WDVA Wisconsin Woman of the Year Award
Created in 2008, the WDVA's Woman Veteran of the Year Award recognizes women veterans in Wisconsin who have compiled records of exemplary service as military service members, veterans, and as outstanding members of their communities.
2021 Woman Veteran of the Year – Lieutenant Colonel Darcie Greuel
U.S Army veteran, Lieutenant Colonel Darcie Greuel, is recognized for her volunteer work, service in the US Army Reserve with medical and humanitarian roles, and efforts in developing the Military to VA (M2VA) program in Milwaukee an effort to better serve post-9/11 vet
Darcie's life experiences shaped her passion for helping veterans. She saw active military service on humanitarian and medial missions to
South America countries, and more recently on past deployments in the early 2000's in Afghanistan treating American and Coalition forces, as well as humanitarian assistance to the local population there. These vivid defining experiences gave her a calling to help post-9/11 servicemembers with their eventual transition from military to civilian life.
She became the first registered nurse case manager for a new VA program dedicated to caring for post-9/11 era veterans. Her team screens for veterans' medical needs and aid by connecting them to VA healthcare, benefits, and community resources. Most recently, her team was rebranded as Military2VA (M2VA) as they continue to reach record numbers of younger veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In the community, she has also given her time and skills to volunteer with special events including volunteering to help local senior citizens and handicapped individuals, care packages, support for veterans taking honor flights to Washington D.C. war memorials and the annual Milwaukee Veteran's Day Parade.
We applaud and are pleased to recognize Darcie Greuel as our 2021 WDVA Woman Veteran of the Year!
Lieutenant Colonel Greuel was formally presented the award by Secretary Mary Kolar and Governor Tony Evars during on Tuesday November 9th at the Zablocki Milwaukee VA Medical Center where is currently working as the Post-9/11 Military2VA Program Manager.
Past Award Winners:
2020: Joanie Dickerson, United States Navy
2019: Gundel "Gundy" Metz, United States Army
2018: Kim Graff of Milton, United States Marine Corps
2017: Connie Walker of Madison, United States Navy
2016: Cindy Brosig of Sun Prairie, United States Air Force
2015: Denise Rohan of Verona, United States Army
2014: Jennifer Sluga of Waunakee, United State Army
2012: Nancy Kaczor of Franklin, United States Air Force
2011: Holly Hoppe of Oconto, United States Air Force
2010: Jessica Maple of Mosinee, United States Air Force
2009: Marjorie Marshman of Madison, United State Marine Corps
2008: Connie Allord of Madison, United States Marine Corps