2017 Speaker

Dr. Betty Moseley BrownBetty Moseley Brown was installed as the 19th President of the Women Marines Association on September 4, 2012 at the National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is known across the nation as a Veteran’s advocate and she is never shy about sharing an “OOHRAH” with her audiences. Betty Moseley Brown is no stranger to Veterans and their benefits and services. She is an example of how many Veterans transition from wearing the uniform to serving Veterans and their families; she does this as a passion and a career.

Betty enlisted in the Marines in 1978 and served until 1992 in various billets, from a MEPs Liaison to canvassing Marine Corps Recruiter. Betty worked as a federal government employee with the Marine Corps at MCRD San Diego before joining the Department of Veterans Affairs in San Diego and later moving to Washington, DC. In 2004, Betty Moseley Brown assumed the position of Associate Director, Center for Women Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC and earned her Doctorate of Education in 2006 from the University of Sarasota.

In September 2016, Dr. Moseley Brown was awarded the Dickey Chapelle Award; honoring the memory of the late Dickey Chapelle, an American foreign correspondent who first covered Marines in combat at the Battle of Iwo Jima and was killed while on patrol with a Marine Corps infantry unit engaged in combat operations against enemy forces during the Vietnam War. The award was established by the Marine Corps League to extend recognition to a woman who has contributed substantially to the morale, welfare and well-being of the officers and men and women of the United States Marine Corps.

Betty Moseley Brown is honored (and humbled) to lead the many women who have earned the Eagle, Globe and Anchor and especially those who are members of the Women Marines Association, https://www.womenmarines.org/