Military Spouse Of The Year Honor Awarded To Marine Wife


Congratulations to former Marine, and hard working mother and wife, Mrs.Tanya Queiro for receiving the honor of the 2009 military Spouse of the Year.

While a large part of our society sits around every day wondering what the government can do for them this family shows what it means to work hard and take care of business despite the difficulty of not knowing if their father and husband will make it home from a far away battlefield.

Congratulations to all who were under consideration for this honor. Everyone in our Armed Forces and their families deserve every bit of thanks and appreciation we can muster as a nation for their dedication and the sacrifices they make for us and people all around the globe, every day of the year.

Call it the “Super Mom or Dad of the Year” award. You’re a parent, you’re getting a college degree, you’ve got three kids to tend to and, oh yeah, you’re in the military and so is your spouse.

Sound impossible to balance all that responsibility? Not so, for this year’s recipient of the Military Spouse of the Year honor.

After months of sorting through more than 650 nominees, and tallying more than 100,000 votes sent into Military Spouse Magazine, Tanya Queiro, a Marine wife and mother of three, was named Military Spouse of the Year at a May 7 ceremony in Washington, D.C. Queiro was one of the five finalists but emerged as the winner for her resolute support of the military, her educational and professional pursuits, and volunteerism.

When she heard her named called as the military’s top spouse, Queiro was elated but surprised.

“I was amazed at first,” says the Jacksonville, NC resident in an interview with “But I had to think about it for a moment. I’m privileged because I don’t consider myself to be better than any other spouse.”

Queiro was nominated by her husband, Gunnery Sgt. Jose Queiro, right before he left for a seven month deployment to Afghanistan. He wanted to recognize her for her accomplishments as well as the commitment to her family.

Her achievements include being a U.S. Department of Agriculture New Leader Program graduate, a Civilian Career Leadership Development participant and a distinguished speaker for several agencies and organizations.

And as if that wasn’t enough, Queiro served as an active-duty Marine for 12 years and earned a master’s degree – all while raising a family. She is now pursuing her doctorate in organization and management.

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