The executive board is made up of a group of CO-ACME members that play vital roles to the success of this organization.
Paul served for nearly 29 years in the United States Army as an Infantryman and later a Foreign Area Officer. Paul has served in assignments across all regions in the United States, deployed to Asia, the Persian Gulf, Caribbean and to Afghanistan and was stationed overseas in multiple countries in the Western Hemisphere – Guatemala, Venezuela and Ecuador. Currently Paul serves as the Director of Military and Veterans Programs for Pikes Peak Community College. He also is the college’s representative to the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Military Advisory Council as well as the college’s outreach representative to the many military and veteran supporting organizations found in the Pikes Peak region. In addition to PPCC, Paul is on the advisory board for the Peak Military Care Network, volunteers for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and also coaches his daughter’s sports teams.
Fletcher served five years in the in the United States Army as a medical unit supply specialist supporting Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Fletcher currently serves as the Coordinator of Veteran Services at Front Range Community College. In his tenure he is proud of the community they have built on their three campuses; including three separate veteran resource centers, Salute Honor Society, an SVA chapter, and numerous on-going programming for veterans, dependents, and their caregivers. FRCC was ranked #2 for Military Friendly Schools in the U.S. in the large community college category. Outside of work he is actively engaged in veteran organizations, including Team Red, White, and Blue, the Mission Continues, and the Colorado Veterans Project, where he hopes to help build a stronger, more supportive veteran community for all Colorado Veterans.
Rita joined the United States Navy shortly after her husband was injured during his second deployment to Iraq with the US Army. Rita served five years in the Navy as both an Active Duty service member and as a Reservist. She worked as a Logistics Specialist and made the rank of 2nd Class Petty Officer. Rita is now the Director of Veteran and Military Student Services at Metropolitan State University of Denver.