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Board of Directors



2016-2017 Board of Directors

PresidentJohnAdams.jpg(Sm:100x150)MSgt John I Adams

USAF, Retired

National President
Chair: Convention Committee


John Adams joined TREA in 1998 as a life member.  He is a member of Chapter 1 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and has been on the chapter board in various offices, chaired or member of various committees.  On the National level, John is currently the TREA President.  He has received the TREA National Founders Award for Distinguished Service as well as the TREA National Member of the Year Award.  He earned a MBA in Project Management from Colorado Technical University.  He retired from the USAF in 1993 as an E-7.  John and his wife, Nenita reside in Colorado Springs, CO.  

1stViceEdCates.jpg(Sm:100x150)CMSgt Ed Cates

USAF, Retired

National 1st Vice President
Chairs: Bylaws & Standing Rules, Minutes Review


Ed Cates joined TREA in 1992.  He is a member of Chapter 1 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is currently the chapter treasurer.  He previously served as Secretary, Director and 1st Vice.  Ed has served as the Vice Chairman of the Memorial Foundation as well as their Treasurer.  He is the past Chairman of the Senior Citizens League.  He earned his BS degree in Business Administration from Regis University.  He retired from the USAF  as an E-9 in 1996.  He serves as the Bingo manager for Chapter 1.  Ed and his wife, Irmgard reside in Colorado Springs, CO.  

2ndViceGarryTurks.jpg(Sm:100x150)Chaplain Garry Turks

USMC, Retired

National 2nd Vice President
Chair:  Public Relations


Garry Turks is a member of Chapter 1 in Colorado Springs, CO where he is the assistant chaplain. On the National level, Garry holds the position of Chaplain and 2nd Vice President and is Chairman for the Legislative Affairs committee. Garry is very active in his community with Veterans, the homeless, and at  risk youth. He is a certified and licensed chaplain and a licensed minister. Garry served in the USMC from 1966-1974, serving 2 tours in Vietnam where he received a combat related Purple Heart. Garry and his wife Naomi reside in Denver, Colorado.

3rdViceMichaelDavis.jpg(Sm:100x150)TSgt Michael Davis

USAF, Retired

National 3rd Vice President
Chair:   Nominating & Credentials

Michael Davis joined TREA in 2001 and became a life member in 2007. He is a member of Chapter 3 in Aurora, Colorado where he has served two terms as Chapter President. On the National level, Michael has served as Parliamentarian, Chaplain and is currently the 3rd Vice President and chairman for CSUA/Membership committee. He retired from the USAF in 2001. Michael is a life member of DAV and active in various community organizations. Michael resides in Aurora, Colorado.

TreasurereDebOelschig.jpg(Sm:100x150)CPO Debbie Oelschig

USN, Retired

National Treasurer
Chair: Finance Committee

Debbie Oelschig joined TREA in 2005. She is a member of Chapter 39 in Aurora, Colorado where she serves as the Chapter Treasurer. On the National level, Debbie is the National Treasurer. She attended Columbia College and studied Business & Accounting. Debbie retired from the US Navy as a Chief Petty Officer in 2007. She is actively involved in various community activities with her children's schools. Debbie and her children reside in Centennial, Colorado.

ParliamentarianCharlieFlowers.jpg(Sm:100x150)MSgt Charlie Flowers

USAF, Retired

National Parliamentarian
Chair: Minutes Review

Charlie Flowers joined TREA in 1984 and became a life member in 1986.  He is a member of Chapter 3 in Aurora, Colorado where he currently serves as  Chapter President.  On the National level, he has served as 3rd Vice, 2nd Vice, 1st Vice Presidents, National President and National Parliamentatian. He attended the Community College of the Air Force and received his Associate Degree. Charlie retired from the USAF in 1984 as MSgt. Charlie currently resides in Denver, Colorado.   

