Sandie Wilson retired from Army Nurse Corps, serving in Vietnam 1968-1969. She retired from the University of Michigan.
Sandie is currently serving as the director of Region 5. Currently, her national committee positions include: Service Benefits, Women Veterans, Health Care, Government Affairs. Sandie’s past national level experience includes: Constitution, Finance, Health Care, Veteran Affairs, and Strategic Plan. She also served on VVAF. Her past experience on the state level includes: 5 years as state council president, 5 years as state secretary plus various committees. She was appointed to the Michigan Agent Orange Commission. Sandie was the past Commander of Michigan Commanders Group. Her current state level veteran activities include: Michigan Veterans Trust Fund commissioner, president, Vietnam Veterans of Michigan, Board Michigan Veterans Foundation.
Sandie’s nursing background has provided the scientific knowledge to identify issues and opportunities for improvement in the lives of veterans and the ability to generate solutions. Her military experience taught her the working concepts of teamwork and leadership. Her union positions provided her with the knowledge to negotiate and represent. She has had the pleasure of advocating for her military and veteran brothers and sisters for the past 40 years. She knows the issues and the mission. Achieving the goals of the mission takes leadership and teamwork combined with political action and business stability.