Shirley is a retired Air Force officer with more than 25 years of leadership and management success. She served ten years at the Pentagon acquiring and installing communications and computer systems in support to the Secretary of the Air Force, Air Staff, Joint Chief of Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She spearheaded the evaluation of the USAF Headquarters Systems Replacement Program valued at 200 million dollars and led a team to install the first digital telephone switch throughout the Pentagon. She led a $120M program integrating AF-unique command and control applications into the Joint programs. She was also deployed in support of Operation BALKAN SHIELD where she led the European Command’s installation of the $60M Global Broadcast Service System allowing real-time delivery of critical video to more than 90 units in the European theater. Since her retirement, she has been employed with government contracts. She has a passion for our wounded warriors and is committed to making a difference in their lives.