Meet Our Board Trustees: Holly Dailey
August 13, 2023
Meet our Board of Trustees members in this series. We are honored to have their support and guidance for United Through Reading.
Holly A. Dailey is an Army spouse of 30 years to the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey. She is an advocate for military families and has served in various levels of leadership for many military volunteer organizations. Holly currently serves as the Association of the United States Army’s Family Readiness Director.
Holly holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has worked mostly in the financial and business management fields and taught in several school districts. She was a Federal Service Employee for seven years, her last position serving as a U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Personnel Liaison. For her exemplary Federal Service, she received the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and the Commander’s Award for Public Service.
Mrs. Dailey devoted her time to volunteerism and supporting her husband’s duties when he served as the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army. She advocated for military families through her involvement with various organizations, boards, and Army programs. She also provided mentorship, guidance, and advisement to senior leader spouses. Her passion focus areas are military spouse employment, education, and military families. Mrs. Dailey was awarded many volunteer service honors for her volunteer work and community contributions, including the President’s Call to Service Award, the Secretary of the Army Distinguished Public Service Medal, and the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award.
What brought you to United Through Reading? Why did you choose to join the Board of Trustees?
I have seen firsthand the positive effects United Through Reading had on our family. Especially when my husband deployed several times, and our son was able to hear and connect to his dad’s voice over and over again during our family tradition of reading before bedtime.
What is your favorite part about being a part of United Through Reading?
Passing on to others that United Through Reading’s mission continues to enrich literacy and family traditions and keeps families connected.
Tell us about the best book you’ve read and why you liked it.
Growing up, I liked reading Nancy Drew Mysteries. I remember reading Winnie the Pooh, Green Eggs and Ham, and Curious George when I was younger.
You walk into one of our Story Stations today and make a storytime recording. What book are you reading, and who are you reading to?
Recording one to my son and one to my husband. Is there a book out there to thank them on how blessed I feel to have them as a husband and a son (and how much I love our Army journey)? If not, I will write one.