Sylvia joined VFW Post 8936 in San Antonio, Texas in 1991 and is now a Gold Legacy life Member. She has served as an All-American Post Commander, District 20 Commander and as the first female Texas VFW State Commander during 2013-2014. She has held numerous appointed position at the State and National level. She is a member of the Military Order of the Cootie, the American Legion, the Military Officers Association of America, the Catholic War Veterans and the National Association of Uniformed Services.
Sylvia served for 30 years in the United States Army on active duty and with the National Guard, retiring as a Colonel. She served during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Strom as an Operating Room Supervisor. Sylvia’s 25 years of experience as a leader in the VFW will truly be an asset to the VFW National Home for Children.