National Officers

President Emeritus and Founder of the NABSTMC

Ken “Dream Maker” Thomas

Hello, my name is Ken Thomas aka “Dream Maker”

I am the founder of the Chicago Buffalo Troopers Motorcycle Club, formally the Chicago Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club was formed in 1999 after the growth of our club with Buffalo Soldier chapters in other states. With the Chicago Chapter being recognized as the mother chapter of the organization the club has grown to over 115 chapters to date.

I am a retired Chicago Police Officer and I currently ride a 2013 Victory Cross Country Tour. I have been riding motorcycles over 30 years and I choose to form the motorcycle club after experiencing the activities of the local clubs in the Chicago area. I wanted to create a new club that honored the history and legacy of those African Americans that fought and died for this country and a club that would be respected within our community and throughout this nation.  Our mission as a club is simple, we ride, educate, and give back to community.

As they say, “The rest is history”




Nathan “Motown” Mack

My name is Nathan “Motown” Mack and I am proud to be apart of the greatest motorcycle club in the world. 

I am a retired Sergeant Major of 26 years and I continue to serve my country as a government contractor. I have an MBA and I am currently pursuing my Doctorates. I love sharing the history and accomplishments of the Buffalo Soldiers with others and what makes it even better is riding and socializing with other Soldiers from around the country.

I would like to thank everyone for allowing me to serve as your National President. It is our mission to do good things in our community and be positive role models for our youth. I believe in helping tomorrow’s leaders today and today is now!

Vice President

James L. Thomas Sr. AKA Big Dog

My name is James L. Thomas Sr. AKA Big Dog.

I am a charter member and the First President of Eufaula, Alabama Buffalo Soldiers Chapter.

I served and Retired from the United States Army with over 20 years of distinguish service. I am a faithful servant of Zion Baptist Church in Eufaula, Alabama and Prince Hall Masonry of Oklahoma and its Jurisdiction; I am deeply rooted in our community.

I want the Buffalo Soldiers Nation to know how honored I am to serve as National Vice President of this prestigious organization. This position is a huge responsibility and I do not take it lightly. I hope to assist and provide support through years of “One Club, One Patch, One Mindset” and looking for more ideas that represent that theme.



 Buffalo Soldier Nation! First, I would like to say “Thank You” for your unwavering support during my tenure as your National Safety Officer.  Now I would like to say “thank you” for electing me to serve as your National Secretary.  I am filled with a strong sense of pride and it is my humble honor to serve you.  I fully understand the responsibilities of this position and look forward to fulfilling your confidence in me to serve in this most important position in our organization.  As I ride my stallion of choice, “Red Bone,” a candy apple red GL1800 Goldwing I look forward to interacting with each of you, your communities, and representing this magnificent organization in a professional manner at all times.   Much luv!




William O. (Bill) Morgan, aka “Big Red.”

I am a native of Washington, D.C., and am a U.S. Army retiree with 30 years of service to our nation, retiring at the rank of Command Sergeant Major (CSM). I have served through two conflicts, Vietnam and Desert Storm.

My Stallion is a 2013 “Typhoon Maroon” Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide dressed out as pretty as you please.

I served as your assistant National Treasurer and I’m honored to serve as your National Treasurer. We must always remember that “They Are Our Heritage, and We Are Their Legacy.”





Michael D. “The Blessed Outlaw” Shelton, Jr.

My name is Michael D. “The Blessed Outlaw” Shelton, Jr.  I am a proud member of the Indianapolis Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers and have been since August 2005.

I proudly served my country in the United States Marine Corps from 1979 to 1983.  In 1984 I became an Indiana State Trooper until I retired in 2009, after which I was instructed by God to enroll in Bible College.  I received my AS Degree in Christian Ministries at Indiana Wesleyan University in 2011.  I am a member of the New Horizons Church here in Indianapolis.  In December of 2011 I was made an offer I could not refuse, to go back to work in law enforcement as a sergeant with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office as a Detective and a Police Motor Officer.

I am currently the Great Lakes Frontier Chaplain.  It is going to be an honor to represent the NABSTMC as your National Chaplain and my sole purpose is to be available for every Trooper and Soldier in this organization at anytime for every way I can possibly be.  God has given me this opportunity to use the gifts He has bestowed upon me for this great organization and to maintain a positive bridge between the National Officers and each and every person in this club. “ONE CLUB, ONE PATCH, ONE MINDSET”!!!  I am here for YOU!!!   

“In His Service”
“The Blessed Outlaw”

National Safety Officer

Reno “Voodoo” Birt

Hello and welcome! I am Reno “Voodoo” Birt and have been riding as a proud Buffalo Soldier since 2003.  Aside from retiring from the US Army, becoming a member of the NABSTMC has been and continues to be one of my greatest achievements. Serving in this organization that provides so much positive outreach in every part of this country and South Korea is very rewarding.

   As of 2019, I have served 27 years as a nationally certified instructor/trainer and quality assurance manager for both the Motorcycle Safety Foundation(MSF) and Harley-Davidson. If you have spoken with me in our travels, safety and proper motorcycle operation will usually be part of the conversation. Helping in the development of the NABSTMC Safety Program and providing riding seminars is a passion for me. My focused goal is that every Soldier arrive and return safely on every ride no matter the distance traveled.

 Thank you for the honor, trust and opportunity to serve as your  National Safety Officer.


Sergeant at Arms-East

Michael “JusArt” Artis

Sergeant at Arms-West

Roosevelt ‘Showpiece’ Brown

National Webmaster

Alice “Sugar Brown” Brown