In remembrance of CPI Captain Kenneth M. “Mack” Elliott,
tour, November 19, 2009.
CPI’s Facilities Director and founding
member Mack Elliott died November 19, 2009.
Mack retired from the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant
Commander in 1986. Mack was a recipient of the Coast Guard
Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Mack was part of a very select and small group
of NRA-certified Master Training Counselors, the absolute pinnacle of the
NRA Firearms and Instructor Training Programs. Mack was selected to
represent the NRA Training Department on a national level, evaluating,
developing and mentoring the NRA’s Senior Training Counselor cadre.
Mack’s high standards of technical
and teaching qualifications and his positive and supportive attitude
demonstrated his sincere dedication to these firearms training programs.
Mack was one of the three CPI Board members holding either the Master
Training Counselor or Senior Training Counselor NRA certifications.
Mack was a supporter of Freemasonry and the
Masonic youth groups DeMolay and Job's
Daughters. Mack was also a founding member and the Treasurer of the
Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), as well as Chairman of the VCDL
PAC. VCDL is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to
advancing the fundamental right of personal self-defense as guaranteed by
the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I
Section 13 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth
Mack is survived by Kenneth, Sr. and Virginia
Elliott; his wife (and best friend), Judy Elliott; two sisters, Linda
O'Neil and Karen Elliott; four children, Kenneth M. "Tripp"
Elliott, III & Kiersten Maryott
(children of Helen Elliott), John & Mark Sturman
(sons of Judy Elliott); five grandchildren, Todd, Bryan & Megan Sturman, and Chapin & Keller Maryott
(with Kenneth M. Elliott, IV being due in late March).
Mack is interred at Arlington