The Choctaw Code Talkers Association is dedicated to educating the general public about the Choctaw men who served our country even before they were considered citizens of the United States, to collect and preserve, display and utilize arms, implements, clothing, photographs, documents, medals, citation, and similar materials and artifacts, to document and perpetuate the Choctaw Code Talkers of WWI and WWII through publication of books and articles, scholorships and monetary awards for appropriate recognition of the WWi and WWII Code Talkers and other Indian Veterans.
First President Evangeline Wilson, volunteered her time and service to create the CCTA. Accomplishing many great thing, she stepped down in 2010. Passing the gavel to current elected president Nuchi Nashoba, who will take it to the next level.
The people who serve on the Board of the Choctaw Code Talkers Association and our Executive Committee , are dedicated and support our objectives. Current elected officials are: Vice President: James Edwards, Secretary: Cyndi Quellette, Membership Chair: Lila Swink, Treasurer: Margaret McWilliams, Election Chair: Tewanna Edwards, Fundraising: Martina Hawkins.
Executive Committee: Judy Allen, Chester Cowen, Lt. General Sisco, Dr. Lee Hester.
Honorary Members are: Chief Gregory Pyle, Richard Adams, Maj Gen. John Furlow and our Parliamentarian, Charles Chastain.
Credit is given to our Assistant Chief Gary Batton for his supposrt and service to the CCTA.
Anyone can join the CCTA. Full member are eligible descendants, with supporting documents showing relationship to Code Talker. Associate members are individuals who express an interest in the Association.
The logo of the CCTA is the military patch of the 36th Division of WWI,(suggested by Lt Gen. Sisco) the division under which most of the Choctaw Code Talkers served. The letter T represents the Texas companies which were consolidated with the Oklahoma National Guard to form the 142nd Regiment of the 36th Division which trained at Camp Bowie, Texas . The eight arrows, symbolically electrified, to stand for the "Choctaw Telephone Squad" who used the first field phones to deliver the first Choctaw code message. WWI relates to the war in Choctaw Code Talkers fought. Thanks to Johnny Bobb, the artist who created the logo for the CCTA and Joe Watkins who made copies available to the Association.