Carla Martinez of Layton, Utah, was elected to the office of National Chaplain of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Auxiliary for the 2020-2021 Program Year.
She is now in the third of five offices leading to the National Presidency, which she is expected to hold in 2023-2024.
A Life Member of Miller-Frazer Auxiliary 8307, she has served the organization in many capacities, including Auxiliary, District and Department President. She also served as Department Chief of Staff in 2017-2018.
On the National level, Carla served as National Certified Recruiter Trainer for the state of Utah from 2016-2018 and as the National Western Conference Chairman for the Scholarships Program in 2017-2018.
She joined on the eligibility of her father, Harry Creel, who served in the United States Air Force for 23 years, and also served in the Vietnam War.
Carla is employed at WCF Insurance and has been there for 20 years. She is a Lifetime Member of the Military Order of the Cooties, a Lifetime Member of the Fleet Reserve Association and is a Gold Legacy Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). She is retired from the United States Navy and also spent 13 months in Korea.
In her spare time, Carla enjoys volunteering at the VA Hospital, recruiting with her VFW membership team, co-chairing her Auxiliary’s youth group, setting out crosses for Memorial Day and helping with “Buddy”® Poppy events.
Carla and husband Stanley’s family includes one adult child, a daughter-in-law and four grandchildren.