Board of Directors

Officers

Additional

Mary Staffeld

President

Mary Staffeld

Senior Master Sergeant (Ret.) Mary E. Staffeld is originally from Chicago, Illinois. After graduating high school in 1978, she joined the United States Air Force and completed basic training in San Antonio, Texas in 1978. Upon completion of basic training she served at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois as an Administrative Specialist and Unit Training Manager. In 1984, she left the Chanute and was transferred to the U.S. Air Force Academy as the Unit Training Manager for the hospital.

After nearly eight years, she decided to leave the military in 1986. She spent the next twenty years in the restaurant business running anywhere from one to eight restaurants for two different casual dining chains. She attempted a time or two shortly after leaving Active Duty to join the USAF Reserve only to be told she couldn’t due to having children. This was at a time when the military was downsizing in the mid to late eighties. Finally, in 2005, she tried one more time to join the USAF Reserve and within a couple of weeks, she found herself taking the oath of enlistment once again. She became a member of the 301st Fighter Wing at the Naval Air Station, Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base (formerly Carswell AFB) in 2005 where she continues to serve. In late 2006 she left the restaurant business and became an Air Reserve Technician in the Wing Education and Training Office where she worked fulltime as a civilian federal employee and in her military capacity until leaving that job in late 2012. She then became a traditional reservist in the 301st Civil Engineering Squadron as the Unit Training Manager until she was selected to become a First Sergeant. Her first assignment as a First Sergeant was at the 301st Logistics Readiness Squadron. She moved to the 301st Security Forces Squadron in 2016 and deployed to Kuwait with the Defenders. In 2018 she deployed to Qatar where she served as the Senior Enlisted Leader/First Sergeant for CENTCOM Forward Headquarters. Upon her return from that deployment she was moved to the 301st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron where she continues to serve.

Mary has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with an Education Concentration, an Associate’s of Science Degree in Training Management from the Community College of the Air Force, an Associate’s Degree in Human Resources from the Community College of the Air Force, and a Professional Manager Certification. She worked for two different civilian companies between 2012 and 2015 as a Training Manager. In late 2015, she and her husband decided it was time to quit working fulltime.

Mary joined Roll Call in 2017 as the Secretary. She became the Vice President in early 2019. She currently considers herself “semi-retired” but will officially retire from the USAF in June 2020. She works orders frequently on base taking care of Group and Squadron business. She also facilitates the USAF Reserve NCO Leadership Development Course at least once a month at bases all throughout the US. When she’s not working for the Air Force, she’s busy with working out, spending time with her husband of 27 years or her five grandchildren, or doing volunteer work for Roll Call.

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Mark Donahew

Vice President

Mark Donahew

Mark Donahew has been a volunteer with Roll Call since August 2014. Mark grew up in Azle, TX and after graduation joined the U.S. Navy through the delayed enlistment program. In June 1988 he went to boot camp, then nuclear field “A” school, and Naval Nuclear Power School, all in Orlando, FL. He then spent six months in Idaho Falls, ID for prototype training on a running nuclear power plant where he volunteered for submarine service. In March 1990, Mark reported to the fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Von Steuben and stayed on board until his discharge December 31, 1993. He made five strategic deterrent patrols out of Kings Bay, GA and was on the decommissioning crew in Charleston, SC.
After an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Mark operated his own trucking business for three years before going to work at Lockheed Martin where he worked on the F-22 Raptor. Mark graduated from Northwood University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management in December 2005. In early 2007 Mark went to work in the oil field until hiring on at a power plant in July 2007. In 2011, Mark obtained a real estate license and worked part-time for Marsha Hardin Real Estate in Azle. In 2018 Mark left the power production business and went into real estate full time and now is an agent for Myers Jackson in Grapevine, Tx. Mark has two teenagers, Preston and Mia, both of whom he tries to instill a respect for our military and veterans. Mark was greatly influenced by his grandmother who had a love of history, especially WWII.

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Steve Weaver

Secretery

Steve Weaver

Steve grew up in Atlanta Georgia one of five children. He went to Auburn University graduating in 1980 with a Business Administration Degree with a Major in Finance. Steve enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1979 then received his Commission in May 1980. He graduated from Undergraduate Pilot Training in 1981 from Williams AFB in Phoenix, AZ. followed by F-4 training at Shaw AFB in Sumpter, SC. Steve flew as a Squadron Pilot for the Alabama Air National Guard from February 1982 flying the F-4 until 1988 when he transitioned to the F-16. Steve met his wife Elizabeth, an Air Force Nurse, at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL in 1989 and they were married in 1990.

Steve flew as an Airline Pilot from 1985 until retiring from American Airlines in July 2020. Steve and Elizabeth have two adult sons and live in Aledo, TX. In their spare time they enjoy volunteering with their Church , exercising, and especially serving the veterans through their time with Roll Call.

