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Commander – Michael L. Riddick

Commander Riddick is the founding Commander of Chapter #0122. Retired from the United States Army after serving worldwide for over twenty years of active military duty having served in many leadership positions. Michael always worked extremely hard to leave his assignments better than he found them by utilizing fairness, honesty, clear and strong ethics. By demonstrating doing the honorable thing even when no one is around to witness it and striving to do the right thing always.

Michael still lives by the honor code cherished by most members of the armed services who served are or are still serving our country "acting, and living the values of respect, duty, loyalty, selfless service, integrity and personal courage in everything you do".

Michael is an experienced program manager, systems administrator, trainer and leader with skills and abilities to motivate others, utilizing the leadership skill he honed and developed for over thirty-three plus consecutive years of serving in numerous top leadership positions while serving in the United States Army and in the private sector at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Education:

Bachelors of Science: Electronic Systems Technologies, Southern Illinois University

Bachelors of Science: Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Associate of Applied Science: Culinary Arts, Hospitality Services Management, Meeting and Event Management, Prince Georges Community College

Certifications:

Project Management Professional (PMP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), Network +, Security +, A+ hardware, SERV Safe Food Protection Manager, Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)

Affiliations:

Life member, an officer or past officer in National Association of Black Veterans (NABVETS) Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Sigma Alpha Pi, Phi Theta Kappa


Chapter Command Officers:


Vice Commander – Nina Davis

Secretary – Kristina Maloney

Operations Officer – Ruphine Ngozogo

Treasurer – Veronica Womack

Chaplin – Minister Nathan Dyson

Sargent At Arms – Dwayne Bourgeois


WE MEET ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 5:00PM - 6:00 PM

LOCATION: THE VETERANS LOUNGE RM 133, BLADEN HALL PRINCE GEORGES COMMUNITY COLLEGE


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The NABVETS Chapter #0122, is organized to foster the intellectual, economic, socio-cultural, collective good, and wellbeing of all veterans in general and Blacks, and other minority veterans in particular. It seeks to promote unity, in our community, through community activism, provide leadership and mentorship that encompasses the entire community, in particular our active duty, retired veterans and their families. In addition, we are to secure, expand, and safeguard the rights and privileges of all veterans granted by the United States of America and the States. It will assist veterans and their widows/widowers, orphans, and their families as they strive to obtain legitimate benefits pertaining to health care, rehabilitation, employment, housing, education, transportation, and economic assistance, among other services.

It will work to broaden the range of monuments that honor the sacrifices and memories of all veterans. It will also restore and maintain those veteran cemeteries that have been forgotten in honor of those who have given their lives and those who have been buried in all Veteran Memorial Cemeteries.