“Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated.

Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.”

Karen Tyson

3rd Vice President

Karen Tyson

3rd Vice President

Karen Desiree Tyson joined the Department on February 26 1997. She was assigned to AMKC, for 2 years before she was selected to join the Transition Team for the George R. Vierno Center. She was appointed to the position of COBA Trustee in 2003 and later to the executive Board in 2007. 

Beside overseeing Facilities such as GRVC, RMSC, RNDC, and AMKC, Karen was responsible for orchestrating the COBA’s most eventful Widows and Childrens Fund raisers. The 21st annual Dinner Dance (2017) was able to raise the most funds ever and the fund was thereby able to present the Families with an increase in the Donation for both the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. The annual Retiree Luncheon and Heritage Feast are also events that Karen was instrumental in making a success and  promoting camaraderie amongst the membership.

Karen is most proud of the contribution she’s made to developing the Boldest Sports program. Officers from all over the Department are able to participate in Basketball, Football, Hockey, Soccer, Boxing, Cricket, Bowling, and Softball. The Teams are able to travel across the nation to participate in many Battle of the Badge Competitions where not only do they bring home the gold, but they’re able to build lasting relationships with MOS across the nation. The Teams can all be followed on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.