2016 RCoE board of directors
The elected Remnant Center of Excellence board plays a crucial role in determining its mission, ensuring that the organization continues to operate in the best interest of past, present, and future members. To learn more about each board member, visit the biographies below.
Colonel Will Wiggins, USA (Ret.), B.S., M.A.
Colonel Wiggins is a retired Army officer and has served all all levels of command. A graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the Naval Postgraduate School has served in support of combat operations in Afghanistan and the Iraq. As a federal civil servant, Colonel Wiggins has been a major contributor and leader in transportation research at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Throughout his professional career, Colonel Wiggins has been a tireless worker and volunteer in advising youth on their potential.
Originally from Suffolk, Virginia, Colonel Wiggins served four years in the U.S. Air Force as an active duty airman and another six-years in the Air Force Reserve, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.
In 1981, he received an A.A.S. in Commercial Photography from Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VA; a BS in Biomedical Photographic Communications from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY (1985); and a MS in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, in 2001.
Mrs. Evelyn Sexton-Wiggins, A.S.,
Mrs. Wiggins is a long-time volunteer in her community, providing exceptional public service to those she’s assisted. An activists that has worked in a number of capacities throughout the communities of Prince Georges and Calvert over the last 30 years, helping the the sick, homeless, and neglected. As a mother of five, she’s worked with the Tri-County Calvert Headstart Program, Department of Social Services, several school Parent-Teachers Associations, and was previously a federal worker. Her gifts of compassion and care have impacted numerous people and families all across our community. Mrs. Wiggins was recently recognized by Maryland State Senator Thomas V. Mike and Congressman Steny Hoyer for her outstanding public service during a ceremony held at National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
A native of Longs, South Carolina, received an associate’s degree in Industrial Electricity from Horry-Georgetown Tech College and that began his professional career. As a citizen-soldier, Williams military career spanned forty years.
He was drafted in the Regular US Army in July 1972; where he served for three years as a Communication Non Commission Officer. In 1976 he enrolled in South Carolina State College and later graduated in 1980 with a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering. He then worked 13 years as a System Engineer in aerospace for Vitro Labs, RCA; General Electric and Lockheed Martin, designing and developing Aegis Phrased Array Radars and digital switching systems for Naval Battle Ships.
In July 1986, he received a Reserve Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant from the New Jersey Military Academy, Army National Guard. During his military advancement, he served at nearly all levels of command. His deployments included multiple tours to Bosnia, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and one Humanitarian tour to Nicaragua and Honduras.
Williams’ awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/OLC, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/Silver Star Device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Force Reserves Medal w/Hourglass and “M” Device, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon w/”2”Numberal, NATO Medal(ISAF Support-Afghanistan), Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the Army Superior Award.
Beginning in 1993, he was employed as a mathematics teacher in the Philadelphia School District and remained there for ten years. During this time frame, he cultivated young minds and provided a creative and positive environment to promote healthy learning. He provided appropriate instructions to motivate, challenge and support each student; using a variety of pedagogically sound procedures to help students achieve established academic standards.
His high school motto is “Work while it is day; for when night cometh no man can work”
Mrs. Aletha Goodine, B.S., M.B.A., M.R.M.
A 42-year career federal servant, Mrs. Goodine, has held positions of increasing responsibility at the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the Federal Highway Administration for 19 years, and then at the Federal Transit Administration for an additional 23 years. Her accomplishments as a Transportation Program Specialist have been unprecedented, managing up to 30 nationwide transit related research projects that sought to provide safe, affordable, and efficient transit for the transportation disadvantaged (the elderly, the poor, and individuals with disabilities). As an Office Program Management Specialist, she managed its research program budgets, reviewing and ensuring adherence to financial and management controls as mandated by the offices of budget, accounting, and procurement, and the disbursement of project funds. Mrs. Goodine has been recognized for excellence and inducted into various academic honor societies (Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, and Psi Beta Honor societies), and being offered membership in professional organizations (National Black MBA Association, Society for Human Resource Management, Blacks in Government); all is a testament to her commitment to hard work, personal improvement, service, and as she would call it “building her database” for those areas where she also seeks to excel.
Mrs. Goodine holds associate degrees in both Business Management and Psychology; a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Sociology (graduating Magna Cum Laude); a Master of Business Administration; and a Master of Human Resource Management.
Ms. Ashley Wiggins, B.S., M.S.
Ashley Wiggins is a native of Huntingtown, Md, having been one of the first to graduated from then Calvert County’s then newest school-Huntingtown High. The current Baltimore resident received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Accounting from Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. Currently, she is works as a professional accountant for the billion dollar defense technology giant, Northrop Grumman. Ashley is a young passionate individual with a strong will to succeed. When the Zeta isn’t crunching numbers, she’s mentoring young high school girls, organizing community events, or spending time with her younger siblings.