Thomas P. "Patt" Maney

The Progress-Index - - MILITARY LIFE -

"I am blessed to have had suc­cess­ful dual ca­reers of ser­vice as an Okaloosa County Court judge for 29 years and as an Army Re­servist for al­most 37 years, eight and a half of which were ac­tive duty," Maney said. "The ed­u­ca­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence of each career contributed to suc­cess in the other. I am honored to again have the op­por­tu­nity to serve North Florida, its sol­diers and their fam­i­lies in im­ple­ment­ing Sec­re­tary Esper's pri­or­i­ties."

A com­bat wounded vet­eran, Maney's North Florida mil­i­tary com­mu­nity con­tacts are ex­ten­sive given his long ser­vice and com­mand of Pen­sacola's 350th Civil Af­fairs Com­mand and ser­vice on the Florida De­fense Sup­port Task Force. He said his de­ploy­ment ex­pe­ri­ences in Bos­nia and Afghanistan made him acutely aware of chal­lenges fac­ing vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies.

As a judge, he started Florida's first Vet­er­ans Treat­ment Court, cham­pi­oned lo­cal mil­i­tary his­tory and mon­u­ments, re­cruited es­tab­lish­ment of a Vet Cen­ter, and ac­tively sup­ported south­east Army units, fam­i­lies, and vet­er­ans. Se­lected for the Florida Vet­er­ans Hall of Fame, he serves on the Supreme Court's Steer­ing Com­mit­tee on Prob­lem Solv­ing Courts; the Mid Bay Bridge Author­ity; Board

South­ern Re­gional Ed­u­ca­tion; and the Vet­er­ans Ad­min­is­tra­tion sec­re­tary's Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee on the Read­just­ment of Vet­er­ans.

Mabry E. "Bud" Martin

"Af­ter dual ca­reers, 31-years in the North Carolina Army Na­tional Guard, and 29 years as an en­gi­neer­ing man­ager for PPG In­dus­tries, Inc., I am honored to serve as a civil­ian aide for the western part of the great state of North Carolina," said Martin.

"I look for­ward to as­sist­ing Sec­re­tary Esper ful­fill the new Army vi­sion and im­ple­ment its new strat­egy by work­ing with each com­mu­nity and the state to improve the growth and well­be­ing of our ac­tive, Re­serve, and Na­tional Guard war fight­ers, fam­i­lies and vet­er­ans."

A graduate of Clem­son Univer­sity and its ROTC pro­gram, Martin served as a ded­i­cated pro­fes­sional soldier with the reg­u­lar Army fol­lowed by a stel­lar career in the North Carolina Na­tional Guard where he served in var­i­ous com­mand po­si­tions.

Af­ter re­tire­ment, he joined the North Carolina Em­ployer Sup­port for the Guard and Re­serve (ESGR) Com­mit­tee where he presently vol­un­teers sup­port­ing sol­diers.

He is a mem­ber of the USO of North Carolina Board of Di­rec­tors. Pat McCrory, former North Carolina gover­nor, ap­pointed Martin to serve as North Carolina Mil­i­tary Af­fairs Com­mis­sion chair­man from 2013-2017.

For over a decade Martin has demon­strated an im­pres­sive record of suc­cess and ex­cel­lence by vol­un­teer­ing in many ar­eas di­rectly re­lated to ben­e­fit­ing sol­diers and their fam­i­lies across North Carolina.

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