KAILEE NORRIS is the 2020 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. Kailee has distinguished herself as a mother, an educator, a team leader with VMM-163’s (Evil Eyes) Family Readiness Program, and as a volunteer with St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Delta Gamma Sorority Alumnae Association.

As a Command Team Advisor for the Evil Eyes, Kailee interacts with Marines, Sailors and family members to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment within the squadron. She consistently displays personal initiative and a “can do” attitude to better the readiness of the squadron, to provide for the active duty personnel and to assist her fellow spouses.

While supporting her husband’s Marine Corps career, Kailee works as a substitute teacher and as a Sunday School teacher at her church. She is also actively involved in her children’s educational and extracurricular activities. In all cases, Kailee demonstrates genuine interest and compassion for others. Her success-oriented advocacy, coupled with her kindness and empathy, are a testament to her character.

The Flying Leathernecks salute Kailee Norris as an exceptional Marine Wife, mother, community volunteer and leader. She is an inspiration to all who know her. Kailee’s commitment to our country, the community and her family is in keeping with the highest ideals of the United States Marine Corps.

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