Meet our Leadership Team and Board members –
Co-President (Administration and Logistics): Aimee Kominiak graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1987 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Materiel Logistics Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master’s Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Her military education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. In July 2011, she took command of the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, Fort Lee, Virginia. Most recently, she served as the Military Assistant to the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Office of the Secretary of Defense and retired in 2017. Aimee is married to Colonel (R) Larry Kominiak and lives in Northern Virginia.
Co–President (Training, Education, and Technology): 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. She holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Technology and is a certified teacher in the state of Virginia. Cydnee lives in Northern Virginia with her family.
Treasurer: 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.
Secretary: Mary Beth Taylor is a retired Army Colonel. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1990 where she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps through the ROTC and US Army Reserve Simultaneous Membership Programs. She holds a master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University Eisenhower School. Her military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Eisenhower School. In July 2013, she took command of the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, Fort Lee, Virginia. She served as the Military Assistant to the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and retired in 2018. Mary Beth most recently served as a DynCorp International defense contractor where she performed duties as the Director of Community Activities for the US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband LTC(R) John Taylor.
Past President / Member at Large: 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.
Member at Large: 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. Along with recently having an article about some of their activities*.
Member at Large: Gail Taylor-Black is a retired Army Sergeant First Class. 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 veteran’s groups and is involved in church and community activities. Along with recently being featured in an article*.
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 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
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