 70 Commander
D.O.B. - Nov. 15
Branch: U.S. Army / Retired
ilyonsjr70@gmail.com

KY Command Sergeant-At-Arms / Public Safety Officer
D.O.B. -
Branch:
George Dunlow
KY Command Membership Chairperson
D.O.B. - Dec. 16
Branch: U.S. Army / Retired
grdonlow@aol.com
Lloyd Davis
NCOIC M.I.A. Homefront
D.O.B. - Jun. 28
Branch: U.S. Air Force / Veteran
dled41@gmail.com
Gail Lyons
KY Command Auxiliary President
D.O.B. - Jul. 14
Veteran Supporter
glyongail@gmail.com
Denise Henderson
KY Command Auxiliary Vice-President
D.O.B. - June 9
Veteran Surporter
denisespillman49@gmail.com

Kentucky State Command Auxiliary

Emelia Cruz
Jr. Vice-President
Pearl Truitt
Secretary
Cynthia McKoy
Treasurer
Tuwana R. McKinney
Sergeant-at-Arms
Selena D. Hudson
Parliamentarian
Tanya Lyons
Historian
Tameka Whitfield
Trustee
Chazman McKoy
Trustee
Whitney McKoy
Trustee
Latonia McKinney
Committee Chairperson

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