James Standifer

Honorary Member

  Retired Navy Chief  

​​Robbie Gregg


​Retired Navy

Everlyn Coleman ​

Executive Secretary 2015-2018

Honorary Member

US Air Force, Senior NCO, Retired​

Fred Williams

Honorary Member

US Army 

Karen Valentin

Executive Director

& Alabama State Representative

Vernon  Watson

CFO / US Navy &

Retired US Air Force Officer  

Will Walker

Honorary Member

Retired Marine

Deloris Quattlebaum

2016 Honorary Founding Member

Retired (Major) Army Officer

Cindy Barnes
Compliance Officer 2016-2019

Honorary Member
Army Veteran


Robert F. Hall Jr.

US Navy (Retired)

As the Committee Chairman for the Memorial Day Services at NAS Pensacola, 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; Army Reserve 1970-2001 (Retired)

Under his spiritual guidance, 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 L. Herring 

 Chairman / Executive Director
US Army 1968-1971 Vietnam

Joseph has worked with the Council since 2008

& officially joined the Council in 2011. He has facilitated 

all financial matters as it pertains to our activities

in the Stand Downs, Memorial Day Services,

Veterans Day Parades, Grants, and Foundation Services.

 Robert Gravley, Chairman 

(DECEASED 08/2019)
2016 Honorary Founding Member

USMC, Vietnam 1969-1971

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

Executive Board Members

2019 - 2021 Elected Officers - CEO/Chairman,

Co-Chairman & Executive Secretary 

Appointments: Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director 

Dick Zani

​Executive Secretary

Army Veteran

 Ernest Holmes

Legislative Liaison 

(DECEASED 4/2016)

Honorary Member Mississippi

Navy Veteran 

Lawrence Herring 

Chairman 2016-2018

Honorary Member 2019 Retired Sgt Major US Army  1965-1994 


Rodney R. Roberts


 Mary Watson 

Executive Recording Secretary

Jessie Gaither

Compliance Officer 2020

Arnetha Welcome

Director of Public Relations

& Marketing

​Army Veteran

Gary Reynolds

Honorary Member

  Retired Navy Chief  

​​​​​​​​Kenneth Magee

Honorary Member

​US Navy 1986-1995

James Welcome

Florida State Representative / Veterans Benefit Coordinator​