Voting for the Board Positions of Commander,
Vice-Commander, Secretary, and
We have one nominee for the position of Commander, one nominee for the position of Vice-Commander, and one nominee for the position of Secretary and one nominee for Director-at-Large. Voting will take place immediately prior to the December 17th General Membership Meeting in the Magnolia Center.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please submit an absentee ballot to Director-at-Large Joe Depergola at any time prior to the meeting. Click on the Absentee Ballot below to download a printable copy and follow the directions on the Ballot for submitting your vote, or download a printable Proxy Appointment. Please fill in the information and hand it to your designated voting Proxy TOVA Member.
Email Sheldon at firstname.lastname@example.org for mailing or hand-delivery instructions - note that email or telephone votes will not be permitted.
Biographies of Nominees
Marcia C Coleman
Marcia C Coleman retired January 2012 from Federal Service after almost 32 years. Ms Coleman was one of the highest decorated Contracting Officers in U.S. Federal service. Ms Coleman received the Meritorious Civil Service Metal from LTG Riley, V Corps Commander, Heidelberg, Germany. Several Commanders awards, Letters of Appreciation from US Ambassadors in Bulgaria and Togo Africa. Letters of Appreciation and outstanding contributions from the Senior Executive Director to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. MS Coleman served multiple agencies during her career; the Army, Navy, Veterans Administration, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Department of Energy. In each she was recognized for outstanding work.
Some of MS Coleman’s missions were supporting US Army 11th ACR during the cold war on the border of East and West Germany at the Fulda Gap under the command of COL Thomas White who later became Secretary of the Army. MS Coleman established two contracting offices from scratch, one in Fulda, Germany and the other the Veterans Administration, VA Hospital, in Orlando, Florida. MS Coleman was highly recognized by the VA for her efforts with outstanding annual awards.
MS Coleman served as a Contingency Contracting officer with the United States Army during two tours in Germany. She was assigned as Head of Deployment Team to support several missions. As Team Lead her civilian equivalent rank was LT. Col during her assignments which were to provide Contract Support to the U.S. service members and our Coalition partners as described in the Military Memorandum of Understanding. Her team included but was not limited to Logistics Officers at the rank of Captain and Major, purchasing agents, Contracting Officer Representatives at the rank of SSgt and SFC and civilian translators. These missions took her to Ghana West Africa, Poland, Italy, Albania, Bulgaria and Romania.
MS Coleman supported Non Appropriated Funds Morale and Welfare as a Contracting Officer and was responsible for developing and soliciting contracts with the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force in support of Morale and Welfare. These contracts included Entertainment Contracts for bands and individual entertainers, contracts for Carnival Fairs, food vendors, craft vendors, etc. Some of the Fairs brought revenue of over $250,000. MS Coleman served as; Active Duty Army, Army Reserve, Army Guard and Air Force Guard.
MS Coleman has been a Chief and mentor in her profession for over 37 years, owns her own small veteran owned business and continues to assist disabled veteran and veteran owned small and large companies on how to successfully obtain government contracts.
MS Coleman was instrumental in the Paws for Vets concert working with TOVA team members, Ms. Coleman obtained sponsorship and donations for silent auction. This brought revenue to the wonderful non-profit of over 10K.
Her education is in Business from Troy State University, Government Contract Law from George Washington University and the Defense Acquisition University, She is a Certified Contracting Professional Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act/Federal Acquisition Contracting Certification (DAWIA/FAC-C III).
She has been a member of TOVA since 2016.
As Commander, my vision for TOVA is to; Obtain better participation of current membership, give back to our community as well as non-profits, continue to provide more information to TOVA members on changes to VA and other veteran support issues, Increase our revenue with a variety of fundraisers, Develop a plan and outline for a commitment letter to obtain additional sponsors. These objectives can only be accomplished through my dedication, hard work and with the support and contributions of our TOVA volunteers.