Vice-Chairman, Spouse of General James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Mrs. Conway was raised in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Her father, a postman, and mother raised six children. Following graduation from high school, Mrs. Conway attended Southeast Missouri State University where she majored in Elementary and Special Education and minored in History. Following graduation, she married her college sweetheart, James Conway, also of Missouri. Prior to his service in the Marine Corps, he and Mrs. Conway taught school for a year in Ste. Genevieve County.
Throughout her 41 years of service as a Marine wife, Mrs. Conway has taught middle school and special needs students in various public school systems. Her last nine years of teaching were in Prince William Country, Virginia. Currently, she is active in volunteer work and serving as an advocate for all Marine families.
General and Mrs. Conway raised three children. Sons, LtCol J. Brandon Conway, USMC, and LtCol (sel) A. Scott Conway, USMC are stationed in Hawaii and North Carolina respectively. Their daughter, Samantha, is married to LtCol (sel) David B. Moore, USMC, a Marine Cobra pilot also serving in North Carolina.
Mrs. Conway has volunteered for the United Service Organization (USO) and the Armed Services YMCA, which is dedicated to providing support services to military service members and their families for more than 140 years, particularly focused on junior-enlisted men and women.
Mrs. Conway is a founder, and currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF). IMSFF was founded on May 18, 2004, by a small group of concerned Marine Corps spouses to provide financial grants and other assistance to the Marines, Sailors, and families of those injured serving our Nation.
Mrs Conway is the proud Gram to her six grandchildren, Clara, Amelia, Jac, Leif, Will and Zachary.