President: Delinda Creal is a retired Army Ordnance Lieutenant Colonel. She is retired as a civilian from the U.S. Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, Virginia.
Vice President: Charles Bonnell is a retired Quartermaster Lieutenant Colonial and Army brat. He served at every level from Platoon Leader to Corps G-4 Officer. His most professionally rewarding assignment was Professor of Military Science at the University of Guam. He is the Vice President of FDM Tactical, a clothing and equipment store. He is a Ruritan, Master Gardener and volunteer at the museum. Charles has the Presidential Lifetime Service Award and is a Distinguished Member of the Quartermaster Regiment. He lives with his wife, Francoise, two sons, Will and Benjamin and two Standard Poodles, Scout and Aslyn in Prince George, Virginia.
Treasurer: Janice Shearin–Smith is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel, Senior Human Resources Management Officer. Janice’s strong desire to serve her community has led her to numerous volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles. While on active duty she was awarded The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM) for substantial volunteer service to the local community. Currently, she serves as a Disaster Volunteer, Community Ambassador, Government Liaison, and Blood Donor Ambassador for the Capital Region American Red Cross. She also volunteers at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center.
Acting Secretary: Florence I. Dunn is a retired Army Major and a retired federal civil service employee. She lives in Yale, Virginia, on the farm where she grew up.
Member At Large: Candy Martin retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Five in 2013. She was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and chose to settle in San Antonio Texas after her 38-year military career. Candy and her husband, Ed (Sergeant Major, Retired) are parents to four children – Tom, a 2005 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point who was killed in action while serving in Iraq in 2007, and three adult daughters (Sarah, Laura, and Becky). Candy was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (more than 3,000 volunteer hours) in 2011 and was inducted into the Quartermaster Hall of Fame in 2017. She has a passion to serve veterans and gold star families. Learn more at www.candymartin.com
Member at Large: Cydnee Gentry is an educator, USMC spouse, and military brat. She has experience working for the Department of Defense, Military Family Readiness Programs, Girl and Boy Scouting, FAWMA, various public schools, and nonprofit organizations. Cydnee lives with her husband and son in Northern Virginia.
Member at Large: Gail Taylor-Black is a retired Army Sergeant First Class and is married to a retired Army NCO. Upon separating from active duty in May 2000, Gail served in the Virginia Army National Guard for 14 years and was highly decorated during her career. Gail worked in the Nottoway County High School as a substitute teacher. Her current position is as a Citizen Soldier For Life Counselor with the Virginia Army National Guard. She is a member of the VA Purple Diamonds and is active in several veterans groups and is involved in church and community activities.
Member at Large: Luanne Kolleda has been a volunteer throughout her 35+ years as a military wife and mother. Most notably, she was the Scholarship Chairperson for various Spouses Clubs around the world. She currently lives in the Richmond, VA area and works as a paralegal.
Member at Large: Vicki Archileti is a retired DOD Senior Executive Service member. She lives in Virginia and volunteers at the Army Women’s Museum, the USO and the Daily Bread Food Bank. Vicki enjoys reading, traveling and volunteering. Since retiring, she has taken up watercolor painting and can while away hours with her brushes and paints. Her two West Highland White Terriers are in charge at home and demand much attention.
Member at Large: Secille Siverio is an avid reader favoring 19th Century British writers and a self proclaimed Janeite. Her greatest achievements, to date, have been serving her country, marrying her best friend, raising three wonderful kids, reaching the pinnacle of her profession, and beating/surviving breast cancer.Follow us at our social media sites!