Carla Martinez
National Senior Vice President

Carla Martinez of Layton, Utah, was elected National Senior Vice-President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Auxiliary at its 109th National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. She is now in the fifth of five offices leading to the National Presidency, which she is expected to hold in 2023-2024.

A Life Member of Miller-Frazer VFW Auxiliary 8307 in Layton, Utah, she has served the organization in many capacities, including Auxiliary, District and Department President. She also served as Department Chief of Staff from 2017 to 2018.

On the National level, Carla served as National Certified Recruiter Trainer for the state of Utah from 2016 to 2018 and as the National Western Conference Chairman for the Scholarships program from 2017 to 2018.

She joined on the eligibility of her father, Harry Creel, who served in the United States Air Force for twenty-three years and served in the Vietnam War.

Carla has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Master’s Degree in Criminal Law from Weber State University. She retired from WCF Insurance after twenty-two and a half years of helping individuals who were injured on the job. Carla 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 spent thirteen months in Korea.

Carla and her husband, Stanley (Utah’s National Legislative Member (21-24), have a son, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer at the VA Hospital, recruit and mentor. She loves to bowl and swim.