My mission is to serve, and I love serving other veterans. Whether on Capitol Hill or in a courtroom or dealing with the VA, this is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.
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Coleman grew up in Montgomery, AL. In 1994 Coleman joined the US Army. His father fought in Vietnam and Coleman cited him as an influence to start a military career.
Ten years after joining, Coleman was promoted to sergeant and was already on his fourth assignment. He was stationed in Iraq with the 1st Battalion of the 77th Panzer Regiment. On April 11, 2004, Coleman was driving back to base camp in a convoy when he heard and felt the effects of an enemy attack. The seconds before the accident were mundane, but the ones Coleman couldn’t easily forget. “In the moments before the explosion, I asked what time it was,” he said. “When that happened, I saw the shock wave, felt heat, and had a burning sensation on the right side of my body.”
The truck had detonated an improvised explosive device (IED), and Coleman and his comrade were hit by bullets. Coleman was shot in his right arm, his hand was embedded in splinters, and a piece of the truck impaled his foot. When Coleman tried to get out of the vehicle, he was shot from behind. The bullet was dangerously close to piercing his liver. However, a checkbook in his back pocket miraculously buffered the shell and prevented it from reaching the vital organ. Coleman thought he wouldn’t make it back to his family alive. Fortunately, he and the driver were rescued and taken to a field hospital. For his bravery in battle, Coleman was awarded a purple heart.
After 14 years of service, Coleman retired from the army as a staff sergeant in 2008. As a civilian, Coleman looked for new challenges that would enable him to grow professionally and personally. In 2009 he founded a political consultancy where he was CEO. Coleman earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Auburn University in Montgomery in 2012 but wanted to do more.
Coleman knew he wanted to use his military experience to help other veterans. He decided that the best way to do this was to study law. In 2016 he obtained his Juris Doctor and later a Master of Laws (LLM) in 2020. Today, Coleman uses his legal knowledge and community connections to serve veterans in need. “I’m not a case worker, but I know a lot of case workers in the area, and I know some of the transition homes in the area, so I’ll call, set up veterans [that are] Homeless people in a temporary home where they can be screened and look for permanent shelter, “he says.” If it is a veteran seeking compensation and a pension, I advocate that the veteran receive benefits from the VA. If it’s a veteran who has a different than – Honorable Discharge, I’ll help you move those layoffs to a better layoff. “Even though Coleman is no longer in the military, he never stopped serving his country or supporting other veterans.” My mission is to serve, and I love serving other veterans. Whether on Capitol Hill or in a courtroom or dealing with the VA, this is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. “
Coleman lives in Washington, DC with his wife and children. He heads a Maryland chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, where he enjoys spending time with his brothers and sisters in arms.
The NFM Greetings is an initiative that each month selects a military or veteran member to be named Greetings of the Month. The salutes will be selected from the nominations posted on the NFM Salute website. www.nfmsalute.com. The “Greeting of the Month” is featured on the website with a biography and information about his ministry. NFM Lending donates to a non-profit organization on behalf of the Salute. NFM Lending is proud to donate $ 2,500 to the Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA) on behalf of Coleman. NFM looks forward to the opportunity to continue honoring military service members and veterans through the NFM Salute initiative.
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