Ron Posey was selected as the 2020 Omega Man of the Year. Posey is a 7-year member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and has served as the Keeper of Records and Seal for Omicron Omega Chapter for the past two years. Recently re-elected to continue as the chapters Keeper of Records and Seal for another two-year term. Due to the pandemic the awards ceremony was held virtually.
“Brother Posey is truly the quintessential Omega Man,” said Russell Carter, Basileus of the local Omega Psi Phi Chapter. “He is a servant in his church and in the community, a decorated soldier both in war and in peace and a devoted father and husband. I am indeed proud to call him My Brother.”
Posey said, “Being selected as recipient of this year’s Omega Man of the Year is quite a humbling experience when I consider previous selections such as our very own William “Doc” Washington, whose long time dedication to Brunswick County touched so many and his legacy will forever be remembered by so many.”
Posey is a 1982 graduate of Brunswick Senior High School where he was a member of the 1982 State Runner-up Basketball team.
He is a graduate of Averett University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Posey retired from the Virginia State Police as First Sergeant having dedicated 36 years of service to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Awards include:
Superintendents Award of Merit
Superintendents Award of Excellence
Commonwealth of Virginia, Silver Valor Award
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police Valor Award
A 1994 Nominee for International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Officer of the Year
He retired from the Army serving as Command Sergeant Major after over 37 years of service/2016-2017 Deployment to Middle East in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield.
Soldier of the Year
Non Commissioned Officer of the Year
Meritorious Service Medal (5 awards)
Army Commendation Medal (3 awards)
Army Achievement Medal (1 award)
Virginia Bronze Service Star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Posey currently serves as the Coordinator of Virginia’s Military Funeral Honors Program.
He is a member of St. Paul Church of God in Christ in Emporia, Virginia, where he serves in the Men’s ministry and assists with the Virtual School program.
Posey and his wife Amanda and have three children, Marquis, Ronquis and Tiffany and 1 grandson, Kiegan.
Hobbies include fishing, woodworking and traveling