Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services
COL (Ret.) Many-Bears Grinder, AGR


  • Well Being and Treatment Subcommittee Member


Other Positions/Employment/Community Involvement

  • Chair, Fort Campbell Retiree Council
  • Member, Board of Directors, Campbell Strong Defense Alliance
  • Advisory Member, Coalition for Better Health, TN
  • Member, TN Population Health Consortium
  • Chair, Patient Advisory Council, Heart Health Advocacy Nashville
  • Former Member, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Retired Soldiers Council
  • Former Member, Secretary of Veterans Affairs’ Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans
  • Former Chair, Women Veterans Committee, National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs


Prior Military Service or Affiliation

  • Retired Colonel, AGR, Tennessee Army National Guard (35 years of Service)
  • Retired Commissioner, TN Department of Veterans Services (8 years of Service)
  • Membership Affiliations: Association of U.S. Army, Military Officers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Women Veterans of America, Disabled Veterans of America, Association of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America


Highest Education (Military/Civilian)

  • Masters of Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Human Resource Development
  • Masters of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA



  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Tennessee National Guard Distinguished Service Medal


Well Being and Treatment Subcommittee Member
COL (Ret.) Many-Bears Grinder, AGR