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Dana Link

Treasurer

Dana Link

Dana is from Hannibal, Mo. and moved to the DFW area in 1980. He began his 34-year career with Texas Industries (TXI) in an entry-level position and ultimately held several General Management positions. He retired when TXI was acquired by Martin Marietta in 2014. He returned to work for US Concrete in Sales Management from 2016 to 2017, and now works for himself running a consulting business. His hobbies include: snow skiing, amateur photography, traveling, hiking and family.
Dana has an Associates of Science Degree from North Lake College in Irving. Dana has five children and six grandchildren – all living in the DFW Metro area. Although he is not a Veteran, Dana comes from a military family. His father and three uncles served in WWII in four branches of the military – Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Additionally, Dana’s two sons also chose military service. SGT Steven Link was a member of the Army National Guard and was stationed at Camp Mabry; 36 ID Signal Company. His MOS is 25S Satellite Communications Operator and was a member of Division Server Team. He volunteered for Deployment to Korea from May to December 2016. Staff Sergeant Sam Moore served in the Army National Guard as 15P Aviation Operations NCOIC and 15Q Air traffic controller. Sam’s deployments include Kuwait in 2013, and most recently served in Iraq and Syria in 2017.
Dana researched Roll Call and attended the May 2017 luncheon – it just seemed like a perfect fit! After meeting one-on-one with Kelli Martin and learning more about Roll Call, the rest was history.

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Roy Davis

Military Liaison

Roy Davis

Sergeant First Class Roy F. Davis was born in Portland, Maine in 1960. Upon graduating high school in 1980, he enlisted in the United States Navy and completed basic training at The Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Florida. Upon completion of basic training in September of 1980 he took orders to Pre-Commissioning Unit, USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 as an Aerographer Mate (Meteorology), commissioning her in 1982. The USS Carl Vinson then made her maiden voyage “Around the World” in 1983 from Norfolk, Virginia to San Francisco, California, visiting, Monaco, Morocco, Ivory Coast, The Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Hawaii. In 1985, he left the USS Carl Vinson and took orders to the Naval Oceanography Command Detachment at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California as a weather observer.

In 1987 after serving seven years, he decided to leave the United States Navy and pursue civilian life. However, two years later things looked even better in the military, and he enlisted again taking orders to the United States Territory of Guam. He was assigned to the Naval Oceanography Command Center/Joint Typhoon Warning Center. His command tracked typhoons in an area of responsibility encompassing 11 million square miles. Davis worked a total of 10 Tropical Storms and 8 Typhoons during his tenure on Guam. In 1996 after completing another six years in the United States Navy he decided to depart a second time, as a 2nd Class Petty Officer promotable to 1st Class Petty Officer. In 1997 after working in the computer field in the Territory of Guam Davis returned stateside to Colorado Springs.

Davis has an Associate’s of Science Degree in Computer Science and Network Administration. He worked in the computer field for almost ten years in Colorado Springs where he was employed by MCI and Oracle Corporation as a Technical/Software Engineer.

In 2005, Davis moved to Fort Worth to start a new life and upon his wife’s suggestion enlisted in The United States Army Reserve. After training at Fort Knox, he reported to Co A 980th Engineer Battalion/721st Engineer Co. where he served for 3 years, in 2010 he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and transferred to the 90th Aviation Support Battalion where he served as the Battalions, Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological NCO and was also given a Platoon to lead. Davis retired in September of 2018; he currently is a conductor for the BNSF Railway.

Davis has been married for 27 years to OK Chung Kim Davis.

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Dan Duda

Fundraising

Dan Duda

Daniel graduated from Philipsburg -Osceola Area High School, NJ in June of 1981 and enlisted in the United States Air Force in November of that year. He did not proceed to Basic Training until May of the following year, at Lackland Air Force Base, TX. After Basic, Daniel attended Inventory Management technical school at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado, graduating in September of 1982.

Dan’s first duty station was Ellsworth Air Force Base outside of Rapid City, SD where he served with the 44th Civil Engineering Squadron as a Logistics clerk. He deployed with the 44th to Biggs Army Airfield outside of El Paso, TX in 1984. Dan’s next assignment as a Logistic troop took him to Nellis AFB in Nevada where he served in a top-secret location for three years.

In 1986 Dan moved from Nellis, NV to McGuire AFB, NJ – home of the 438 Military Airlift Wing. From there, Dan deployed to North Carolina in support of the invasion of Panama, and to Desert Shield Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia where his unit was the first Air Force unit on the ground. He served as the Commander of the Supply Squadron deployed for the Military Air Command at that location for a period of six months, earning four medals and citations for his service.

