I am SCPO Charles Womack (ret) and I am submitting my nomination for CPOA National Vice President. I have been a CPOA Member continuously since 1985 and became a Silver Lifetime member in 1997. I have held Chapter Presidency in Honolulu, New Orleans, and Mobile and served as Vice President and Secretary for those chapters as well. Nationally I have served one term as National Vice President. I have chaired several National Convention Committees, and am currently serving as the National Long-Range Planning Standing Committee Chairman, as well as sitting on the Bylaws Standing Committee and the 50th Anniversary Ad-hoc Committee.
Over the past several years, the CPOA has taken great strides in a very positive direction. It is my desire to help the National Board lead our organization well into the future. We must keep up with an ever-changing world and through proper leadership I believe we can and will be successful for a very long time. I will work diligently with the entire Board of Directors to help keep up with current technologies, find ways to increase membership, seek support for all our College Assistance programs and support the Chief Petty Officers Foundation to increase funding in the Fred Mann Lucky Bag Fund so we can better help all Coast Guard Members in need. We must grow to help keep a strong voice in Congress and help provide updated benefits to the best of our ability for You, the Membership.
If elected I promise to serve you, the membership, first. We cannot lose sight of why we chose to lead our organization, and that reason is you. I promise to the best of my ability, to serve the entire term of office to which I am elected. I look forward to working for you. If you have questions, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.