Jean Hamil of Orlando, Fla., was elected National Chaplain of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States Auxiliary at its 105th National Convention in Kansas City, Mo., on July 25, 2018.
She is now in the third of five offices leading to the National Presidency, which she is expected to hold in 2021-2022.
A Life member of East Seminole County VFW Auxiliary 10139, she joined on the eligibility of her father, George W. Nunnery, a Korean War veteran, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1973.
She has served the Auxiliary in several capacities including Auxiliary, District and Department (state) President. On the National level she has served as National District Council Member, National Director of the Membership program and is a Life Member of the VFW National Home for Children and a member of the Military Order of the Cooties Auxiliary (MOCA).
Jean is employed as a Manager, Food Safety & Environmental Compliance for A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
In her spare time she enjoys quilting, spending time with friends and traveling. She belongs to the Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild and also a small group of “Quilting Angels” who make quilts for veterans at the Orlando VA Healthcare Center, for children temporarily located at Safe House, and seniors in Seminole County.