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Women Veteran Advisory Chair
Department of Alabama
Disabled American Veterans

Tawanna D.A. Jones

Women Veteran Coordinator

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Department of Albama


Tawanna D. A. Jones, a retired Army Veteran


During Ms. Jones military career her duties stationed was at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Fort Hood Texas, Fort Lewis Washington, Fort Lee Virginia, Schofield Barracks Hawaii, Giessen Germany, Wurzburg Germany.


After Ms. Jones retired, used her education benefit (the GI Bill) to go to college, Miss Jones earned her associate degree in social work from Miami Dade College. While working on her bachelor’s degree she also worked at Miami Dade College. Ms. Jones decided to change her major to criminal justice with concentration into public safety and disaster planning; Ms. Jones earned her bachelor’s degree from Miami Dade College and her master’s degree from Florida International University.

  • Tawanna is lifetime member of the Disable American Veterans.

  • Tuscaloosa DAV Chapter 1

  • She serves as Chapter Chaplain, and Chapter Service Officer, also held the position of Chapter 1st Vice Commander

  • Also assist with chapter fundraising

  • Tawanna has volunteers over 17,000 hours over the past eleven years.


Tawanna enjoys helping Veterans, there is not a day go back she is not assistance a Veteran with issues dealing with everyday life issues such as need a ride to an appointment, dropping off groceries, visiting at hospital, assistance with Veterans State and Federal benefits. As a Veteran, I am Proud, and see thing different than regular civilian. I remind Veteran that it is okay to be a Veteran, and how they can unlock the door with their DD214 and receive their lifetime Benefits.

     Women Veterans District Coordinators

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1st District Coordinator

Audrey Ransom, LTC (R)

District 1 Women's Advisor Coordinator

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Department of Alabama


LTC Audrey Ransom began her career as a member of the Army ROTC program at Central State University of Wilberforce, Ohio.  She was commissioned as a 2LT into the United States Army in 1990.  She earned a B.S degree in Social Worker and received her 1st assignment in the Army Ordnance Branch Corps.

2007-2011. MAJ Ransom received her promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in 2010, while preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. She successfully completed her tour of service serving as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for HQ Army Material Command.

LTC Audrey Ransom’s awards and decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

2016 – Present. LTC (R) currently serves as an Education Counselor for North Alabama Center for Education Excellence, Veteran Upward Bound (TRIO).

2015 – Present: Board member of Heavenly C. Ministries for the World.

2016 – Present: Board member Professional Women’s Outreach, Calvary Assembly of God

2019 – Present: Executive Board member of the Veteran Advisory for Huntsville VA clinic.

2020 – Present: Senior Vice Commander Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 26.

2020 – Present: Local Veterans Assistance Program (LVAP) Coordinator DAV Ch 26.

2022 – Present: Women’s Coordinator. Women’s Veteran Initiative for DAV Chapter 26.

LTC Ransom holds 2 master’s degrees: Social Work from Alabama & Mechanical University and Acquisition Contracting from Florida Technical Institute of Technology. LTC (R) Audrey is married to LTC (R) Wilton Ransom (Georgia Bulldog) of Sparta Georgia of 27years. The two met in the military and served multiple tours together. They currently have 3 daughters: Brittany 23, (Mech Eng), graduated AU/ Enrolled in Graduate program Northwestern- EDI program.  Tiara 22, Senior -studying Film, graphics design/visual imaging and Hannah 19, Junior, Nursing major. Both are currently attending Auburn University. WAR EAGLE!!!  Huntsville Alabama is our home!

Always a Pleasure to SERVE!

My Motto: TeamWork makes the DreamWork


Adjutant of DAV Chapter 11 for several years.

She is also a newly minted Veteran Service Officer.

2nd District Coordinator

Janine Maria Jordan

District 2 Women's Advisor Coordinator

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Department of Alabama


3rd District Coordinator

Addie Pinkston

District 3 Women's Advisor Coordinator

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Department of Alabama


I am Adeline “Addie” Pinkston. I am a Woman Veteran who served in the US Army Reserves from 1985 – 1993 in the role of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Specialist. I began working at a local chemical manufacturing plant in Burkeville, AL as a chemical operator before becoming an Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security (EHSS) Engineering Technician. My role included administering and maintaining Regulatory Compliance Training.


I volunteered and led projects in my local communities as a way of “giving back” whenever the opportunities presented themselves.  Some of the volunteer projects included Toys for Tots, The American Cancer Society, the local Food Bank, and The Angel Tree. After retiring from a 33.5-years career and countless volunteer hours in support of the chemical manufacturing company.


I joined Alabama DAV Chapter 100 to continue to give back to Veterans and their families in my local community, serves in my chapter as the Adjutant.


Linda Gilmore is currently the Adjutant and Chapter Service Officer at DAV Chapter 87 in Dothan, Alabama. Linda is retired with almost 27 years of combined US Navy and US Air Force services. She is very passionate about assisting veterans.

4th District Coordinator

Linda Gilmore

District 4 Women's Advisor Coordinator

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Department of Alabama


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