Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Ceil McKinney.

Ceil was in the first class of women allowed in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University in 1974. She was commissioned in 1979, attended Communications Officers Ashore School, and served in the Navy until 1991.

Following her service, Ceil attended Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and, in 2013, she earned her master’s degree in counseling.

She was one of the first women Veterans involved with the Corpus Christi Mayors Committee for Veterans Affairs.

Ceil is still highly involved with the Military Veteran Peer Network and is a Certified Peer Support Specialist. She is also an active member of Women Veterans of the Coastal Bend.

Thank you for your service, Ceil!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service..

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.

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Published on Oct. 17, 2016

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