Women's Luncheon 2015
Amanda Wirtz enlisted in the US Navy in 1997 and was a top graduate from the Center for Information Dominance. She served for six years as a Cryptologic Analyst and supported military counter-narcotics operations as well as search and rescue operations all over the world. She served twice in combat in Iraq and Yugoslavia and was one of the first women to serve aboard the USS Nicholson. She is a philanthropist, speaker, performer and public health advocate whose passion for service has resulted in countless community outreach projects in the United States and abroad.
Amanda graduated top of her class from San Diego State University with a Masters in Public Health, is a published research scientist and an accomplished violinist. She was also awarded the 'Selfless Service Award' for her service contribution to Rotary International and the 'Show Stopper Award' in the Ms. Veterans America pageant for best talent. She was former representative for women in the military and is partnering with Final Salute Inc. to advocate on behalf of over 55,000 female veterans and their children - the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in the United States.