Terron Sims, II is a combat veteran, businessman, political leader, and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is currently president of the Northern Virginia Black Democrats and Vice Chair for Membership and Recruitment for the DNC’s Veterans and Military Families (VMF) Council, a position he has held since 2013. Mr. Sims is the CEO of Doug Pollard, LLC, where he advises companies and nonprofits on business development and strategy. He also has over a decade of experience in the Department of Defense (DoD) having served five years as an active duty Army officer and another eight years as a government contractor.
From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Sims supported DoD as a government contractor. He supported Army G3/5/7 Current Operations Center; tasking MACOMs to support MNC-I, MNF-I, SOCCENT operations for its HQ, Arabian Peninsula, the Horn of Africa, and SW Asia, GTMO, JTFB, JTF-HOA, and various OCONUS and CONUS operations. Mr. Sims also supported the Assistant Chief of Staff of the Army for Installation Management (ACSIM), developing and managing the system that streamlines the Army’s installation requirements budget validation process. He also led the team that developed DoD’s Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID).
From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Sims served on active duty in the US Army as a Field Artillery officer. While deployed in Iraq from 2003 to 2004, Mr. Sims established and mentored the government of Baghdad’s Tisa Nissan District, where he served as the primary liaison to the CPA, the UN, Baghdad City Hall, and Iraq’s federal government. His final Army assignment as the Deputy Chief-of-Training for the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Fort Polk was designing and leading pre-construction operations of a $29 Million dollar real-world fighting village.
Mr. Sims has served in political roles of increasing responsibility over the past decade. In 2008 and 2012, he was Director, Virginia VMF for Obama and served on the Defense and Veterans Policy Teams, where he wrote the Service Member Life Insurance policy. In 2010, Mr. Sims wrote the Democratic National Committee’s VMF candidates’ platform, which is used in federal campaigns nationwide. He has also completed the Political Leaders Program (2007) and Political Candidate Training (2008) at The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. He also wrote the Veterans Services and National Security Policy Platforms for the (UK) Labour Party and briefed them to its Shadow Defense Minister and her Cabinet.