Shirrell McCarey – Veteran Hero Awards
2020 Veteran Hero Awards

Shirrell McCarey

Veteran Service Non-Profit

Organization Amvets Post 77 & DAV Chapter 66

Position Amvets - Judge Advocate

The endless energy that Ms. McCarey has is awesome. These are some of the organizations and positions she has held or hold to this day: • US Naval Commander, Active & Reserves, Retired - 1977-2012 • Mental Health Advisory Council, Secretary Vice Chair, President Chair - 2001-Present • Mental Health Advisory Council, Lifetime Peer Support Specialist - 2013-Present • Dept. of Behavioral Health San Bernardino, Veterans Sub Committee - 2010-Present • CA Women’s Leadership Council Board Member Representative for Inland Empire and all High Desert Area - 2017-Present • Commander of DAV Chapter 12 (First African American Female in 98 years) - 2018-2019 • Deputy Chief of Staff to Mr. Michael Baca - 2017-2019 • State Executive Committee Alternate Commander to Mr. Johnny Barnes, Secretary District 11 - 2019-Present • Committee for Employment for the DAV National Council Advisor to Chair Mr. Richard Dykens DAV - 2018-Present • Assistant - Women’s Veterans Coordinator for Ms. Penni Turner Brown - 2018-Present • Advisor - Women’s Veterans Unity Group CEO Ms. Ann Duson - 2015-Present • Judge Advocate for Amvets Post 77 - 2018-Present (Amvets first all-female Post in History) • VA Loma Linda Veterans Advocate - 2000-Present • Lecturing Knight for Elks Lodge 1877 Victorville - 2018-Present • Chairman for Elks National Foundation - 2018-Present • Delivers Food & Supplies to Veterans & Civilians: North to Palo Alto CA & Baker CA, South to Baja CA - 3/20/20-Present • Parade Organizer for the San Bernardino Council - 2016-2019 • Provost Marshall for Amvets National Foundation, Garden Grove - 2017-Present
Shirrell McCarey
VHA 2020 Veteran Service Non-Profit nominee Shirrell McCarey