Company: Save Historic Arlington House, Inc.
Location: Arlington, VA
ARLINGTON, VA, August 11, 2016, Merle Schneider, Trustee for Development at Save Historic Arlington House, Inc., has been recognized be Elite American Military for dedication, achievements and leadership in protecting the country and its historic sites.
Ms. Schneider comes from a military family and grew up learning about the value of service from her father, a retired colonel in the United States Army. She joined the Marine Corp. in 1969 and served her country for 21 years as an officer during a time when there were very few women serving in the Marines. After retiring from military service, she got involved with the American Red Cross. For her dedicated service, Ms. Schneider was honored with the Defense Meritorious Service Award by the Secretary of Defense, a Navy Achievement Award and a Navy Commendation Award.
Still committed to her country, Ms. Schneider draws on her past experience and strong skill set to serve as a trustee for development for the Historic Arlington House. She was recruited to work for Arlington House by her next-door neighbor, who is a retired four-star general and descendant of Quartermaster General of Union Army, six years ago and has become an integral part of its success. Ms. Schneider is determined to restore the house to its original state of appearance in 1860. The Arlington House is located inside Arlington Cemetery and housed some of the United States’ most well-known public figures, including Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and members of George Washington’s family. In her role, Ms. Schneider is responsible for fundraising, coordinating various events and projects, and promoting the restoration of the Historic Arlington House.
Ms. Schneider is a go-getter who is always able to get the job done. She enjoys her work and takes great pride in protecting a site that played an important role in American history. She holds a master’s degree in human resources management from Pepperdine University. When not working toward the restoration and redevelopment of The Arlington House, she enjoys playing golf, reading and traveling. She maintains affiliation with her military roots with involvement with the Woman Marine Association. Additionally, she is on the board of directors for the Arlington Food Assistance Center and still supports the American Red Cross.
For more information about the Historic Arlington House, please visit: http://arlingtonhouse.org.
Merle Schneider was originally selected for inclusion in EliteAMERICAN Military in 2013. We are proud to be featuring Ms. Schneider again in EliteAMERICAN Military for 2016.
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