18-3 Chain of Command

Chapter Commander


Eric “HINK” Hinkle


 U.S. Army 1SG (Ret.) 1991-2013 Military Police / Recruiting Command. Joined the CVMA October 2013.

Chapter XO


Larry "Joker" Gant

I served in the US Army from Dec 1967 to Nov 1969. I served in Vietnam with E Co, 52nd Inf and H Co, 75th Rangers. I left the Army as a Sgt E-5. I also served in the US Navy from Apr 1975 to Apr 1993. I was an Acoustic Sensor Operator (hunting submarines) onboard the P3-C Orion aircraft. I retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer E-7. After the Navy, I worked in the tech industry for the next 15 years. My wife and I are both fully retired now. I've been riding motorcycles since 1965. I currently ride an 06 Harley Electra Glide Classic. I've been a member of CVMA 18-3 since Sep 2014

Scott "Line Charge" Botts Treasurer



SSGT Scott D. Botts, United States Marine Corp Desert Storm/OIF 1990-2012 Combat Engineer, E6 SSgt. Joined CVMA in July 2017

Devin "GHOST" Stephens ​Secretary



I entered the Air Force in 2000 as a Command Post Operations Controller. I first deployed shortly after 9/11 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I separated in 2006 as a Staff Sergeant and after 2 years as a civilian I went back into the military, this time to the Army where I served in Bravo Company, 2/1 Infantry, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Lewis, WA. I deployed again, this time to Afghanistan from 2009 – 2010. In 2012 I separated from the Army as a Sergeant and settled down in East Tennessee. I have been a member of CVMA 18-3 since 2018.



Sergeant At Arms


Kenny" Night Dragon" Mills

Spent 4 years in the Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. Served in South East Asia during VietNam 1970 & 1971 with the 14th Tact. Recon SQ.Udorn RTAFB crewing RF-4C's.

After the military I spent 39 years with the Fed's as a Fraud Investigator with DOD. In april 2009 went to work for a priviate protection contractor in Texas, and also found work as a Personal Protection Officer.

Moved to Tennessee in February of 2012, met and married Robin Sweet Tea, and currently live in Wears Valley Tennessee with our two dogs and three cats.

Charles "FLIP" Strader SR Public Relations Officer



Retired Sergeant First Class(E7) from United States Army. Served from 1962-1984. Was with 325 inf at Ft.Bragg, NC. 101st in Vietnam from 1967-1968. Also in TET offense in1967-68.
​Joined CVMA in 2017.

Robin "Sweet Tea" Mills




As the  wife of a Vietnam Vet, I am honored to serve CVMA 18-3 as Chaplain and as an Auxiliary member.
In 1978 I began my career in the insurance industry. I spent 20+ years as a licensed Insurance Agent with State Farm
For a number of years, I was a stay at home mom raising my children. During those years, I was active in community, church and school roles supporting my family.
I also spent 4 years working and living on site as the Community Life Coordinator in a senior living community.
Currently my husband Kenny “Night Dragon” and I live in Wears Valley with our 2 dogs and 3 cats.

Charles "Chip" Strader Jr




I was in Army Reserves from 1984-86 as a Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare Specialist. Was with the 904th Chemical Recon Det. Transferred to active duty Marine Corp in 1986-90 where I served as a Military Police. Primary duty station was H&HS Beaufort, SC

Joined CVMA 2018

Anna Cannon

Anna Cannon

U.S. Army Major (Ret) 1980-2000 Finance O



U.S. Army Major (Ret) 1980-2000 Finance Officer/Logistic. Retired nurse. Joined CVMA 2019