Board of Directors


2020-2022 Board of Directors

LR: sitting – 1st Vice Oelschig, President Jump, 2nd Vice Coley

L-R: standing – Director Liebaert, 3rd Vice Johnson, Director Turks






        Justin Jump 
          President 
   president@trea.org

Justin Jump has been a part of TREA since 2009. Starting as a member of local Chapter 39 in Aurora, Colo., and holding many key positions to include, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Vice President, not to mention a 2-year Director position. On the national governing body, Justin was voted in as National President at the 2020 membership video assembly and continuously holds the Chairman position to the Membership committee. Prior key positions held on the national governing board includes 2nd Vice President, Chairman to Legislative and Membership Committees, and 3rd Vice President, Chairman to the Membership Committee. He has also held a 2 term 2-year director position as Chairman to the Bylaws and Standing Rules Committee. Justin continuously serves on Active Duty with the Air Force in the Air National Guard at the ANG Readiness Center, a New Jersey Guardsman in the Air Reserve Command with assignment to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Norwich University, VT, a bachelor’s degree in political science, legal studies from  University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI, and is actively pursuing a doctoral program from Northcentral University, AZ.





         Garry Turks 
       2 Year Director 
 directorturks@trea.org

Garry Turks joined TREA in 2004 and is a proud Member at Large. He has served on the Board numerous times and always enjoys the opportunity to be the National Chaplain. Mr Turks retired from the United States Marine Corps in 1985 and served in the Vietnam War. Garry holds a B.S. degree in Mortuary science from USC Southern California, a Masters in Mortuary Science from UCLA and a Masters of Theology from Georgetown University. He resides in Denver Colorado with his lovely wife Naomi of 53 years.




       Deb Oelschig 
            1st Vice 
     1stvice@trea.org

Debbie Oelschig joined TREA in 2005. She is an active member of Chapter 39 in Aurora, Colorado where she hasserved as the Chapter Treasurer.On the National level, Debbie has been the National Treasurer for several terms and now is TREA’s 1st Vice. 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 Parker, Colorado.




       Butch Liebaert 
      2 Year Director 
directorliebaert@trea.org

Butch joined TREA in 1997 with Chapter 97 in Dallas, TX. In 2002 he played a major role in the start up of chapter 119 in Superior, Wisconsin where he was later elected and still remains the chapter president. Butch retired from the US Army in December 1995 with a rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7 ) with 30 plus years of service with the WIARNG, 15 years as an M Day soldier and 15 plus years of active duty. Mr. Liebaert has overseen many committees at the local Chapter level and served on numerous committees during his previous  time on the TREA National Board of Directors. He has also served on several committees while a member of the TREA Memorial Foundation and was a Chairperson from May 2017 to May 2019. Butch and his supportive wife Cheryl of 51 years live in Superior, Wisconsin. 


         Walt Coley 
          2nd Vice 
   2ndvice@trea.org


Walt Coley Joined TREA in 2015. President of Chapter 34 (Arizona) and served locally and nationally since. He has served on the national level as 3rd Vice and currently is 2nd Vice on the Board of Directors. Walt served in the United States Air Force and Retired as an E7. He holds a Doctorate in Christian Leadership, a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelors’ degree, as well as several certificates and certifications.  Walt and his loving wife Barbara of 46 years live in Goodyear, Arizona.




    Charlie Flowers 
    Parliamentarian 
parliamentarian@trea.org

Charlie Flowers joined TREA in 1984. He is a member of Chapter 3 in Aurora, Colorado and was the Chapter President from 1989-1990. Charlie was TREA National President from 2008-2010 and has also served on the TSCL Board as Secretary and Vice Chairman. He retired from the United States Air Force after 21 years in 1984 as Master Sergeant. Charlie attended the  Community College of Air Force and Los Angeles City College for Aviation Administration and Airline Transport as a Licensed Pilot. He is an FAA certified flight instructor on multiple types of planes. Charlie has called Denver, Colorado home since 1980.





  Clarence 'CJ' Johnson 
             3rd Vice 
directorjohnson@trea.org

Clarence Johnson joined TREA in 2008 as an active member of Chapter 39, in Aurora, Colorado.  He has served on all Board Positions with Chapter 39 expect Treasurer and was President of his Chapter in 2015. Clarence has served previously on the National Board as a Director and been on the IT and Finance Committee.  CJ served in the United States Army from 1980-1984 as a  Specialist 5th Class.  He graduated from Strayer University with an AS in Business Administration. CJ and his dear wife Christine reside in Franktown, Colorado.




         Phili Hilinski
Immediate Past President
      IPNP@trea.org

Philip Hilinski joined TREA in 2000. Phil 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 Chapter President. On the National level, he have served on four National Committees: IT, 5-Year Plan, Legislative and Awards. Phil has served as a 2-Year Director on the TREA BOD and recently National President. He retired from the US Army in 1994 as an E8. Philip holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration as well as several certifications in Computer Programming. Philip lives with his dear wife Judith in Tampa,Florida.


     Kyle Carpenter 
        Treasurer 
   treasurer@trea.org

Kyle Carpenter joined TREA in 2013.  Kyle is a member of Chapter 39 in Aurora, CO.  On the national governing body, Kyle currently serves as Treasurer.  Kyle is currently serving in the Arkansas Air National Guard on active duty.  He holds a master’s degree in Maters of Business Administration with an emphasis in  Healthcare from University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management  from University of Phoenix.  Kyle also obtained his Community College of the Air Force  associate’s degree in Human Resource.