Bro. Freddie D. Player is a native of Sycamore, Alabama. He graduated from Robert Russa Moton High School (Valedictorian) and Alabama A & M University (With Honors), with a BS Degree in Design Technology. During his professional career as a Department of the Army civilian, he graduated from the prestigious Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
The journey into the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity began at Delta Gamma Chapter, Alabama A & M University. Iota Alpha Lambda at Aberdeen, Maryland was the next stop in this journey. Current membership is at Zeta Theta Lambda Chapter, Harrisburg, PA.
During his professional career, he served in several distinguished positions which included Certifying Official for the Acquisition Logistics Career Field, Army Functional Expert in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Logistics at Defense Acquisition University and Co-Chair of the Army Materiel Command Civilian on the Battlefield Committee Study. The position held at retirement was Director, Integrated Logistics Support Directorate at the U. S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland.
Major community affiliations are Central Area (II) Director for the Pennsylvania Association of Alpha Chapters, Zeta Theta Lambda Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Lifetime Member of the NAACP, past member of the Board of Directors of the Central Pennsylvania March of Dimes. After retiring from the Federal Government in 2005, he has been engaged in his passion and ministry of mentoring young black males. He has been a “Big Brother” to three young men (Little Brothers) in Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Scout Leader for Troop 40 of the Boy Scouts, and a volunteer for the Three Star Basketball and Mentoring Foundation.
His hobbies are golf, tennis and archery. He is married, wife’s name is Hattie, and they are the blessed parents of two daughters, Veronica Player and Freda Player.