Brother Douglas Kelly Smith is the Vice Polemarch of Frankfort (KY) Alumni Chapter, and the South Central Province (SCP) Historian. He resides in Louisville, KY and is married to the former Shannon Cherie Bush of Hopkinsville Kentucky, and has two children, Alexandra (14) and Harlan (5).
Brother (Major) Douglas Kelly Smith began his military career in 1990 as an enlisted soldier in the Regular Army. He graduated from Basic Training in October 1990 and completed Advanced Individual Training in January 1991. During that same month, he deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Storm with the 24th Infantry Division. At the end of Desert Storm, Brother Smith was assigned to Ft. Stewart, Georgia and then later to Ft. Knox Kentucky. In 1993 he left the Regular Army and transferred to the Kentucky Army National Guard, where he immediately enrolled at Kentucky State University (KSU) to pursue a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. While attending KSU, Brother Smith was very active. He joined Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Alpha Upsilon Chapter (spring 1997) and KSU’s tennis team. Brother Smith received his Bachelors of Arts in May of 1997.
Brother Smith elected to attend Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 2003. As a Commissioned Officer has served as an Assistant Communications Officer for the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade, a rifle platoon leader for Alpha CO 1/149th INF BN during the Iraq Troop Surge of 2007, he has served as Company Commander of the 149th Signal Company, and as a Battalion Operations Officer, Support Operations Officer, and Executive Officer for the 149th Brigade Support Battalion. In addition he has served as a Primary staff Officer of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade by serving as the Brigade S6.
In 2016 he was selected to serve on the personal staff of MG Stephen Hogan as the Deputy Inspector General of the Kentucky Army National Guard for a two year tour. He has recently been appointed as the Assistant Chief of Staff for the Kentucky Army National Guard.
Brother Smith is a graduate of the Officer Basic Course, the Captain’s Career Course, the Ordnance Officer Qualification Course, the Support Operations Officer Course, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, as well as the Advanced Operations Course.
During his career, Brother Smith has been recognized and awarded several awards. These awards include the Bronze Star Medal for Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Meritorious Service Medal, The Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal.
Brother Whitney Allen was born in Wallace LA., and is a native of Wallace. He graduated from Dillard University with Bachelor of Science in Physics. He earned a Masters Arts in Management and Leadership from Webster University.
Brother Allen joined the Army Reserve in Houma, LA in 1988 – 1992. He was commissioned at Tulane University in May 1994. He was initiated November 1992 into the Beta Gamma Chapter (Dillard University) and is currently a member of the Louisville (KY) Alumni Chapter and is the MVAC Military Awards Chair for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Brother Allen is the senior Regional Veteran Connector for Where Opportunity Knox As Regional Veteran Connector, Whitney provides Veterans and their families with personalized assistance during their transition to civilian employment and life, and connects veterans and their families to over 160 employers in the Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana Area. His organization’s goal is to connect 10,000 transitioning Veterans and spouses to jobs in his region. Brother Allen is married to Yolanda Allen (Jackson) who works for the Louisville Water Company as a professional Engineer and responsible for the water storage supporting 1 million customers. They have two daughters, Alayna and Aliyah. They reside in Louisville, KY.
Brother Allen retired from the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and has served our Nation in many capacities during his 25 years of combined Active Federal and Reserve service, to include: Platoon Leader, 69th Chemical Co, 1-1 Cavalry Squadron, Budingen, GE, Bn S2, 519th Military Police Battalion, Ft. Polk, LA), Commander, HHD, 519th Military Police Battalion, Ft. Polk, LA, Bde S2, 4th Cav Bde, 85th Division (TS), Ft. Knox, KY, Operations Research/System Analyst, G-3, U. S. Army Recruiting Command, Ft. Knox, KY, Intel Planner, G3 FUOPS, 3rd Army/CFLCC, Kuwait, Executive Officer/Senior Intel Advisor, J3 Validation Transition Team, Kabul, AF, Bn S3, U.S. Army Mission Support Battalion, Ft. Knox, KY, Executive Officer, U.S. Army Accession Support Bde, Ft. Knox, KY, Team Chief/Senior Advisor, AUP/OCC-Paktiya, 4/506th, 101st Airborne Div and CUOPS Chief, G3 and United States Army Cadet Command Ft. Knox, KY.
