Featured CMP Board Member: Regina Chavis

The CMP Board of Directors is currently comprised of 9 individuals who share the same common interest: advancing marksmanship in the United States through safety opportunities, competitions, and programs. While their goals are mutual, they come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing with them their own unique experiences for the betterment of the organization. Here, we learn a little more about the people who are helping to lead CMP into the future.

Queen Chavis:

Native city:

I was born to military parents, so I was born in Germany, lived 10 years in Taiwan, in a Catholic boarding school, came to the United States at 15 years old for college in Texas, met my husband and started military life traveling to different bases every 2 -3 years around the world, finally retiring in the Washington DC area. I currently live in southern Maryland, in Waldorf.

How did you initially hear about the CMP?

Will Dantzler is a member of the Military Officers’ Association of America (MOAA), of which I am the chief financial officer. He approached me because of my experience and informed me about CMP and his mission.

Why did you decide to join the CMP Board?

After speaking with Will, I felt that I could support CMP’s mission and was keen to contribute to its direction/vision.

What do you hope to achieve as a member of the CMP Board?

I look forward to helping the organization continue its goals and objections to its mission, which is primarily to support gun safety for America’s youth.

What are some of your hobbies: exercise, movies, knitting, favorite sports teams, etc.?

Of course I love target shooting in any way, hiking, kayaking, and skydiving! My favorite sports teams are the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns!

What is a life motto you like to live by?

Family first and always… and live your life to the fullest… yesterday is guaranteed but tomorrow is a gift and never promised.

Are there additional things we should know about you, something that is important to you, or something that you feel defines or has shaped who you are?

Having been from a military family my entire life, I feel like your immediate family is the most important thing to focus on and home is where that family is, no matter where in the “world” you are at the time.

Any additional comments?

I am honored to be a part of this organization and look forward to contributing to its future success.


regina chavis He has over thirty years of experience in public accounting and the nonprofit industry. As the Chief Financial Officer of the Military Officers Association of America, she believes in the motto of “never stop serving,” which she has done throughout her career not only for veterans and their families, but also for the communities in which they serve. who has lived all over the world. . She is the daughter and surviving spouse of United States Air Force retirees. She is a CPA and has a BA in Accounting from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan. She has enjoyed the opportunity to travel the world, from when she was born in Germany until her spouse retired in the Washington DC area. “Aim high… Fly-Fight-Win”

Caption: Regina was awarded the M16 EIC Match plate during the 2022 Eastern CMP Highpower Games and Events held at Camp Butner, NC.

— By Ashley Dugan, CMP Staff Writer

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearms safety and marksmanship training and the promotion of marksmanship competition for United States citizens. To learn more about the CMP and its programs, log on to www.TheCMP.org.

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