Meet the Team

The Commissioning Committee is chartered by the Coronado Council of the United States Navy League.  It is responsible for coordinating and raising funds for all commissioning week events with the exception of the ceremony itself, which is funded by the U.S. Navy.

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VADM Tim Lafleur, USN (RET.)

Honorary Chairman

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RADM Garry Bonelli, USN (RET.)
Honorary Chairman
Chairman, Navy SEAL Foundation


Chairman: Tom Garcia Vice Chairman & Chief of Staff: CAPT Bob Kopas, USN (RET.) Vice Chairman: CAPT Steve Gilmore, USN (RET.) Navy League Representative: RADM Garland “Gar” Wright, USN (RET.) Executive Assistant: MCPO Phyllis Barber, USN (RET.) Finance: CAPT Glenn Welch, USN (RET.) Social Events Committee: CDR Matt Most, USN (RET.) Jeff McKinley Joanee Udelf Alan Gary Kathy Naylor Public Affairs Committee: Jim Bartell Michelle Ragsdale Invitations & Guest Lists Committee: LT Derek Barksdale, USN (RET.) Louis Semon Correspondence Committee: Paul Bergman CDR Philip Marsden, USN (RET.) Pamela Ammerman Gifts Committee: Michelle Langmaid Cindy Farless At Large Members: CAPT John Donahue, USN (RET.) Robin King Kelsey Carney Tiffany Mock Kevin Burke U.S. Navy NAVSEA Liaison: Paul Stanton