Executive Director Message

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
Benjamin Truitt
KY. State Sr.-Vice Commander
D.O.B. - Oct. 31
Branch: U.S. Navy / Retired
btruitt1@earthlink.net
Gloria Mucker
KY. State Jr.-Vice Commander
D.O.B. -
Branch:
gloriam@voaky.org
Ltc. TinaGay Riddle
KY. State District 1 Commander
D.O.B. - Aug. 18
Branch: U.S. Army National Guard / Retired
tg.riddle@gmail.com
Marcus Ray
KY. State District 2 Commander
D.O.B. - Jul. 21
Branch: U.S. Army National Guard / Active
mdr799@gmail.com
Pamela Stevenson
KY. State District 3 Commander
D.O.B. - April 8
Branch: U.S. Air Force / Retired
pam.stevenson@gmail.com
Anita Lewis
Chapter 23 Co-Commander Lexington
D.O.B. - Oct. 20
Branch: U.S. Army / Retired
anita.lewis@yahoo.com
Rodney W. Crockett
Chapter 56 Commander Louisville
D.O.B. - Feb. 11
Branch: Army
rodney.crockett@kynabvets13.com
Lolita R. Williams
Chapter 70 Commander Fort Knox
D.O.B. - Oct. 29
Branch: U.S. Army / Retired
lolita.r.williams@gmail.com
Rhonda Robertson
Chapter 23 Co-Commander
D.O.B. -
Branch: U.S.
Joann Harton
Chapter 56 Vice-Commander
D.O.B. - Sept. 15
Branch: U.S. Navy / Retired
harton171@yahoo.com
Tammi T. Metcalf
Chapter 70 Vice-Commander
D.O.B. - Aug. 22
Branch: Air Force
talk2me47@hotmail.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
Cherisse Bennett
KY Command Finance Officer
D.O.B. - Dec. 26
Branch: U.S. Army Reserve / Active
cherisse.bennett@gmail.com
Glenda Washington-Toney
KY Command Project Manager
D.O.B. - Dec. 22
Branch: U.S. Army / Veteran
glentoney@bellsouth.net
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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