Sandie Wilson is serving as a Director at Large to VVA’s Board.
Wilson spent seven years with the Army Nurse Corps, serving in Vietnam at three hospitals from 1968–1969. She subsequently spent 20 years in the reserves and retired as a Lt. Colonel.
Her current national committee positions include Service Benefits, Women Veterans, Health Care, and Government Affairs. Wilson’s past national experience includes positions on the Constitution, Finance, Health Care, Veteran Affairs, and Strategic Plan committees; she also served with the Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund. At the state level, Wilson served five years as a State Council president, five years as state secretary, and on multiple committees.
Wilson was appointed to the Michigan Agent Orange Commission, and is a past commander of the Michigan Commanders Group. Current state-level veteran activities include the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (commissioner), Vietnam Veterans of Michigan (president), and the Michigan Veterans Foundation (board member).
Wilson has advocated for her military and veteran brothers and sisters for more than 40 years, aided by her background in nursing, which helps identify opportunities for improvement in the lives of veterans. Military experience added a foundation in teamwork and leadership, she says, and union positions gave her the skills to negotiate and represent on behalf of constituents.
Wilson is retired from the University of Michigan and resides in Saline, Mich.