Dan then volunteered to serve as an Air Force recruiter in Chilicothe, Ohio, which was the first capital of Ohio, later moved to Columbus. He put 93 civilians into boots during his tenure there, a fact of which he is most proud. Dan’s next assignment in 1996 took him to Holloman AFB in New Mexico where he served in a variety of positions, culminating as NCO In Charge of the 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Aircraft Parts Store and Warehouse. This is also where Dan’s greatest achievement, meeting his wife of 20 years, Penny, and where they had two of their three daughters.

Dan’s final assignment was back to McGuire AFB, NJ, where he served as an Air Force instructor at the NCO academy, training young Non-Commissioned Offices leadership and management skills. Dan retired from Active Duty in May of 2006, serving a total of 24 years in our nation’s Air Force. The Dudas moved back to New Mexico, where Dan held a variety of positions, including Coca Cola, and the US Army as a contractor. Dan was hired for his current position at Lockheed Martin in February of 2013. He and his family moved to Fort Worth in July of 2014.

Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Colorado Technical University and a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from New Mexico State University.

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Judy Choate

Reception & Outreach

Judy Choate

Judy graduated from Texas Christian University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Prior to receiving her degree, she began her career in criminal justice in 1977 as a public safety dispatcher for Fort Worth Police Department answering and dispatching incoming emergency calls.

In 1980, she worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Rape Crisis Program of Tarrant County, funded by a LEAA grant. Her duties included organizing daily operations for this newly funded 24-hour telephone and in-person crisis counseling for victims of sexual assault and their significant others. She provided training for professionals and oversaw 50 plus volunteers. In mid1981, the program integrated into The Women’s Center of Tarrant County.

From 1981 to 1986 she was a Supervisory Assistant for the Family Services, Crisis Intervention Program in Fort Worth. She was responsible for overall office operations, preparing statistics, training 80 plus volunteers for a 24-hours hotline.

After receiving her degree, Judy began employment as a Parole Officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in January 1986. While a Parole officer she supervised sex offenders, offenders in halfway houses, and those on electronic monitoring. She later became a Contract Monitor for the Private Facilities Division. As a monitor/auditor she conducted on-site monitoring of multiple correctional facilities, planned and conducted unannounced inspections, compliance reviews and verification reviews as the lead monitor or team member. She retired from TDCJ in March 2003. In May 2005, Judy began employment with Tarrant County Community Supervision & Corrections where she was in the Sex Offender Unit until her retirement in March 2012. Upon retirement, Judy again began working a retired/part-time position for CSCD in May 2013 until January 2018 when she began a contract position supervising family visitation in the community with Tarrant County Family Court. As of September 2018, retirement is permanent.

Judy’s father, Harold A. Hartman, PFC served during WWII from January 4, 1943 to November 29, 1945 in the Army Air Corp. He was drafted as a utility repairman and served in the Central Europe Campaign in HQ Battery 550th AABN 3rd Army. After it was learned he could speak German, he was assigned to the Forward Reconnaissance 550th Anti-Aircraft Unit as an interpreter for the Interrogation Unit. Hartman’s job was to encourage Germans to surrender and to ask the village’s Burgermeister (mayor) about any Nazis still in the village. He was in the Battle of the Bugle and at the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. He was also present when PM Churchill, Stalin, General Eisenhower and General Montgomery, (whom he met personally), and General Patton met to determine who would take Berlin. Because PFC Hartman spoke German, he was sent out to procure some beef to feed these dignitaries. He said they could not just confiscate cattle, so they paid for 2 cows with MRE’s. PFC Hartman was awarded the Victory Medal, American Bronze Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, W/1 Bronze Battle Star, Overseas Service Bar, and the Good Conduct Medal.

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Dave Warwick

Merchandizing & Promotions

William D. (Dave) Warwick

Dave Warwick was born and raised in Tullahoma, Tennessee, graduating from high school there in June 1992. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1994 and was initially trained as a Security Specialist where he served at Grand Forks AFB, ND, Osan AB Republic of Korea and Incirlik AB, Turkey. In 1998 he moved to Mountain Home AFB, ID and retrained as a Military Working Dog Handler. In 2000 he headed to Spangdahlem AB, Germany for three years, from which he deployed to Eskan Village, Saudia Arabia, and finally finished his active duty career at Fairchild AFB, WA.

In 2004 Dave transitioned to the Air Force Reserve as a traditional reservist. where he retrained into Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and was stationed at McChord AFB, WA. From there he performed two combat deployments (Afghanistan 2007 and Iraq 2009) actively countering the Improvised Explosive Device threat. In 2010, Dave was hired into an Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) position at NAS Fort Worth JRB where he began the process of standing up a brand-new EOD flight. In 2016 he deployed one more time to an undisclosed location in the middle east and upon returning moved to Peterson AFB, CO. He took the position as lead AGR for the EOD flight there and finally retired from the Air Force in September 2018

Dave moved back to Fort Worth, TX where he is currently enjoying some down time after the military while he decides what path to follow next.

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