U.S. Army & U.S. Coast Guard Veteran
Mary Westmoreland is a decorated combat veteran and is a native New Yorker.
She served in two military services: US Coast Guard and US Army. Mary retired in the rank of Colonel after 31 and a half years of active military service on October 8, 2008.
Currently Mary serves as the Department of Defense Employer Support to Guard and Reserve NYC Area Chair, where she also serves as the New York State Vice Chair for the Department of Defense ESGR Program.
Mary’s military career encompasses command positions and operational and higher staff levels with the Military Police Corps and higher headquarters levels, as an Adjutant General Corps officer in Human Resources Operations and Policy, and as the Systems Integration Officer. She has held various senior leadership appointed positions as Executive Officer and Director positions at the HQ Dept of the Army.
Mary has also served at the Pentagon as Executive Director of Global Services and Executive Officer to the Chief of Army Reserve immediately after 9/11 as well as Deputy Director of Reserve Component Policy and Mobilization for Headquarters, Department of the Army.
Mary is a graduate of the U.S Army War College.
Mary has been active since her retirement – serving in the capacity of non-partisan appointee, and later Chairwoman, of the National Advisory Committee on Women Veterans to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C.
She is President of the Association of US Army Greater New York Statue of Liberty Chapter; on Board of Directors of the Navy League NY Council, and proud member of various other veterans support organizations in the Lower Hudson Valley.
Mary is married to an Air Force veteran. She is the proud mother of two married adult children – both veterans. Also amongst her family members are an amazing grandson and granddaughter, two dynamite step-grandchildren and two grand dogs!