​​Kenneth Magee


​US Navy 1986 - 1995

Lawrence Herrring

CEO / Chairman

SGM US Army Retired

Everlyn Coleman

​Executive Secretary

U.S Air Force, Senior NCO, Retired​

Legislative Liaison

Ernest Holmes 

Honorary MemberMissisippi


NAVY Veteran 

 Ron P. Powell

Mississippi Associate State  Representative

Kenneth Magee

Mississippi State Representative

​US Navy November 1986 - 1995

Gulf Coast Veterans

Advocacy Council, Inc

James Standifer /Mississippi Associate State Representative

Mrs. Tabbatha Magee MS/MBA/ED.S

Mississippi State Director

Fred Williams

Mississippi State

​Associate Representative

Florida State Representative
Winfred Pettiway

Vietnam Veteran

Will Walker

Ret. Marine

 Florida State Director

Arnetha Welcome 

Director of Public Relations & Marketing

Army Female Veteran.

Deloris Quattlebaum

2016 Honorary FOUNDING Member

Retired (Major) Army Officer

Cindy Barnes
ALABAMA Executive Director/Compliance Officer


Women Veterans Director
Army Veteran


Robert F. Hall Jr.

US Navy (RET)

As the Committee Chairman for the Memorial Day Services at NAS, Robert has also taken on the challenge of the Annual Veterans Day Parade Committee.  He has proven his experience with the various Veteran Service Organizations as invaluable.

Chaplain Joseph Stanberry

US Army 1964-1966, Reserve 1970-2001 (RET)

As our spiritual guide, Joseph has had an uplifting influence on our board and membership.  He is serving on our Incarcerated Veterans committee as an integral liaison to all the correctional facilities in our health care system.  He is our mentor in spirit and action.

Joseph Herring
US Army 1968-1971 Vietnam
CFO / Executive Director / 2016

Joseph has helped the Council since 2008

& joined the Council in 2011. He oversees

all financial matters as it pertains to our activities

in the Stand Down, Memorial Day Services,

Veterans Day Parade, Grants, and Foundation Services.

Robert Gravley, Chairman
USMC, Vietnam 1969-1971

2016 Honorary Founding Member

Robert joined the Council in 2008 as Secretary and then as Treasurer. He Chairs the Incarcerated Veteran, By-Laws, and Stand Down Committees.

Executive Board Members

                         2017 - 2019 Elected Officers - CEO/Chairman,

Co-Chairman, Executive  Secretary, and Compliance Officer.

Appointments: Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director