Join Us for Our 13th Annual Riverview Bank Symbol of Freedom Fundraiser Dinner Event
The Riverview Bank Symbol of Freedom, Presented by Waste Connections of WA., Inc., benefiting CDM Caregiving Services
Please join us as we welcome Phyllis J. Wilson – US Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 (ret)
November 6, 2023
AC Marriott Hotel on the Vancouver Waterfront
333 W Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98660
The Symbol of Freedom event is centered around Veterans Day and is designed to honor our local and national Veterans, while providing an opportunity to educate the community of the important services that CDM Caregiving Services (CDMCaregiving.org) provides to our Veterans, the elderly, and all others, of any age, with differing abilities.
Our 2023 guest speaker, Phyllis J. Wilson – US Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 (ret).
Phyllis Wilson served 37 years as an Army Intelligence Officer. She has served around the globe – visiting more than 35 countries across 5 continents. Chief Warrant Officer Five Phyllis J. Wilson has served as the Command Chief Warrant Officer of the United States Army Reserve and a key member of the Executive Team managing an organization of more than 200,000 personnel with an annual operating budget of more than $8 Billion. She was a Senior Military Fellow with the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group for General Mark Milley focusing her research on Global issues 2035 and beyond.
Phyllis is a Registered Nurse and holds two Master’s degree, two Bachelor of Science degrees, and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University. She attended the Defense Language Institute for both German and Spanish. She is a graduate of the Program in Advanced Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center and School in Garmisch, Germany.
She has received numerous military decorations and awards ranging from the Legion of Merit to the Army Parachutist Badge. In 2017, she was inducted into the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame.
She is President of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation – the only major national memorial honoring the 3 Million women who have defended America from the Revolutionary War to today. She was recently appointed by the Secretary of Defense, General Lloyd Austin, to the Reserve Forces Policy Board. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Policy Vets; Allied Forces Foundation; the Army Women’s Foundation; and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). She is also a Senior Fellow at AUSA. Phyllis serves as an Army Reserve Ambassador for Maryland which is afforded the rights, privileges and protocol status equivalent to that of a 2-Star General Officer.
She has eight children. Four of her sons are in the military and are all combat veterans. She has fourteen grandchildren.
Read more about CW5 PHYLLIS J. WILSON.
Funds raised will directly support the Living with Dignity program to care for at-home clients as well as support therapeutic offerings at the CDM McKibbin Adult Day Center.
CDM holds strong to their mission of keeping the elderly and disabled in their own home for as long as possible, this includes many Veterans as well as others of all ages with differing abilities.