Driven by a penchant for excellence, Colonel (Retired) Matthew Coleman is a 1987 Distinguished Military Graduate from South Carolina State University. He was initiated through Xi Psi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. on April 25th, 1985. Colonel (Retired) Coleman received a commission in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer where he has served in multiple leadership, command, and staff positions at various levels. He is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and a proud recipient of the Bronze Star Medal while serving with the 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 8th Infantry Regiment (Fighting Eagles), 4th Infantry Division. Colonel (Retired) Coleman is a US Army Colonel (Retired) with 30 years of faithful and dedicated service to his country. He is a graduate of the prestigious United States Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Colonel (Retired) Coleman earned numerous awards and decorations to include the Legion of Merit during his distinguished military career.  

Colonel (Retired) Coleman has unconditionally served the Fraternity as a financial member in 18 different chapters in 9 Districts. He has faithfully served in numerous leadership positions in both undergraduate and graduate chapters. He also chaired and served as a member of multiple Chapter, District, and international committees to include the International Achievement Week Committee, International Membership Committee, International Scholarship Committee, International Talent Hunt Committee, and International Undergraduate Affairs/Chapter Advisors Committee. Brother Coleman currently serves as Vice Chairman, International Membership Committee, Chairman, International Military Affairs Sub-committee, member, International Honorary Membership and International Undergraduate Affairs Chapter Advisors Committees, Chairman, 4th District Undergraduate Affairs and Development Committee, member 4th District Scholarship and Membership Committees, and the Basileus of Eta Nu Nu Chapter in Columbus, Ohio. Brother Coleman also serves as a board member of the 1911 Foundation 501c(3)

Colonel (Retired) Coleman’s impeccable reputation and contributions resulted in multiple Chapter, District and International level awards to include Omega Man of the Year, Colonel Charles Young Military Leadership Award, the Founders Award, the Supreme Council Distinguished Service Award, the Superior Service Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the first recipient of the 13th International District Charlie Banks III Exemplar Award, and the 2020 Colonel Charles Young Trailblazer Award. These accolades exemplify his unwavering commitment to simultaneously balancing his passion and dedication for military and community service.

Colonel (Retired) Coleman is a former member of the Supreme Council and the Eighth 13th International District Representative. Colonel (Retired) Coleman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Public Administration) and two Masters of Sciences in both Human Resources Management and Strategic Studies.