DirectorPhilHilinski.jpg(Sm:100x150)MSG Philip Hilinski

USArmy, Retired

National Director

Chair: Information & Technology

Philip Hilinski joined TREA in 2000. He is a member of Chapter 111 in Akron, OH. He has served on the Chapter's board as Secretary, Treasurer, 1st VP, President and now, the immediate Past President. On the National level, Phil has served on four National committees: IT, 5-Year Plan, Legislative and Awards. He currently serves as a 2-Year Director. He retired from the US Army in 1994 as an E8. Philip has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration as well as several certifications in Computer Programming. He and his wife Judith, live in Delaware, Ohio.

DirectorAaronReed.jpg(Sm:100x150)SSG Aaron Reed 

USArmy, Vet

National Director
Chair: Legislative Affairs Committee

Aaron Reed joined TREA in 1996. He is a Member of Chapter 3 in Aurora, Colorado where he is the immediate Past President and was the Chapter President in 2008 and 2012. At the National level, Aaron is serving as 2-Year Director; he is also the Public Relations Committee Chairman. Aaron attended University of Hawaii and Metro State College. He retired from the US Army as an E6 in 1985. He is actively involved in American Red Cross. Aaron and his wife Robyn reside in Denver, Colorado.

DirectorJustinJump.jpg(Sm:100x150)Justin Jump

ANG, Active Duty

National Director
Chair: Membership

Justin Jump joined TREA in 2009, He is a member of Chapter 39 in Aurora, CO. He has served on the Chapter Board as 1st Vice President. On the National level, Justin is a Director and the Chairman of the By-Laws & Standing Rules Committee. He is currently serving on Active Duty assigned to Air National Guard Reserves Command, in Andrews AFB, Maryland. Justin has his Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelors in Political Science and Legal Studies. Justin resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

DirectorGregBarnett.jpg(Sm:100x150)MSgt Greg Barnett

USMC, Retired

National Director
Chair: 5-Year Plan

Greg Barnett, Jr. joined TREA in 2006 as a life member.  He was recently the President of Chapter 92 in Havelock, North Carolina.  He has also served as the Chapter's Sgt-at-Arms and Vice President.  He retired from the United States Marine Corps as an E-8 in 1999.  He is very active in local veteran activites and is currently a MAL (Member-at-Large). Greg resides in Aurora, CO.

Michael HolzhauserVSOMichaelHolzhauser.jpg(Sm:100x150)

National VSO


Michael "Mike" Holzhauser joined TREA as a life member in 2012. He is a member of Chapter 29 in Rapid City, SD. On the National level, Mike is TREA's VSO. He served in the US Army as well as in the South Dakota National Guard. He is a member of the Brookings County Housing Board and is the current President of the South Dakota County Veterans Service Officers Association. Mike graduated from the University of South Dakota. Mike and his wife, Ann, reside in South Dakota.

rickdelaney.jpg(Orig:122x171)MSgt Rick Delaney

USAF, Retired

Past National President

Rick Delaney joined TREA in 1991 as a life member.  He is a member of Chapter 94 in Warner Robbins, GA and has been on the Chapter Board since its' formation in 1999.  Rick has held various offices and has chaired or was a member of vairous committees.  On the National level, Rick served on or chaired several committees including Legislative Affairs, Public Affairs, Chapter Start Up & Assistance, 5-Year Plan and IT.  Rick is currently the TREA past President and served as National President for 2012 - 21-4.  He retired from the USAF in 1989 as an E-7.  Rick and his wife, Pat reside in Warner Robbins, Georgia. 


MemorialChairmanMarkTabacheck.jpg(Sm:100x150)MSgt Mark Tabacheck

USAF, Retired

TREA Memorial Foundation Chairman

Mark Tabacheck. joined TREA in 2004.   He is a member of Chapter 39 in Aurora, Colorado and has served as the Chapter Secretary.  Mark has served on the Memorial Foundation Board as a Trustee and has served as the Vice Chair and is currently the Benevolent Chairman.  He attended the Community College of the Air Force as well as Community College of Aurora and holds double AAS degrees. Mark retired in 1987 as an E-7 from the USAF.  Mark and his wife, Susan reside in Aurora, CO.  


TSCLChairArtCoopCooper.jpg(Sm:100x150)Arthur 'Coop' Cooper

Senior Citizens League Chairman

'Coop'  joined TREA in 1998 as a life member.   

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