Shirlee Frias is a life member of George O’Breece Auxiliary No. 401 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She joined in 2001 under the eligibility of her husband, Donald Frias, a Gulf War veteran, and became a VFW National Home Life Member a year later.
She served as Department President of NM Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 2005-2006, Auxiliary/District President, Western Conference Youth Activities Chairman 2014-2015, National Dept. of NM Recruiter 2014-2015, VFW National Home Department Chairman, 16 years and Junior Girls advisor. The bright yellow Golf Cart “cruising” around the National Home was her president’s special project.
Shirlee possesses a Masters of Educational Leadership (2001), Masters of Business Administration (2011), and a Bachelor’s of Administration (1991) from New Mexico State University.
Currently, in her 24th year of teaching, she is a High School English/Movies Instructor. She volunteers with Best Buddies, Popejoy Hall, and is a member of the M.O.C.A. having held Grand President, Grand Hospital, and Grand/Supreme National Home Chairman.
Shirlee and her husband have been married for 27 years, have two adult children, and reside in Rio Rancho, NM.