Brother Allen’s deployments include Operation Joint Endeavor (IFOR) (Bosnia –Herzegovina,): TF Battle Captain/Chemical Officer of 4/67 Armor Battalion executing initial peacekeeping operations in Bosnia, OIF/OEF, Operation Noble Eagle – (Jordan): BDE S2 OC/T in support of 3rd Army/CFLCC Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) engagement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Operation Enduring Freedom (Kuwait): Intelligence planner in G35 Future Operations Cell responsible for planning/coordinating operations in support OIF/OEF, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan): J3 Validation Transition Team Executive Officer/Senior Intelligence Advisor responsible for the coordination and execution of combat evaluations of Afghanistan National Army units to determine if they are capable of conducting independent operations with Coalition support and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan): where he served as SFAAT Team Chief/Advisor responsible for mentorship of Type A HQs Police Chief responsible for six provinces and Operations Command Center as well as Provisional Commander responsible military/civilian operations in Pakitya.
Brother Allen’s education includes U.S. Army War College Depart of Distance Education Defense Strategy Course, Command and General Staff College (Intermediate Level Education), 1st Infantry Division Military Transition Team Training Course, National Training Center Joint Observer Controller Academy OC Academy, Operations Research/ System Analysis Military Application Course - ORSA MAC, Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course, Military Intelligence Signal Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School - CAS3, Military Intelligence Advance Course, Military Intelligence Transition Course, Chemical Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, US Army Corps of Engineers Advance Individual Training and US Army Corps of Engineers Basic Training School.
Brother Allen has received several Military awards, to include Bronze Star (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1 x Silver OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal (Bronze Star), Army Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Ribbon (Numeral #3 device), NATO Medal (Bronze Star) and Airborne Badge.
Brother Kevin Vereen was born at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and is a native of Fayetteville. He graduated from Campbell University in North Carolina in 1988. He joined the Army in 1998. He was initiated March 1996 into the Fayetteville-Fort Bragg Alumni Chapter and is currently a Board member of the Fort Knox Alumni Chapter.
He is currently serving as the Deputy Commanding General – Operations for the United States Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Brother Vereen is married to Monica and has four children, Sherelle, Kevin, Kendall and Kirkland.
Brother Vereen has served our Nation in many capacities, to include: Platoon Leader and Fire Direction Officer, 18th ABN Corps Artillery, Fort Bragg, NC; Battery Executive Officer, A Battery, 1/4th FA Battalion, 2d ID, Camp Pelham, Korea; Operations Officer, US Army Intelligence & Security Command, Fort Belvoir, VA; S-3 Plans Officer, 759th Military Police Battalion, Fort Carson, CO; Company Commander, 984th Military Police Company, Fort Carson; Detachment Commander, Alpha Company, 9th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg; Company Commander, Charlie Company, 9th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne) Fort Bragg; Battalion S-3, 728th Military Police Battalion, Taegu, Korea; Executive Officer, 728th Military Police Battalion, Taegu; Captain’s Career Course Branch Chief, United States Army Military Police School (USAMPS), Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Chief, Command and Tactics Division, USAMPS, Fort Leonard Wood; Chief, Quality Assurance for Military Police Training, Fort Leonard Wood; Commander, 701st Military Police Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood; Deputy Brigade Commander, 42d Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, WA; Director, Plans and Operations, USAMPS, Fort Leonard Wood; Brigade Commander, 14th Military Police Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood; Provost Marshal, United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg; Executive Officer to the Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg; and Commandant, United States Army Military Police School in June 2017.
His education includes United States Army Airborne and Air Assault Schools, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Military Police Officer’s Advance Course, Protective Services Course, Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs Course, Command and General Staff College, Spanish Language School, and the United States Army War College. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Campbell University, a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Troy State University, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. He is an active member of the Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
Brother Vereen has received several Military awards, including the Legion of Merit w/2 OLC; Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal w/4 OLC; Army Commendation Medal w/3 OLC; and the Army Achievement Medal w/1 OLC; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Humanitarian Medal.