Val’s Journey


Dr. Val Almonord was born in Haiti and emigrated with his family to New York in 1969. He graduated from Central High School in Brooklyn before earning an AA from LaGuardia Community College and a BA from Hunter College. Falling in love with American democratic values, he soon felt the urge to serve, protect, and defend the people of his new country. After graduating from Hunter College, Dr. Almonord joined the U.S. Army Active Duty. He later transferred to the U.S. Army Reserves and continued to serve for 9 years while attending medical school at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, in Cleveland. Later in life, he returned to school for a Certificate in Sustaining Base Leadership and Management from Army Management Staff College and a MS in Healthcare Management from Troy University in Troy, Alabama.

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Almonord practiced in a medically under-served area with the National Health Service Corps for 4 years before joining the Military Health Care System as a civilian federal employee in the U.S. Air Force and later in the U.S. Army. After 35 years of federal service, Dr. Almonord retired from Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Dr. Almonord is a life-long Democrat and has been a committed advocate for Georgia families for much of his career. A long-term resident of Columbus, GA, he has served as the Vice Chair of the Muscogee County Democratic Committee, Chair of the Outreach Committee of Muscogee County, and the Muscogee County delegate to the Democratic Party of Georgia. He continues to channel his military and civilian service into activism for his brothers and sisters who work in federal government service. Dr. Almonord currently serves as the legislative and political coordinator for the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE ) Local 54 in Fort Benning, GA.

Dr. Almonord has enjoyed strong family support in all of his endeavors. Most personally, his family stood by him as he successfully fought prostate cancer. He was married to the love of his life for 46 years, Nicole, before she passed away after battling years of chronic diseases. Dr. Almonord is blessed with five children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Dr. Almonord loves fishing, golfing – even though he’s not too good according to his own admission – reading, and spending quality time with his grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Dr. Almonord is ready to continue to serve this country and will fight for the people of Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District in Washington, DC.

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