THERESA VIVEROS is the 2017 recipient of the Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award. She is being honored for her steadfast commitment to her family, the community, and the Marine Corps.

As an active volunteer with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 11’s Family Readiness Program, Theresa successfully interacts with Marines, Sailors and family members, fostering a welcoming environment within the unit. Her initiative and assertiveness has helped to better the readiness of the unit, assist her fellow spouses, and provide for the Marines.

Theresa also volunteers with a number of other organizations. She spends countless hours volunteering with Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society as a Client Services Assistant, apprentice Case Worker and Thrift Shop volunteer. Theresa also mentors with MCAS Miramar Youth Sports, supports multiple PTAs planning events and educational programs, and assists with her church’s summer program. She also volunteers with the San Diego Wrestling Association, supporting fundraisers and tournaments.

While strengthening her community, championing her husband’s career, and caring for five children (!), Theresa has also completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from Old Dominion University. Her strength of character, personal sacrifice, and commitment are the epitome of a United States Marine Corps wife.

The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation salutes Theresa Viveros as an exceptional Marine Wife, mother, volunteer, and individual. She is a credit to the Marine Corps, her community and her family. Theresa is an inspiration to all who know her.

B.G. Butcher, MajGen, US Marine Corps (Retired), Chairman, Board of Directors

Cyndi Stamps, Committee Chair