Susan Irons received her commission as a Signal Corps Officer from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1989. She is a Desert Shield and Desert Storm veteran and has earned the Bronze Star Medal and Senior Parachutist Badge.
Upon completion of company command in Germany, Susan returned to her hometown, Canton, SD, and is currently serving as the Lincoln County Veterans Service Officer since 2015. Recently, she joined the team at the West Point Association of Graduates to develop the veteran services program for the Long Gray Line of West Point Graduates and their family members. Susan is passionate about ensuring veterans receive the benefits they have earned.
Susan has been a member of The American Legion for over 25 years and was a Girls State delegate in high school. Susan and her husband, Keith, also an Army veteran, have five children. Three of their children are currently serving in the Army. A son and daughter enlisted after high school and are serving tours of duty in the United States, and their oldest daughter graduated from West Point in 2020. Their other two sons are pursuing careers in the agricultural business.
September 14th, 2023 | Season 4 | 50 mins 51 secs
american legion, community, gwot, military, post-9/11, service, veteran
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