21 November 2016
Colonel Michael Coleman GCGI
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland
Army Cadet Force
Colonel ‘Mick’ has been involved with the Army Cadet Force since he was a cadet himself. Since returning to the ACF as a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer (CFAV) in Nov 1989, he has held a variety of appointments including Detachment Commander, Training Officer, Area Commander, County Adjutant and more recently Deputy Commandant (Military) for Lincolnshire ACF. His most enjoyable time was supporting the senior cadets and adults attending the Army Cadet Force's Cadet Training Centre, Frimley Park, as a member of the Assistant Directing Staff (ADS) and absolutely loved beating his regular forces counterparts in the platoon competitions.
Passionate about the delivery of good, exciting and progressive training to all member of the ACF, Colonel Mick is keen to hear your views. In the coming weeks and months he will be in touch with other members of LNR ACF to set up two communications forums; a cadet and CFAV forum.
Outside of the ACF, Colonel Mick works for a private care provider as a regional manager where he is also the responsible individual for 10 of these services, working to support these homes within Ofsted frameworks and also supporting two independent schools as part of this role.
He enjoys lots of different sports, mainly as a spectator but has recently also taken up off road biking (tried and failed at road biking). He is married with three children and his eldest son is a serving soldier with the Royal Signals, his daughter is studying toward her ‘A’ levels and his youngest is in year 8.
Colonel Mick said "I am really excited at this opportunity to Command LNR ACF. It has one of the largest ACF footprints in the UK, the largest total number of cadets and adult volunteers; totalling nearly 1,400 individuals spread over 44 locations. It is excellent shape and one that I will build upon to make LNR the very best within the Brigade and National areas. I can't wait to meet you all in the coming weeks and months."